First, this guy isn't a Kansas City, guy. He's from
Thought I'd make the best of it and talk about it here. Streeper did surround himself with Kansas City guys that showed up a lot in local music in the late 70's and 80's. Namely Ron Ubel, who did a lot of engineering work around town.
I'm not sure why the LP exists, though. It's a private press through and through, doesn't even attempt to hide it and make up a fake label name. It had to cost a good amount of change to put it out, pay the production team, rent the studio, but, I don' think the artwork set him back much. That is a hefty investment for a piano lounge set of all cover tunes. But, for all I know, the guy could have been a huge draw back home in
The music isn't cheese ball lounge like it appears to be, it's literally just Streeper singing and playing piano. Everything sounds fine, in fact it sounds live and Streeper's Facebook page confirms he just sat down and played live in studio. That's tough to do; props to that. But still, it's just a guy rattling off pop covers on a piano. He's no Billy Joel, because Billy Joel wrote songs. He also does stuff like "The Rose", that's just something dudes don't need to touch.
Streeper Doing Sinatra Modern Day
A Facebook Page for this album