Showing posts with label Soul. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soul. Show all posts

9/03/2020

PeacockSunrise Records Announces the Fall Release of 'Delta Tales', an Album by Sun King Rising


Sun King Rising's debut album, Delta Tales, will be released this Fall on CD, vinyl, and leading download and streaming sites. Sun King Rising is the professional moniker of singer/songwriter/piano player John Blangero who hails from Port Isabel, Texas. PeacockSunrise Records is the Americana/Rock label spinoff of Nick Katona’s successful Progressive Rock label, Melodic Revolution. The album is produced by New York-based producer, Steven “Ace” Acker.

“Blangero is steeped in the traditions of southern rock and country soul,” said Katona. “His primary influences on this record are the arrangements, vocal stylings, and big band vibe of Leon Russell and Joe Cocker. We are excited to have him as an artist.”

Blangero’s songs are filled with memorable hooks, rocking piano, driving rhythms, a powerful horn section, and soulful female background singers a la’ Ray Charles’ Raelettes.

“I’ve been wanting to do a solo Americana/southern soul/classic rock type of album for many years,” Blangero said. “I love the music of Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Dan Penn, and others and I wanted to capture some of that vibe in my own writing. So, I started writing and recording solo demos of songs like Let There Be LightDown the Delta RoadDrive Me to NashvilleIn A State of Grace, and Love Turns Grey.

“After hearing these demos on my ReverbNation channel, Nick contacted me,” Blangero recalled. “He told me ‘OMG, you have got to release these songs on my label.

“Melodic Revolution is a successful Prog Rock label, but to accommodate my style of music he launched a new imprint, which he called PeacockSunrise. I felt that Nick had the experience and knowledge to take Delta Tales to market successfully, so I signed with the label.”

Acker was the co-founder and guitarist of 1970’s MCA recording artists, LAW. He has since served as producer for various artists and projects in New York, Pittsburgh, Ohio, Nashville, and Jackson, MS and has been affiliated with SST Studios in Weehawken, NJ since 2007. “I’ve been a fan of Ace’s work since his early days with LAW,” Blangero said. “I felt he was a perfect choice for this project.”

The recording of Delta Tales was a fascinating task, spanning four months, from January 2020 to mid-May. The Coronavirus shutdown in April forced Blangero and Acker to complete the production remotely with players and singers recording in several different studios across the country rather than recording additional live, full-band studio sessions.

Said Blangero, “It was a logistical challenge, but Ace did a great job organizing the players and the sessions. I am proud of this record. We captured the magic that I’ve always heard in my head with great background singers, classic horn parts, tight rhythm sections, killer guitar, funky keys, and my own acoustic piano parts. It sounds like it could have been recorded in the early 70s, which is the vibe I was going for.”

In addition to his work as recording artist, Blangero is also an internationally renowned genetic scientist at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, for whom he continued to work while recording Delta Tales. You might aptly call his music, then, “The Genetics of Soul.”

Watch Sun King Rising's new video for “The Snake”:


Blangero’s prodigious gifts revealed themselves when he started taking piano lessons at the age five in his hometown of New Castle, Pennsylvania. Five years later, he had absorbed not only the fundamentals of classical music, but also gospel and rock music. He joined his first rock band at 14 and was soon composing and singing his own music.

Apprenticeships in a series of area bands culminated in the formation of his own original band, called Harlequin. By then his music had evolved into a combination of prog rock and glam, presented with all the theatrics such music generally entails. Harlequin retained regional popularity throughout the fertile Pennsylvania/Ohio/West Virginia market.

At the height of the band’s popularity, though, he gave up music to obtain his Ph.D. in biomedical research. During his twenty-year hiatus from music, he ascended to rock star stature in the international scientific community. But the musical beast within him could not be stilled forever. Playing casually with blues bands in San Antonio revived that beast and rekindled Blangero’s creative spark.

In closing, Blangero said, “I tried to capture my southern soul on this album. I hope that the overall message it conveys is one of positivity, especially in these dark times.  I think we have put together strong songs that will make people tap their feet and sing along, too! For me, the song is everything.”



To pre-order Sun King Rising's Delta Tales: https://sunkingrising.bandcamp.com

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1/31/2020

Blues/Soul Review: Billy Price-Dog Eat Dog

Release Date: August 2, 2019

Label:  Gulf Coast Records



Living Soul Blues legend, Billy Price and the Billy Price Band are back with their second album in as many years. Put Billy Price on your list of seasoned musicians who save their best work for last and refuse to go gentle into that good night. After looking at the album cover featuring Mr. Price strutting down the street with a lean, mean Doberman on a leash and a first listen to these twelve tracks, you’ll realize this man has found artistic liberty born from nothing left to prove and nothing left to lose. 

Collaborating with producer Kid Andersen and longtime guitarist Mike Zito, Billy Price’s Dog Eat Dog is destined to follow the path of 2018’s Reckoning and end up on many yearly “best-of” lists. 


With Anderson’s signature sharp and choppy blues guitar licks, The Billy Price Band has the blues covered. Add a blend of measured horns and a deep bass groove to the mix, and the vibe takes a turn to jazz and funk. Price’s soulful voice guides the listener to another place altogether. The end result is a sound that will feel familiar, yet not derived, well-crafted, and comfortable, yet not clichĂ©’. 


In several of the finer moments on Dog Eat Dog, the guitar pierces a note which fills the air like a car slamming on its brakes. Then, he allows the listener to catch their breath, before pulling forward with a soulful riff and slow-riding through the city streets.   

On songs such as “Lose My Number” and “My Love Will Never Die,” Billy Price resists the urge to step in front of the groove. Instead, he knows he’s in the thick of it and rides it to its natural conclusion. “Same Old Heartaches” combines the soul, blues, and jazz elements with smoothest of smooth harmonies reminiscent of the Temptations or Spinners. 

Like many excellent records, it is difficult to put a label on it. Dog Eat Dog is no exception. Call it Blues, call it soul, call it R&B. I prefer to call it a damn good record.  

