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Album Review: Calvin Richradson - America's Most Wanted

Album Review: Calvin Richradson - Americas Most WantedWell suh...I'm going to start the way I should end by telling you to take a lil trip on over to yo Amazon or Itunes wrecka stowe and cop this chumpie. Not so much because it's MEAN or anything. That's not the point. I'm feeling this way because of the quality of diversity presented within the notes of the compositions created by this man.

The name of the album is America's Most Wanted and it's by Calvin Richardson.

After one play I was ambivalent if not downright undecided bout this cat. I made sure I did it 'naked'. By naked I mean I didn't read, research or 'preview' this artist in any way. I wanted to both listen to AND hear the music and the artist's interpretation of same.

Immediately I notice that Mr. Richardson writes and produces well. He also has a lot of time-honored hooks that galvanize his music. For the uninitiated, a hook is a musical aspect of a tune that is used to bring you in. It attracts you and often is the thing that holds a tune together. Good writers with an ear for commercial success usually utilize hooks because they sell the song all by themselves.

Calvin Richardson has and uses a lot of em. Hook examples are...
--The guitar intro to It's A Shame by the Spinners
--The intro to With A Child's Heart by Stevie Wonder
--The La La part at the end of Hey Jude
--The Whispers are just one huge hook unto themselves.

Anytime you can readily sing a certain part of a tune you can bet it's a hook. That playful line that is the 'chorus' of Them Changes is a HUGE hook.

Ok now that's out the way I'm going to say that America's Most Wanted has Calvin Richardson sounding like a LOT of folk. I'm hearing D'Angelo, Tre Williams, Bobby Womack, Sam Cooke and even R.Kelly. All of that is wrapped up and sealed with a neo-soul kiss. My man's attempts at gut bucket soul as well as a certain affinity for and appreciation of the 'hook' are his selling points.

The neo-soul stuff almost steals the thunder. I'm going to bet that live there are the perfunctory twist/dredded men and women peopling the audience and in the band. No suits or anyone really sharply dressed. The fact that he can flat out sing the hell out of tune is obvious but neo-soul often suffers from it's need to be new and fresh and ironically NOTHING like what it's trying so hard to be like.

There's an arrogance that says:' I got this all by myself'. Well so did everyone else but if you've listened and 'heard' anything it's safe to say that some or part of much of what is heard remains somewhere in your subconscious because it was good. If it wasn't good then he wouldn't be where he is because he'd have nothing from which to create. There's a muse of some sort for us all. Let's take a look at the playlist.

America's Most Wanted- clever play on and a reversal of the notion of criminality/outlaw replaced with the love of your life. If you were mine we'd be America's Most Wanted. Not JUST you or me but us together. Mid-tempo funk with a heavy Hammond B3 making this a nice gospel-ly sort of thing.

Never Do You Wrong- the vagaries of fidelity in a relationship. Not one of my knockouts musically but might be a hit on somebody else.

Oh, I need to mention that this young brother writes for many artists and what he writes have become hits. The biggest I can mention here is There Goes My Baby-Charlie Wilson. That's what I mean by the neo-soul stuff being his undoing. He doesn't bring that star quality and charisma because neo-soul cats don't automatically come that way. But Uncle Cholly will work a lyric to death and minimize everything else so he can shine....ok back to the playlist

Feels Like Sexin- an almost chord for chord-ripoff/progression of the R-uhs' Step In The Name Of Love. It's not as solid but it's actually groovier. Similar sort of skip-to-my-lou lyrics. It reeks of Marvin Gaye and line dancing and all that is associated. So that means that it's an old head thing. Nice

Thug Livin- Bobby Womack feeling ode to the thug life.

Come Over- another old haid blueser. Lots of angst, loneliness and growling. Feels Otis-y but sounds much like Womack again. Old time r&b 6/8 gospel-doo-wop-ish guitar line is the hook that carries the tune. Nice

You Possess My Body- Sexual Healing all over again complete with the softly-seductive-breeze-veils and ocean imagery. All Caribbean calypso but soft...easy baby. Think Janet's Anytime Anyplace but much more hypnotic. Y'all can go head and do it to this..cause the steam is subtle. Then he Eric Benets it for you.Ok you got it? Hooks like so many raindrops all over the place..be they vocal or instrumental.

Reach Out- another heavy breather. Less subtle that the previous tune. This one's got breathy sighs and whatnot written right into the lyric. Whatever was left to your own imagination in Possess My Body' is brought front and center for your pornographic voyeuristic pleasure here. Not a bad tune though.

