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    MUSIC ICON "EXPRESS YOURSELF" CHARLES WRIGHT RELEASES HIS CLASSIC "COMMENT" AS A SOCIAL VIDEO EXPRESSION DEALING WITH RACIAL DISPARITIES, POVERTY AND ETHNIC INJUSTICES

    "THE ONE THING THAT CAN BRING US TOGETHER"


    CHARLES WRIGHT


    Music legend Charles Wright releases his classic song "Comment" as a social video platform to express his concerns with the societal dysfunctions plaguing communities world-wide. "Comment," back in 1968, discussed the state of racial affairs in America. Sampled by at least ten other artists; including Ray Charles, Les MCcann, Amanda Ambrose, Wilco and others, "Comment's" lyrics are even more relevant today than they were back in the day.

    With the release of Wright's 1st biographical book "Up From Where We've Come" (the true story of racial and economic discourse his family endured as sharecroppers, which led to the term "A Sharecropper's Mentality,") as well as his new CD, "Something To Make You Feel Good," it is no doubt Mr. Wright has an important message to express.

    "I originally started out writing this song to my band members, whom I'd taken from a group of starving musicians, to the Pinnacle of popularity. But for some suicidal reason, they decided to self-destruct, so this was an effort to appeal to their lack of common sense. In fact, the guy upon the hill, which I refer to in the epilogue is none other than me, myself and I."

    Wright continues, "My band members were afraid I was going to up and leave them, which was the absolute last thing on my mind. Yet, they were doing practically everything they could in an effort to hold me hostage. But while I was writing the song I came to realize, it didn't simply address the issues concerning my band. The scenario was also a perfect fit for the American society as well. And though I wrote it years ago, it is still as relevant today as ever."

    "Just expressing myself, that's all," states Charles.

    "I want to reach everyone!" states Wright. "We have to have a voice and perhaps through video images, the viewers cannot simply hear the words, but see the powerful images, which we too often take for granted."

    These images are explosive and cannot be denied. Police who murder African Americans yet remain on paid leave until found not guilty; African Americans jail sentences way beyond the crimes committed, or committed while Whites get off easy; the rise of gang violence and homelessness in practically all communities; so Wright simply ask us, "What about me!"

    With the social climates of digital marketing, Charles Wright has tuned into the vast ways of distributing the content of his musical videos. #WhatAboutMe is social consciousness that hopefully, will touch each and every heart. For it is essential to look into ourselves and question our surroundings. Then, focus on where we stand as individuals, while we seek self-improvement. It is only when we see ourselves for who we truly are, that we can change the environment inwhich we live. Once this is done, we will discover how "Equal Justice" is the one thing that can bring us all closer together.

    Please feature this important social video. Share the video to your networks, to your celebrity friends and media outlets with the hashtag #WhatAboutMe

    Fans and historians can stay updated on all the latest news by following Charles Wright:

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    About Charles Wright

    Best known as the leader of `70s soul group The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band and the composer of the resourcefully recycled R&B smash "Express Yourself," Charles Wright has evolved into a tireless watchdog of African American history. Mr. Wright is author of the richly engrossing "Up From Where We've Come": his first in a 3-part series of autobiographies - this one detailing his childhood in a family of. This 2016 release is available as a physical book, a digital download and an audio book.

    Charles Wright was born and raised near Clarksdale, Mississippi. After his family moved to Los Angeles, Charles discovered music at Manual Arts High School, shortly after taking up singing, songwriting and playing guitar. He worked a few manual labor jobs including the pressing plant at Top Records before singing in doo-wop groups The Twilighters, The Galahads and The Shields [which also included Jesse Belvin with Johnny "Guitar" Watson accompanying, who scored a hit with "You Cheated" (#11 R&B / #12 Pop)]. Charles was briefly A&R Director at Del-Fi Records where he co-produced the1961 hit "Those Oldies but Goodies (Remind Me of You)" by Little Caesar and the Romans.

    By 1964, he formed Charles Wright & the Wright Sounds (Barry White played the drums for them briefly) that evolved into Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band which included drummer James Gadson (lead singer of their hit "Loveland") and guitarist Al McKay (later a key member of Earth Wind & Fire). Initially backing comedian Bill Cosby, this 8-piece ensemble of rhythm and horns became the first R&B band signed to Warner Bros. Records.

    Charles' and the band's best known number is the international crossover smash "Express Yourself" (#3 R&B / #12 Pop), written, arranged and sung by Charles. Since the Summer of `70, the Grammy-nominated song has enjoyed a long and lucrative life for Wright; sampled by many rap artists (including groundbreaking "Straight Outta Compton" gangster rappers N.W.A); utilized in dozens of commercials for everything from Burger King fast food in America to Bitburger beer in Germany; used in many movies (including "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"); and, in sports, has been used by the PGA, the Summer Olympics and the NBA. Wright also re-arranged "Express Yourself" for a public service campaign as "Protect Yourself," a message to youth to use condoms that he performed at the first "AIDS Walk Circle of Life Concert."

    1969's "Do Your Thing" (a masterful edit of a jam recorded live at the Haunted House club in Hollywood in 1967), was memorably utilized in the 1997 film "Boogie Nights" (set in the 1977 world of big screen XXX-rated movie making).

    Charles Wright recorded five LPs with the band and one solo LP for Warner Bros. (Poetry & Rhythm - 1972) followed by three for ABC-Dunhill. In the `90s, Wright started his own label, A Million Dollars' Worth of Memories Records, through which he has released ten CDs. The 2014 CD Let's Make Love Tonight featured the single/video "I'll Give You Time." His latest CD, Something to Make You Feel Good, was released in spring of 2016 featuring the single/video "She Don't Believe In Love" as well as the pre-release video "Looking For an Ugly Woman." The company also released the concert DVD "Live at The Ford Theater."


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    4x GRAMMY®-NOMINATED R&B STAR ERIC BENÉT ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETION OF HIS EIGHTH STUDIO ALBUM, SET TO RELEASE THIS FALL THE ALBUM’S LEAD SINGLE, “SUNSHINE” WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON MAY 13

    TODAY, ERIC REVEALS THE NEW SINGLE ARTWORK AND GIVES FANS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE “SUNSHINE” WITH A SNIPPET OF THE LEAD TRACK ON HIS SOCIAL MEDIA SITES


     Eric Benet


    April 20, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA – After three years since his last studio project, four-time GRAMMY®-Nominated R&B Star, Eric Benét announces that he has wrapped his eighth studio album, set to release this fall. The album’s lead single, “SUNSHINE” will be available for download on Friday, May 13, along with a studio performance video for the song that features his oldest daughter, India Benét.

    Today, Benét reveals the new single artwork and gives fans the opportunity to experience “SUNSHINE” with a snippet of the lead track on his social media sites.

    “SUNSHINE” is a smooth summer groove, featuring Benét’s captivating classic falsettos, and is the lead single from his long-awaited upcoming album, scheduled to be released this fall.

    “SUNSHINE” is a reflective memory about a relationship that has lost its spark, with a longing for how love-filled & joyous their lives used to be in the past,” said Benét. “The song will hopefully inspire people to actively create and savor the joy and ‘sunshine’ in every one of their relationships.”

