ALI WOODSON: SOUL INTERPRETATIONS (SoulMusic Records (SMR)/Platinum Garage Recordings)

ALI WOODSON: SOUL INTERPRETATIONS (SoulMusic Records (SMR)/Platinum Garage Recordings)

Track listing:

1. Drama in the Bedroom
2. Baby, Just Fill in the Blanks
3. Right Here All Along
4. Blackberry
5. And Then We Touched
6. Dreaming Wide Awake (duet with Freda Payne)
7. I Want You Everlasting
8. You’ve Got to Believe That
9. Misty Morning
10. Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman
11. Where Would We Be Without the Music
12. My Na Na
13. I Could Fall in Love
14. Girl Don’t Walk Away

With one of the greatest and most distinctive voices in contemporary music, the late Ali Woodson enjoyed a distinguished career as the lead singer of the legendary Temptations (1984–86, then 1988-96) performing worldwide and giving the Motown stalwarts one of their biggest hits with 1984’s “Treat Her Like A Lady” as well as 1986’s US R&B hit single, “Lady Soul.”

A multifaceted performer, Ali played several instruments including keyboards, bass, and drums; he wrote his own music, lyrics, and arrangements, and produced recordings. His incredible vocals and unbelievable range led him to work with many of the other greats in the industry. He performed with longtime friend Queen of Soul’, Aretha Franklin as well as Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Patti Austin, “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown, Lou Rawls, Bobby Womack and many others.

This 2018 SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings release features new mixes of recordings by Ali, twelve of which (including “Dreaming Wide Awake,” a wonderful duet with the legendary Freda Payne) were originally produced by award-winning music man Preston Glass who considers Ali to be one of the greatest vocalists he’s ever worked with.

 

BRENDA HOLLOWAY & RAGS MOODY III: Same Page (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

BRENDA HOLLOWAY & RAGS MOODY III: Same Page (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

Take internationally-renowned Motown legend Brenda Holloway – known for her classic hits, “Every Little Bit Hurts,” “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” and “When I’m Gone” – and one of her musical ‘discoveries’ Alabama-born mutli-talented Rags Moody III, team, them with award-winning producer/songwriter Preston Glass and it’s a perfect combination!

Written by Brenda, Rags and Preston, the heart-stirring “Same Page” hearkens back to the golden duets of Peaches & Herb, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell and Ashford & Simpson, with its infectious and memorable hook and soulful vocal delivery from Brenda – who remains much beloved particularly in the UK where she’s justifiably considered one of the true Motown greats – and Rags whose track “Family Man” from the recently-released “Preston Glass Presents: Love & Compassion” album – has garnered much appreciation among audiences who appreciate traditional soul music.

Another winner from SoulMusic Records (SMR) in association with Platinum Garage Recordings!

 

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CHUBBY TAVARES: Amazing Ride CD (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings) (Copy)

CHUBBY TAVARES: Amazing Ride CD (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings) (Copy)

SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Recordings is proud to announce the release of “Amazing Ride,” the third musically satisfying solo album from Chubby Tavares (of the legendary hit-making family group Tavares) includes a duet with Pattie Brooks (“Music Is Healing”) and the UK soul charted hit, a fresh remake of the classic “Smile”

With award-winning music man Preston Glass at the helm for many of the tracks, Chubby’s latest musically satisfying set showcases his distinctive vocals on a range of wonderful new material as well as refreshing cover of the Charlie Chaplin classic, “Smile,” co-produced by top UK producer Nigel Lowis who also provided a new mix of “Can’t Knock Me Down,” the title track of Chubby’s last CD. Other highlights include “Music Is Healing,” a exciting duet with famed dance music diva Pattie Brooks; the infectious “Kid In A Candy Store”; the inspirational songs, “The Path Of Compassion” (co-written by Chubby) and “Still Blessed”; and the lyrically autobiographical title track.

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CLIF PAYNE: Too CD (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

CLIF PAYNE: Too CD (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Recordings is proud to announce the release of the brand new album by renowned singer/songwriter Clif Payne’s latest album “Too,”  a power-packed collection that includes a new duet with the legendary Freda Payne with whom he scored a UK Top 10 soul hit in 2016, “No Payne, No Gain.”