Tom Endyke | Guitar & Pen | MuzikMan.net Staff

January 28, 2019

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Tracks:

01. Working on Your Chain Gang
02. Lose My Number
03. We’re in Love
04. Dog Eat Dog
05. My Love Will Never Die
06. All Night Long Cafe
07. Walk Back In
08. Toxicity
09. Remnants
10. Same Old Heartaches
11. More than I Needed
12. You Gotta Leave





11/15/2019

Sly Stone's Earliest Recordings and Ultra-Rare Singles "Sly Before The Family Stone"


With the Viscaynes - rare early doo-wop and gospel recordings

Sly Stone's earliest recordings and ultra-rare singles “Sly Before The Family Stone” is now available! Featuring rare early doo-wop and gospel recordings with the Viscaynes. The album is released on CD and Limited Edition of 200 blue vinyl on 180 gram audiophile quality pressing!

Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, it was pivotal in the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music. It's core line-up was led by singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone, and included Stone's brother and singer/guitarist Freddie Stone, sister and singer/keyboardist Rose Stone, trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, drummer Greg Errico, saxophonist Jerry Martini, and bassist Larry Graham. It was the first major American rock group to have a racially integrated, male and female lineup.

Track Listings
  1. Honest
  2. In the Still of the Night
  3. Searchin'
  4. Don't Say I Didn't Warn You
  5. Ain't That Lovin' You Babe
  6. Swim
  7. Every Dog Has His Day
  8. Suki Suki Part One
  9. Suki Suki Part Two
  10. Seventh Sun
  11. Nerves
  12. I Can't Turn You Loose
  13. Take My Advice
  14. Watermelon Man
  15. I Ain't Got Nobody
  16. If You Were Blue
  17. Rock Dirge
  18. Hi Love
  19. Life of Fortune and Fame

To Order:
US - https://www.amazon.com/Sly-Before-Family-Stone/dp/B07SZBJZLC/ref=sr_1_1
Europe - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sly-Before-Family-Stone/dp/B07SZBJZLC/ref=pd_ybh_a_1

Limited Edition of 200 Blue vinyl on 180 gram audiophile quality pressing:
https://www.diggersfactory.com/vinyl/227079/sly-stone-sly-before-the-family-stone

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6/12/2019

Detroit Music Legend MITCH RYDER Reimagines 14 Soul & Rock Classics With The Help Of An All-Star Cast Of Friends!


Featuring guest appearances by Cherie Currie, James Williamson, Wayne Kramer, Brian Auger, Sylvain Sylvain, Walter Lure, Arthur Adams, Big Joe Louis & others!

Los Angeles, CA - After wowing audiences with a rollicking Christmas-themed release at the close of 2018, the icon of Detroit rock and soul, Mitch Ryder, returns with this superb collection of all-new recordings - Detroit Breakout! The album celebrates both the music of Detroit as well as the classic, timeless songs of Ryder’s generation. From a smokin’ new version of Ryder’s own blockbuster hit single “Devil With A Blue Dress On” to The Capitols’ “Cool Jerk” to Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay, Detroit Breakout! has something for every true rock n’ roller including special guest performances by fellow Motor City alumni James Williamson of The Stooges and Wayne Kramer of MC5 as well as blues legends Joe Louis Walker and Arthur Adams PLUS the New York Dolls' Sylvain Sylvain, The Runaways' Cherie Currie, daughter of B.B. King, Shirley King and more!

Many of the guests who contributed to the project sang the praises of both Ryder and the project as a whole:

“I love Mitch Ryder and I love ‘Devil With A Blue Dress On.’ Always one of my favorite songs. I had fun playing on the track. The finished version with Mitch sounds really current. Wow…just killer!" - James Williamson (The Stooges)

“I’ve been smitten with Mitch Ryder since I first heard ‘Devil With A Blue Dress On.’ When asked if I’d like to back this legend? Heck! I’ve worked all my life for this!” - Cherie Currie (The Runaways)

“[Mitch Ryder] is among the greatest soul singers of our generation and the opportunity to play guitar on his version of ‘Cool Jerk’ is a distinct honor for me. It's one of the greatest songs in recording history. Perfect in every way. I count this as a high-point in my career.” - Wayne Kramer (The MC5)

“‘Dirty Water’ is such a garage classic. It’s the kind of music I’d listen to all the time as a kid and played in my earliest bands. Mitch’s vocals kicked ass and I really like how my guitar part turned out. I could play this kind of music all day long.” - Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls)

“It’s always a dream come true when you get an opportunity to be part of a project with one of your heroes!! I find myself in that situation, performing with Mitch Ryder.” - Joe Louis Walker

“This has been an incredible experience for me. Mitch Ryder was one of my favorite singers/bands growing up and he greatly influenced my tastes in music His songs were almost Punk before it ever existed. I feel incredibly lucky just to be a small part of his new album and I love it that he’s still doing this stuff to this day. He’s even older than me and still at it. Hope it lasts forever!” - Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers)

“I felt absolutely chuffed to be asked to play on Mitch Ryders’ cover of ‘Have Love Will Travel.’ Upon listening to his awesome vocals, I was truly inspired to get my amp up to Warp 16 and let ‘er rip—so much FUN. Thanks for having me on board, Mitch!” - Paul Rudolph (The Pink Fairies/Hawkwind)

Detroit Breakout! will be available everywhere starting June 14 on CD in a special digipak, on a limited edition RED vinyl pressing, and on digital!

Track List:
1. Devil With A Blue Dress feat. James Williamson
2. Cool Jerk feat. Wayne Kramer & Brian Auger
3. Dirty Water feat. Sylvain Sylvain
4. Turn Back The Hands Of Time feat. Shirley King
5. Have Love, Will Travel feat. Paul Rudolph
6. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone feat. Walter Lure
7. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) feat. Cherie Currie
8. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay feat. Arthur Adams
9. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) feat. Lee Oskar
10. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown feat. Joe Louis Walker
11. You Send Me feat. Linda Gail Lewis
12. Twistin’ The Night Away feat. Joe Louis Walker
13. If I Had A Hammer feat. Linda Gail Lewis
14. Shout feat. Linda Gail Lewis

Buy the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/mitch-ryder-detroit-breakout-cd/
Buy the vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/mitch-ryder-detroit-breakout-limited-edition-red-vinyl/
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Los Angeles CA 90025
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11/22/2018

Hall & Oates Band Member, Multi-Instrumentalist Eliot Lewis Releases Debut Album "Adventure"


Singer, Songwriter & Multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis is a key member of the the Daryl Hall & John Oates band and one of the original featured musicians on MTV's “Live From Daryl's House”

Eliot Lewis is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist as well as being a key member of the the Daryl Hall & John Oates band. Eliot is also one of the original featured musicians on MTV's “Live From Daryl's House.” His contributions stand out on some of the best moments from the show including performances with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren,Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb Mo, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw and many, many others. Earlier in his career Eliot spent several years as a key member of the The Average White Band. Eliot toured, wrote and also produced several songs for the Scottish soul band.

