Click and take a listen to Soul-Patrol.Net Radio's 5 HOUR SUPA DUPER SOUL, JAZZ, FUNK, DISCO, NU SOUL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR featuring....Vince Montana Jr, Lisa Gay and Thrill, Steve Cobb andChavunduka,VocalPoynt, Oscar Jordan Jr, DELLS, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Candi Staton, Groove Doctors, Jay Proctor, Russell Thompkins Jr, The Sheps, The Larks, C.O.D's, Jerry Butler, Archie Bell, Mary Wells, James Brown, Clarence Carter, Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips
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* HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM BOB & MIKE DAVIS
* SOUL-PATROL.NET RADIO: 5 HOUR SUPA DUPER SOUL, JAZZ, FUNK, DOO WOP, DISCO, NU SOUL ONLINE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
* NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY IN PHILLY: M.F.S.B + Will Hart (formerley of the Delfonics)
* CONCERT REVIEW: SONNY BOY @ Franks Lounge in Brooklyn (w/special guest LEON WARE)
* HOLIDAY SALE AND MESSAGE: FROM Sly Stone
* PROFILE: Louise Perryman
* PRESS RELEASE: From Jimmy Castor
* A NOTE OF THANKS: From Billy Paul & Blanche Williams
Happy Holidays From Soul-Patrol and It's Sponsors
Mike and I just wanted to take up a little time and space at this moment to wish you all the very best for the upcoming holiday season. Please take this time out to spend it with your families, friends and loved ones, they need you much more than you know and it's very important that you let them know how you feel.
We also want to take this moment to thank you for all of the support that you have given to Soul-Patrol and it's various components (Website, Internet Radio Station, Daily Mailing List, Data Base of Black Music/Culture, Soul-Patrol Times, Soul-Patrol Convention, Offline Events, etc.) over the past year.IS BEING PROVEN WRONG BY YOU!!
With each passing day,the knee-gro/urban elite (and their fat cat corporate massa's) who keep telling us that there is no room in the world for intelligently presented audio, graphical and text information about the ongoing legacy of Black Music (Soul, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Rock n' Roll , Doo Wop & Nu Soul )....
You can expect us to cause even more trouble for these people who are out to destroy Black culture in the year 2006, as we continue to buck the trend and present to you reviews, commentary, analysis and more of OUR musical legacy, from the ancient to the future.
Feel free to contact us
via email and share your ideas and concepts with us. Also feel free to contact any of our sponsors (just look in the right hand side of this newsletter and click) via their websites and tell them how you feel. These are the people who are down with us for the long haul...
Also.....don't forget to tell your friends around the corner and around the world to come to the Soul-Patrol.com website and sign up for the Soul-Patrol Newsletter. The sign up form for the Soul-Patrol Newsletter now appears at the top of EVERY PAGE on the Soul-Patrol.com website
. Over the next few months we are going to start publishing both the Newsletter and the Soul-Patrol Times more often. We will also be adding more features such as more artist and album profiles (among other things). We are also going to be expanding the website to provide more comprehensive coverage of OUR music/culture!
Stay tuned & in the meantime, please Click and take a listen to Soul-Patrol.Net Radio's 5 HOUR SUPA DUPER SOUL, JAZZ, FUNK, DISCO, NU SOUL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR featuring....Vince Montana Jr, Lisa Gay and Thrill, Steve Cobb andChavunduka,VocalPoynt, Oscar Jordan Jr, DELLS, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Candi Staton, Groove Doctors, Jay Proctor, Russell Thompkins Jr, The Sheps, The Larks, C.O.D's, Jerry Butler, Archie Bell, Mary Wells, James Brown, Clarence Carter, Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips
....and provided by Soul-Patrollers around the world...
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--Bob & Mike Davis:
Owners of Soul-Patrol
NEW YEARS EVE CONCERT & DINNER @ the MUSIC ROOM IN PHILLY
TWO GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTISTS
M.F.S.B + Will Hart formerly of The Delfonics
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NEW YEARS EVE CONCERT & DINNER @ the MUSIC ROOM IN PHILLY w/TWO GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTISTS, M.F.S.B + Will Hart + Special Guests
Soul Music Holiday Special: On Soul-Patrol.Net Radio
There has been a lot of talk about Holiday music here on Soul-Patrol lately. Well we have 5 HOURS OF HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING here on Soul-Patrol.Net Radio this year. I certainly hope that folks here have been listening, because people from all over the internet certainly have been paying attention.