Continuing where his 2016 debut album (“Welcome To My World”) left off, renowned singer/songwriter Clif Payne follows up with a power- packed collection of songs he so aptly has entitled “Too”. Like his well-received first album, Clif’s latest CD (produced by award-winning music man Preston Glass with associate producer Larry Batiste) includes a soulful duet with the legendary Freda Payne (no sibling relation – at least not to their knowledge): “Yesterday’s Payne, Tomorrow’s Joy” follows the UK Top 10 soul hit, “No Payne, No Gain,” two remixes of which by UK producer Nigel Lowis are included on this 2018 musically-satisfying set.

A cover of the Stevie Wonder perennial, “Another Star,” and “Get Up, Get Busy” penned by SoulMusic Records’ founder David Nathan and Byron Motley are among the album’s standouts along with a number of Payne-Glass-Batiste originals including the jazz-inflected “(Easily) Breezy,” the finger-snappin’ “Because Of You,” the fast-paced “Go Back To What You Know,” the head-boppin’ title track and the uplifting “Heaven Is Watching” (penned by the trio with Louis Biancaniello.

Harlem-born, Bay Area-based Clif has worked with a plethora of major artists including Evelyn “Champagne” King, Norman Connors, Bobby McFerrin, Ellis Hall, Sheena Easton, American Idol judge & vocal coach Peggy Blu, Four Play drummer Harvey Mason, jazz fusionists Hiroshima and former Chicago vocalist Bill Champlin and has opened shows for the likes of Dan Siegel, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and Dionne Warwick.

In addition to his own “Welcome To My World,” Clif can be heard on two Preston Glass projects – “Dyanamic Duets” and 2017’s “Love & Compassion,” the latter released via SoulMusic Records and Platnum Garage Recordings as is “Too,” a musical masterpiece that is sure to please Clif’s growing global audience!

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DONTAVIUS TURNER: Ain't Nothing (Like The Love) (feat. Phillip Ballou) (432Hz) (SoulMusic Records)

DONTAVIUS TURNER: Ain’t Nothing (Like The Love) (feat. Phillip Ballou) (432Hz) (SoulMusic Records)

With his first commercial release, 22-year old Atlanta-based Dontavius Turner showcases his skills as a multi-instrumentalist with guitar as his primary instrument. Donatavius – whose background is in the gospel music field and who includes Wes Montgomery and George Benson among his musical influences – first heard the song “Ain’t Nothing (Like The Love)” via a version by Canadian DJ/producer Pomo, only available on SoundCloud.

The song itself was written in 1978 by the late John Simmons (formerly musical director for Stephanie Mills and then Whitney Houston), the late Phillip Ballou (former member of Revelation and longtime background vocalist with Luther Vandross) and soul music historian/aurthor/singer and songwriter David Nathan; it started life on Ballou’s solo artist demo; and was recorded by Simmons in 1981 for a small independent Michigan label. It became a rare groove classic among UK and US collectors and listeners, spawning several YouTube videos.

Pomo recorded his own version as “Ain’t Nothing” in 2017 inspiring Dontavius to create his own jazz-flavored video version. When Nathan saw and heard Dontavius’ cover of the song, he was so impressed, he reached out to him! The result is this brand new version of the song using Phillip Ballou’s original vocals!

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LARRY GRAHAM:  CHILLIN' (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

LARRY GRAHAM: CHILLIN’ (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Recordings is proud to present “Chillin'” by the legendary Larry Graham (known for his pioneering work with his ’70s/’80s funk band Graham Central Station and then as a solo balladeer with hits like “One In A Million You”). This wonderful collection of eleven original songs, co-written and co-produced by award-winning music man Preston Glass is finally seeing the light of day, three decades after it was recorded.

Larry’s distinctive soul-icious instantly-recognizable baritone provides the perfect match for the shades of classic Philly soul (exemplified on standout tracks like “Easy Way Out,” “Man & Wife,” “If I Knew Then (What I Know Now),” “Eternal Love,” “Faraway Places,””Sweeter,” “Every I Love You” and “Unconditional Love”) and ’80s R&B jams (on the title track, “Chillin,” “Beggars Can’t Be Choosey” and “Just This Side Of Paradise”), provided by Preston (who has worked with Larry on various projects through the years, including co-writing Larry’s memorable 1986 duet with Aretha Franklin, “If You Need My Love Tonight”) .