“Eliot is a musician who can do it all, great singer, songwriter and guitarist. He rocks and he's got soul. No one does it quite like him” - Daryl Hall 

In 2016 Eliot signed an exclusive recording partnership with The SoNo Recording Group. His first release, entitled “Adventure,” is a collection of eleven new recordings; ten originals written, performed, and produced by Eliot and one cover of the Bad Company classic, “Ready For Love.”

Says Eliot, “My goal with this record is to try to present a record that comes from the place that first inspired me, the kind of classic stripped down rock & soul before all the slick production with auto tuning became so common place”

“Adventure” was released on CD, digital download, and streaming on October 28th world-wide vis SRG Records / The ILS Group / Universal Music Group.

Having mastered four instruments over the course of his career; guitar, keyboard, bass and drums, Eliot Lewis blazed his own trail as a solo artist sharing his distinctive brand of rock & soul through solo releases and hundreds of solo tour dates all over the world. Eliot's songs come from the inside out. “I think the main inspiration for any of my records is to convey these little slices of life, most of my songs are written about my own experiences and situations”.

There are many who shaped Eliot's music and writing. “As a guitar player, definitely Jeff Beck who I've been listening to all my life, as well as Billy Gibbons who I had the great fortune of working with recently, and Peter Frampton who I actually jammed with when I was 14 yrs old. I had the amazing experience of meeting and seeing many influential artists when I was a kid mainly at Madison Square Garden in New York City. A place I just played with Hall & Oates which was a lifetime dream. One of the first writers to inspire me to write songs was Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, another favorite band of mine that I just worked with on Live From Daryl's House.”

Along with recording a select set of episodes for “Live From Daryl's House,” Eliot is currently working on his next album slated for release the first half of 2019, along with a tour. “An Evening with Multi Instrumentalist Eliot Lewis” consists of very unique performances where he plays all instruments on stage!

In closing Eliot has this to impart, “Life is an Adventure, I want to share mine with you on tour soon because, we're in it together.”

For more information: www.eliotlewis.com

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10/18/2018

Take A Ride This Christmas With Rock/Soul Legend MITCH RYDER On His First Ever Holiday Album!


Los Angeles, CA - Of the many gifts given to the world by the Detroit music scene, from the compositions of Duke Ellington to the raw punk power of The Stooges and current Hall Of Fame nominees The MC5, one of the most enduring has been the unforgettable voice of Mitch Ryder. Whether performing with or without his Detroit Wheels, Ryder has been one of the most dominant figures in the Motor City’s bountiful music scene for the last 4 decades, stuffing the world’s musical stockings with such sweet hits as “Devil With A Blue Dress On,” “Jenny (Take A Ride)” and lots more! This year he proudly presents a collection of brand new recordings to celebrate the spirit and soul of Christmas, called Christmas (Take A Ride), which finds the blue-eyed crooner offering fresh takes on holiday classics made famous by Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, and Bruce Springsteen along with seasonal favorites “Let It Snow,” “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and more! Christmas (Take A Ride) will be available on both CD and digital starting October 26 via Goldenlane Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc.

Also be sure to watch for a new album from Ryder featuring very special guest appearances by James Williamson (The Stooges), Sylvain Sylvain (NY Dolls), Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers), Joe Louis Walker, Brian Auger and more!

Track List:
1. What Christmas Means To Me
2. Blue Christmas
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
4. Someday At Christmas
5. Jingle Bell Rock
6. Santa Claus
7. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
8. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
9. Sleigh Ride
10. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
11. Let It Snow
12. Put A Little Love In Your Heart

Buy the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/mitch-ryder-christmas-take-a-ride-cd/
Buy the digital: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/christmas-take-a-ride/1438765132

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7/24/2018

The Box Tops To Be Featured On German TV Special


Memphis blue eyed soul legends, THE BOX TOPS, will be a featured act on Gottschalk's “1968” TV special on September 6, in HAMBURG GERMANY. Hosted by well known German presenter Thomas Gottschalk, THE BOX TOPS will perform their worldwide megahit, THE LETTER. Also scheduled for the show, folk rock icon, DONOVAN, and PETER FONDA, star of the ultimate hippie generation culture film, EASY RIDER.

Since re-forming just 2 ½ years ago, THE BOX TOPS have performed to tens of thousands of fans all across America, and have ascended to the top echelon of their genre. They were featured artists on 2017's HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR, and played on the sold out CONCERTS AT SEA in 2018. They are also slated to play two shows on the already sold out FLOWER POWER CRUISE in 2019. In late 2017, the band signed to Paradise Artists, one of America's premier booking agencies, to handle their engagements exclusively.

In late 2015, original founding members BILL CUNNINGHAM and GARY TALLEY teamed with veteran industry musician/manager RICK LEVY and two top professional musician friends to explore live show potential. In 2016, they hit the road, performing at casinos, fairs, clubs, performing arts centers, and festivals. The show, augmented by Cunningham's chart arrangements and a horn section, features hits from THE BOX TOPS' catalogue, including THE LETTER, CRY LIKE A BABY, SOUL DEEP,  NEON RAINBOW,  SWEET CREAM LADIES (forward march) and CHOO CHOO TRAIN, plus album cuts and special tributes to Memphis artists. Historical video footage and personal stories of the '60s Memphis scene make the BOX TOPS show a HIP music history experience. THE BOX TOPS are also part of the AMERICAN POP SHOW, with favorites, The Buckinghams and The Grass Roots.

