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Various Artists, “A Song for My Father” 3 Stars

June 13, 2007
The Republican

Looking for something different for dad for Father's Day?

You might try this innovative collection, which currently can be found exclusively at Target stores across the country.

The 14-song set, being released as part of 180 Music's "Spotlight" series, finds the offspring of some famous musical fathers taking a swing at some gems from dad's repertoire.

Hence we have tracks like The Allman Brothers' "Midnight Rider," rendered in growling good fashion by Gregg Allman's son Devon Allman and his band Honeytribe; Ricky Nelson's unforgettable "Travelin' Man," sung in close familial harmony by his sons Matthew and Gunnar; and Louise Goffin, who turns in an exceptional rendition of "Up On The Roof," which was penned by her parents Gerry Goffin and Carole King.

Among the other artists are Carlos Santana's son Salvador Santana, James Taylor's sound-alike son Ben Taylor, and the well established A.J. Croce who offers a compelling cover of his dad Jim Croce's "Lover's Cross."