Notes Preston, “The cover picture of Larry leaning against a white picket fence with his trademark bass taking a rest at his side tells it all, as the music is elegant, soulful and laid-back all at the same time, crafted at a time when music didn’t have to apologize for being romantic… Like fine wine, certain music too begs for time to “chill” to bring out the full flavors and aromas effectively. This is one such musical collection…”

ALBUM CREDITS:
1. “Just This Side Of Paradise”
2. “Sweeter”
Keyboards, Strings, Drums & B3 Organ: Preston Glass
Bass: Larry Graham
Drum Programming: Noel T. Closson
3. “Chillin’”
4. “Every I Love You”
5. “Beggars Can’t Be Choosey”
6. “Eternal Love””
7 . “If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)”
8. “Easy Way Out”
9. “Unconditional Guarantee”
10. “Man & Wife”
11. “Faraway Places”

Tracks 1,2, 6, 8, 10, backing vocals, Larry Graham & Tina Graham
Tracks 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, backing vocals: Larry Graham
Tracks 1,3, 5, 6, 8,, 9,.11, Keyboards, Strings, Drums & bass: Preston Glass
Tracks 4, 7, 10, Keyboards, Sitar, Strings, Drums & bass: Preston Glass

All tracks, produced and written by Larry Graham & Preston Glass; all published by Graham–O–Tunes (BMI and
Platinum Garage (BMI) except “Sweeter” published by Graham-O-Tunes (BMI) and Permanent Groove Music (BMI)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS; PRESTON GLASS & DAVID NATHAN

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MAURICE WHITE: MANIFESTATION (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

MAURICE WHITE: MANIFESTATION (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

Before his untimely passing in February of 2016, MAURICE WHITE left an indelible mark on the music world. Whether through his unmistakable work with his group EARTH, WIND & FIRE, his solo music, or songs he produced and wrote for other artists, the musical genius of MAURICE WHITE musical genius remains unparalleled. When award-winning songwriter/producer Preston Glass started working with “Reece” back in 1987, the first result was a number #1 chart hit.

In the ensuing years, Preston and Maurice formed a mutual respect and a songwriting bond that lasted for nearly 30 years that resulted in over 40 songs. Some of the final songs and demos have now surfaced in this twelve song unique collection.

Soul Music Records/Platinum Garage Recordings is very proud to present “Manifestation” tn honor of one of the greatest music contributor of our time.

Authorized by Kalimba Entertainment and Platinum Garage Recordings

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Credits on all tracks (unless otherwise stated):
Leads vocals: Maurice White
Backing vocals: Maurice White & Preston Glass
Keyboards, strings, drums & bass: Preston Glass

Tracks 1 & 7, written and produced by Preston Glass, Brian Culbertson, Stephen Lu & Maurice White
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, written and produced by Preston Glass & Maurice White

Tracks 1 & 7: Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Drums & Bass: Brian Cullbertson & Stephen Lu
Tracks 1, 3, 5 & 7: Backing vocals: Maurice White
Tracks 11 & 12: Lead & Backing vocals: Maurice White & Preston Glass

1. Sweet Surrender

2. Panic Button
Guitar: G-Mo
Backing Vocals: : Marva King, Maurice White & Preston Glass

3. Storybook Love
Guitar: Carl Burnette

4. Laid Back Aphrodisiac
Co-Produced By: Tomoki & Alan Glass
All Guitars: Phil Gates

5. I Couldn’t Be Me Without You

6. Breakin’ In A Brand New Heart (Interlude)
Written By Maurice White, Preston Glass & Robbie Long

7. True Love Is Forever

8. Wiggle (Long Version)
Kalimba: Maurice White

9. To The Top
Written By Maurice White, Alan Glass & Preston Glass
Produced By Alan Glass, Preston Glass & Maurice White
Keyboards, Strings, Drums & Bass: Alan Glass

10. Young Hearts
Written By Maurice White, Preston Glass & Steve Birch
Backing Vocals: Maurice White, Elaine Gibbs
Guitars: Carl Burnette
Saxophones: Craig Thomas

11. You’re Supposed To Say You Love Me Too

12. Before The Day You Were Born

Executive Producers; David Nathan & Preston Glass
Album Mastered At Multi-Task Labs, Santa Monica, Ca. By Zack Marlow & Preston Glass
Recorded By Cameron Marcareli At Magnet Vision, Santa Monica, Ca.