I'm pretty damned proud of this 5 hours of programming, produced exclusively for Soul-Patrol, coming from the members of Soul-Patrol!!!
Anyhow, here are the links and descriptions for these great shows, in case you want to listen to them one at a time. Be sure to take a listen and to pass them around to your friends, family and children on the internet...
LISTEN TO: VINCE MONTANA JR (originator of SalSoul) 1 hour Christmas Music
GREAT CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM VINCE MONTANA: 44 holiday songs all done up the SALSOUL WAY and yall know that means equal parts JAZZ, SOUL & FUNK
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
LISTEN TO: SOUL-PATROL MEMBERS ONLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1 hour of Christmas Music from Artists On Soul-Patrol!
Lisa Gay & Thrill - Favorite Things: Silent Night, The Christmas Song, My
Favorite Things, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, The First Noel, Merry Little Christmas, What Are You Doing New Years Eve)
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
LISTEN TO: SOUL-PATROL'S KWANZA SPECIAL: SEVEN PRINCIPLES - A Song for Each Principle
"SEVEN PRINCIPLES" by Steve Cobb and Chavunduka, sounds like a great "Earth, Wind and Fire ish" mixture of contemporary jazz/r&b grooves and vocals that teach us about the meaning of Kwanzza! It also includes as a bonus track, a SLAMMIN remake of "We're a Winner"!!
I think that it's a perfect way for Soul-Patrol to celebrate the impending holiday season. Be sure that when you listen, that you share it with your children I have :)
Buy 'Seven Principles CD' by Steve Cobb & Chavunduka
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
LISTEN TO: SOUL-PATROL MEMBERS ONLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1 hour of Christmas Music from Artists On Soul-Patrol!
GREAT CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM SOUL-PATROLLERS: VocalPoynt, Oscar Jordan Jr, DELLS, Lisa Gay and Thrill, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Candi Staton, Groove Doctors (w/ Maria Howell on vocals), Jay Proctor, Russell Thompkins Jr and The Sheps!! (plus something special at the end for you Motown Fans)
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
LISTEN TO: MIKE & BARON'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!!
Featuring historic rare songs and Christmas memories from the past, which became hits during the holiday season. Featuring The Larks, C.O.D's, Jerry Butler, Archie Bell, Mary Wells, James Brown, Clarence Carter, Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips,
Take a listen....Share it with your children....It's a history lesson!
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
CONCERT REVIEW: SONNY BOY @ Franks Lounge in Brooklyn (w/special guest LEON WARE)
This show actually represented something of a historic event and it took place at NOUVEAU SOUNDZ monthly Soul Music event at Franks Lounge! This was one of those once in a lifetime musical events that entities like Rolling Stone magazine are always talking about.
Soul-Patrol is supposed to be all about something we like to refer to as…
GREAT BLACK MUSIC FROM THE ANCIENT TO THE FUTURE
That means we really don't care what generation an artist is from, we just care about the music they produce. Although that's our motto, we don't often get a chance to demonstrate that concept any place else except for the internet. So whenever we can put GREAT artists together from different generations it's something that gets us pretty excited....click here to read more, see the pictures and listen to some of the music...
Holiday Sale And Message: From Sly Stone
Calling all Soul Patrollers. This is a Sly Phax, no Phriction, no Phiction! Brought to you by www.slyslilsis.com. We invite you to see the latest message from Sly at slyslilsis.com where all Sly collectibles have been reduced for the season.
THANK YOU (FALETTINME BE MICE ELF AGIN).
" THE SAME THING FOR MY BABY SISTER IS THE SAME THING--THE "NICK" OF THE NAME..."
It's official, decreed from Sly himself;
(click here for more....)
PROFILE: Louise Perryman
We thought that it was about time for us to update yall on Soul-Patrol's favorite "blue eyed soul singer", Louise Perryman. For those of you who haven't been following her, Louise has become something of a phenomena on Soul-Patrol, which rivals that of Victor Wooten. Her popularity around the world continues to grow, based on word of mouth about her excellent CD which we have been featuring called "Whisper My Name"...The links below (contained within the piece writen by Louise herself) will take you to her site, where you can listen to our 45 min. broadcast of the INDEPENDENTLY produced gem of an album called "Whisper My Name". I invite you to take a listen and hit us back via email with your feedback or better yet, let Louise know what you think of the CD....