Adore You- D'Angelo/Tres Songz kind of thing. Well maybe Tres Songz is a stretch. Let's put it this way: Gerald Levert would've eaten this for lunch and had a good belch afterward. I mean he'd have torn this UP. The thing is that Calvin can sing his ass off but many of these songs need the hand of an experienced crooner at the helm.

Monday Morning- D'Angelo meets Bobby Womack-grilled to perfection and served over a bed of quirky unusual 6/8 gospel blues.
Real nice urging soul wrenching tune. Talks about the Monday AFTER one of THOSE weekends...you know you just don't feel like that shit today. I like this one.

That's it. Cop, give this cat a lil play or go to his website and just listen. Overall its a great effort and I can safely say because of both his songwriting and producing prowess that the future of the culture through music like this is in good hands

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Press Release: Calvin Richardson Is America's Most Wanted Soul Man

Press Release: Calvin Richardson Is America's Most Wanted Soul ManEDITORS NOTE: I am really pleased to be able to share the news of CALVIN RICHARDSON'S NEW RELEASE CALLED "AMERICA'S MOST WANTED" with you all today. Calvin's proven to be quite a popular artist here on Soul-Patrol and on RadioIO.com, for good reason. He is one of the few "mainstream artists" out thre today who isn't afraid to do H-A-R-C-O-R-E S-O-U-L!!! He's going against the grain, he's winning and we are quite happy to support him in that quest. I've listened to "America's Most Wanted" and I love it. Check out the links and give it up for Calvin!!! (Bob Davis)

"Calvin Richardson is one of the most talented artists in the business." - Charlie Wilson

Whether categorized as "retro-soul," neo-soul or simply soul, the decade-plus trend of resurgent soul music has only accelerated recently. Artists as diverse as Janelle Monet (doing a James Brown homage on David Letterman), Raphael Saddiq (who evoked Motown on his most recent album), Leela James, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Raheem DeVaughn, Amy Winehouse and more have ridden the soul bandwagon. For Calvin Richardson, affectionately dubbed The Soul Prince, soul music is more than a trend or even a musical style; it is a set of values that he has been living since even before his debut release in 1999. He translates the essence of soul music into a contemporary context and consistently brings the music to the people via constant touring with a full band. His persistence seems to be paying off. In the past year he has seen his classic soul composition "There Goes My Baby," collaboration with Babyface, become one of the biggest R&B hits of the year, thanks to Charlie Wilson's great version. On June 25 2010, Calvin received an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award for writing and publishing the song which topped the R&B/Hip-Hop Music Charts in 2009. Calvin Richardson also scored two Grammy nominations for his last album, Facts Of Life, his heartfelt tribute to one of soul music's greatest creators, Bobby Womack, an honor topped only by a personal benediction from Mr. Womack himself. With the release of his new album, American's Most Wanted, by Shanachie Entertainment and his own Numo Records on August 31, 2010, Calvin Richardson is poised for the breakthrough many have been predicting.

American's Most Wanted is a straight-forward assertion of soul music with no gimmicks-great songs beautifully sung, top-flight musicianship, much of it live in the studio, devoid of samples-that represents Calvin coming into his own as songwriter, singer and producer.

"This album is all original," notes Calvin, "and as always I write about things that are important to me, that I deal with directly or indirectly on a day-to-day basis. I think the major difference on this album is that I continue to grow as a producer as well as a writer. I paid closer attention to not only lyrics but the melodic structure. This one definitely says a lot about the space I was in when I was recording and this time I was in a beautiful place in life."

The album's title track, for instance, lays out a scenario of a man and a woman who come from very different stations in life and yet through love can build a wonderful relationship. Indeed the power of love is a recurring theme on such songs as "Adore You," "You're So Amazing" (the first single), "Never Do You Wrong" and "Reach Out."

"Adore You," Calvin explains, "was inspired by my 17 year-old daughter. She has the most beautiful spirit and is so sweet and loving. She was over for the weekend and before going to bed she came in my writing room and the words just fell out of the sky. "You're So Amazing" is basically about that one person in your life that everyone either has had or will encounter and fall in love with and even if life takes you in extremely different directions you will always love them unconditionally and no one will ever take their space in your life and heart."

Although the theme of love is explored on American's Most Wanted, which was recorded mostly in New York and Los Angeles, not all of the songs revolve around this topic. The sensual side of life is expressed on songs such as "You Posses My Body" and "Sexin When We Dancin" and wider messages are explored on songs such as "Monday Morning" and "Thug Livin." The latter song shows a young man at a cross-roads, tired of the destructive "street" lifestyle and ready to make a change-a real-world dilemma experienced by large numbers of young men in urban America. "Come Over" shows a more vulnerable side of The Soul Prince.