    #SUNSHINE ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

    As a lead-up to the release of #SUNSHINE, fans are invited to join in the discussion about his new single by tagging Eric and adding the phrase: Ready for #SUNSHINE, along with images of the sun or other #SUNSHINE-inspired images, in posts on their social sites. Eric will “like,” retweet and repost his favorite fan posts. FOLLOW ERIC BENÉT:

    www.EricBenet.net
    Facebook: EricBenetMusic
    Twitter: @ebenet
    Instagram: @ericbenet

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    ABOUT ERIC BENÉT:
    R&B crooner, songwriter and actor Eric Benét is currently spending much of his time in the studio, recording new music for his seventh studio album, due to release in the fall of 2016. Eric’s most recent CD, THE ONE, the first album released on Benét’s label, Jordan House Records, in 2012, created in partnership with EMI. “Real Love” was the first single from the CD and was the #1 added song to Urban AC when it shipped to radio in October 2011. In 2013, THE ONE won Benét the SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Award for Best Male Vocalist. The album delivered three hits including ‘Runnin,’ ‘Real Love,’ and ‘Harriett Jones.’ Benét released an international album in 2014, THE OTHER ONE, with the European production collective, The Afropeans, to revisit his 2012 album THE ONE. He released an album exclusively distributed in Japan: FROM E TO U, VOL. 1; an album of classic cover songs. In April 2014, Benét joined Primary Wave as A&R Chief for their Urban AC Division. He signed R&B singer-songwriter Calvin Richardson and Goapele to his Jordan House imprint along with BMG/Primary Wave Music to release their upcoming albums in the US. Eric Benét was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for “Best Traditional R&B Performance” for his single “Sometimes I Cry.” Benét was also nominated for a 2011 Soul Train Award for “Best Male R&B/Soul Artist.” Eric married Manuela Testolini on July 31, 2011 and they had their first baby together in December 2011, Lucia Bella, and their second, Amoura Luna, in July 2015. He has another daughter, India, from a prior relationship with longtime girlfriend, Tami Marie Stauff, who tragically died in a car accident, which left Eric as a single father to India when she was one-year-old. India is now in her mid-20s, and very musically gifted. Eric Benét grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 70s as the youngest of five musically talented siblings. He signed with Warner Bros. Records, releasing his debut solo album, TRUE TO MYSELF in 1996. His 1999 album, A DAY IN THE LIFE, featured his smash hit “Spend My Life With You (ft. Tamia),” which rose to #1 on the US Billboard R&B chart, was certified gold, and nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.” The album also won a Soul Train Music Award for “Best R&B/Soul Album, Male.” Benét released his next studio album, HURRICANE on June 21, 2005 on Friday Records, which featured “I Wanna Be Loved” that reached #2 on the UAC chart. His fourth album LOVE & LIFE was released on September 9, 2008, debuting at #11 on Billboard 200 and #2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album featured fan-favorite “Chocolate Legs” and his hit single “You’re The Only One,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Male Performance.” In 2010, Eric released his fifth album, LOST IN TIME, featuring duets with Faith Evans, Chrisette Michelle, Ledisi, and Eddie Levert; along with his single “Sometimes I Cry,” which reached # 1 on the Hot Adult R&B Songs Chart. Benét is also active as an actor, appearing in “The Real Husbands of Hollywood” with Kevin Hart. He starred in his first lead role in the feature film “Trinity Goodheart” with Erica Gluck, which premiered at the American Black Film Festival in 2011. Eric had a recurring role on the TV show For Your Love (1998-02) and made his film debut alongside Mariah Carey in Glitter (2001).


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    EXPRESS YOURSELF" RHYTHM & BLUES GREAT CHARLES WRIGHT RELEASES 1ST MEMOIR

    "UP FROM WHERE WE'VE COME" ALONG WITH NEW SINGLE "SHE DON'T BELIEVE IN LOVE


     Charles Wright


    Borrowed by Dr. Dre, Madonna and Diplo; sampled looped by N.W.A. and themed by the NBA, Charles Wright's "Express Yourself" has touched the lives of generations since 1970; being deemed the most licensed song. Yes, you've heard it on ESPN, Burger King commercials, and numerous movies, the song has taken on its' own personality to the point it over shadows the creator's name Charles Wright. In fact, when N.W.A. introduced the song to the hip-hop generation, youth could not believe it was originated by Wright.

     Charles Wright



    Wright recalls, "A young man next door came home from work one day blasting "Express Yourself" and I was like, that's my song. The boy said no, that's N.W.A!"

    Not new to Wright, he discovered West Coast's hottest rap group failed to give him songwriting credit. After calling Ice Cube, Cube apologized and gave him his royalities.

    Today, Charles Wright continues making history and setting the stories right! With the 1st of several memoirs to come, Charles Wright has released "Up From Where We've Come." While many would think Wright tells the historical facts about his experience in the music industry and the relationships he has and had with various music greats, it makes more sense to start from the beginning and to reveal his life story growing up outside Clarksdale, Mississippi when Jim Crow reigned.

    Wright's recall of his relationships with his family, sharecropping, commerce, and racism is an honest, personal account of his life and what he endured as well as thousands of other African-Americans. While the days of slavery were gone, Wright explains how the system of servitude and segregation kept African-Americans in poor states always owing.

     Charles Wright



    "Up From Where We've Come" tells the story of what we may believe was a hopeless lifestyle yet through changes in circumstances, taking a step in unfamiliar directions can create a life of promise as when the family moved to California.

    Charles Wrights' stories continues through his memoirs and his music. With his new release "She Don't Believe In Love", Wrights' funky soulful dance music is creating a buzz again as well as the risque cover.

    Charles Wright is taking his historic stories and music on tour with the "Express Yourself Tour" starting in California. Fans have an opportunity to meet and greet Wright, purchase an autographed book, ask questions and experience history.

    Present schedule is:
    April 9-10 - The Los Angeles Fimes Festival of Books
    April 16 - Black Writers on Tour
    June 12 - El Segundo Public Library Book Fair
    August 20 - Leimert Park Book Fair

    "Up From Where We've Come" and "She Don't Believe in Love" are available on Amazon but can be purchased by going to: www.expressyourself.net

     Charles Wright



    Fans and historians can stay updated on all the latest news by following Charles Wright:

    www.facebook.com/charleswrightmusic

    https://twitter.com/Charles__Wright

    https://www.instagram.com/charles__wright

    ABOUT CHARLES WRIGHT:
    Best known as the leader of `70s soul group The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band and the composer of the resourcefully recycled R&B smash "Express Yourself," Charles Wright has evolved into a tireless watchdog of African American history. Mr. Wright is author of the richly engrossing "Up From Where We've Come": his first in a 3-part series of autobiographies - this one detailing his childhood in a family of. This 2016 release is available as a physical book, a digital download and an audio book.

    Charles Wright was born and raised near Clarksdale, Mississippi. After his family moved to Los Angeles, Charles discovered music at Manual Arts High School, shortly after taking up singing, songwriting and playing guitar. He worked a few manual labor jobs including the pressing plant at Top Records before singing in doo-wop groups The Twilighters, The Galahads and The Shields [which also included Jesse Belvin with Johnny "Guitar" Watson accompanying, who scored a hit with "You Cheated" (#11 R&B / #12 Pop)]. Charles was briefly A&R Director at Del-Fi Records where he co-produced the1961 hit "Those Oldies but Goodies (Remind Me of You)" by Little Caesar and the Romans.

