CD REVIEWS “Seasoned Soul” by Corte’

The CD title is an understatement, but the contents of it are a poignant statement of prodigious talent. Veteran vocalist Al Corte lets loose with his phenomenal pipes on songs from the likes of Otis Redding, Albert King, Delbert McClinton and many others. Ranging from intensely powerful ballads to rollicking blues shuffles and bawdy barrelhouse soul, Al infuses his vocal stamp taking classic songs to another level…a stratospheric level! A must for any lover of the crème-de-la-crème of soul, blues, R&B vocalists.  Music Morsels Reviews – MW


I must say l absolutely loved this album from start to finish. Al Corte’ has shown himself to be an amazing interpreter of Blues, Funk, Soul and R&B. This is to say that he didn’t just play by the numbers but rather adapted and presented these songs so as to sound like he had written them. His chops and phrasing are impeccable. So all in all, “did l like the album”????? Short answer is “hell yeah”! This is one that you will want to play over and over again. Al Corte’ you and your outstanding band welcome to radio in Australia. Peter Merrett, PBS 106.7 Melbourne, Australia


It’s refreshing to hear from someone whose voice is his only instrument.  Such is the case with Al Corte’ he not only has vocal chops of the highest order, he goes a step further with the ten cuts that comprise “Seasoned Soul,” bringing us some of the most revered songs of our lifetime, drawing from Stax, Motown, and classic Blues. Nashville Blues Society


If you like R&B you’ll like this one.  With proven classic songs done by a proven classic singer and summer just got better! The other seasons too. Year round good stuff right here. Please check it out. Corte’ “Seasoned Soul” is the name. I have certainly enjoyed it.  Smoky Mountain Blues Society


Corte’ remains a force of nature with his powerful vocals, equally effective on the smooth soul side and the raucous roadhouse blues.  Seasoned Soul was obviously a labor of love for Al Corte’ and fans of blues and soul will find a lot to love with this standout set. Graham Clarke / Friday Blues Fix Blog// Blues Bytes – Decatur


To perform rhythm & blues with conviction it is needed a good dose of skill, knowledge and love to the style one plays. Veteran singer Al Corte’ puts his heart and soul in every song in his repertoire, both in live shows and in the recorded tunes of his album “Seasoned Soul”. Al shows an overflowing energy together with an unbelievable strength, as a way to communicate all the generosity and drive he is able to show with his throat. The CD does not have a single bad note on it, so the pleasure of listening to it all in one go is really exciting and delightful. This is a great piece of work that raises Al Corte’ to the place he really deserves, the top of the podium! Great!!! Vicente Zumel / La Hora del Blues Radio – Barcelona, Spain


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