Authorized by Kalimba Entertainment amd Platinum Garage Recordings
2019 © Soul Music Records/ Platinum Garage Recordings

Preston Glass Thanks: Brian Culbertson, Stephen Lu,, Gina Glass, Richie Salvato, Wattz Entertainment, Shelly & Verdine, David Nathan, the late Art Macnow, Kahbran White and Kalimba Entertainment

NADIA COLE: TODAY (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

NADIA COLE: TODAY (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Recordings is proud to announce the release of the first solo single by Voices Of Glory member, Nadia Cole. Produced by award-winning music man Preston Glass, “Today” is an upbeat contemporary track that highlights the powerful soulful vocals of this “America’s Got Talent” acclaimed finalist.

Eighteen-year old international R&B / gospel recording artist Nadia Cole has been performing since she was five-years-old. She appeared on the popular reality show ” 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. Nadia was a standout and adored by millions around the globe as they watched the nine year old grace the stage with such beauty and confidence that matched perfectly with her stunning dresses and powerful voice.

Both judges Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne shouted out to Nadia several time during her appearance on the show that she was a “star” and Nadia have proven them right. Since appearing on America’ Got Talent, Nadia has won multi – awards and has performed in over 1,000 live shows including shows at Madison Square Garden Grand Olé Opera, major league and NFL stadiums as well as in Europe. Nadia and her brothers have recently signed a contract with Jimmy Osmond to perform 100 + shows at the famous Andy William’s Moon River Theatre beginning March 2018 in Branson Missouri.

Nadia Cole is classy and beautiful with a very old soul and has been mentioned in the same breath as multi-Grammy award winner Whitney Houston and the amazing Ella Fitzgerald. Nadia not only loves music she lives music and she will be the first to tell one and all that she appreciates all the compliments however she is a student of those outstanding performers that came before her. Nadia gives all the glory to God for her life and gifts and is grateful to her family for their support as she continues her career as a member of Voices Of Glory and as an independent artist.

“Nadia you are a star!” Piers Morgan – America’s Got Talent

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PRESTON GLASS Presents LOVE & COMPASSION (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

PRESTON GLASS Presents LOVE & COMPASSION (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

Track listing:

1. “LOVE ALWAYS WINS” – EUGENE COLE
2. “HOOKUP AT THE HEART” – TONY LINDSAY
3. “IN THE MEANTIME” – WILLIE BRADLEY feat. GERALD ALSTON
4. “PEACE IS MORE” – CLIF PAYNE
5. “WITHOUT A DOUBT” – VOICES OF GLORY
6. “WELCOME TO THE HUMAN RACE” – FREDA PAYNE
7. “GHETTO CHILD” – BRANDON WATTZ
8 . “WEAPONS OF LOVE – JACNIQUE NINA
9. “LOVE WILL GET US THROUGH THE TIMES” – LaTOYA LONDON
10. “LIKE FAMILY” – RAGS MOODY III
11. “FROM ONE EXTREME TO ANOTHER” – BISHOP WAYNE
12. “EMPOWERED” – DAVID NATHAN
13. “GIVE EACH OTHER LOVE” – DOMONIQUE BROWN & THE FAM
14. “AMEN TO THAT” – STEPHANIE ANGELIN
15. “SOMEDAY IS NOW” – AIYANA LEE
16. “LOVE IS” – AMY KEYS
17. “THE PATH OF COMPASSION” – CHUBBY TAVARES

SoulMusic Records (SMR) in association with Platinum Garage Recordings is proud to release PRESTON GLASS Presents LOVE & COMPASSION, songs to feed your soul in these everchanging times. There is a void in the world’s landscape today, of what used to be “basic human ingredients of love and compassion…..The need for these qualities is what sparked the inspiration for award-winning producer and songwriter Preston Glass to put together (along with some dear friends with great musical gifts) this collection of amazing, moving and heart-tugging songs. With stellar contributions by both established artists and newcomers in the soul music realm, SOUL MUSIC RECORDS/PLATINUM GARAGE RECORDINGS is proud to bring these songs of ‘Love’ and ‘Compassion’ to music lovers the world over.