    By 1964, he formed Charles Wright & the Wright Sounds (Barry White played the drums for them briefly) that evolved into Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band which included drummer James Gadson (lead singer of their hit "Loveland") and guitarist Al McKay (later a key member of Earth Wind & Fire). Initially backing comedian Bill Cosby, this 8-piece ensemble of rhythm and horns became the first R&B band signed to Warner Bros. Records.

    Charles' and the band's best known number is the international crossover smash "Express Yourself" (#3 R&B / #12 Pop), written, arranged and sung by Charles. Since the Summer of `70, the Grammy-nominated song has enjoyed a long and lucrative life for Wright; sampled by many rap artists (including groundbreaking "Straight Outta Compton" gangster rappers N.W.A); utilized in dozens of commercials for everything from Burger King fast food in America to Bitburger beer in Germany; used in many movies (including "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"); and, in sports, has been used by the PGA, the Summer Olympics and the NBA. Wright also re-arranged "Express Yourself" for a public service campaign as "Protect Yourself," a message to youth to use condoms that he performed at the first "AIDS Walk Circle of Life Concert."

    1969's "Do Your Thing" (a masterful edit of a jam recorded live at the Haunted House club in Hollywood in 1967), was memorably utilized in the 1997 film "Boogie Nights" (set in the 1977 world of big screen XXX-rated movie making).

    Charles Wright recorded five LPs with the band and one solo LP for Warner Bros. (Poetry & Rhythm - 1972) followed by three for ABC-Dunhill. In the `90s, Wright started his own label, A Million Dollars' Worth of Memories Records, through which he has released ten CDs. The 2014 CD Let's Make Love Tonight featured the single/video "I'll Give You Time." His latest CD, Something to Make You Feel Good, was released in spring of 2016 featuring the single/video "She Don't Believe In Love" as well as the pre-release video "Looking For an Ugly Woman." The company also released the concert DVD "Live at The Ford Theater."

    The video department of Charles' company produced a documentary, "Bring Back the Harmony," which follows Wright in his quest to return music education to the school system. It also produced 30 half-hour episodes of an interview show entitled "Express Yourself" showcasing the lives and careers of celebrities from rock and roll pioneer Little Richard to Hollywood actor James McEachin.

    Still going strong, Charles possesses a wealth of knowledge, experience and anecdotes - humorous to profound - that make him a compelling personality for interviews, panels and multi-media platforms. And with his book "Up From Where We've Come" generating strong responses from those that have read it, it's proven his perspectives hold great value with the community at large.




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    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Additional Tribute Concert Artists and Events for the 20th Annual Music Masters Series Honoring Smokey Robinson

    Hall of Fame Inductee Smokey Robinson to Receive Honorary Degree from Case Western Reserve


    Hall of Fame Inductee Smokey Robinson



    CLEVELAND (Oct. 21, 2015) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Case Western Reserve University are pleased to announce additional performers and events for the 20th annual Music Masters series honoring Smokey Robinson. The series begins on Mon., Nov. 2 and culminates with an all-star tribute concert on Sat., Nov. 7. The tribute concert, presented by Klipsch Audio, on Nov. 7 will feature previously announced Inductees Dennis Edwards, Martha Reeves, and Mary Wilson, as well as the Robert Glasper Experiment. New guests scheduled to perform include Avant, Avery*Sunshine, Bilal, JoJo, Eric Roberson, and Michelle Williams. Adam Blackstone (who has worked with artists such as Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake) will serve as the tribute concert’s Musical Director.

    Tickets to the Nov. 7 tribute concert range from $30 - $100 and are available now at the Playhouse Square box office, by calling (216) 241-6000, or by visiting www.playhousesquare.org. A limited number of premium seating and VIP packages beginning at $300 are available by contacting the Rock Hall’s development office at (216) 515-1201 or development@rockhall.org by Fri., Oct. 30.

    The 2015 Annual Music Masters series is presented by Klipsch Audio with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, KeyBank, and the Ohio Arts Council.

    To open the tribute concert on Nov. 7, Case Western Reserve will bestow an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Smokey Robinson, recognizing his many musical and cultural contributions, which extend from enduring songs to his leadership in the music industry. The university awards honorary degrees to recognize those who exemplify in their work the highest ideals and standards of excellence in any valued aspect of human endeavor, including scholarship, public service and the performing arts.

    Additional events include:
    JUST ANNOUNCED! FREE with RSVP – Mon., Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. – “Smokey Robinson and the Sensual Black Avant-Garde” / Author Series with Jason King at the Rock Hall’s Library and Archives (2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland)

    Jason King is a journalist, musician, DJ and producer, and Associate Professor, Director of Global Studies, and Director of Writing, History & Emergent Media Studies at New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. He is a regular contributor to publications like Billboard, Buzzfeed, and Slate and he has appeared in many music documentaries, including Spike Lee's critically acclaimed Bad 25. In this talk, King recontextualizes Robinson's masterful songwriting and production by taking a closer look at his inauguration of the innovative Quiet Storm format alongside purveyors like Roberta Flack, Leon Ware and Minnie Riperton. This event is free with reservation. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.

    FREE with RSVP – Wed., Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. – An Evening with Members of the Music Masters tribute band in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater

    Several members of the November 7 tribute concert band will be interviewed in front of a live audience by Jason Hanley, the Rock Hall’s Interim Vice President of Education and Public Programs, and will answer questions from the audience. The credits of these gifted players range from composing for Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill to touring with Jay Z, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake, to name a few. This event is free with reservation. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.

    This event will be streamed live at http://rockhall.com.

    FREE – Thurs., Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. – Keynote Lecture “You Really Got a Hold On Me” by Dave Marsh at Case Western Reserve University’s Tinkham Veale University Center (11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH)

    Dave Marsh, rock critic, historian, anti-censorship activist, talk show host, and “Louie Louie” expert, has written more than 20 books about rock and popular music, and edited that many more. In this talk, Marsh will explore more than 50 years of listening to Smokey and why, in his opinion, Smokey Robinson is the best singer-songwriter ever. This event is free and reservations are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will be streamed live at http://rockhall.com.

    Sat., Nov. 7 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Conference in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Foster Theater

    The conference will celebrate Smokey Robinson’s impact on popular music, including a panel discussion on Smokey moderated by renowned author and Smokey Robinson autobiography co-author, David Ritz. Ritz will be joined by Harry Weinger, Vice President, A&R at Universal Music Enterprises; Jason King, Director of Writing, History & Emergent Media Studies at New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music; and Andy Flory, Assistant Professor of Music at Carleton College. There will be a special Motown-inspired performance and master class with the youth of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland as well as interviews with special guests. Tickets are $25 ($10 lunch voucher included) and are available through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office. Admission to the Museum is free with the purchase of a conference ticket. Portions of this event will be streamed live on rockhall.com.

    Sat., Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Tribute Concert at Playhouse Square’s State Theatre

    Tribute concert artists scheduled to appear include Inductees Dennis Edwards, Martha Reeves, and Mary Wilson, as well as Avant, Avery*Sunshine, Bilal, JoJo, Eric Roberson, the Robert Glasper Experiment, and Michelle Williams. Tickets to the November 7 tribute concert range from $30 - $100 and are at the Playhouse Square box office, by calling (216) 241-6000, or by visiting www.playhousesquare.org. A limited number of premium seating and VIP packages beginning at $300 are available by contacting the Rock Hall’s development office at (216) 515-1201 or development@rockhall.org by Friday, October 30.