Upcoming shows:
August 3 - CAFÉ WHA? - New York City
August 4 - DARYL’S HOUSE CLUB - Pawling, NY
August 8 - CAPE MAY CONVENTION HALL - Cape May, NJ
August 25 - KOOL DEADWOOD NIGHTS - Deadwood SD
September 6 - GOTTSCHALK'S “1968” television show. Hamburg, Germany

For more information: 
www.boxtops.com
www.facebook.com/Box-Tops-141531413031/
instagram: theboxtopsband

Booking: Paradise Artists/Bob Birk bob@paradiseartists.com (805) 646-8433
Management: Rick Levy Management/Rick Levy levy17@bellsouth.net (904) 806-0817
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7/11/2018

Internationally Acclaimed Soul Artist CORNELL "CC" CARTER to Release His Highly Anticipated New Album ONE LOVE


San Francisco, CA – Cornell “CC” Carter has been gracing stages and entertaining thousands of fans with his signature sound around the world for many years. He is known for his phenomenal stage presence, his high-powered audience engagement, and his extraordinary and dynamic vocal skills. CC is now set to unleash his highly anticipated new album titled ONE LOVE. The CD will release worldwide on August 3, 2018, two weeks ahead of the digital release on August 17, 2018.

The first Single from the album, “That Feelin’,” was released on April 27, 2018 and has been #1 on all significant Soul Charts in the UK. CC achieved what has been called the elusive “Hat Trick” (#1 on All 3 Soul Charts at the same time) which no other artist has ever accomplished! ONE LOVE has a variety of outstanding Producers on its roster such as Morgan Howell (Soulpersona, UK), Brian BrazielDavid Council, and Kirk Crumpler. Cornell says, “ONE LOVE is a message of Oneness with the planet and each other and allowing Love and Music to be our guide to a better world!”

Cornell’s strong love for music developed when he was a young man growing up in a San Francisco home chock full of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, and Gospel, which has been the inspiration for his creativity and songwriting. He co-wrote and produced his internationally acclaimed 2016 album In The Moment with co-producer Kirk “KC” Crumpler, who has produced various award-winning artists. A collection of 13 diverse tracks spanning R&B, Funk, and heart-piercing Soul numbers, In The Moment is a mix of the past and present, featuring solid classics and contemporary chart-toppers. CC performed all lead and background vocals on the entire album and was also instrumental in the music’s production.

Following the release of In The Moment, Cornell was able to collaborate with other producers (DJ SpenBoogie Back) and put out several highly acclaimed remixes which have received great reviews in the US and Europe. On May 19, 2017, Cornell released Vindicated Soul, a remarkable collection of soulful covers of artists including Marvin GayeAl Green, and Willie Hutch. Vindicated Soul also includes a remix of the classic CC original track “Where Do We Go.” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NNT7rrkE-k)

CC has had many once in a lifetime musical experiences to draw from, but two of the highest points of his career so far has been sharing the stage as an opening act for the late great Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and the legendary Ray Charles. In addition to his various headline performances, he has also opened for other household name brand artists such as The WhispersThe TemptationsNatalie Cole, and Kool and The Gang. As part of Narada Michael Walden’s all-star band, which performs at various NMW Foundation events, he has shared the stage with other renowned world-class artists such as Neil Schon (Journey), Dionne WarwickRonnie Spector, and many other legendary performers!

Throughout the years, CC has appeared on many albums, and he continues to be one of the most in-demand session vocalists in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was honored to perform with world-renowned, multi-platinum guitarist Carlos Santana, providing vocals on two tracks that appeared on Santana IV and on Santana’s latest album with the legendary Ron Isley. His experience and professionalism have made him an A-list vocalist for Tarpan Studios, appearing on many tracks with Grammy and Emmy Award winning producer Narada Michael Walden. He also contributed vocals on various Tarpan artist releases, including Jennifer Saran’s new albums Merry Christmas, You Are Loved and Walk With Me, and many others.

CC loves to share his talents with aspiring artists and veteran performers alike. He established CDC Productions, his own production and record company geared toward assisting these artists to follow their dreams while also teaching them about the time and dedication it takes to reach their goals. Cornell has been involved with many charities and non-profits over the past few years, and his vision is to continue to uplift and engage people all around the world with Music and with One Love.

For more information about ONE LOVE or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via:  www.cc2000music.com or https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/

To Pre-Order ONE LOVE on digital services please visit:  http://smarturl.it/CConelove

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5/15/2018

Motown Songwriting Legend LAMONT DOZIER Reclaims His Most Iconic Hits Feat. Todd Rundgren, Graham Nash & Others


Includes performances by Graham Nash, Todd Rundgren, Sir Cliff Richard, Marc Cohn, Gregory Porter, Lee Ann Womack, and more!

Los Angeles, CA - You may not know his name, but you most certainly know his songs. As one third of Holland/Dozier/Holland, perhaps the greatest songwriting trio of all time, Lamont Dozier is responsible for such timeless classics as “Stop In The Name Of Love,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” “Nowhere To Run,” “You Keep Me Hanging On,” just to name a few! These megahits changed the face of music forever, jumpstarting the careers of The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas, The Isley Brothers and many more figures who defined the Motown Era of pop music.

Now, Lamont Dozier has gifted the world with a brand new project that reimagines these treasured classics using acoustic guitar, resonating piano and sparse arrangements, brought together by producer Fred Mollin to create a moving experience for audiences of every generation. Reimagination packs an enormous emotional wallop as Dozier, now several decades older and more mature as an artist, revisits his masterpieces with both reverence and affection. These new semi-unplugged arrangements bring out new depths of feeling and tenderness that audiences will immediately identify with and serve as a reminder of Dozier’s unparalleled talent as a songwriter. Indeed, one need look no further for proof of the universality of Dozier’s genius than the stellar guest artists who have lined up to lend their own unique voices to this project from Grammy-award winning singer Gregory Porter to rock icon Todd Rundgren, and from British pop idol Sir Cliff Richard to country superstar Le Ann Womack.

Producer Mollin summarizes the sentiments of many involved with the project, stating “I will never produce a more historic project, and I know how deep the music will resonate. Lamont and his music were critically important to the rise and continued success of Motown. It is a known fact that Motown changed the world along with the Beatles.”

