"Southern Serenade," with its references to life below the Mason-Dixon Line, is a highlight of Bill Champlin
's album He Started to Sing
, making it an appropriate title song for this EP, which also includes the lively duet between Champlin
and his wife Tamara Champlin
, "Love Is Gonna Find You." But the real find here is an eight-minute live medley of two older songs, "Lovers Tonight" and "Take It Uptown," recorded in December 1994. Champlin
plays and sings funky yet sophisticated pop/R&B, sounding let off the leash from his day job with Chicago
when he gets to be a frontman, and this disc is a good sampler of what he can do.