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Tastierista, arrangiatore e superbo interprete dalla voce profonda e sensuale, Latimore è emerso dalla galassia legata a Henry Stone, il produttore di Miami che ha lanciato James Brown e Sam & Dave. La sua sofisticata sintesi tra blues urbano, jazz e deep soul ha prodotto capolavori come "Let's Straighten It Out," una delle più canzoni più seducenti di tutti i tempi. A lungo legato come solista alla Malaco records, Latimore ha mantenuto un costante impegno di pianista e session man, dando un contributo decisivo all’esordio di Joss Stone, che lo ha voluto negli album “The Soul Sessions” e “Mind, Body & Soul”. Il suo ultimo cd, una sontuosa rilettura del repertorio di Ray Charles, ha partorito l’ennesimo successo, "Hit The Road Jack," a fianco di Gwen McCrae e della figlia Leah McCrae.
| David Hudson
David Hudson has always been held in very high regard for the excellent southern soul releases which he recorded for the Alston and Waylo labels respectively.
It was during his time with Waylo that David was placed under the auspicious of producer Willie “Pops” Mitchell at his Royal Sound Studios In Memphis. Under Willie’s guidance, David recorded his excellent 1987 album “Nite And Day” of which 3 tracks would later gain a 45 release.
A further album project was planned but before it could be completed the Waylo label had decided to pull out of the Royal Sound Studios, thus leaving the project uncompleted.
A total of eight tracks (with a long and short version of one of the songs) had been laid down but were left to gather dust in the vaults. That is until now, so after over 20 years of anonymity you finally have before you David Hudson’s forgotten “Royal Sound Sessions”.
David Hudson’s reputation as a highly respected exponent of the Southern Soul genre came from his excellent recordings for the Alston and Waylo Labels. A follow up to his “Nite And Day” Waylo album had been planned, but for what ever reason was never actually released. Again under the guidance of Willie Mitchell, David had laid down a total of eight tracks which sadly remained in the can gathering dust at The Royal Sound Studios. That is until now, finally, 20 odd years on from their initial conception you have before you David Hudson’s forgotten “Royal Sound Sessions”.
“A tribute to Willie Mitchell”
One can debate for ever what the true sound of Memphis really is. You can argue for and against the sounds created by W.C Handy, B.B King, Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Clay, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Isaac Hayes, The Barkays, The Temprees, The Rev Al Green or even Elvis and you would be right on all counts. The infinite list of recording artists and musicians that have come from, or passed through this great southern music Mecca have all contributed to its unparalleled musical legacy. But it would be a mistake of historical proportions to leave out the name of Willie “Pops” Mitchell who ran one of the most famous recording studios in the entire world, The Royal Recording studio on Lauderdale St. Willie had his hands on some of the most famous records of our time and shaped the sound of some of the most well known artists in the history of music.
Artists such as Ann Peebles, Syl Johnson and Al Green whose biggest records were on Hi Records under the production skills of Mr. Mitchell.
A Musician first and foremost Willie played Trumpet and is responsible for such soul classics, as “Soul Serenade” and “That Driving Beat” amongst many others. But even with all the records he made and played on and the fact that he co-owned Hi Records at one time. He is probably most well known as the man who gave us Al Green. Al who Willie persuaded to leave his native Michigan for Memphis and once there transformed him into one of the leading exponents of the Southern Soul sound. Willie continued to work even through serious illness. As he produced some of his last works on artists Rod Stewart and Solomon Burke with Ms Toni Green being the last artist he held out a guiding hand to before his untimely death. That same guiding hand that commanded, the attention and respect of everyone at the Royal Recording studio because after all he was Pops, the man behind The Hi Rhythm Section and their portion of the Memphis sound.
The most wonderfully enduring thing about missing a recording artist is that to remember them, all you have to do is too push play.Memorable appearances by David Hudson at Porretta Soul Festival 1993, 1995 and 2012.
Acclamata dal pubblico del Porretta Soul Festival come regina della ventesima edizione nel 2007 Toni Green torna a grande richiesta. E’ una soul singer classica , con grande presenza scenica e ci si chiede perché non abbia avuto il successo commerciale che invece hanno avuto cantanti molto più scarse di lei. Nasce e cresce a Memphis in un periodo in cui la Stax Records entusiasmava i fans di tutto il mondo .
