Keep Reachin Up

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Keep Reachin' Up
Nicole Willis - Keep Reachin Up.jpg
Studio album by Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators
Released 2005
Recorded 2003-2005
Genre Soul, funk
Length 39:40
Label Timmion Records
Producer Didier Selin
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club(B)[3]
Boston Herald(favorable)[4]
Les Inrocks(favorable)[5]
Kevchino(9/10)[6]
Pitchfork Media(7.6/10)[7]
PopMatters(6/10)[8]
Record Collector4/5 stars[9]
XLR8R(10/10)[10]

Keep Reachin Up' is a studio album by soul recording collaboration Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, released on Timmion Records in 2005. The music is composed and performed by Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators and the record is produced by Didier Selin. Timmion Records is located in Helsinki, Finland.

The title track of the album 'Keep Reachin' Up' was chosen as one of many songs on US President Barack Obama's Re-election Spotify Playlist in February 2012.[11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Feeling Free" - 3:37
  2. "If This Ain't Love (Don't Know What Is)" - 3:28
  3. "Keep Reachin' Up" - 3:24
  4. "Blues Downtown" - 5:13
  5. "My Four Leaf Clover" - 2:53
  6. "A Perfect Kind of Love" - 4:01
  7. "Invisible Man" - 2:59
  8. "Holdin' on" - 3:37
  9. "No One's Gonna Love You" - 6:06
  10. "Soul Investigators Theme (Instrumental)" - 2:42
  11. "Outro" (bonus track) - 1:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Svante Forsbäck – Mastering
  • Maurice Fulton – Composer
  • Erno Haukkala – Trombone, Horn Arrangements
  • Sami Kantelinen - Bass Guitar, Composer
  • Jay Kortehisto – Trombone, Soloist
  • Pekka Kuusisto – Violin, Composer
  • Antti Lauronen – Baritone Saxophone, Horn Arrangements
  • Antti Määttänen - Hammond Organ, Piano, Composer
  • Jukka Sarapää - Drums, Composer
  • Eero Savela – Trumpet, Horn Arrangements
  • Didier Selin – Tambourine, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Composer, Producer
  • The Soul Investigators – Arrangements, Direction
  • Jimi Tenor – Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Backing Vocals, Composer, Horn Arrangements
  • Pete Toikkanen - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Composer
  • Lasse Tolvanen - Tenor Saxophone, Horn Arrangements
  • Nicole Willis – Vocalist, Lyricist, Composer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffman, K. Ross. Review: Keep Reachin' Up. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-10-30.
  2. ^ Schroeder, Audra (July 20, 2007). Review: Keep Reachin' Up. The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved on 2010-10-30.
  3. ^ Murray, Noel (July 24, 2007). Review: Keep Reachin' Up. The A.V. Club. Retrieved on 2010-10-30.
  4. ^ Arnold, Ben (January 6, 2008). Review: Keep Reachin' Up. Boston Herald. Retrieved on 2010-10-30.
  5. ^ Columnist (September 30, 2006). Review: Keep Reachin' Up. Les Inrocks. Retrieved on 2010-10-30.
  6. ^ Lambert, Sean. Review: Keep Reachin' Up. Kevchino. Retrieved on 2010-10-30.
  7. ^ Tangari, Joe (July 17, 2007). Review: Keep Reachin' Up. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved on 2010-10-30.
  8. ^ Lundy, Zeth (July 23, 2007). Review: Keep Reachin' Up. PopMatters. Retrieved on 2010-10-30.
  9. ^ Harrington, Jon (August 2007). Review: Keep Reachin' Up. Record Collector. Retrieved on 2010-10-30.
  10. ^ Hopper, Justin (July 2, 2007). Review: Keep Reachin' Up. XLR8R. Retrieved on 2010-10-30.
  11. ^ Coplan, Chris (February 9, 2012). "Obama releases Spotify playlist". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 

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