Classic rock legend Graham Nash, of Crosby, Stills & Nash, offers this about the project, “When Fred Mollin asked me if I was interested in singing harmony on Lamont’s album, I just couldn’t wait. My former band, The Hollies, recorded ‘Stop In The Name Of Love’ in the early ‘80s and it was my absolute pleasure to be able to work with such an incredible writer. Well done, Lamont!”

And finally, Dozier himself is clearly struck by the significance of these recordings and how fans will react, saying “Who knew that after all these years that these songs would be revisited again in this form? We’re just having a ball with it and, we think that the audience and the fans of this music will get a kick out of it as well.”

Watch this exclusive behind-the-scenes video of the recording for Reimagination here: https://youtu.be/GyF6GSu9Os0

Track List:
1. Supremes Medley: Where Did Our Love Go / Stop In The Name Of Love / Come See About Me / Baby Love feat. Graham Nash
2. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) feat. Gregory Porter
3. Reach Out, I'll Be There
4. Baby I Need Your Loving feat. Lee Ann Womack
5. Bernadette
6. This Old Heart Of Mine / My World Is Empty Without You feat. Sir Cliff Richard
7. Heat Wave / Nowhere To Run feat. Jo Harman
8. In My Lonely Room feat. Todd Rundgren
9. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) feat. Marc Cohn
10. You Keep Me Hanging On feat. Rumer
11. Reflections feat. Justin Currie
12. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
BONUS TRACK
13. Reach Out, I'll Be There (Duet Version with Jo Harman)

Buy the CD: https://www.amazon.com/Reimagination-Lamont-Dozier/dp/B07CCZY32J
Buy the digital version: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/reimagination/1380677059?app=itunes&at=1000lt9k

Press inquiries:
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PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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8/19/2017

Concert Review: Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes In Concert At The Colonial Theater
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
August 17, 2017

I have one word for the concert I saw last night, FANTASTIC! Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes worked up the capacity crowd at the Colonial Theater in the Berkshires to a dancing frenzy. Part of my process of observation is watching the reaction of the crowd or certain interesting individuals at concerts. In this case, entire sections of people were standing up and dancing last night. I have been to many concerts at this gorgeous venue and have never witnessed that. It was a lot of fun.

I remember this band from back in the 70s and I know they never made it big like the acts they influenced, namely Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. They decided to stick to their guns and not cooperate with record labels and slick executives in suits. Just before the end of the show I stepped out to the merch table to buy their new release on vinyl, which is their first recording in 5 years. I spoke to the gent behind the table who happened to be Johnny’s life time friend. He told me Johnny never wanted to sell out and please the labels so they carried on and made the music they loved. So here we are still listening to his music and enjoying their shows.

The show started right on time and they played for a solid 2.5 hours and a lot of time segued right into the next song. The energy Johnny has is amazing for someone nearly 70 years old. He is an inspiration and a joy to watch. Usually when the music comes on the sound system the concert is over, well this was a false alarm. I think Johnny was inspired by the love and energy he was getting in return from the audience as he played another 4 songs for an encore!

The music of Southside Johnny and his Asbury Jukes is a combination of rock, blues and soul. His vocal style is perfect for the music. He has a rough whiskey edge the puts a certain emphasis on the words for each song. 

A bonus to the band’s full sound is the amazing horn section. There is trumpet, trombone and saxophone. All three get a chance to strut their stuff separately at the front of the stage and together as well. Johnny would step to either side of the stage and grab a mic to finish out a song and let his boys cut lose.

 

Special nods go to the guitar player Glenn Alexander and the keyboard man Jeff Kazee, who has an amazing voice. When he would sing solo or with Johnny it was a treat for everyone’s ears. The band also did a really good job with some cover tunes like the Stone’s “Time Waits For No One.” This the true test of a great band. To take another band’s classic songs and make it their own while it remains very recognizable to your audience, that is something special. That is real talent and resilient musicianship. Speaking of musicianship, Johnny can play that harmonica! At times, it sounded like a locomotive flying down the tracks. He was just so focused and in a groove. The man has the blues in his soul and that is a fact!

I must not forget all the entertainment value that was on display. Johnny can tell a story and he is very humorous. Keeping it light is right in line with all the upbeat and energetic music they present. All around it was a great night for everyone. For me, The Colonial is my destination to go hear all the great bands I know and remember. They have consistently presented great shows ever since the venue reopened after the renovation. I do not see any end to that thank the Lord!

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
August 19, 2017

7/27/2017

Rock-Pop Review: The Isley Brothers - Santana-Power of Peace

Release Date: July 28, 2017
Label: Sony Legacy

I have been waiting for another great Santana release.  One that shook me to the core and moved my soul. Well it has arrived!  Who would have imagined Carlos, Ron and Ernie Isley and their family members would do this? Not to mention a host of other outstanding musicians, would come together to present all these classic songs on one album?


Power of Peace will arrive for all you rock and pop fans just chomping at the bit for some real music. I’m talking about music that has a fire in its belly ready to inspire you and put a smile on your face that will last all day long.


Santana is still cooking right along. His guitar doesn’t gently weep, it screams “Hear me now people!” This is the Power of Peace and how two musical brothers came together to create a powerhouse of music. So “Are You Ready” to join in this celebration of life, love, peace and music?


Typical of Santana is take all the genres and stir it all up to make simmering versions of every track. He expertly takes rock, blues, jazz, pop and soul and makes it his own. The impeccable musicianship is evident throughout this album. And what can be said about Ron Isley? He is a young 76 at this point in his incredible and iconic career. What a phenomenal performance from these musical giants.

These kinds of collaborations do not always work however these two gents have a deep abiding respect for each other and that is felt in the music. I even heard some rap in Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” that I enjoyed, it just fit so well. I simply do not care for rap but this was so well done and mixed nicely with the pace of the song. The fact that it is one many classics from a legend did not hurt either.

For fans that are old enough to reminisce about listening to the AM radio in the summer either at work or play will listen to this music with great joy. This is a reminder of our past and that some of the artists still making music know better than anyone else how to get the message over to the masses. On flip side there is an entirely new generation waiting to discover this great music and start digging into the back catalogs of the Isley’s and Santana.