    Special programming for teachers and students:

    Tues., Nov. 3 – Digital Classroom: Launch of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles Education Unit

    The Rock Hall’s award-winning education team will launch a special Smokey Robinson and the Miracles teaching unit as part of their Digital Classroom online curriculum on Tuesday, November 3. The Digital Classroom allows teachers and students to learn more about rock and roll history with lesson plans, listening guides, and exclusive content that can be used in classroom. To learn more, visit http://www.rockhall.com/digitalclassroom.

    About Smokey Robinson:
    Save for founder Berry Gordy, no single figure has been more closely allied with the Detroit-based recording empire known as Motown than William “Smokey” Robinson. In addition to leading the Miracles, Robinson served as a Motown producer, songwriter, talent scout and Gordy’s most trusted confidant and right-hand man.

    Smokey Robinson and the Miracles scored twenty-seven pop-soul hits at Motown between 1960 and 1971, including the classics “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Shop Around,” “Going to a Go-Go” and “I Second That Emotion.” The Miracles’ brightest moments on record - “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears” and “The Tears of a Clown” foremost among them - still kindle memories for those who came of age in the Sixties.

    Robinson also wrote and produced for numerous other Motown artists, including Marvin Gaye ("Ain’t That Peculiar,” “I’ll Be Doggone"), the Temptations ("Get Ready,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl"), Mary Wells ("My Guy,” “You Beat Me to the Punch") and the Marvelettes ("Don’t Mess With Bill,” “The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game").

    Robinson later turned to a solo career where he continued his hitmaking tradition with “Just to See Her,” “Quiet Storm,” “Cruisin’,” and “Being with You,” among others. In 2004, he released his first gospel album, Food for the Spirit. His most recent album, Smokey & Friends, peaked at #2 on the R&B charts and #12 on the Billboard 200 and included collaborations with Elton John, James Taylor, Mary J. Blige, and John Legend. Earlier this year, Robinson received a BET Lifetime Achievement Award.

    About the Annual Music Masters Series:
    The Annual Music Masters series, a co-production of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, celebrates the lives and careers of artists who changed the shape and sound of rock and roll music. Each year, the Music Masters series explores the legacy of a pioneering rock and roll figure in a range of events that includes Museum exhibits, lectures, films, a major conference and a tribute concert benefiting the Rock Hall’s education programs. Drawing together experts, artists, fans and friends, these events provide new perspectives on the most beloved and influential musicians of the past century.

    The tribute concert brings together a diverse mix of artists and musical styles, and as a result, many magical moments have taken place over the years. In 2012, Chuck Berry took the stage, and during a performance of his song “Reelin’ And Rockin’” he surprised the audience with his signature move – “the Duck Walk.” In 2004, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss performed onstage together for the first time to honor Lead Belly. The pair was awarded the highest honors of Album of the Year for Raising Sand and Record of the Year for "Please Read The Letter" at the 51st annual Grammy Awards. Honoree Jerry Lee Lewis, who was not scheduled to perform at the 2007 concert, was moved to take the stage at the end of the show. Lewis tenderly played the piano and sang “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” At the first Annual Music Masters tribute concert, Bruce Springsteen set the bar high and performed in honor of Woody Guthrie. The most star-studded and unique performance by a trio was Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke and Elvis Costello paying tribute to Sam Cooke in 2005. In 2008, a 93-year-old Les Paul took the stage with his trio and then led an epic jam with some of rock and roll’s greatest guitarists, from Jennifer Batten to Slash. Janis Joplin was honored in 2009 by Grammy winner Lucinda Williams with a song she composed especially for the occasion, and in 2010, Dave Bartholomew brought down the house with a performance in tribute of honorees Fats Domino and Bartholomew himself. In 2011, Aretha Franklin was not planning to perform, but at the last minute she requested a piano and took the stage to perform Leon Russell’s “A Song for You,” which she recorded in 1974. During the 19th Annual Music Masters honoring the Everly Brothers, Don Everly took the stage with the rest of the cast – that included Graham Nash, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and more – for two run-throughs of the 1957 chart topping hit “Bye Bye Love.”

    The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment of all Ohioans.

    About Case Western Reserve University:
    Case Western Reserve University is one of the country’s leading private research institutions. Located in Cleveland, we offer a unique combination of forward-thinking educational opportunities in an inspiring cultural setting. Our leading-edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative, hands-on environment. Our nationally recognized programs include arts and sciences, dental medicine, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing and social work. About 4,900 undergraduate and 5,900 graduate students comprise our student body. Visit case.edu to see how Case Western Reserve thinks beyond the possible.

    About Klipsch Premium Speakers:
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    About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit http://www.rockhall.com.




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    Book Sir Earl Toon (from) Kool & The Gang Band Today


     Sir Earl Toon



    S.E.T. has a few more dates available during the Summer to play at any venue you manage or book for. We think this would be an awesome experience and a great talent to add to any upcoming venue or music festival for 2015 or 2016

    Sir Earl Toon personally, wrote and co-produced hits like "Celebrate", Ladies Night" and Too Hot". He still regularly make guest appearances with Kool & The Gang Band throughout the year, but mostly he travels with his own 7 PC band.

    In addition to that, he also have a SOLO performance and guest appearance rate at a much lower cost to fit any budget. Whether it's a Charity event, Celebrity Golf tournaments, Corporate Parties, or whatever we can meet your needs.

    With over 70 million albums sold, Kool & The Gang is a legendary music band that has stood the test of time. With iconic songs like ‘Ladies Night’, ‘To Hot,’ and ‘Celebration‘ – these classic hits are indeed timeless. Did you know that the song ‘Celebration’ is the most played song next to happy birthday? Say’s a lot about the quality of music they were making and a tremendous amount of talent one former band member “Sir Earl Toon Jr.” showcased as the writer of that song and many other hits the band enjoyed success from. Which is why, it is understandable that “Sir Earl Toon” or better yet “PapaGrand” as he also likes to be called sees an opportunity to share his love of great songwriting, production, and music again.

    Don't Call It A Comeback

    We wouldn’t say that this is a comeback, because how can someone make a comeback when the songs they’ve made has never left us? It’s more of a re-branding. Taking what was once a classic sound of the past and blending it with what’s musically current today. The blend does more than cross music boundaries, it bridges the gap demographically and solidifies what great music is suppose to feel and sound like regardless of a listeners age. Remember, great music is ageless. It’s this type of ageless music that Sir Earl Toon is set to accomplish.

    Let’s not forget he has already accomplished a lot including Grammy Awards to being honored as a 3 x penned songwriter. Among Sir Earl’s many significant accomplishments is the fact that he is the only protégé of the master writer Otis Blackwell. Mr. Blackwell wrote such hits as “All Shook Up”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, and “Return To Sender” for Elvis Presley and “Great Balls of Fire” for Jerry Lee Lewis, “Handy Man” for Pat Boone and James Taylor, “Fever” for Peggy Lee and Madonna, just to name a few.

    Under the tutelage of Otis Blackwell, Sir Earl wrote approximately 70 songs with him. Neither BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, nor other publishing companies have acquired or owns these songs. Sir Earl Toon is the owner of these songs, which span genres from rock n’ roll to country & western tunes. Re-emerging With Soul Besides, there are a number of great artists from the musical past that are re-emerging and surging ahead again.

