Throwback: Al Jarreau: Raging Waters

 

Al Jarreau became famous for blending his blissful jazz scatting and R&B into his own vocal style. “Raging Waters” from his High Crime album steps away from his usual vehicle for something rock-oriented and very much the ’80’s. The synthesizer and guitar work made “Raging Waters” a perfect fit for the times and its usage in the TV show Miami Vice. But those elements and strong lyrics gave Jarreau a different sound that was still as intriguing as his known style because the vintage in his voice and charisma still made it an Al Jarreau production. “After All” was the hit song from High Crime but the album is best remembered for offering a disparate Jarreau but still a good one.

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