Number By Heart
ZNCD 1019

It has been said that 'soul music' as it was performed in its heyday is on its way back; For Charles Walker it never went away, it just had to be rediscovered. With a stop-start career that spans back to the end of the 50s, Charles is the real deal, a soul survivor.

Given a chance to work with such a talented and genuine performer, it was just a question of getting the feel right. But then thats what Zane is all about. For 'Number By Heart' the set up was perfect, with Producer/Guitarist Fred James at the helm, the more than solid contributions of all the studio players, and not least the total commitment of Charles to the project, it was all recorded and mixed in little over a week. Work quickly, no frills just the feel, became the mantra. The songs were selected from a clutch of new originals, along with three additional hand picked cover cuts. We all feel we have accomplished what we set out to do and set that soul revival in motion. Check it out for yourself.

Number By Heart
ZNCD 1018

Number By Heart (Walker/Macdonald/Fleming)
Your Time To Cry (Simon/Price/Gerard)
One Man's Poison (Walker/Macdonald/McMord)
I Just Want To Love Somebody (Lang)
Love And Tenderness (James/Jaworowicz)
Snake Juice (Brandon/Fleming)
We Got A Secret (James/Lindsey)
Ain't Gonna Beg (Thom/Cannon/Carrick)
Give Me Your Hand (Howell)
Alison (Costello)
A Fools Advice (Brandon/Fleming)
At The End Of The Day (Lang/Robertson)
It Tears Me Up (Penn/Oldham)

Charles Walker - lead and background vocals
Fred James - guitars,background vocals
Jeff Davis (Amazing Rhythm Aces) - bass
Billy Earheart (Amazing Rhythm Aces) - organ,electric piano
Bryan Owings - drums
Dennis Taylor - tenor and baritone sax
Rusty Russell - trumpet
Mary Ann Brandon - background vocals

Produced By Fred James at Bluesland Studio Nashville TN USA
Engineered By Joe Funderburk and Fred James

Heres what the press thinks

"There simply aren't enough superlatives in the English dictionary to do justice to this splendid record which is, without a shadow of a doubt, a knock-me-down stunner."