    One great example is former “Gap Band” member Charlie Wilson. With recent BillBoard hits like, ‘You Are’, ‘My Love Is All I have’, and ‘There Goes My Baby’ Charlie is clearly demonstrating that the right blend from the past to present can be highly successful. Sir Earl Toon knows this as well, and is back in the studio producing and writing songs meant to be felt, not just listened to. Sir Earl Toon – just like Charlie Wilson is aligning himself and collaborating with some of today’s great musicians and artists. His album currently in production features a smorgasbord of great musical genres with one thing in common… SOUL!

    YMO Enteprises (Your, Mine, Ours)

    Sir Earl Toon is not only producing in the studio, but he is also producing in life. As Founder of YMO enterprises LLC, which is an acronym that stands for – (Yours, Mine, Ours.) is a record label that strives on giving only the highest quality of musical entertainment and services worldwide. The label/organization is also heavy into giving back to the community. Sir Earl Toon participates in countless charitable events around the country providing his time, money, wisdom, and God giving talents. “Why wouldn’t I give my time and love to those who have helped me rather directly or indirectly. God is truly a blessing. It is my duty to try to give back all what he has giving me,” says Sir Earl Toon.

    So let’s all Celebrate, because a musical genius is at work again. Working to bring us all better music, songs, artists, and a better world.

    To work with Sir Earl Toon or to inquire about the treasure trove of songs he co-wrote with the legendary singer songwriter Otis Blackwell, please contact me via e-mail at: MYNAVIGTOR@YAHOO.COM

    Celebrate

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyirsuHi8nw
    http://www.sirearltoon.com


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    Cody ChesnuTT & Gary Clark Jr. Pay Respects to Veterans Day w/ "Gunpowder on the Letter"


    Cody ChesnuTT & Gary Clark Jr.



    [New York, NY - November 10th, 2014] Today, rock and soul musician, CODY CHESNUTT joined Grammy-award winning GARY CLARK JR. for their Veterans Day tribute, "Gunpowder on the Letter" performance video. Along with his distinctive voice, CODY CHESNUTT has received praise from the outlets like NPR who described his latest album, Landing On A Hundred, "a dynamite collection of timeless, celebratory soul music that yearns for meaning." It's always been his efforts to reflect on social issues that makes the Atlanta native's catalog of music stand out from the rest.

    CHESNUTT's collaborator, GARY CLARK JR. who has worked alongside Alicia Keys and the Foo Fighters is a Blues music favorite among outlets such as Rolling Stone Magazine. When asked about his inspiration behind "Gunpowder on the Letter," CHESNUTT explained, "This song was inspired by a documentary I saw on veterans that had been traumatized by the act of war.

    The broken spirit and disillusionment expressed by these veterans, granted me access to both the spirit and voice needed to communicate the narrative." While "Gunpowder on the Letter's" performance video pays respects to veterans throughout America, it's CODY CHESNUTT and GARY CLARK's seamless vocal and guitar harmonizing that awakens the celebration of honor and bravery that Veterans Day represents.

    Watch Cody ChesnuTT & Gary Clark Jr.'s "Gunpowder on the Letter" Performance Video HERE

    Purchase Cody ChesnuTT's "Landing On a Hundred: B Sides and Remixes" Album on iTunes HERE

    Purchase Gary Clark Jr.'s "Gary Clark Live" Album on iTunes HERE

    Keep Up With Cody ChesnuTT & Gary Clark Jr.!
    Twitter.com/CodyChesnuTT Instagram.com/ChesnuTT183 Twitter.com/GaryClarkJr Instagram.com/GaryClarkJr


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    LIAM BAILEY Reveals Album Track “Villain” w/ Entertainment Weekly Debut US TV Performance on CBS This Morning’s “Second Cup Café,” August 23 Debut Album Definitely Now Available August 19 via Salaam Remi’s Flying Buddha

    Catch Him Performing LIVE In NYC & LA

    7/12: New York, NY @ The Standard NYC, Details Magazine Summer Share Party *Private Event*

    8/4: Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot, School Night presented by Chris Douridas (KCRW) + MFG

    8/10: New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage w/ Passenger

    8/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl, School Night presented by Chris Douridas (KCRW) + MFG


    "a psychedelic stomper that sounds something like Hendrix covering a White Stripes track." – Entertainment Weekly

    “His vocals… parallel Bob Marley with guitar riffs that bring to mind the likes of Gary Clark, Jr.” – Refinery29

    LIAM BAILEY


    UK soul/rock singer Liam Bailey will release his debut album Definitely Now on Flying Buddha/Sony Masterworks. The album will be released August 19th 2014 and is now available for pre-order with single “On My Mind” offered as an instant-grat download upon purchase. Bailey’s smooth seductive croons pack a punch over frenzied guitar on the explosive rock ‘n roll soul banger “Villain”. Offering another taste of the record, “Villain” premiered with Entertainment Weekly and is available to post & share HERE.

    Liam Bailey sings with a raw expressiveness that has been compared to Bob Marley and Sam Cooke, while his songwriting style is liable to reference post Punk bands like The Smiths and Oasis. Everything is woven together by a lean guitar-driven instrumental sound, perfectly framing Liam’s lyrical and vocal passions. He will make his US TV debut on CBS This Morning’s Second Cup Café on August 23rd and will perform a stint of dates in NYC and LA including NYC’s Central Park SummerStage and School Night.

    The Nottingham, England native got his initial introduction to the music business via his friend, producer Salaam Remi. Remi introduced Bailey to the late Amy Winehouse, who was so impressed with his music that she signed Bailey to her Lioness Records imprint and recorded 2 EP’s with him – So Down Cold and 2AM Rough Tracks. Bailey has collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Rita Ora, Tom Odell and Shy FX. He co-wrote the Chase & Status hit “Blind Faith” which debuted in the top 5 of the UK Singles Chart.

    Definitely NOW was recorded in New York, Miami and London. It was co-written and produced by Bailey, and Executive Produced by Flying Buddha label head and Executive VP of A&R Salaam Remi.

    Sony Music Masterworks comprises the Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

    For more information and upcoming tour dates please visit:

    WEBSITE
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    Listen to a new un-released track from Alt-R&B Singer/Songwriter/Producer
    Chris Batson


    Rising LA-based (via Orlando, FL) singer/songwriter/producer Chris Batson consistently blends beautiful R&B, chillwave and contemporary EDM with introspective lyrics. Chris recently released a series of videos directed by Chris Smith from his We Got Lost Along The Way EP, it follows the same female protagonist as she contends with the consequences of her actions. Chris wanted viewers to fully understand the story and message behind the songs he wrote and produced because they're so personal to him, watch the un-cut version of We Got Lost Along The Way EP video anthology here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxo8y3TZhvU&feature=youtu.be

    Chris is back with a new un-released, self-produced track called "A Thousand Pieces"

    Listen to and share "A Thousand Pieces" here: https://soundcloud.com/chrisbatson/a-thousand-pieces/s-WxePx

    Read what the press is saying about Chris Batson here:

    Pigeons & Planes: http://pigeonsandplanes.com/2014/04/singer-chris-batson-speaks-on-his-youth-paying-dues-and-battling-schizoaffective-disorder/

    Complex: http://www.complex.com/music/2013/11/chris-batson-wintertime-video

    BET: http://www.bet.com/news/music/2014/02/26/chris-batson-premieres-windows-video.html

