James Israel - Wake Up (drive video)
SacTV.com "Video of the Day" review by
Alex Cosper on June 23, 2012
"Wake Up" is an incredible social commentary song. In fact, it's one of the best message songs to ever come from
Sacramento. Its powerful lyrics do more than massage the intellect. The song has a mind-opening quality that puts
it in a similar league to the Bob Dylan songs of the sixties that woke up a young generation about corruption and
unfair policies. The strengh of "Wake Up" makes it a song that should be heard by everyone on the planet the same
way "Blowin' In The Wind" is a song everyone should hear. Some songs have healing properties and an artistic innovation
that can transform into a call to action. That's what this amazing song does.
The scenery in the video includes Downtown Sacramento, the Tower Bridge and Old Sacramento. Some of the Downtown scenes include
the Counthouse and Public Library and a view of Downtown skyline on Highway 160 heading west. The Old Sac scenery includes
the California Railroad Museum and renovation throughout the area. The song was written by James Israel, who now performs
Downtown with his latest outfit, The James Israel Band. This recording was taken from the 1998
album Putting It Out There by his project then called Inside Out. Check out more indie artists at Playlist Research.
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