GONNA GET IT RIGHT
|Pam Tate's pared down sound on her most recent
release, GONNA GET IT RIGHT by Pam Tate & Her
Men In Blues, featuring Bob Hatter on guitar, puts the
emphasis on her soulful voice and emotional
renderings of new originals.
"Kiss These Tears Goodbye" is a tender song about
fighting and making up. The sassy "Leavin' With My
Heart" rocks the house, and "Gonna Get It Right",
DIE HAPPY, Pam's first CD of original songs was released
by independent label Left Field Records,to international
acclaim and radio play.
Two singles,"Love Is Strange" and "Do What You Wanta,"
received Top 40 radio station play in the US and was
licensed in Europe and Asia. And Pam's heartfelt version of
her original song inspired by her idol Billie Holiday,"Once In
A Blue Moon" became an instant classic, played on jazz
and blues stations.
DANCING ON THE PYRAMIDS
"I see that Tate's wide-ranging influences include Motown, blues, reggae and rock, along with literary sources ranging from
Anais Nin and the Paris expatriates of the Twenties to the Beats of the Fifties. I know what you're thinking: Pretentious.
Wrong. The songs are often about relationships, and are quite accessible." - Times Newspaper Group
"Enough hooks to fill a tackle box!" -- Music Monthly
"Who is Pam Tate? She’s the best damn singer/songwriter I’ve never heard of... Great pop: monumental anthems,
sensitive ballads and infectious rock numbers featuring sharp hooks and stirring melodies, all sung with a set of pipes so
prodigiously good I swear they sound famous -- at least they ought to be famous." - The Audiophile Voice
On her second CD, DANCING ON THE PYRAMIDS, Pam
proved herself to be a versatile songwriter and vocalist,
embracing sounds from rock, reggae and flamenco as well
as her trademark blues-tinged ballads.
Three singles received widespread Adult Alternative radio
play - "Love Lost and Found," "Born Too Late (For The
Beat Generation)," and "Queen of the Broken Heart." Pam's
reputation as a songwriter of smart, quirky lyrics and
memorable melodies was firmly established with the release
of Dancing on the Pyramids.
Pam's third CD, SOMETHING WONDERFUL, based on her
NYC CABARET MAC AWARD nominated show, is a mix of
standards and contemporary songs that illustrate the diverse
loves that connect us.
Pam turns down the volume with this stylish jazz/cabaret
outing, but all of Tate's hallmark traits are intact - her blues
inflections, her impeccable phrasing, and her ability to make a
lyric a personal journey. Compositions by the Gershwins,
|about a woman trying desperately to please her man, turns into a blues anthem for strong women who won't take it
anymore. Her interpretations of two classics, Al Green's "Take Me To The River" and "A Song For You" by Leon
Russell, secures her reputation as a unique Stylist. The album opens with the lazily shuffling Forecast Calls For Pain in
which her Tate's warm soul voice is great. Bob Hatter stands out in a positive way with his hard crying guitar." -Peter
Marinus for Blues Magazine, The Netherlands.
"Tate has a husky, full-bodied voice that is perfect for her brand of modern blues, torch songs and cool jazz. She can
soul-shout like an Aretha wannabe or turn it down to a cool groove. But along with her singing, Tate’s musical sense
shows a rare sophistication and confidence. The songs, arrangements and production are impeccable, bringing blues
and ‘50s-style jazz up to modern standards without sacrificing one beat or drop of emotion. Every song is a treat." -
And Cara Lippman, of Cara Being Blue, famed Hostess of Nashville's premier Pro Blues Jam at popular nightclub The
Local, raved, "Tonight's amazing special guest was celebrated Blues/Jazz chanteuse Pam Tate! Sass and Class!! We
got it in droves from our divine special guest Pam Tate & Her Men In Blues. Her combo of powerful femininity - refined
and raw - with a wide range of notes, emotions and styles was simply awesome"
In South Korea, Pam's title track, "Die Happy," was featured on a Best of the Blues compilation CD and Pam was thrilled
to find out her song was sandwiched between Tony Bennett's classic, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," and "God Bless
The Child", by Billie Holiday. Die Happy won Pam Tate a cult following of blues and jazz aficionados in the know.
Noted music critic Alex Henderson wrote in Jazziz, "Tate proves herself to be the type of singer who would have no
problem tackling Bobby "Blue" Bland's songs one minute and paying tribute to Joe Williams or Count Basie the next..."
"One of the most engaging collections you’ve ever heard. That’s Pam Tate. A female B.B. King in the making, based on
this simmering, often cooking, stylish debut. That’s Pam Tate, too. Her tunes are hot, her voice is powerful... she’s an
original. That’s Pam Tate." – Contemporary Jazz Review
Jacques Brel, Rodgers & Hammerstein,an d contemporary songwriters Sting and Kenny White are featured.
“Any composer would be thrilled to have this woman performing his or her material, as Tate is one of those rare artists who
sings with abandon - and the notes are just there… A reliable voice is one thing,but this one has power, texture, and a
beautiful tone to round out the vocal package. Oh...and Tate can act, too. Tate sings with so much passion and pizzazz...
You'll be thunderstruck by her voice.” -Scott & Barbara Siegel, TheatreMania.com
"Pam Tate is an awesome presence and whether she’s singing fast or slow, high and sweet or down and dirty, the result is
the same - her soul reaches out and wraps around her audience." - Runterladen Jazz, Blues, Funk
"Tate is a self-assured, in-command vocalist with a wide range of emotions as well as vocal range. Something Wonderful
mixed some of her old material with new including an evocative "All the Way" (Cahn-Van Heusen) filled with heart and
Jacques Brel's Marieke.This mournful ode (sung in Flemish and English) to a lost love can be tricky in the wrong hands. I
know of some major vocalists who could take lessons from Tate on how to interpret this powerful song. She creates a fierce
crescendo that cries out in defiance and pain." - Backstage Magazine