    Vibe (Wintertime): http://www.vibe.com/article/new-video-chris-batson-dedicates-wintertime-unborn-child

    Vibe (Windows): http://www.vibe.com/article/new-video-chris-batson-premieres-windows

    MTV Buzzworthy (1st post) http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2013/07/11/chris-batson/

    MTV Buzzworthy (2nd post) http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2013/09/13/chris-batson-never-coming-back/

    Chris Batson Links

    www.ChrisBatsonMusic.com | www.facebook.com/OfficialChrisBatson |www.twitter.com/CBatsonMusic | www.youtube.com/user/cbatsonmusic


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    (BPRW) The Legendary Soul Man SAM MOORE Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With A New Song and Music Video

    - Sam Moore's officially releasing "They Killed A King" April 4th in remembrance of the loss of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on that date 46 years ago in the hope everyone will remember what he stood for and lost his life trying to achieve -


    The Legendary Soul Man SAM MOORES



    (BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2014) – For years Grammy winning Sam Moore was best known for lending his unmistakable lead vocals to the historic soul duo Sam & Dave that hailed from Miami, Florida but found their fame tied to the Memphis based Stax Records. The rapid fire call and response fashioned by Sam from his gospel roots became the trademark style of the duo and can be heard in the vocals of hits including "Hold On, I'm Comin'", "I Thank You", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" and of course the song legends are made of "Soul Man". Now in 2014, Sam returned to Memphis, Tennessee, where his recording career exploded to record a piece of history!

    "They Killed A King," is Sam's latest musical endeavor, recorded at Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios, where Anne Peebles and Al Green cut their hit records back in the day, during the 2014 MLK Holiday weekend, and is being officially released April 4th to honor Dr. King's memory and remind us all of his important message. April 4, 2014, as we know, marks the unfortunate anniversary of the loss by assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Sam’s participation in this project has an extra note of importance.

    Sam knew and traveled with Dr. King, performing with duo partner Dave at many of Dr. King's speeches and rallies in both the north and south. "Sam and Dave" actually served as an opening act, setting the crowds up for Dr. King to take the pulpit or stage and preach his message during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's.

    "I am from the era, I'm a real live living witness to one of the greatest, if not the greatest, positive social changes in all recorded American history because of Dr. King's leadership and efforts," says Sam Moore. "I am troubled that all that Martin worked so hard to accomplish is suddenly reversing. I hope that this song might have some impact to remind us of what Martin lost his life over, that his goal of ending the separatism by color was so that all of us could have the equal opportunity to achieve. I recently heard a 1964 interview of Dr. King, who explained that his goal was "inclusion" not "exclusion". He was very clear about that and went on to say the "revolution," at that moment in history, was not what one would generally think of – there was no intent to overthrow a government, no violence, but rather it was about being allowed in to participate in what had been written at the time our great country was created, that being participation in what it was understood America stood for."

    As part of the promotional efforts surrounding the release of "They Killed A King," Sam Moore will be making the NYC media rounds including stops with CNN's Don Lemon, ABC News Radio, Radio.com, Profiles TV, Fox 411, Street Smart, IMUS In The Morning, Premiere Radio Networks, United Stations Radio Networks, Huckabee, MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin and more.

    Though he has tremendous love and respect for the music he created as "the voice" of the duo, Sam, who has been called "the blast furnace of soul," continues to record and tour scoring critical acclaim as a solo artist since "Sam and Dave" disbanded 30 years ago. He recorded "Rainy Night In Georgia," as a classic duet with Conway Twitty, for the "Rhythm Country & Blues Album" which earned them a platinum record and also included duet parings of B.B. King with George Jones, Gladys Knight and Vince Gill. Sam's last solo recording project Overnight Sensational, produced Randy Jackson, included collaborations with friends and fans like Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Robert Randolph, Sheila E. and garnered a Grammy Nomination in the R&B category in 2006.

    Sam was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. He has also received the coveted NARAS Heroes Award, been inducted into the GRAMMY Song Hall of Fame for "Soul Man," earned the ETAM Living Legend Award and received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, The AFTRA AMEE Award and a MOBO Lifetime Achievement Legends Award.

    Rolling Stone magazine has named Sam Moore as one of the Top 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

    There is no stopping Sam Moore, not now, not ever! Moore will be back in Memphis on April 26th to perform "They Killed A King" and some of his hits with the students from the highly successful STAX Academy at the STAX Museum Complex, the site of the original STAX Records.

    Resource "They Killed A King"
    www.theykilledaking.com

    on iTunes
    https://itunes.apple.com/be/album/they-killed-a-king-single/id842686762

    on Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/They-Killed-King-Sam-Moore/dp/B00J3EOBR2

    Resource Sam Moore:
    www.sammoore.net

    Like Sam Moore on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/legendarysoulmansammoore


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    BOOKSIGNING FOR SOUTHERN-SOUL BLUES

    - What: Booksigning with David Whiteis with his new book SOUTHERN SOUL-BLUES

    Where: Stax Museum of American Soul Music
    When: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2 - 5 PM
    Admission: FREE with purchase of book or regular $12 admission without -


    SOUTHERN-SOUL BLUES



    Attracting passionate fans primarily among African American listeners in the South, southern soul draws on such diverse influences as the blues, 1960s-era deep soul, contemporary R & B, neosoul, rap, hip-hop, and gospel. Aggressively danceable, lyrically evocative, and fervidly emotional, southern soul songs often portray unabashedly carnal themes, and audiences delight in the performer-audience interaction and communal solidarity at live performances.

    Examining the history and development of southern soul from its modern roots in the 1960s and 1970s, David Whiteis highlights some of southern soul's most popular and important entertainers and provides first-hand accounts from the clubs, show lounges, festivals, and other local venues where these performers work. Profiles of veteran artists such as Denise LaSalle, the late J. Blackfoot, Latimore, and Bobby Rush--as well as contemporary artists T. K. Soul, Ms. Jody, Sweet Angel, Willie Clayton, and Sir Charles Jones--touch on issues of faith and sensuality, artistic identity and stereotyping, trickster antics, and future directions of the genre. These revealing discussions, drawing on extensive new interviews, also acknowledge the challenges of striving for mainstream popularity while still retaining the cultural and regional identity of the music and maintaining artistic ownership and control in the age of digital dissemination.

    "In this enlightening account of a neglected musical genre, Whiteis profiles some of the genre's leading artists, explores the evolution of modern soul-blues, and insists that soul-blues represents a 'further continuum' of the blues tradition."--Booklist

    "Soul-blues fans will savor this love letter."--Kirkus Reviews

    "Essential reading."--Library Journal

    "Southern Soul-Blues proves that African-Americans have not deserted the blues, but rather redefined it for newer eras."--Downbeat

    "David Whiteis writes with a fan's insistent devotion and a scholar's dedication."--Shepherd Express

    "Southern Soul-Blues takes on a woefully unexamined topic to make a significant contribution to studies in African American popular music. David Whiteis is a conscientious researcher, an astute observer, and a superlative writer."--Robert Pruter, author of Chicago Soul and Doowop: The Chicago Scene.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    SOUTHERN-SOUL BLUES


    David Whiteis is an author, freelance writer, and educator living in Chicago. He is the author of Chicago Blues: Portraits and Stories,and his articles and reviews have appeared in Living Blues, The Chicago Reader, Down Beat, Juke Blues, Jazz Times, and elsewhere.


