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Sum Blues


Download links and information about Sum Blues by Threshold. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock, Blues Rock, Metal genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 46:45 minutes.

Artist: Threshold
Release date: 2006
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock, Blues Rock, Metal
Tracks: 10
Duration: 46:45
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No. Title Length
1. It Ain't Me 4:10
2. Need to Know 4:30
3. Sum Blues 4:13
4. Little for Me 4:08
5. Shadows 5:20
6. Good Day 5:27
7. Rising 4:06
8. Here Before 4:14
9. Too Much 4:54
10. Depending On You 5:43



Although, as a session player as well as a guitarist for the show Whose Line Is It Anyway, Linda Taylor must be able to perform all kinds of music, her first love, and that with which she feels most comfortable, is R&B, something that is very much clear on her first record with her band Threshold. But Taylor's guitar isn't the main instrument on Sum Blues, a smooth, soulful album with plenty of funky riffs and grooves and warm chords; instead, it's Angela Carole Brown's voice, which controls each piece with precision yet expresses nuance and abstract emotion. The songs, which were all completely written and arranged by Taylor, generally deal with dysfunction, either in the form of an unhealthy relationship or societal problems, thematically entwined by the idea of time — past, present, and future or a combination of the three: "The more things change/The more they stay the same," Brown croons in the title track, a sentiment also expressed in "Here Before," a rousing cut that features a wailing guitar solo from Taylor, who generally sticks to short, subtle lines and phrases, never taking anything away from the focus on the vocals, only adding to their effectiveness. The whole group, in fact, stays in the background, the bandmembers concentrating on perfecting their smooth groove rather than showing off their individual talents, in doing so revealing how very good they are indeed. Sum Blues is contemporary, relevant to 2006 both lyrically and musically, but it draws from the blues, soul, gospel, funk, and R&B of decades past. "If a change is gonna come it depends on you/Won't you lead the way?" Brown sings on the closer, "Depending on You," probably the most uplifting song on the entire album, alluding to Sam Cooke as well as countless other musicians who came before her and the other members of Threshold. It's a call to progress along with respect for the past; it's sadness and celebration, reflection and vivacity. Best of all, it's got a lot of rhythm, and a whole lot of soul.