The people involved in this project are serving as the delivery vehicle and the music itself, Power of Peace, is the ambassador we all need to listen to.

“Body Talk” is sensuous and smooth. It is one of the best tracks on the album. It is soulful, full of rhythm and snakebite guitar riffs from Carlos. And the amazing “Gypsy Woman”(By Bryan Brian Hyland) is a real slow burner as Ron and Carlos make it sound like a new hit born to rule the soul and R&B charts. I first heard that song on K-Tel’s 20 Power Hits Vol. 2 (the first LP I ever bought with my own money). And speaking of burning up…Willie Dixon’s all-time blues classic “I Just Want to Make Love to You” is on fire! Carlos just cuts loose like only he can, he guitar is crying the blues but is it ever so sweet. This is a killer track.

After my third listen it really hit home. I put myself in a room by myself and absorbed it all, every note.

Power of Peace is a great achievement. For the Isley’s and Santana it is a dream come true and now it is for us as well. If you are listening to latest hits on the radio, online or on iTunes etc. and you say to yourself “They just don’t make music like this anymore,” after hearing this, then you would be right! Give this music a few spins and it will restore your faith in human race, so listen often. ”Mercy Mercy Me” indeed.

5/5 Stars

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
July 26, 2017
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Tracks: 
01. Are You Ready
02. Total Destruction to Your Mind
03. Higher Ground
04. God Bless the Child
05. I Remember
06. Body Talk
07. Gypsy Woman
08. I Just Want to Make Love to You
09.  Love, Peace, Happiness
10. What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love
11. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
12. Let the Rain Fall On Me
13. Let There Be Peace On Earth

4/08/2017

The Box Tops Celebrate 50th Anniversary as Part of Happy Together Tour 2017!


Memphis blue eyed soul legend THE BOX TOPS celebrate their 50th anniversary and the release of their mega hit THE LETTER as a featured act on the HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2017. Considered the premier 60's package tour, HAPPY TOGETHER will play in almost 50 US cities between Memorial Day and Labor Day.



HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR
(Check boxtops.com for additional dates that may be added)

06/09/17 Biloxi, MS - IP Casino, Resort & Spa
06/10/17 Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall      
06/11/17 Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
06/13/17 Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
06/14/17 New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre New Jersey
06/15/17 Northampton, MA - Calvin Theater
06/16/17 Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre At Westbury
06/17/17 Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
06/18/17 Tarrytown, NY - The Tarrytown Music Hall
06/20/17 Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Ctr.
06/21/17 Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
06/22/17 Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
06/23/17 Williamsport, PA - Community Arts Center
06/24/17 Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
06/25/17 Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
07/04/17 San Rafael, CA - Marin County Fairgrounds
07/06/17 Modesto, CA - Gallo Center For The Arts
07/07/17 Brooks, CA - Cache Creek Casino Resort
07/08/17 Salem, OR - Historic Elsinore Theatre
07/09/17 Snoqualmie, WA - Snoqualmie Casino
07/12/17 Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
07/13/17 Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
07/14/17 Santa Ynez, CA - Chumash Casino
07/15/17 Beverly Hills, CA - Saban Theatre
07/16/17 Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre
07/19/17 San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
07/21/17 Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
07/22/17 Las Vegas, NV - Cannery Casino Hotel
08/04/17 Danbury, CT - Ives Concert Park
08/05/17 Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
08/06/17 Boston, MA - The Wilbur
08/07/17 Wilmington, DE - Playhouse Theatre
08/09/17 Hamburg, NY - The Fairgrounds Event Center
08/10/17 Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion For The Perf. Arts
08/11/17 New Buffalo, MI - Four Winds Casino
08/12/17 Manistee, MI - Little River Casino Resort
08/13/17 Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
08/14/17 Indianapolis, IN - Indiana State Fairgrounds
08/16/17 Effingham, IL - Effingham Performance Center
08/17/17 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
08/18/17 Hot Springs, AR - Oaklawn Racing & Gaming
08/20/17 Mayetta, KS - Prairie Band Casino & Resort
08/22/17 Louisville, KY - Kentucky State Fairgrounds
08/23/17 Fort Wayne, IN - Foellinger Outdoor Theatre
08/24/17 Waukegan, IL - Genesee Theatre
08/25/17 Aurora, IL - Paramount Theatre
08/26/17 Mille Lacs, MN - Grand Casino Theatre

2016 was truly a remarkable year for the BOX TOPS. After a six year hiatus, original founding members BILL CUNNINGHAM AND GARY TALLEY joined up with their former manager (and musician) RICK LEVY for exploratory rehearsals in Nashville. Buoyed by keys, drums, and horn section, THE BOX TOPS took to the road in January 2016, and played concerts up and down the East Coast and the Midwest. They  were the featured act at Las Vegas' Cannery Casino Summer Kickoff Concert, which had its biggest attendance ever.

Their authentic sound, contemporary look, and raves from audiences and promoters alike brought THE BOX TOPS to the attention of the producers of the HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR. Offered a featured and co-billing spot, they accepted. As manager Levy stated, “Strategically, there is no better opportunity to be seen by so many fans, top promoters, and buyers in such a concentrated time. The HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2017 will be a fantastic opportunity for fans to sample THE BOX TOPS all across the country.”

THE BOX TOPS continue to perform select shows outside of the summer tour and field international inquiries as well. Join the BOX TOPS as they celebrate their 50th anniversary all during 2017.

Videos:
THE LETTER...live Levitt Pavilion Steel STacks. Bethlehem PA JULY 2 2016


SOUL DEEP...same live info


We Invite You To Check Out The Box Tops New Official Website: www.boxtops.com

Management
Rick Levy Management
PH: 904-806-0817
levy17@bellsouth.net   www.ricklevy.com

Worldwide Exclusive Bookings:
Mitchell Karduna, Vice President, Director of Talent Reps
Talent Consultants International Ltd (TCI)
PH: 212-730-2701 X6
mitchellkarduna@tciartists.com  
www.tciartists.com

Press inquiries: 
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9/05/2016

Sixties Music Legends The Box Tops To Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary!