“Love & Compassion” includes the 2017 UK soul music-charted single, “In The Meantime” by Willie Bradley featuring Gerald Alston (of The Manhattans) and original recordings by the legendary Freda Payne (of “Band Of Gold” fame),Chubby Tavares (of legendary group Tavares), Clif Payne, LaToya London, David Nathan and Amy Keys.

Other artists featured are Eugene Cole (of the Nat King Cole/Natalie Cole family) and Domonique Brown & The Fam (with members of Marvin Gaye’s family). Other new recording artists include Tony Lindsay, Voices Of Glory, Brandon Wattz, Jacnique Nina, Rags Moody III, Bishop Wayne, Stephanie Angelini and Aiyana Lee (granddaughter of Motown legend Jimmy Ruffin).

Executive-produced by award-winning producer and songwriter Preston Glass (who wrote/co-wrote all but one of the tracks, a cover of The Spinners’ “Ghetto Child”) and SoulMusic Records’ founder and artist-in-his-own-right David Nathan, this superb collection of songs with a universal message includes a number of guest players including producer/artist Reggie Calloway, Temptations’ vocalist Ron Tyson and renowned saxophonist Kirk Whalum.

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PRESTON GLASS PRESENTS: DYNAMIC DUETS 2 (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

PRESTON GLASS PRESENTS: DYNAMIC DUETS 2 (SoulMusic Records/Platinum Garage Recordings)

Track listing:
1. Same Page – Brenda Holloway & Rags Moody III
2. Soul Candy – Jacnique Nina & Brandon Wattz
3. Always On The Lookout For Love – Grady Harrell & Brenda Lee Eager
4. Yesterday’s Payne, Tomorrow’s Joy – Clif Payne & Freda Payne
5. Drowning In You – Eugene Cole & Karyn White
6. Nothing Like It (Love) – Preston Glas& & Talita Long
7. Songbird (NL Mix) – Jacnique Nina & Phillip Ingram
8. You Make Me Feel Brand New – Angel Rose & Tony Lindsay
9. Music Is Healing – Chubby Tavares & Pattie Brooks
10. Leap Of Faith – Susan Therese & Jason Weaver
11. I Remember – Terry Dexter & Johnny Manuel (Bonus Cut)
12. Midnight Maneuvers – Jacnique Nina & King James Brown (Bonus Cut)

Award-winning producer/songwriter Preston Glass presents his second collection of inspired musical pairings of established R&B/soul and pop hitmakers – including Karyn White, Freda Payne, Brenda Holloway, Grady Harrell, Brenda Lee Eager, Terry Dexter, Phillip Ingram, Chubby Tavares and Pattie Brooks – with up-and-coming artists such as Jason Weaver, Susan Therese, Tony Lindsay, Clif Payne, Jacnique Nina, Johnny Manuel, Eugene Cole, Angel Rose, Talita Long, Brandon Watts and Rags Moody III on an array of original material, with two notable covers – The Stylistics’ “You Make Me Feel Brand New” (performed here by Angel Rose & Tony Lindsay; and Kenny G’s classic “Songbird” (originally produced by Preston) given a vocal treatment by Jacnique Nina & Phillip Ingram).

Highlights include (4) tracks that have already gained soul music chart success in the UK, notably “Same Page” by Motown legend Brenda Holloway and Rags Moody III; “I Remember,” the powerhouse duet between US hitmaker Terry Dexter and Johnny Manuel (of ‘America’s Got Talent’ fame); “Yesterday’s Payne, Tomorrow’s Joy,” by iconic songstress Freda Payne and Clif Payne; and “Always On The Lookout For Love,” by R&B chartmakers Grady Harrell and Brenda Lee Eager (of “Ain’t Understanding Mellow” fame).

Executive Producers: David Nathan & Preston Glass

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