"I love 'Come Over' so much," Calvin says, "because it really put me out there in the sense that it kind of opens the door to how I spend the other 80% of my life, which is alone. Because I'm an entertainer I get love from so many people so no one would think that when I go home it's to an empty house. Sometimes nothing else will do but that one individual, if you know what I mean."

Calvin Richardson came by his soulful style honestly. Born in Monroe, North Carolina, the fifth of nine children, Calvin had a strong musical upbringing. His mother sang in the local gospel group, The Willing Wonders, and he sang with them as a youth but he was able to listen to secular soul music and funk and was particularly inspired by Bobby Womack, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Donny Hathaway. Singing on the gospel circuit, he met and became friends with Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey and Joel "Jo Jo "Hailey, who went on to form the hit-making group Jodeci in the early Nineties. Calvin was inspired by their success to form the urban contemporary vocal group Undacova, whose song "Love Slave" was included in the New Jersey Drive soundtrack in 1995. When Undacova folded, Calvin launched a solo career that resulted in his debut solo album Country Boy on Uptown/Universal Records in 1999. Despite strong material, including a great cover of Womack's "I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much," the album failed to sell, possibly due to confusion engendered by the album's title. While Calvin was working on this follow-up, Angie Stone heard a demo of his song "More Than A Woman" and invited him to duet with her on a version of the song for her album Mahogany Soul. A second album for Universal was shelved before release but Calvin's album 2:35PM, named after the time one of his children was born, was released by Hollywood Records in 2003. The album went on to sell 250,000 copies without a breakthrough hit. Though lumped in with the neo-soul trend, 2:35PM revealed Calvin as an authentic soul singer bringing a classic vocal style to a contemporary production sound. 2008 saw the release of Calvin's Shanachie Entertainment/Numo Records album When Love Comes, with its single "Sang No More" hitting the Urban AC charts. 2009 brought success via Charlie Wilson's hit rendition of Calvin's co-write with Babyface, "There Goes My Baby" and with Facts Of Life, his powerful live-in-the-studio tribute to Bobby Womack that garnered two Grammy nominations, one of which was for his duet with Sounds Of Blackness powerhouse Ann Nesby.

"I didn't give myself the name or title 'The Soul Prince'" Calvin notes, "but that I am. I don't actually know where it started but some things just happen and it's a title not easy to live up to. I exist wherever there's Soul music i.e. R & B, blues, gospel and southern Soul. I earned the title and I'm not giving it up. I think soul music has taken its place and probably will never be the front runner as far as the industry is concerned but it's alive and well. As long as I'm around it won't break down. I see myself as the keeper of Soul music so I live a very soul-filled life!"
Calvin Richardson - American's Most Wanted

--Bob Davis
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Calvin Richardson Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack

PRESS RELEASE: Calvin Richardson Delivers Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack

"I'm lovin this album. It's one of my favorite releases of the year. Look for it featured soon on both RadioIO.com (RnB Mix, NuSoul, Blues) and on Soul-Patrol.com How come? (it's H*A*R*D*C*O*R*E S*O*U*L)...."--Bob Davis


For more info, check it out here: NEW RELEASE - Calvin Richardson Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack


Calvin Richardson Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack - A Woman's Gotta Have It, Across 110th Street, I Can Understand It, Harry Hippy, American Dream, Daylight, I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You. Hosted by Earl Gregory and introduced by Michael Cooper of Con-Funk-Tion)

Welcome To The Soul-Patrol Newsletter

Do You Like...H*A*R*D*C*O*R*E S*O*U*L???

Then you don't really have much of a choice. You simply must add the album Calvin Richardson - Facts of Life: The Soul of Bobby Womack, to your list for serious consideration.

I realize that there are more than a few of you out there will remind me that we are in the midst of a "jobless recovery" and that you may not have quite as much disposable income as you did a few years ago.

However if you are a lover of H*A*R*D*C*O*R*E S*O*U*L, then you need to own a copy of Calvin Richardson - Facts of Life: The Soul of Bobby Womack. The title suggests that it is a tribute to the music of Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Womack, however it really is so much more than a simple "tribute album." It's really about the emergence of Calvin Richardson into the ranks of artists to be taken seriously in the future as a person who is all about maintaining and expanding on the historical legacy of Black music. We STRONGLY reccomend that you should absolutly have this album on your "short list" to make an investment before the end of the year!!!