Memphis, TN - The Summer of 2017 marks the legendary Memphis blue-eyed-soul group THE BOX TOPS’ 50th anniversary of the release of their worldwide #1 smash hit debut single “The Letter.”  To celebrate, they anticipate extensive touring and perhaps a new album that could include obscure never-issued tracks from their 60s heydays, with Alex Chilton. After THE LETTER, the group charted with other hits, including NEON RAINBOW, CRY LIKE A BABY, and SOUL DEEP.

In 2016, six years after the sudden death of Alex Chilton, original members BILL CUNNINGHAM (bass, keys, vocals) and GARY TALLEY (guitar, sitar, vocals) teamed with veteran music industry manager/guitarist Rick Levy to bring the Box Tops catalogue and their Memphis sound back to
waiting audiences. Audiences are delighted with the way in which the show interweaves music and stories that connect the group to the explosive and all important Memphis music scene. Levy brought the band to Talent Consultants International (TCI), now their exclusive booking agency. It’s been a great first year back, with shows in Indiana, Iowa, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and more. The band finished August with 3 successful nights at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah (home of Sundance Film Festival.)

Upcoming 2016 shows:
SEPT 17 NYCB Theatre at Westbury, New York (with Herman’s Hermits, Grassroots, Gary Lewis)
SEPT 24 Holly Springs Cultural Center, Holly Springs, North Carolina
SEPT 30 Grand Opera House, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, headlining Flower Power Weekend
OCT 29  The Casino @ Dania Beach, Dania Beach Florida
NOV 5   Savannah Center, The Villages, Florida (Vietnam Veterans Fundraiser)

Watch for future press releases as 50th anniversary activities and events develop.

Videos:
THE LETTER...live Levitt Pavilion Steel STacks. Bethlehem PA JULY 2 2016


SOUL DEEP...same live info


The Box Tops official website: www.boxtops.com

Management
Rick Levy Management
PH: 904-806-0817
levy17@bellsouth.net   www.ricklevy.com

Worldwide Exclusive Bookings:
Mitchell Karduna, Vice President, Director of Talent Reps
Talent Consultants International Ltd (TCI)
PH: 212-730-2701 X6
mitchellkarduna@tciartists.com  
www.tciartists.com

Press inquiries: 
Glass Onyon PR,
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

9/25/2015

Sixties Music Legends The Box Tops Return!


Memphis, TN - From the mid 60's into the 70's, there was no finer blue-eyed soul group than THE BOX TOPS, from Memphis, Tennessee!

Fronted by legendary singer, ALEX CHILTON, THE BOX TOPS recorded a string of hits including the worldwide #1 hit song, THE LETTER, and others including CRY LIKE A BABY, SOUL DEEP, NEON RAINBOW, CHOO CHOO TRAIN….and more.

In 1996, the original lineup of THE BOX TOPS reunited and performed worldwide until the tragic and untimely death of CHILTON in 2010. After a five year hiatus, original bassist, BILL CUNNINGHAM, and original guitarist GARY TALLEY have teamed up with veteran music industry bandleader/manager RICK LEVY to bring THE BOX TOPS music back to waiting audiences.

THE BOX TOPS show will highlight their hit records, and equally important, Memphis music of the 60s, especially some of the songs that influenced the members as young teens growing up in such a musical hotbed. The show will be complete with horns, and promises great memories and music for all.

For more information: http://www.boxtops.com/

Exclusive worldwide booking
TCI Artists/Mitchell Karduna
212-730-2701
mitchellkarduna@tciartists.com

Management
Rick Levy Mgt.
904-806-0817
rick@ricklevy.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

9/22/2015

Grammy and Emmy Award Winning Multi-Platinum Producer Narada Michael Walden To Release New Full Length Album EVOLUTION on Tarpan Records


San Rafael, CA - Tarpan Records is pleased to announce the international release of EVOLUTION the upcoming full-length album by Narada Michael Walden releasing on October 30th 2015. The albums’ first single, Billionaire On Soul Street, which was released on August 14th, 2015 and the forthcoming album represent a change of direction for Narada, one that brings him back to his roots in Dance and Club Music, Funk and Soul. The first single was, and full-length album will be released on Narada’s own imprint, Tarpan Records.

Narada Michael Walden has produced many household names including: Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Stacy Lattisaw, Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, Sister Sledge, Patti Austin, Gladys Knight, Rev Al Green, Barbra Streisand, Lionel Ritchie, Elton John, Sting, Carlos Santana, Shanice Wilson, Tevin Campbell, Lisa Fischer, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Wynonna Judd and The Temptations. He was awarded Grammys for Producer of the Year in 1988, Album of the Year for the movie soundtrack The Bodyguard in 1993 and the R&B Song of the Year in 1985 for Aretha Franklin's Freeway of Love. Billboard Magazine also named him one of the “Top Ten Producers with the Most Number One Hits”.

As impressive a production and songwriting resume as Narada Michael Walden has assembled over the past forty years, he has earned equal acclaim as a recording and performing artist in his own right. Beginning as a drummer with the pioneering Mahavishnu John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra (following Billy Cobham at 20 years old), Narada also toured with Jeff Beck, Tommy Bolin, and Weather Report. With twelve acclaimed solo albums of his own which produced Dance Hits such as I Don’t Want Nobody Else to Dance With You, I Shoulda Loved Ya, Divine Emotions, Gimme Gimme Gimme and Tonight I'm Alright along the way, he has achieved greatness in a wide range of sonic arenas. Walden’s music includes groundbreaking soundtrack work on such blockbuster films as The Bodyguard, Free Willy, Beverly Hills Cops II, 9 ½ Weeks and Stuart Little including Gladys Knight’s License to Kill for the James Bond Film, Jefferson Starship’s Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now for Mannequin to the EMMY-winning One Moment In Time, the theme to the 1988 Olympic Games.

In early February 2012, Narada Michael Walden returned from a well received 10 day stint of shows at the Blue Note in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan to perform at the White House in an all-star band for President Obama’s “Red, White and Blues” Concert with legends B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Trombone Shorty, Booker T Jones and more.