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    D'Angelo 'Live At The Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show' Available on March 25

    - Reissue Includes 5 Previously Unreleased Performances -


    D'Angelo 'Live



    In 1995, D'Angelo's star was on the rise around the world, with the exciting young R&B singer-songwriter hailed as the new sound of soul, a genius artist in the tradition of Stevie Wonder, Prince and Curtis Mayfield. His Virgin Records debut, Brown Sugar, with its hit title song and smash cover of Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin'," proved the hype was to be believed. It's generally thought that D'Angelo followed his debut with Voodoo, released in 2000. In 1996, however, fans in Japan were treated to a six-track EP release, "Live At The Jazz Café, London." Recorded live on September 14, 1995, the Japan-only EP became a sought-after collector's item. On March 25, Virgin/UMe will release Live At The Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show, featuring the full performance, on CD and digital formats. The new release returns to print the EP's six cuts -- issuing them in the U.S. for the first time, as well -- and adds five more previously unreleased performances.

    Live At The Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show presents D'Angelo's full concert for the first time anywhere, with all of the tracks in the correct sequence for the first time, too, just as they were performed in a sweaty London club when "D" was on the cusp of stardom. The five unreleased performances include "Jonz In My Bones," an extended version of "Lady," including a reprise of the song left off the original EP, and covers of three songs originally by D'Angelo influences Mandrill, Ohio Players, and Al Green. Featured on background vocals is Angie Stone, a.k.a. Angie B., one of the seminal female rappers through her hit group The Sequence who would become a solo star in her own right.

    Live At The Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show is presented with an updated version of the original Japanese EP cover art; inside is an exclusive new essay by Alan Leeds of D'Angelo's management team, who is known for his tenure with artists ranging from James Brown to Chris Rock, and an English translation of the original Japanese liner notes, including a brief 1995 interview with D'Angelo.

    1. Introduction
    2. Fencewalk (Mandrill cover)
    3. Sweet Sticky Thing (Ohio Players cover)
    4. Jonz in My Bones
    5. Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine
    6. Sh*t, Damn, Motherf*cker
    7. Cruisin’ (Smokey Robinson cover)
    8. I’m Glad You’re Mine (Al Green cover)
    9. Lady
    10. Announcement

    Encore:
    11. Can’t Hide Love
    12. Brown Sugar

    * Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 (long version), 10: Previously Unreleased


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    New Video "Windows" from Alt-R&B/Soul Artist
    Chris Batson

    - "Batson's emotional vocals cut to the heart of the matter." -Complex.com

    In the video for Chris Batson's new single, "Windows," the 22-year-old L.A.-based singer/songwriter/producer takes an already emotional song to another level with a concept to which anyone with a heart in their chest can relate. -BET.com -


    Chris Batson
    Photo Credit = Michael Oliveri



    WATCH "WINDOWS" VIDEO HERE:
    http://www.vevo.com/watch/chris-batson/windows/FR6V82291749

    Chris Batson brings sheer emotion and a stimulating sound to Alt-R&B/Soul music. "Windows" is a deep song that deals with loss and letting go, the video exemplifies the pain and reality of love in real-life. Chris Batson's new track from 1916 Music/Nettwerk Records, features actress/model Aurelia Scheppers as the leading lady. The video portrays the multiple emotions of a young couple faced with separation when the husband is called to serve his country in the military. The visual for "Windows" is the last installment from a trilogy of videos on Batson's We Got Lost Along The WayEP that follows the same female protagonist as she contends with the consequences of her actions. Chris broke down the back story on writing the song "Windows" during an extremely candid EP Confessional taped for his fans, check it out here: www.tinyurl.com/batsonconfessionals

    "Windows" and We Got Lost Along The Way EP are available at all DSP's now!!! http://smarturl.it/ChrisBatson

    At only twenty-two years of age, Los Angeles-based Batson writes the most poignant and deeply personal lyrics, matched with a vocal soulfulness beyond his years. Drawing from relationships with friends and partners and his own inner conflicts, Batson pens heart-wrenching stories from his dark and unpredictable life experiences, thoughts and emotions. With that rare ability for provocative lyricism, Batson masterfully pairs his words with melodic hooks and instrumentals that unveil an authenticity and talent that are not just refreshing, but also relevant.

    Get Familiar with Chris Batson:
    www.ChrisBatsonMusic.com | www.facebook.com/OfficialChrisBatson |www.twitter.com/CBatsonMusic | www.youtube.com/user/cbatsonmusic


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    (BPRW) CLUB NOUVEAU RETURNS


    (BLACK PR WIRE) – New York, NY September 30, 2013 – Grammy award winning Club Nouveau, the Pop band formed by record producer Jay King in 1986 returns. After nearly three decades of success, Club Nouveau is reemerging with a soon-to-be released new CD.

    Music mogul Jay King and original members, singer/songwriter/arranger Valerie Watson, rejoin Samuelle Praterfor for a number of fresh music projects. King unknowingly launched an empire when he formed the independent label JAY Records, whose first release-the Timex Social Club hit "Rumors"-ushered in the biggest selling single of 1986 (3.5 million copies and #1 R&B single on the Billboard Charts). With a Top 10 single on the Billboard Pop charts for over 56 weeks, the results were history-making as nobody had before taken an R&B song from an indie label to such heights.

    Set to deliver the Club Nouveau album "Consciousness," in the spring, and as a precursor they will release the single "That Ain't Love" in October of 2013. As well, fans can anticipate the “Club Nouveau Greatest Hits” project in the fall of 2014; offering previously unreleased versions of "Rumors" & "Thinking About You."

    Track Record of Hits
    Rumors 1986 #1 R&B (Billboard) #8 Pop (Billboard)
    Jealousy 1986 #8 R&B (Billboard)
    Situation No.9 1986 # 4 R&B (Billboard)
    Lean On Me 1987 # 1 Pop (Billboard) # 2 R&B (Billboard)
    Why You Treat Me So Bad 1987 # 2 R&B (Billboard) # 39 Pop (Billboard)
    Heavy On My Mind 1987 #42 R&B (Billboard)
    It's A Cold Cold World 1988 #34 R&B (Billboard)
    Envious 1988
    Francis 1988
    You Ain't No Friend Of Mine 1989 #12 R&B (Billboard)
    Oh Happy Day 1992 #45 R&B (Billboard)
    When Will You Come Back To Me 1992
    Let It Go 1995
    What Kind Of Love 1998

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    New video from Soul Singer/Songwriter
    Lyfe Jennings
    “Boomerang"


    Lyfe Jennings brings back the true essence of, and fire in R&B music with his new hit single “Boomerang." The video, like the song, plays up the law of karma--complete with an anti bullying message, and the vindication of an abused woman scorned; all through the justification of a seemingly harmless retaliation symbol-- a bunny. The video portrays that in Lyfe, karma always has the last say.

    "Boomerang" was directed by: Latin Legend

    Lyfe Jennings


    WATCH 'BOOMERANG' HERE
    LYFE JENNINGS
    LUCID

    (a : suffused with light : luminous
    b : translucent clear to the understanding : intelligible)
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    Mass Appeal Entertainment signed a joint venture with Lyfe and is set to release LUCID on October 8th via Ingrooves Fontana distribution.

    “Boomerang” was written by Lyfe Jennings and produced by G2G and LaShaunda “Baby Girl” Carr.