Toni fa presto parte del “Isaac Hayes Entourage” e della “Luther Ingram Band”, in veste di corista per entrambe le band.
Negli anni ‘70 il suo incontro con il band leader Gene “Bowlegs” Miller, il quale la chiama sotto la sua ala ed in seguito diviene il suo manager. Toni canta con la “Gene “Bowlegs” Miller Band” assicurandosi una notorietà nazionale. Dopo un periodo di lavoro a Louisville, Kentucky, dove riceve per due volte il premio “Miglior Voce Femminile” nel 1995 Toni ritorna a Memphis e nel 1997 pubblica il CD “Mixed Emotions ” seguito da “Beauty And The Beast Compilation”; che includeva tre singoli che hanno decisamente dato una svolta alla carriera di Toni, “Sweet Thang”, “Precious To Me” e “How Can I Sing This Song Without You”. Successivo a questi tre successi il CD “Strong Enough”, pubblicato nel 2001.Nel 2002 esce “. “Southern Soul Music” con gli hit singles “Just Ain’t Working Out” e “Single Mothers”.
Poco prima della morte del grande produttore Willie Mitchell ha registrato alcuni brani del suo nuovo CD di prossima uscita. L’ultima sua esibizione a Porretta nel 2011.
| Falisa JaNaye’
The Southern Soul New Diva! Falisa is a Vocalist, Writer, Entertainer, Actress & Model
FaLisa JaNaye’ the New Face of Tomorrow’s Music Today.This recording artist is best described as Soulful and Original with a heavy Hip-Hop influence. Resting on the soothing power of her sultry voice FaLisa JaNaye brings an electrifying stage performance to her audiences. FaLisa JaNaye’s musical talents were inspired by watching the power of Shirley Cesar, the grace of Whitney Houston and the showmanship of Michael Jackson.
By combining pure elegance with a powerful voice, FaLisa JaNaye’ has quickly gained notoriety from audiences across the world with both live and televised appearances. FaLisa JaNaye’s range in music has allowed her to travel the U.S. and Europe sharing the stage with many of the top acts in both the Gospel and Southern Soul markets. She has been billed with such greats as Gospel Award Winner Keith “Wonder Boy” Johnson and Blues notables Bobby Rush, Willie Clayton. Her love for fashion has allowed FaLisa JaNaye to model extensively in the U.S. and Europe. She is currently spreading her wings and venturing into the film industry with a role in the Independent film entitled “The Governor’s Daughter” directed by Lawyer Henderson of Atlanta, GA.
With the recent release of her debut CD under MiLaJa Records entitled ”Sweet Love”, a 2010 Jus Blues Foundation “Most Popular Southern Soul Artist (Female)” award nomination.
|brooklyn soul stew
Brooklyn Soul Stew is a nine-piece band formed in the beginning of 2010, and their home is in Gävle, Sweden. Before this fortunate constellation all the members had played in a wide variety of musical styles and settings: rock, reggae, punk, blues, jazz, etc. Brooklyn Soul Stew embodies the best traditions of soul music from the 60s and 70s. Performing with passion and integrity they set a goal to win the hearts and souls of soul fans.Founding members:
Pär Grell: lead vocals
Annsofi Wigert: lead & backing vocals
Micke ”One Take” Andersson: drums
Pär Lindblom: electric bass
Anders Lyck: electric guitar
Sven-Inge Sjöberg: hammond organ
Christofer Schultz: tenor saxophone
Andreas Olofsson-Tuisku: trombone
Christer ”Sippe” Simonsson: trumpetBrooklyn Soul Stew carries on a legacy as one of the most recognizable and credible bands in soul music. The influences range from the likes of Sam Cooke and Wilson Pickett to Clarence Carter, Etta James, STAX, and Motown bands, all blending into a sound that ignores the lines between soul, blues, and rock’n’roll.
Fronted by vocalist Pär Grell, they follow through with spontaneity, power, and grit that make a live performance an experience not to be missed.
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