In this issue of the Soul-Patrol Newsletter be sure and not only visit check out the album (Calvin Richardson - Facts of Life: The Soul of Bobby Womack) here online, but also to listen to Soul-Patrol's special Internet Radio Broadcast featuring Calvin Richardson introduced by Michael Cooper of Con-Funk-Tion and hosted by Mr. Earl Gregory at the following link: http://www.soul-patrol.net/calvinrichardson.ram

And of course after you check all of this out, let us know what cha think...

Thanks in advance...

--Bob Davis
609-351-0154
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Calvin Richardson Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack - A Woman's Gotta Have It, Across 110th Street, I Can Understand It, Harry Hippy, American Dream, Daylight, I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You. Hosted by Earl Gregory and introduced by Michael Cooper of Con-Funk-Tion

PRESS RELEASE: Calvin Richardson Delivers Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack

PRESS RELEASE: Calvin Richardson Delivers Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby WomackI'm lovin this album. It's one of my favorite releases of the year. Look for it featured soon on both RadioIO.com (RnB Mix, NuSoul, Blues) and on Soul-Patrol.com How come? (it's H*A*R*D*C*O*R*E S*O*U*L)
Multiple tracks from it are already in play at Nu Soul @ RadioIO.com
NU SOUL @ RadioIO.com

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CALVIN RICHARDSON DELIVERS FACTS OF LIFE: THE SOUL OF BOBBY WOMACK

Calvin Richardson is one of the most reliable keepers of the soul-music flame." - USA Today

Calvin Richardson is all about soul. Having come of age in the hip-hop era, he is nonetheless totally dedicated to carrying on great traditions of classic soul music into the contemporary era and the future. So it makes perfect sense that Calvin would want to do an album of his interpretations of songs by Bobby Womack, the legendary singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer known as "the street preacher." Revered by many and recently elected to the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame, Bobby Womack-who was mentored by Sam Cooke -helped define soul music. Womack enjoyed a fifteen year run of major hits as an artist while such notables as Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, George Benson (he wrote Benson's signature hit "Breezin'"), Millie Jackson, Janis Joplin and countless others have had hits with his songs. Indeed Calvin himself covered Bobby's "I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much" on his debut album. For that reason, Calvin embraced the idea of recording an album of Bobby Womack songs. The concept was to record the old school way, with live musicians in the studio. The splendid results are heard on Facts Of Life: The Soul of Bobby Womack, Calvin Richardson's fourth album, to be released on August 25, 2009 by Shanachie Entertainment and Numo Records.

"Bobby Womack to me is a pioneer who is very important to the type of music that I do," Calvin says. "He's a great artist who I have great respect for, who I built my sound around and as a result I feel I have a direct connection with him. He sang about things I want to sing about. I feel like he is definitely less appreciated than he should be, although he is a Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee. It was an honor to pay tribute to him.I've stood on Bobby's shoulders my whole career."

Calvin's sense of connection to Bobby Womack carried over to the photo shoot, where he made a conscious effort to reference some of Bobby's classic album cover images. "Since I was paying tribute to Bobby," Calvin explains, "I thought it was important to go into that space that he was in at the time. I had to get into a certain headspace and try to feel what was going on in his head at the time he made this music."

Facts Of Life was recorded over a few days in a studio outside of Atlanta, using musicians from inspirational R & B/gospel singer Ann Nesby's band. Produced by Tres Gilbert, Facts Of Life delivers an organic mix of classic Womack songs ("A Woman's Gotta Have It," "Across 110th Street," "I Can Understand It," "Harry Hippy") and lesser-known gems ("American Dream," "Daylight," "I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You"). Many of the selections embody Womack's gritty, streetwise philosophizing with lyrics that are surprisingly relevant today, such as on "Across 110th Street."

"There are still ghettos and that stuff is going on in every city you go to," Calvin notes regarding "Across 110th Street." "And it's not just 110th Street. I had uncles and relatives living in Connecticut that had those kinds of experiences."

"American Dream," which in Bobby's version interpolates Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech, seems particularly timely in light of President Obama's recent election (in fact, Calvin wanted to substitute an excerpt from Obama's "A Change Is Gonna Come" speeches, but the necessary clearances could not be obtained). "It's the craziest thing," Calvin says. "It is a song that I didn't know but once I heard it, it just automatically pulled me in, with the Martin Luther King speech it was just very compelling."