In July 2004, I began a career in television, working on the hugely popular, Australian Idol. As the program's Music Co-ordinator, I was able to employ up to 35 musicians a week which was so very satisfying. It is so important that our younger generation see live musicians at work. ..and what better place than the highest rating programme in Oz to get that job done!?!
I also loved watching the kids blossom - it really was high pressure stuff - they have a lot more than singing a song to contend with believe me!
So amidst begging the contestants for their song selections each week, sourcing lyrics and music, briefing arrangers and employing musicians (and that is just the half of it) there wasn't much time for me to have a warble. I did however get to sing on a few of the backing tracks for the show with Erana Clark and Mark Williams - always a highlight to sing with 2 of my favourite singers.
'Twas a massive and all-consuming job and I loved every minute - well almost! The crew are the best in the business so I was very lucky to get my start in TV with the people who could teach me the most.
So many great things have come to me as a direct result of this job.
I have been asked to come and join the team again for the next season and will be doing the Audition Tour as well as the show itself this time around.
ON THE RECORD
Producer, Sam Hawksley and I have been working on an album of folk/pop/blues tunes for some time now. When will we ever finish this Sam? (Totally my fault with my TV commitments). Gordon Rytmeister (drums), Bill Risby (keys, bass) and Matt Fell (bass) are in on the proceedings as well so far. My co-writers include Rachel Gaudry, Kere Buchanan, Bill Risby and, of course, Sam - cast of thousands! We are back in the studio now and are trying to finish before Idol hots up for another season. We have almost completed 8 songs.
My young friend Anthony Callea released his second single Rain a few weeks ago. For those of you who are unaware of who Anthony is, he was the runner-up on Australian Idol. Runner-up no more, Rain went straight to Number 1 - an excellent follow up to The Prayer - which is incidentally the highest selling single for an Australian artist EVER! But I digress! The B-side of the single is a song called Don't Tell Me. If you were to purchase the single, there is a good chance that you will hear some familiar backing vocals on it · in Italian no less - bet you didn't know I could do that! Neither did I! The song does not appear on his debut album so purchasing the single is the only way you will hear my foray into a foreign language!
On my birthday last year, I stood in a studio and sang with Doug Parkinson. What an honour to sing with such a great Aussie soul singer. His new album is due out soon and I will appear on at least one track.
The highly amusing Jeff Duff and his band, Duffo, released Ground Control to Frank Sinatra in July 2004. Imagine Frank Sinatra crooning David Bowie songs out in front of a rock band or David Bowie singing Ol' Blue Eyes favourites with a jazz quartet·.crazy guys they are! I was lucky enough to be a part of the recording as well as subsequent live performances with the lovely Rachel Gaudry as The Duffettes. Rachel and I will be resurrecting our Duffette status again for a second album to be recorded this month.
Tony King and Kris Ralph from Making Whoopee released the amazingly soulful acoustic jazz folk blues album, Beautifully Mad. I was so glad to be part of the recording as well as some live performances in Sydney and Melbourne. Loved being a backing chick with the gorgeousness of Leyla Nassif and Genevieve Lemon! Being able to sing with these guys is such a gift.
Hayley Jensen was one of the talented young people to come out of Idol 2. She has the most divine voice and has expressed an interest in writing and recording her own album. I am very pleased to say that I will be working with her over the next few months to see what we can come up with.
Playing with my brand new band at The Thredbo Jazz Festival was an absolute highlight in May 2004. It was so fantastic to be able to perform to an audience that was so eager to hear live music! We must have had it together because I have been asked back again this year. This year I will be doing 3 shows with my band as well as a GOSPEL show, sharing the stage with Armondo Hurley and his band.
I made a flash visit to Melbourne in November 2004 to perform at The Famous Spiegeltent. If you ever get the chance to see any performance in this tent, please take the opportunity - it travels all over the world. The gig was magical and the sound production was the most perfect that I have ever experienced. Taking Bill Risby with me from Sydney, I was so excited to have the rest of the band made up with Melbourne players who I have admired for a very long time. A huge thank you to Darryn Farrugia (drums), Gavin Pearce (bass) and Ben Edgar (guitar). Darryn, I still want a copy of that recording!!! And hello to all of my new friends in Melbourne who came to the gig.
Erana Clark launched her new album back in November and I sang b.v.'s for her. And yes folks, I danced as well. Louise Perryman singing and dancing - real moves!!!
