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Marc Staggers – Dream Catcher

Apr. 21, 2015

Anyone who’s ever heard the amazing vocals of veteran R&B/jazz crooner Marc Staggers is immediately struck by the influence that the late great Luther Vandross has had on him and his style. Suave, persuasive, and reaching into the depths of his — and your—soul, his music Marc Staggerscaptures and embraces instantly. Such is the case with his latest offering, Dream Catcher, a delightful collection of full-bodied soul with the purpose of at full throttle.

Truly another who should be on the lips of every R&B and C-jazz lover when discussing those who should be in the conversation of top-notch performers in these two genres. Employing the recording, mixing, and engineering expertise and general musical direction from his brother Reggie Staggers, this vocalist certainly has earned a place in that conversation.

From the lead soulful and riveting track “Bring Me Back” and all of the other slick, movin’ and shakin’ tracks like “It’s All About You,” “Come On Baby” to the “let’s make love until we’re exhausted” romance tracks “Partner for Life,” “Be My Girl,” and the marvelous tribute to the great Luther with “So Amazing,” Staggers has established a clear patch of turf here with this wondrous collection of gripping vocals and melodies.

I, as one who’s yet to see Staggers in concert, can only imagine the reception he receives – especially from lovers of the romantic word. It’s simply inconceivable that one could sit through such a performance without being thoroughly impressed. Vocalists like him actually do not come a dime a dozen. Judging solely from his vocal prowess, he has to be an experience. Dream Catcher makes that clear. – Ronald Jackson