Calvin incorporates many of Womack's "raps," one of the signature elements of his style. "I approached them from the standpoint of what was there already," Calvin notes. "Bobby is such a visionary that what he was saying is still relevant. I just said it my way."

One highlight of the album is the duet between Calvin and guest vocalist Ann Nesby on the ballad "Love Has Come At Last." Patti LaBelle had sung the female part on the original and Ann Nesby is one of the few vocalists around who could deliver the vocal firepower to stand up to the original.

"I always loved that song with Bobby and Patti," Calvin relates. "Even today anyone who is looking for love, it has meaning for. To have an opportunity to work with Ann is something I've always longed to do."

Calvin Richardson came by his soulful style honestly. Born in Monroe, North Carolina, the fifth of nine children, Calvin had a strong musical upbringing. His mother sang in the local gospel group, The Willing Wonders, and he sang with them as a youth but he was able to listen to secular soul music and funk and was particularly inspired by Bobby Womack, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Donny Hathaway. Singing on the gospel circuit he met and became friends with Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey and Joel "Jo Jo" Hailey, who went on to form the hit-making group Jodeci in the early Nineties and, later as K-Ci and JoJo, scored numerous hits, Calvin was encouraged by their success to form the urban contemporary vocal group, Undacova, whose song "Love Slave" was included in the New Jersey Drive soundtrack in 1995. When Undacova folded, Calvin launched a solo career that resulted in his debut solo album Country Boy on Uptown/Universal Records in 1999. Despite strong material, including a great cover of Bobby Womack's "I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much," the album failed to sell, despite notable guests such as Chico DeBarge, Monifah and K-Ci, possibly due to confusion occasioned by the album title. While Calvin was working on his follow-up, Angie Stone heard a demo of his song "More Than A Woman" and invited him to duet with her on a version of the song for her album Mahogany Soul. A second album for Universal was shelved before release but Calvin's second album release 2:35PM, named after the time one of his children was born, was released by Hollywood Records in 2003. The album went on to sell more than 250,000 copies and generated significant adult urban radio play. Though lumped in with the rising crop of new-soul singers, 2:35PM revealed Calvin as an authentic soul singer bringing a classic vocal style to a contemporary production sound. In 2008, Calvin Richardson released his debut on Shanachie Entertainment and Numo Records, When Love Comes, which was a compelling statement of Calvin's true artistic identity. An accomplished songwriter, Calvin Richardson has recently been enjoying success with the Charlie Wilson hit "There Goes My Baby," which he co-wrote.

The feeling and strength of Calvin's singing re-affirms his place as one of the finest soul singers of the current era. He was inspired by both the material and the organic approach to recording.

"It was definitely a great experience," Calvin says. "I love performing with a live band anyway so automatically I was all into it. It was a natural kind of thing. I think it's how all records should be made, in my style of music anyway."

CALVIN RICHARDSON DELIVERS FACTS OF LIFE: THE SOUL OF BOBBY WOMACK

--Bob Davis
609-351-0154
earthjuice@prodigy.net



Calvin Richardson Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack - A Woman's Gotta Have It, Across 110th Street, I Can Understand It, Harry Hippy, American Dream, Daylight, I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You. Hosted by Earl Gregory and introduced by Michael Cooper of Con-Funk-Tion)

ALBUM REVIEW: Calvin Richardson - Facts of Life: The Soul of Bobby Womack

ALBUM REVIEW: Calvin Richardson - Facts of Life: The Soul of Bobby WomackFor anyone who is a fan of Bobby Womack and his stories, this is an album to have in the library. For anyone who is a fan of "pure soul", this is an album to have in your library. For anyone who says that Soul Music is dead, "YOU LIE"!!! And this album verifies. For anyone who doubts that today's artist couldn't "hang" back in the day, Check out "FACTS Of LIFE: The SOUL of BOBBY WOMACK by CALVIN RICHARDSON.

Track List:
Across 110th Street
You're Welcome, Stop On By
Harry Hippie
Woman's Got To Have It
American Dream
Daylight
That's The Way I Feel About Cha'
Love Has Finally Come At Last
(featuring ANN NESBY)
I Can Understand It
I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You
He'll Be There When The Sun Goes Down

The thing that I liked about Bobby Womack's tunes/stories, was that I could "relate". Calvin Richardson in the way he delivers these gems "gets that" and "transmits that" in the way he presents this album that, to me, is a tribute to the legacy that is Bobby Womack. This is "Soul" as we knew it and Calvin in this project is taking if forward. No clunkers here, but what else would you expect from the line-up?