I was saying before how much I love watching new talent grow and prosper. So when I received a phone call from Robyn at The Talent Development Project to ask me to be a consultant I was absolutely chuffed. TDP is Australia's most successful entertainment industry program and prepares young performers from NSW Public Schools for a career in the entertainment and music industry. Graduates include John Foreman, Paulini, Human Nature and Emma Pask to name a few. Erana Clark and I were the most recent consultants and spent half a day this week offering tips to the final 12 performers who sang for us who are due to graduate in August. Must say I felt a little bit like an Australian Idol Judge - hmm! Wish this program was around in my day·
SOUL PATROL & WHISPER MY NAME
Where would I be without Soul-Patrol? Whisper My Name continues to sell well all over the world via www.cdbaby.com/perryman. This is in no small way thanks to my dear friends at www.soul-patrol.com who tell anyone who will listen that I am their favourite blue-eyed soul singer. Soul Patrol really has put me on the map in soul music circles and I am now featured on many of the major soul music sites around the world. Incidentally, the internet radio program dedicated to Whisper My Name is consistently in the Top 40 on www.soul-patrol.net alongside such people as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Victor Wooten. The reviews on the album have been superb and continue to come in. In fact, the ones that mean the most are the ones that the people who BUY the cd write up on www.cdbaby.com/perryman. Truly the best reward is having soul music fans appreciate what I am doing - no songwriting award can beat that!
BUT BY FAR THE VERY BEST THING·...
"I wish that I could have a successful artist sing one of my songs on a major release".
Wish granted on March 27, 2005.
I have had a lot of great things happen to me this past year but by far my absolute favourite moment was when I found out that When I Get There was to be included on Anthony Callea's debut album. The album was a DOUBLE PLATINUM debut and went straight to Number One in all states, topping the Australian and Australasian ARIA charts. When I Get There was the result of a co-writing session with the delovely Vince Pizzinga. Not bad for a first go we reckon! Vince is a great songwriter/producer/arranger and I hope to be doing more with him soon. A huge thank you to Brooke McClymont who we dragged in to do an urgent vocal at the last minute late at night on the demo. There is a very long-winded story about how all this came to pass - when I get some time I will pop it up on this news page. But for now, I'm off to celebrate some more!
I knew you'd make it! See ya -Louise Perryman
PRESS RELEASE: From Jimmy Castor
The legendary Jimmy Castor and The Castor Bunch are alive and well bringing a fresh groove to the world once again. Their latest song "If You Don't Want My Lovin'", from their new CD, is in the pocket. Who can forget the quintessential hip-hop and break dance anthem, "It's Just Begun" and others like "Troglodyte", "The Bertha Butt Boogie", "King Kong", "Space Age" and "Potential".
Jimmy Castor's music is constantly being sampled and performed by some of today's most popular artists such as Kanye West ("We Don't Care"), Fat Joe ("Things of Nature"), Ice Cube ("Friday" movie), The Spice Girls ("If You Can't Dance"), Benzino ("Boottee"), Gypsy ("I Trance You"), Bentley Rhythm Aces ("Gutbuster Theme"), Chemical Brothers, NWA, The Beastie Boys, Neneh Cherry, Rob Base, Soul ll Soul, Jungle Brothers, Marky Mark and many others. In fact, more than three thousand samples of his music has been documented.
Performing his music live during their sold-out shows are major acts like Usher, Missy Elliot, The Roots, Mos Def and countless others.
Jimmy Castor began his career at the tender age of eleven as a songwriter and understudy to the great Frankie Lymon (Teenagers), making him somewhat of a walking history book. With his knowledge and success in the music industry, he is often asked to speak and teach where and when necessary.
"We must extend ourselves; the children are listening," Castor says.
With a new CD EP and an album in the works, Jimmy and The Bunch are available to entertain and play their hits. For more details, visit www.jimmycastor.com
A Note of Thanks From Billy Paul & Blanche Williams
December 21, 2005
To all of our friends, family and fans:
We returned from Brazil last night. We would like to take this time to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the many cards, emails, telephone calls, flowers and all other expressions of sympathy and condolences on the loss of Billy's mother, Mrs. Anna Mae Blagman.
All those things were a comfort to us and helped us in this time of grief and sorrow.
Billy's mother lived to the age of 91. We are grateful for the many, any years she was with us. We have many good memories to sustain us and to remind us of just how much she embraced life. She was a huge influence on Billy's decision to choose music as a career. She will be well and truly missed.
At a later time Billy will thank you personally. Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Blanche and Billy
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