Deborah Silver: Glitter & Grits
by George W. Harris
This album could be subtitled “For a good time, call…” as Deborah Silver teams up with a swinging band that includes Asleep At The Wheel and gets the joint jumping. The core team of Floyd Domino/p, David sanger/dr, Josh Hoag/b, Dennis Ludiker/fid, Eddie Rivers/stg, Ray Benson-Rick McRae/g and John Mills/sax have a rotating guest list, with some infectious western swing as Silver shines on a joyful ride of “That Old Black Magic” and the VFW’d “Fly Me To The Mon”. She shuffles and hoots on the Bob Wills-inspired “Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home” and the coy read of “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter” while cooing through the charmer “Almost Like Being In Love”. Dueting with Ray Benson, she chicka-booms on a R&B rumbler “Ballin’ The Jack” while two stepping and clapping with Mickey Raphael on the harmonica for a boogie-ing “Deep In The Heart of Texas”. This lady can ride the broncos!
Deborah Silver, Glitter & Grits | The Vinyl Anachronist
By Marc Phillips in The Vinyl Anachronist
When I first moved to Texas back in 2009, I was more than a little concerned about the music situation there. I know, I lived outside of Austin and shouldn’t have worried one bit–but this Southern California boy just didn’t trust the hype. Once there, I quickly discovered the difference between garden-variety C&W and the Texas version, which was more honest and intelligent and, quite frankly, more rooted in rock and roll. I relaxed and soaked it all in. We’re talking Townes Van Zandt. We’re talking Guy Clark. We’re talking Ray Wylie Hubbard. We’re talking WILLIE. We’re also talking about Texas swing, which Deborah Silver sings on her new album Glitter & Grits.
DEBORAH SILVER/Glitter & Grits: Back from a run with Covid, this shimmering vocalist whose a fave of Q teams up with Ray Benson and the Wheelers for a romp where her cutie pie voice pairs perfectly with Benson’s old timey sounds and a set of tunes from 100 years ago. A real charmer of a date that gleefully colors outside the lines, you really want to take a ride on this Chattanooga choo choo and ride to the end and beyond. A real fine time.
Deborah Silver has followed up her chart-busting album, The Gold Standards, with another foray into traditional pop and jazz classics on Glitter & Grits. The new album is produced by Ray Benson and features musicians from his band, Asleep at the Wheel. What you get is what you hoped for, that is, an adventure through Americana-laced Jazz and even a bit of country swing.
When you learn about Deborah’s story, you really wind up rooting for her. After the birth of her second child, Deborah was diagnosed with a rare bone disease which kept her in a wheelchair for a year. She recovered, was able to walk again, and decided to return to performing. This year, that dumpster fire called 2020, she battled COVID-19 for 40 days. That instilled in her a desire to help people stay upbeat during these difficult times. She says, “I truly just want to share this fun and cheerful album with everyone because the world sure could use a dose of happiness right now.”
In addition, Deborah has donated proceeds of sales from some of her albums to charities that include the United Way, ALS research, and so much more.
That’s enough to make you cheer for her. And then you listen to the album.
Rip snortin’ good times Deborah Silver – Glitter & Grits
Billboard chart-topping Jazz artist Deborah Silver announces the release of her brand new single “That Old Black Magic” from her upcoming full-length release Glitter & Grits (NTL Records). The dynamic Silver, who is newly recovered from a 40-day battle with Covid-19, is excited to share her new creation which was recorded with the legendary Austin, Texas based Asleep At The Wheel and Ray Benson and produced by Benson. Deborah’s hope is to bring some ‘magic’ to her fans through the gift of song in light of the current crises we are all facing as Americans.
Tyrell and his associate Jon Allen produced her first commercial disc, The Gold Standards, which zipped to No. 1 on Billboard’s traditional jazz album chart and its Heatseeker Album chart for up and coming acts when it debuted in September.
Singer Deborah Silver’s lifelong passion for jazz music truly shines through when she’s performing the classics on stage. Last year, Silver recorded 13 tunes from the Great American Songbook for a new album entitled The Gold Standards.
It was a sold-out evening filled with Legends for Founder, Chairman Dick Robinson’s Legends 100.3FM 3rd Anniversary celebration earlier this month and The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook (SPGAS) was there to present the 2017 Awards.
Cabaret singer and Delray Beach resident Deborah Silver came to South Florida by way of Mississippi, where she grew up in an environment saturated by the blues. It’s a sound that continues to infuse her sultry vocals, but so does the pop and punch of Broadway grandeur.
Deborah Silver has much to be thankful for. Upon the release of her new album, The Gold Standards, on September 16th, she rocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Traditional and Heatseekers Charts, No. 10 on the Independent Album Chart, and No. 2 on the Billboard Jazz Album Chart.
Deborah Silver’s sensational new album The Gold Standards delivers classic Great American Songbook hits with her own “Silver” spin. This 13 song musical piece de resistance produced by Steve Tyrell includes a duet with the iconic Jack Jones on “I’ve Got A Crush On You”, “The Glory of Love” featuring Ann Hampton Callaway as well as memorable versions of “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “Teach Me Tonight” & many more all with stunning arrangements by Alan Broadbent.
Deborah Silver 'Slams' ALS
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Jazz vocalist Deborah Silver has a lot to sing about this year. She’s doing what she loves AND her debut album The Gold Standards hit Billboard charts at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Traditional Jazz Album Chart and on Billboard’s …
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Recording artist, Deborah Silver has found her niche as a contemporary vocalist in tune with the waves of musical evolution and sound. A Mississippi native, Silver is a melodic, soulful artist who paints her life with the canvas of music.
Deborah Silver is a singer and philanthropist who has a heart for helping others. With the recent launch of her organization SLAM ALS and her second studio album, “The Gold Standards,” she’s using her passions for something greater than herself.
South Florida-based singer Deborah Silver has earned the top slot, the #1 Billboard magazine chart positions, in both the Traditional Jazz Album chart and the Heatseeker Album chart with her release, The Gold Standards.
Jazz vocalist Deborah Silver is turning heads in the music industry. A Mississippi native, Silver is passionate about music and loves listening to a diverse range of genres, from the blues to Broadway. Silver’s favorite singers are Barbra Streisand, Dinah Washington. and Ella Fitzgerald.
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