Narada enlisted some amazing musicians and performers for his band on EVOLUTION including: Nikita Germaine (Train, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, James Taylor, and Patty Austin) on Vocals, Frank Martin (Angela Bofil, John Handy Band, Tuck & Patti, Jose’ Neto, Airto & Flora, Sting & Trudie’s Rainforest Band) on Keyboards, Angeline Saris (Gretchen Menn, Zepperella) on Bass and Vocals, Matthew Charles Heulitt (Zigaboo Modaliste) on Guitars.

Narada explains about the album’s first single: “This album EVOLUTION means the world to me because it reflects my personal feeling of spirituality and that feeling renewed for life by having my children Kelly and Kaylah in my life and my wife Katie. Having children now at this time in my life really has touched my heart to feel like WOW! Look how lucky and how blessed I am by God. I used this slogan, this sentence that I got from Kimrea who works at my Tarpan Studios. Cause’ I feel so good like a Billionaire on Soul Street. “EVOLUTION is a strong statement from Narada, inspired by the “retro” sound that is so prevalent on the radio and in clubs today. The album features mostly original material and two covers; Freedom by Richie Havens and Long and Winding Road by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Tarpan Records will release Narada Michael Walden’s new album EVOLUTION internationally in October of 2015 with help from distribution and marketing powerhouse Independent Distribution Collective. This new album is a Dance masterpiece, with many flavors of Narada’s vast history mixed in.

His label, Tarpan Records is a home to both established and amazing up-and-coming artists as well. Tarpan Records specializes in artist development, full service project management, promotion, and distribution. Initially focused on Narada’s releases, the plan is to apply this business model to up and coming and established recording artists in the years to come.

Narada Michael Walden and his all-star band will perform a series of shows across the USA in the next few months in support of the release of EVOLUTION.

November 13, 2015 - The Iridium - New York, NY http://theiridium.com/
Show Times 8:30pm & 10:30pm

November 17, 2015 - The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA http://www.birchmere.com
Showtime: 7:30pm

November 21, 2015 – Reggie’s Music Joint - Chicago, IL http://www.reggieslive.com/
Show Times: 6pm & 9pm

Get the single Billionaire on Soul Street now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/billionaire-on-soul-street/id1024757144 or any other digital retailer.

For more information on Tarpan Records or any of its releases check out: www.tarpanrecords.com

Interview Requests contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR glassonyonpr@gmail.com 828-350-8158
Live Performance Bookings contact Stephan Gehrig SGENT NATION LLC stephan@sgentnation.com
Tarpan Studio Bookings contact Tarpan Studios 415-485-1999 kimrea@tarpanstudios.com
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8/24/2015

Drum Icon Carmine Appice and 60's Hitmaker Dean Parrish To Release New Digital Only EP “Northern Soul - I'm On My Way”


Los Angeles - Legendary drummer Carmine Appice and New York 60's hitmaker, vocalist Dean Parrish have reunited after 50 years to record a new 7 song EP of 60's soul music, commonly known as Northern Soul music. Aptly titled “Northern Soul - I'm On My Way”, the EP will be released on iTunes in August 2015. The duo first met when in the early 60's they played opposite of Jimi Hendrix, known at the time as Jimmy James. The band, called The BEEETS, played Stax, Motown and Altantic 60's soul. Carmine eventually went on to have major success with the likes of the Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Rod Stewart and countless other artists, while Dean pursued a solo career and had a number of hits in the UK and US. He did several Murry The K tours and performed on the Dick Clark show and other well know TV programs at the time such as Zachary Channel 11 NYC, and the Clay Cole show. Dean has performed on the same bill as Mitch Ryder, The Capitals and Lou Christie. He has recorded and toured with the likes of Jorge Santana, Paul Weller, Lord Large and the legendary Bob Marley. Dean even recorded 2 Jams with Jimi Hendrix & Eddie Kramer at Juggy  Murray's  studio NYC 1969 with the band the Rosicrucians aka Steeplechase. In the 2000's Dean was featured in a wedding scene as the Mcee on the hit show the Sopranos.

Says Carmine, “While Dean was doing those Murry the K shows and having hit singles. I was having my career with Vanilla Fudge having hit albums at around the same time....There was always a connection with me and Dean. I hooked him up with my Vanilla Fudge manager Phil Basile, and in turn Phil got two album deals for Dean with band members who were also friends of mine and dean's from 60s....it was after that that Dean cut 'I'm On My Way', which became a big hit ...but over the years me and Dean stayed in contact.”

Then in the early 2000s, Carmine and Dean reconnected again through a mutual friend Randy Pratt, harpist for Cactus and bassist for The Lizards (who have a new CD released) and Rickity. The duo began writing and recording at Randy's studio in New York, which was the start of the “Northern Soul” release. Carmine and Dean had songs they wrote and recorded in the 60's and rehashed them into what's being released today....so this EP was destined to be finished. It features re-recorded versions of the big hit “I'm On My Way”, a karaoke version, a classic mix of the song as it was in 1970's, and a modern version along with new RnB classics such as “Love's Whatcha Cooking Babe”, “Fever” and “Lonely”, all really cool old school RnB, with an old school vibe but recorded with today's sonic sound.

Says Dean, “Singing and playing guitar on this EP with Carmine was a labor of love, a feeling of togetherness that just comes with Northern Soul Music. This movement is still is very much alive today more than ever with a passion a kind of music that takes hold of you.”

Says Carmine, “Some of my favorite music was the 60's RnB and the songs on this EP with Dean singing are exactly that, 60's RNB or today known as Northern Soul. Back in the early 1960's before Vanilla Fudge, I played with Dean in a 7 piece RnB group. Dean was always great at singing this music and I and glad to being playing that music with Dean again. I enjoyed putting this music together with him!”

To purchase Carmine Appice & Dean Parrish - “Northern Soul - I'm On My Way”:
http://flyt.it/DeanParrishCarmineAppice
http://flyt.it/DeanParrishCarmineAppiceAmazon

The EP is available on iTunes and from all online Digital outlets

Official websites:
Carmine Appice
www.carmineappice.com
www.drumwars.com
www.cactusrocks.net
www.therodexperience.com

Dean Parrish
http://www.deanparrish.com/deanparrishcom.html
https://www.facebook.com/dean.parrish.5/about

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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