    Download “Boomerang” on iTunes HERE
    More on Lyfe Jennings:
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    Lyfe is managed by Michael "Blue" Williams of Family Tree Entertainment

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    Soul singer “Latimore Remembers Ray Charles”


    - Teams with industry veteran Henry Stone for album salute that will be released April 16th, “Hit The Road Jack” hits radio -

    Miami, FL (28 March 2013): With a booming voice untouched by time, soul singer-keyboardist Latimore unleashes his gravely blues vocals to pay tribute to legend Ray Charles on “Latimore Remembers Ray Charles,” his 25th album that will be released April 16th by Henry Stone Music. Record industry veteran Henry Stone produced the 10-song set of tunes made famous by Charles, including the sassy soulified single, “Hit The Road Jack,” which is currently receiving airplay at classic soul, blues and adult R&B radio stations.

    There is plenty of history entrenched in “Latimore Remembers Ray Charles.” Latimore and Stone first connected in the mid-60s, which led to the release of Latimore’s self-titled debut album 40 years ago on Stone’s Glades imprint. Going back further, the now 91-year-old Stone first recorded Charles in 1951 in his Miami warehouse.

    Stone recalls, "I first recorded Ray Charles in the back of my little distribution warehouse on Flagler Street after Sam Cooke introduced me to him at the Mary Elizabeth Hotel in Overtown in 1951. Possessing distinctive artistry that is instantly identifiable, Latimore is a uniquely gifted artist in his own right capable of interpreting Ray’s music. This album could propel Latimore back into the national consciousness."

    Latimore’s weathered, soulful blues baritone commands the spotlight on “Latimore Remembers Ray Charles.” Like Charles, his rural Southern upbringing and churchgoing roots enhance the raw emotion poured from his impassioned vocals. You can hear the urgency in his fiery guttural growls on boisterous rockers like “Unchain My Heart,” “What’d I Say” and “I Got A Woman” and feel his vulnerability on heart-wrenching ballads such as “Drown In My Own Tears,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Crying Time.” Stone penned “St. Pete Florida Blues,” a scorching Southern fried blues joint that opens the album. Latimore preaches from the pulpit on the gospel spiritual “Hallelujah” and carves his own name onto Charles’ signature hit, “Georgia On My Mind.”

    "I always liked what Ray Charles did. When I first heard his playing, it really knocked me out. He definitely influenced me early on. It was fun paying tribute to the artist and the songs that he made famous while putting my own twist on them," says Latimore.

    Born Benjamin “Benny” Latimore in Charleston, TN, Latimore’s breakthrough single was 1973’s “Stormy Monday.” He rose to #1 the following year with “Let’s Straighten It Out” and cemented his presence in the R&B top 10 with “Somethin’ ‘Bout ‘Cha” and “Keep The Home Fire Burning,” all of which were released on Stone’s Dade and Glades labels. To date, Latimore has released 24 albums and charted 12 singles. His considerable keyboard skills graced multimillion-selling hits on Stone’s TK Records label such as Betty Wright’s “Cleanup Woman,” Gwen McRae’s “Rockin’ Chair,” and Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love.” More recently, he played on three albums by blue-eyed soul singer Joss Stone – her 2003 debut “The Soul Sessions,” the 2004 follow-up “Mind, Body & Soul” and 2011’s “LP1.” Additional information about Latimore is available at www.henrystonemusic.com.

    “Latimore Remembers Ray Charles” contains the following songs:

    “St. Pete Florida Blues”
    “Unchain My Heart”
    “Hit The Road Jack”
    “What’d I Say”
    “Georgia On My Mind”
    “Drown In My Own Tears”
    “I Got A Woman”
    “Hallelujah”
    “I Can’t Stop Loving You”
    “Crying Time”

    About Henry Stone Music
    Henry Stone Music is the Miami, FL-based record label and catalogue presided over by Henry Stone, a pioneering record man who has been at the forefront of musical tastes and trends decade after decade for more than 60 years. One of the first to record Ray Charles, Stone worked closely with James Brown for many years. His various record labels, including Alston, Brownstone, Cat, Chart, Dade, Dash, Glades, Glory, Hot Productions, Marlin, Rockin’, TK and Weird World, were formative in the creation of the Miami Sound, Southern Soul, Disco, and Miami Bass with roots firmly planted in R&B, blues and gospel. TK Records was arguably disco’s most successful label, which amassed more than 20 gold and platinum albums and catapulted the careers of KC & The Sunshine Band, Peter Brown, Foxy, Anita Ward, George McRae, Gwen McRae, Bobby Caldwell, and Betty Wright. Music from the vast Henry Stone Music catalogue is frequently licensed for use in motion picture and television soundtracks and commercials. For more information, please visit www.henrystonemusic.com.

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    Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar


    - Mary Wells helped define Motown’s emerging sound in the 1960s, preparing the stage for many female Motown vocalists -

    on the spot. In the years that followed, Wells would become Motown’s first solo superstar. While The Supremes were still picking up jobs as backup singers, Wells’s signature hit, “My Guy,” was topping the charts—even briefly surpassing The Beatles—becoming one of the first Motown songs to cross the color line into mainstream popularity.

    However, the same spirited self-determination that brought Wells fame would also inspire her to leave Motown at age 21— and spend the rest of her life fighting to get back to the top.

    Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar
    In the first book ever written about Motown’s original superstar, Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar (Chicago Review Press, November 2012), author Peter Benjaminson delves deep into her rapid rise and long fall as a recording artist, her spectacular romantic and family life and her Motown hits that charmed the world. Based in part on four hours of previously unreleased deathbed interviews with Wells, Mary Wells reveals the incredibly turbulent life of one of the most important figures in early Motown history.

    Growing up in a rundown Detroit neighborhood, Wells went on to make a string of hit singles under Motown—including “Two Lovers” and the Grammy-nominated “You Beat Me to the Punch”—composed mainly by Smokey Robinson. At the peak of her fame, she recorded a duet with rising star Marvin Gaye and toured in the UK with The Beatles, who became captivated by the soulful young singer. After merely four years, however, Wells had come to consider herself hard-done by the company that had plucked her from obscurity. In a move that would reveal for the first time that all was not sweetness and light at America’s first major black-owned music company, Wells broke her contract and left Motown.

    Even without Motown backing her, Wells had a ferocious belief in her own talent, and she never stopped performing. Mary Wells tells of her life on the road as “Queen of the Oldies,” etching out a living on her voice alone, rather than on records or royalties. Having interviewed Wells’s friends, lovers and husbands, author Peter Benjaminson also shares the never-before-revealed details of the violence in her life, her abuse of drugs and alcohol and her romantic entanglements with several singers and songwriters, including two of the well-known Womack brothers. At the end of her life, Wells fell victim to throat cancer and spent her last few months testifying before the US Congress about the need to continue funding anti-cancer research.

    Mary Wells helped define Motown’s emerging sound in the 1960s, preparing the stage for many female Motown vocalists. In Mary Wells, the first complete account of the singer’s life, Peter Benjaminson re-introduces Wells in all her glamour.

    http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Wells-Tumultuous-Motowns-Superstar/dp/1569762481

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    Official Site of Trumpeter Carlos Redman who has grown into one of the most prolific experimental trumpeters of the modern world. Blending a sultry combination of Jazz, Hiphop, R&B, Rock and Classical genres, he continues to defy boudaries as he is often drawn in comparision to another Detroiter, Donald Byrd.

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  76. Soulsville...
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