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Searching for a Melody


Download links and information about Searching for a Melody by Westbound Train. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, Reggae, World Music, Ska genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 59:25 minutes.

Artist: Westbound Train
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, Reggae, World Music, Ska
Tracks: 13
Duration: 59:25
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No. Title Length
1. Salvation 4:13
2. My Heart Belongs to You 3:11
3. Carlene 4:51
4. There Goes My Girl 4:12
5. I've Got This Feelin' 5:37
6. Don't Cry 4:07
7. Be With Me 3:49
8. Say It Twice 4:01
9. Reflections 5:49
10. Something's Got to Change 4:40
11. Searching for a Melody 6:01
12. Rock It Inna Style (feat. Dr. Ring Ding) 5:37
13. Version City Time 3:17



The Stubborn Records label makes its welcome return to activity with this impressive debut album by Westbound Train, a ska and rocksteady band with roots in Boston and New Jersey. Led by trombonist and singer Obi Fernandez, Westbound Train deal primarily in smoothly swinging old-school grooves of the pre-reggae and early reggae variety, generally steering equally clear of the galloping up-up-up of traditional ska and the smoky mysticism of the roots period. These are all romantic songs: on "Carlene," Fernandez sings in a suave, laid-back voice that contrasts nicely with the lyrics' heartbroken plea, while his bandmates harmonize doo wop-style behind him and swing the proceedings with a gentle but fully assured groove; "Don't Cry" is a sturdy midtempo ska number that defies the object of the singer's former affections not to dance even as it invites her to leave. The syrupy-slow reggae rhythm of the title track frames a sweetly lovelorn lyric, which Fernandez sings almost — but not quite — perfectly in tune (nice falsetto, though). Highly recommended overall. [The album was reissued in 2003 on Megalith Records.]