in 2002, "Rolling Sea", is a compliation of songs for adults
that nourishes the soul and sets the feet tapping. Kids love
this music too!
||Some Silver Morning
||Time Is On Our Side
||Long Lost Friend
|Gates of Paradise
|Dance With Me Tonight Natural Man
Sample Jim Valley's "Rolling Sea"
Please visit www.JimValley.com.
“Wow! Jim is incredible!
The voice is amazing. The songs are all so uplifting and wonderfully
produced. I love the 'good vibe' feeling of all Jim's music.
He must have done something really, really right... look who
he turned out to be! Just a big ol' honkin' delight"
If Jim Valley's voice was a flavor, it would be something like
melted butter and warm honey on a blueberry scone. If his voice
was a color, it would be that smokey lavender only found in Sterling
roses. Whether applied to a ballad or a rockin' celebration of
joy, Jim's voice has a way of reaching right through the listener's
ear to their heart, grabbing a hold and bringing forth full feeling.
Rolling Sea is filled with joy - from the quietest to the dancin'-est.
With exceptional musicianship
and production values, Jim's songwriting talent and oh, that
voice!, Rolling Sea is timeless music and healthy heart food.”
Jim's influences from the fifties to today are infused into his
original songs.They have catchy music, memorable lyrics, hooks
to hum and a keen sense of fun. Jim and the band sound like they
were wearing huge smiles as they recorded this.The musicianship
is supurb throughout, especially when Denny Goodhew cuts loose
on his sax.
Suprisingly, although famous for his guitar
work with the Viceroys, Don & The Goodtimes and Paul Revere & The Raiders (he was
the lead guitarist on "Great airplane Strike"), Jim Valley's
main instrument on this CD is the piano. His fingers are quite
nimble and his style shows influences of Randy Newman, Van Morrison
and Jackson Browne. The performances, arrangements and production
are flawless. Jim's vocals are full of heart and soul warm, vibrant
and throughly enjoyable. The CD is available only through his website
at www.jimvalley.com. "Rolling Sea" is a must own CD
for those that enjoy good adult contempoary music."
"OK, there is not a weak song on this CD! The whole experience
is very life-affirming, very positive. I still think "Moonglow" might
be my fave, but that may change. "Rolling Sea" (the song)
is really a wonderful song, too. And "Garden Bower" has
a killer upright bass on it. "Heartlaugh", "Gates
of Paradise"... just wailin' songs! The overall fell of the
whole CD is just a positive, good feel... kudos to Jim Valley!"
Sioux (Teeny-booper Runaway Child) "Everlovin" Chicka
"A joyful romp, a happy place, a jazzy trip, lots of fun with a touch
of quiet reflection. Stories abound. I am enjoying it."
Dave Child "Boss Dude"
"Those of us who have heard these songs
in Jim's living room and have urged him to get them out to a wider
audience are vindicated by this CD. Rolling Sea reveals a first-rate
song craftsman and soulful artist that deserves to be heard. This
album is a joy from first note to last. Like fine wine, Jim just
keeps getting better and better."
Russell Holster Jr.
Northwest Music Network