Without question, popular performer Frank Shiner (winner of two L.A. Music Critic Awards) has demonstrated his finely-honed ability to put his own unique stamp on classic material previously recorded by others via his sophomore album, Lonely Town, Lonely Street. Turning in stellar performances on songs popularized by such artists as The Rascals, Brook Benton, Sam & Dave, Elton John and Bill Withers, Frank has created a tour-de-force collection of twelve songs from the songbooks of legendary writers such as Randy Newman, Doc Pomus, Isaac Hayes & David Porter and Tony Joe White among others.
"I decided to do ‘blue-eyed soul' for my second album," explains the New York resident, using a term that was first coined by renowned black radio personality Georgie Woods in the mid-60s. "I've always been intrigued by and loved the genre which has really morphed into including artists like my heroes Hall & Oates, Amy Winehouse and others..."
Indeed, with his latest album, Frank can most assuredly add his name to the list of bona fide ‘blue-eyed soul' purveyors thanks to his passionate reading of such songs as "I Love You More Than You' ll Ever Know" (written by Al Kooper of Blood, Sweat & Tears, who first recorded it and best known for a 1973 recording by late Donny Hathaway) and "Love Is A Losing Game" from the catalog of Amy Winehouse.