Editors’ Notes On Back In Style, Tad Robinson reaffirms his love for classic blues and R&B with a set of elegantly-rendered, tenderly delivered tunes. Robinson prefers slow-burning numbers to frantic rave-ups; his after-hours suavity lends tracks like “Get Back To Love,” “Full Attention Blues” and “I’m In Good” a seductive glow. On “Just Out of My Reach” and “Half Smile,” he stretches out amidst funky guitars and shimmering electric pianos, slipping into a zone somewhere between Memphis and Philly. More brisk in feel are “You Name It I’ve Had It” (a gospel-tinged number complete with churchly organ) and “Sunday Morning Woman” (a down-home tribute to a lady’s abiding love). Back In Style benefits from tight, classy songwriting, mostly contributed by Robinson and bassist Steve Gomes. The album’s production is likewise steeped in old-school values, mixing bar-band sweat with studio pizzazz. Back In Style is a roots album that offers more than just nostalgia – but then, for Robertson, soul has never been passé.

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