CD Review – ALLAN KERFEW
Artist: ALLAN KERFEW
Allan Kerfew is basically a relative newcomer on the international recording scene, even though he has been in the business for quite a while. Put it this way, if you frequent the local club scenes in the various Brooklyn, New York, neighborhoods, chances are you might have caught him on stage one time or the other. He has been paying his dues and gaining experience for sometime now. Situation, is his second album in a career spanning thirty plus years! With his new approach to go international, Kefew has teamed up with ace musician and arranger Laurence Lewis for Situation.
Offering a delightful array of “big people music” Kerfew and Lewis have selected some safe and unforgettable standards – songs that have been covered by various Reggae artists over the years. “Help Me Make It Through The Night” “I’d Love You To Want Me” “Sunday Morning” “Mr. Bojangles” and the John Holt penned “My Best Girl” – are among the selections that are given the Allan Kerfew’s treatment, and are coupled with some outstanding originals like “Situation” “Foreign Life” “Cool It Amigo” and “Sunshine Of My Life” – which demonstrate the visionary writing skills of this veteran singer songwriter. I especially like his interpretation of Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning”
Things seem to be working out well for Allan Kerfew, Situation is resonating with the mature record buying public and radio listeners, who are causing the remixed single “My Best Girl” with Bigga Haitian, to be getting massive airplay and have generated chart action on the New York Top 30 Chart. The track “Mr. Bojangles” has also entered the chart – giving Kerfew two entries (no bad for an “older” newcomer.) In addition, Situation has also entered the album compilation of said chart. After over thirty years of banging on the doors of the music industry, Allan Kerfew is finally getting the attention he works so hard for. The bottom line? Don’t give up on your dreams and let no one steal your joy!