I don't believe that Calvin made an conscious effort to "sound" like Bobby, but I do believe he attempted to "tell" the stories close to Bobby's style as he interjected his own soulful flare in each track. Maybe I went into listening to this with a comparing ear, but left real quick,such that I had to go on his site and check out some of his other work. Unlike so many of the "young bloods" that have come on the scene of late, Calvin doesn't get into those "vocal athletics" that is the trend of the day. He's crooning! He makes the words stand out rather than "how many notes can you sing in a measure". Then again I might be a little bias because I have always believed that if it's a good story to begin with, all you have to do is "tell it" and, in a few of these,like Bobby, he "preached it".

It's hard for me to single out any one track. These are all tried and proven songs that Calvin is demonstrating that they are still relevant and time enduring. "Daylight" has always been my Womack all time favorite. "I Can Understand It" is just classic Womack. "Woman's Got To Have It" is going to get the "brothers" in trouble again with the ladies just like it did back in the day. "He'll Be There When The Sun Goes Down" any guy who has been in the business or does some traveling as his occupation definitely digs where that's coming from. What can I say. No clunkers.

Every so often the conversation goes into "cover tunes". Seems like back in the 80's "someone" decided that doing "covers" was lame and that you should do "new" music and your "own tunes" if you want to make a name for yourself. It was a lie! Without going into my theory of "Listening and Hearing", it does a performer good to do tried and proven established songs. Even better when you take the time to do a project dedicated to a legendary artist such as Bobby Womack. One of my previous reviews was on "Otis Blue", which for all intents and purposes was a tribute to Sam Cooke ( a little irony there). Didn't hurt Otis Redding any and this isn't going to hurt Calvin Richardson. I will even go so far as to say that this just may enhance his resume.

Check it out! I think you'll be as glad as I was for asking "The Juice" for this one.

--Earl Gregory

CALVIN RICHARDSON DELIVERS FACTS OF LIFE: THE SOUL OF BOBBY WOMACK


NEW RELEASE - Calvin Richardson Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack

PRESS RELEASE: Calvin Richardson Delivers Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack

"I'm lovin this album. It's one of my favorite releases of the year. Look for it featured soon on both RadioIO.com (RnB Mix, NuSoul, Blues) and on Soul-Patrol.com How come? (it's H*A*R*D*C*O*R*E S*O*U*L)...."--Bob Davis


For more info, check it out here: NEW RELEASE - Calvin Richardson Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack


Calvin Richardson Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack - A Woman's Gotta Have It, Across 110th Street, I Can Understand It, Harry Hippy, American Dream, Daylight, I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You. Hosted by Earl Gregory and introduced by Michael Cooper of Con-Funk-Tion)

 

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De' Nate' - REMINISCE (An incredible combination of Soul, R&B, Smooth Jazz and Pop music) Lou Wilson & Today's People - MONEY TALK
Lou Wilson & Today's People - MONEY TALK Lou Wilson & Today's People - MONEY TALK
Neo Soul Artist DONNIE C - "New Moment, New Choice" DONNIE C - New Moment, New Choice
WILL WHEATON - OLD SCHOOL SOUL
Will Wheaton
Leon Ware - Moon Ride Leon Ware - Moon Ride
Nadir - Workin' For The Man Nadir - Workin' For The Man
Global Noize - Jason Miller/DJ Logic (Feat: Meshell Ndegeocello, Billy Martin, Vernon Reid, John Popper, Cyro Baptista, Bernie Worrell, Karl Denson, Christian Scott & Others) Global Noize - Jason Miller/DJ Logic (Feat:  Meshell Ndegeocello, Billy Martin, Vernon Reid, John Popper, Cyro Baptista, Bernie Worrell, Karl Denson, Christian Scott & Others)
NEW SINGLE FROM DESI: "Takin It As It Comes"s NEW SINGLE FROM DESI: Takin It As It Comes
The Official Family Stone Website - Produced by Sly Stone The Official Family Stone Website - Produced by Sly Stone
BILLY PAUL PHILLY SOUL/JAZZ LEGEND Billy Paul
Mandrill: Live At Montreax DVD
Mandrill
STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL
STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL
Jimmy Castor: "The E-Man is Back with a NEW EP" Jimmy Castor
New Pittsburgh Courier:one of the oldest and most prestigious Black newspapers in the United States New Pittsburgh Courier
Black Rock Coalition (BRC) Black Rock Coalition (BRC)
Soul of America - Soulful Travel Soul of America Travel

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