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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Review: Tammie S. Webb - Non-Performing Songwriter

Tammie S. Webb – Non-Performing Songwriter
2008, Tammie S. Webb

Tammie S. Webb is a songwriter looking for licensing arrangements or individual artists to record her material. She sent her 7-song demo, Non-Performing Songwriter for us to check out.

The demo opens with Forever Only You; a love song with a country/gospel/blues feel similar to some of Ray Charles’ old recordings. It has real potential judging from the demo presented here, but may require an artist with a big voice and bigger charisma to pull it off. Merry Christmas is a country-style holiday song that is pleasant, but perhaps a bit too generic for its own good. It Was Good is fairly representative of adult contemporary pop, but gets bogged down in a low energy presentation. Rainy Days has potential as a recording project. The right vocalist and arrangement on this song and it could make an impact in the country genre, although it’s probably not single material. I Never Second Guess is just a little too marginal to really consider for recording. It’s not a bad song, but there’s really little about that makes it stand out. Ditto for Just To Say I’m Sorry. Saving the best for last, Webb closes out the demo with Best Thing. I didn’t like the arrangement (I thought it was too tame), but this could be a single for the right artist and have real impact at country radio. The lyrics are perhaps a little too kitschy, but that’s part of the charm of the song.

Tammie S. Webb offers up a mix of material on her demo, Non-Performing Songwriter. There are at least two songs here with real potential. Best Thing in particular may have wide commercial appeal in the right hands. I can also hear reggae and pop arrangements coming out of this one that would work quite well. Don’t hesitate to check out her songs on-line.

Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)

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