Clif Payne 2018 SoulMusic.com Interview

Clif Payne 2018 SoulMusic.com Interview

With the late 2016 release of “No Payne, No Gain,” his duet with the legendary Freda Payne (not related as far as the pair can tell), Harlem-born, Bay Area-based Clif Payne (who has worked with an array of artists over the years including Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Tony Bennett and Bobby McFerrin) achieved international recognition, particularly in the UK where it became a Top 10 soul hit). Now comes his second CD, “Too” (the follow-up to his debut album “Welcome To My World”), produced by Preston Glass and Larry Batiste and released through SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Records. Clif shares with David Nathan about the new album (which includes a new duet with Freda, “Yesterday’s Payne, Tomorrow’s Joy”) and more…

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Nadia Cole 2018 SoulMusic.com Interview

Nadia Cole 2018 SoulMusic.com Interview

Eighteen-year old international R&B / gospel recording artist Nadia Cole has been performing since she was five-years-old. She appeared on ” America’s Got Talent” when she was just nine along with her two equally talented brothers Michael & Avery Cole. The siblings known as Voices Of Glory rose above 100,000 contestants to finished as the top five finalists. Her very first solo single, the upbeat “Today” – produced by award-winning music man Preston Glass – has just been released via SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Recordings. In this interview with David Nathan, Nadia shares all about her surprising musical influences, her career to date and more…

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Soul Talkin': Bettye Lavette 2018 SoulMusic.com

Soul Talkin’: Bettye Lavette 2018 SoulMusic.com

“I can sing, I know a lot of songs, I got a lot of dresses, a lot of wigs and high heel shoes!” Bettye Lavette, March 2018 on being a soul survivor, in every sense of the term

Remarkably, with five decades of recording to her credit, the indeed remarkable Bettye Lavette has actually only had full album releases with two other major labels up until now – a 1972 LP for Atco that never saw the light of day until decades later and a 1982 set for Motown.  On the famed Verve imprint, Things Have Changed is Bettye’s take on a dozen songs penned by Bob Dylan, given her own distinctive and uniquely soulful interpretation.   In this interview with SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan (who has been listening to Bettye since 1965 and interviewing her since the ’70s), the tell-it-like-it-is one-of-a-kind song stylist shares about the project and a career that has finally taken her into prominence within the last decade…

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Terry Dexter 2018 SoulMusic.com Interview

Terry Dexter 2018 SoulMusic.com Interview

In 2017, Singer/songwriter, actress and multi-instrumentalist Terry Dexter recorded “I Remember,” a powerhouse duet with ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Johnny Manuel, written and produced by award-winning music man Preston Glass. The digital single – released through SoulMusic Records’ association with Preston’s Platinum Garage Recordings – has done well on the UK soul radio charts. In this interview with David Nathan, Terry (whose name has appeared on recordings by a wide range of artists including Patti Labelle, Jaheim, Eric Benet, Wynona Judd, Micheal McDonald, Eminem, Paul Taylor, Will.i.am and George Duke among others) shares about her most recent activities and what it takes to sustain a career as an independent recording artist….

 

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Preston Glass: Love & Compassion - January 2018 SoulMusic.com Interview

Preston Glass: Love & Compassion – January 2018 SoulMusic.com Interview

Throughout the decades, soul music has been the birthing place for recordings with potent lyrical messages that have touched listeners worldwide – think Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Nina Simone, James Brown, producer/songwriters Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff and others.  Award-winning producer, songwriter and musician Preston Glass has created a wonderful compilation of new recordings by a bevvy of established and new artists aptly entitled “Love & Compassion” and SoulMusic Records (SMR) has released this 17-track set in association with Preston’s Platinum Garage Recordings. In this interview with David Nathan, he shares about the project’s creation and some of the artists involved including SoulMusic Hall of Fame inductees Freda Payne and Gerald Alston as well as the UK Top 5 soul charted single, “In The Meantime” by Willie Bradley…

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Johnny Britt 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview

Johnny Britt 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview

Multi-faceted music man Johnny Britt first established himself with modern-day soul music lovers as the founder and one-half of the group Impromp2 in the mid-90s, signed to Motown’s MoJazz label and creating a following on both sides of the Atlantic. Subsequently, Johnny’s worked with The Temptations, launched his own solo career and in addition to his solo work, is the newest (and youngest!) member of the legendary group, Little Anthony & The Imperials. In London in November for a sold-out show at The Hideaway and promoting his latest project, “Marvin Meets Miles,” he sat down with David Nathan (who wrote the first Impromp2 bio back in 1995) for a catch up…

Ruby Turner 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview

Ruby Turner 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview

On the occasion of her recent much-deserved induction into The SoulMusic Hall of Fame by public vote and the new release of the sumptuous SoulMusic Records’ 2-CD anthology, “Livin’ A Life Of Love” (compiled by Justin Kantor), UK black music pioneer Ruby Turner spoke with David Nathan just before embarking on a UK tour with Jools Holland and his Orchestra…

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TWO BEATS, ONE SOUL - SoulMusic.com 2017 Interview with Vivian Scott Chew

TWO BEATS, ONE SOUL – SoulMusic.com 2017 Interview with Vivian Scott Chew

A wonderful fusion of music from two cultures, “Two Beats, One Soul” is the brainchild of music industry veteran Vivian Scott Chew (known in particular for her work in introducing the music of Jamaica to mainstream US audiences, garnering multi-platinum selling dancehall records):  the thirteen-track album (executive-produced by Vivian and renowned musician/producer and ‘Dancing With The Stars’ musical director,  husband Ray Chew along with along with their partners Mark and Kathy Grier)  features music from producers including Ray Chew, Louie Vega, Sergio George and Cuba’s own, Manolito Simonet. Simonet also joins fellow Cuban artists Ruben and Gabriel Rodriguez,Xiomara Laugart and Milagros Hodelin.  Representing the US are R&B/Soul mainstaysEric Benét, Jon B. and Josh Milan. Rounding out the project is Latin/Pop/Latin Soul artists Jean Rodriguez and Anané.

In this interview with David Nathan, Vivian talks of the genesis of the project and the experience of recording in Cuba…

 

Eric Benet 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview with David Nathan

Eric Benet 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview with David Nathan

Eric Benet has been a consistent presence on the global music scene for just over two decades as a purveyor of contemporary soul music that hearkens back to the tradition of vocalists like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and later Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross, creating nine albums that showcase his skills both as a singer and songwriter. On the occasion of his visit to London in October 2017, Eric shares with David Nathan (who began interviewing him in 1999 when his milestone “A Day In The Life” album was released) about his latest self-titled project, being a label owner and more…

WILLIE BRADLEY/GERALD ALSTON 2017 SoulMusic.com Interviews

WILLIE BRADLEY/GERALD ALSTON 2017 SoulMusic.com Interviews

In the celebration of the release of “In The Meantime,” the 1st single from the new association between SoulMusic Records and award-winning music man Preston Glass’ Platinum Garage Recordings, David Nathan conducts interviews with renowned trumpeter Willie Bradley and legendary vocalist Gerald Alston  – and learns about Willie’s work with the original James Brown band and Gerald’s ongoing work with the pioneering vocal group, The Manhattans…

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