Wednesday, January 27, 2016



#1 in The UK Soul Chart (Dec 2015 to Jan 2016) Produced, Composed, Arranged & Mixed by Soulpersona ""Soulpersona's Momentum is a journey to musical nostalgia. You'll assert to friends you listened to its soulful grooves from the record player and discussed the credits on the liner notes while rolling a J on its jacket cover. The vibe is a retreat to rare grooves, harmonies, and live instruments that recall the glory days of good soul music. Press play and embrace the sound of Chic, Roy Ayers, Change and so many others" - Bamalovesoul Blog 01. I Am SoulP 02. Ride In Time feat. Princess Freesia & carl Hudson 03. Don't You Think feat. Pete Simpson 04. Momentum feat. Princess Freesia 05. Let It Go feat. Deborah Bond 06. No Games feat. Dennis Bettis & Marlon McClain 07. Your Love Is Mine feat. Pete Simpson 08. Live & Learn feat. Tahirah Asha Memory 09. Our Kind feat. Pete Simpson 10. Quantum Interlude feat. Carl Hudson 11. Totem feat. Princess Freesia 12. Unjustified feat. Darien 13. Open Sesame feat. Princess Freesia 14. A Song In My Heart feat. Pete Simpson 15. My Friend feat. Pete Simpson & The Digisoul Band. ~ Amazon


The fourth album by the pianist, composer and producer Meeco, the alias of Michael Maier 'Souvenirs of Love' moves effortlessly between jazz improvisations, elegant modern soul, hip hop and pop. Featuring an eclectic mix of star guest, including John Scofield, Wallace Roney, Lionel Loueke, Talib Kweli, Hubert Laws, Yahzarah and others. The list of the musicians participating in 'Souvenirs of Love' reads like an overlapping list of who-is-who in jazz and soul, with legends meeting young stars and hopeful prospects. These include the bassist Buster Williams, Richard Bona and the young Dezron Douglas from the Cyrus Chestnut Trio, drummers Victor Lewis and Marcus Baylor, member of the Yellowjackets for many years, trumpet players Eddie Henderson and Wallace Roney, saxophonists Vincent Herring, Kirk Whalum and Grammy winner Casey Benjamin, guitarists John Scofield and Lionel Loueke, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, flutist Hubert Laws and pianist/organist Shedrick Mitchell. Also featured is the soul singer Yahzarah, backing singer for Erykah Badu for many years and a distinguished soloist, as well as Jean Baylor equally at home in soul and jazz (singer in the band Zhané), plus the talented newcomer Aaron Marcellus. Conscious-rapper Talib Kweli can be heard on the piece "Times Have Changed", as well as DJ Stylewarz, one of the most well known and influential hip hop DJs in Germany. ~ Amazon


McKnight, who has 16 Grammy Award nominations under his belt, is sticking to his R&B roots on his new record. 'I'm taking it back to basics' he explains. 'Creating music like we did 20 years ago - completely organic, all real instruments. The truth is, I'm in love and love makes us better, it makes us come alive, and I wanted to convey that through this album in a very relatable, authentic way.' This feeling can certainly be heard on new single 'Uh Oh Feeling' The singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist has been no stranger to collaboration in his 20 years in the music industry, having worked with everyone from Christina Aguilera to Quincy Jones to Justin Timberlake as well as a unique performance with Drake at last year's ESPY Awards. Better continues this trend, as McKnight worked with Hawaiian vocalist Kimié Miner and rapper Glasses Moses. The album also includes Brian's long time guitarists Chris Loftlin and Tyrone Chase, who he has worked with for over 10 years. Having sold 25 million albums worldwide, icon of R&B Brian McKnight will release his 16th album Better on January 29th 2016. ~ Amazon

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