Scales has written some of the biggest songs of the decade, recorded by some
of the hottest names, such as Grammy-winning "Disco Lady" sung by
Johnnie Taylor, and "Once is Not Enough" sung by the O'Jays. His
latest hit singles, "Spend the Night Forever" and "Single
Girls", promise to be the biggest hits of all time.
Harvey Scales is one of the hardest-working entertainers in the business
today. He turned the songwriting world upside-down when he wrote
the grammy-winning hit, "Disco Lady", the most popular song
recorded by Johnny Taylor. Harvey has also written smash hits for
the Ojays, the Dramatics, M.C. Hammer, Biz Markie, Jessie James, Marilyn
McCoo, C.L. Smooth, and Pete Rock, to name a few. He's also
written for some of the most recent of flourishing artists, such as Jay Z's
protege Beanie Sigel's hit song "Mom's Prayin" on his new album,
Harvey is busy promoting his blues album, "Somebody Else's
Somebody", certain to be a hot, stirring soul CD. Currently
Harvey is putting the wraps on another album, his brand new soul gem titled,
"Keep it on the Hush Hush!".
In 2001, Harvey and his band "The Seven Sounds" played for
the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76er's at the Milwaukee Bradley
Center, an event that rocked the city and left a memorable impression among
his admiring fans. He possesses a style not often seen in the industry, that
shows his confidence, drive, and his dedication to delivering great music
that his audience both wants and appreciates.
By balancing both sides as he's well proven able to, Harvey is a very unique
and sought-after entertainer.
Songs on "Blue Funk":
2. N.T.R.O. / Bluesoulute
3. Bigger Fool
4. Rude Awakening
6. Soul Shuffle / Kindle's Groove
7. Lookin' for a Girl
8. Booty-licious Baby
9. Rude Reprise
10. Blue Funk
Sample songs are downmixed to 56kbit mono MP3's, and are between
thirty and sixty seconds in length.
of myself as a musical misfit," says Williams, 34, a bandleader /
guitarist / songwriter. "I'm too traditional for
contemporary people and too contemporary for traditional people."
Hey! The Blues is alright. In fact, it's all-LIVE and kickin' when it
comes to Kindle Williams, Sr. He's serving up a heaping helping of soul-sockin'
Blues and R&B -- with a rockin' edge. It's alright. It's alright. It's
alright... Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Williams has been laying
the groundwork for success in the music business for twenty-plus years --
despite his youthful appearance. Topping out at 5'5", Williams may be
a little fella, but he's bringing big fun!
remind you "great things come in little packages," Williams
talks softly -- but sings boldly -- and carries a B-I-G guitar. Notorious
for his stage antics and interactive format, Williams reaches out to his
audience with a soul-stirring tenor vocal range and plays some mean guitar
licks to match. Once cited for doing over 85mph in the middle of a guitar
solo, Williams offers scorching renditions of original and cover tunes you
don't want to miss. Currently making the rounds on his own behalf,
Williams previously toured the Blues circuit as a bandmember for Clarence
Carter and Chuck Strong.
band style and road show enthusiasm, Williams pays homage to the genre's
origin -- while presenting the music's most contemporary form. The band's
repertoire features Malaco covers, Memphis Soul and similar tunes --
sprinkled with guitar-oriented derivatives, a dash of traditional Blues
fare, and a hint of R&B. Illegal? Immoral? Fattening? Two out of three
ain't bad. Come and get it. You'd better!
Kindle Williams, Sr., founder
of Blue Soul Entertainment, composes, produces, publishes and distributes
original compositions -- and manages a website, mailing list, tour
schedule, and original music catalog.
Songs on "The Soul of a Diamond":
You Don't Have to be Sad to Sing the Blues - Shirley & Magic
Diamond: A talented and versatile stylist of pop, rhythm & blues,
jazz, blues, rock, and gospel, she's one of Atlanta's many aspiring
singers. A life-long lover of music, Shirley is a native
Ladies and Gentlemen! Shirley Diamond has been an opening
act for many years in the R&B, blues, jazz, and gospel fields of show
business. She is a very creative school teacher, showing she
loves children and people from all walks of life. Naturally
enough, she sings to her class. Now, it is time for you to know
the songstress in person and get to hear the commanding voice of Shirley
Shirley Diamond has her own unique style to deliver to any audience.
R&B, rock, and jazz are the three engredients that this talented
singer/entertainer combines to create her own sound and performance. Her
mother played a very important role in her career on stage as a dancer and
Shirley Diamond has recorded two CD's and, presently, Ms. Diamond is
working on her own musical project, self-produced. Keep your
eyes and ears alert because this CD will be released in the early summer
A few words from Shirley:
I ENJOYED PERFORMING FOR SAVANAH'S BLACK HISTORY THIS FEBRUARY MONTH
FEATURING SHONT'E MOORE AND ALSO, ANN NESBY. STILL PERFORMING WITH THE
GREATS. Shirley Diamond upcoming events. Check it out! June 22, 2002 in
Charlotte, North Carolina at The Queen City Music Festival, starting;
Bobby Womack, Rick James Lakeside, Millie Jackson, Lennie Williams, Ann
Nesby and Shirley Diamond. Also, appearing right here in Atlanta,
Saturday, July 27, Underground Atlanta in Kenny's Alley Alabama St. with
the Bretheren Band for "THE GREAT ATLANTA MUSIC FEST." SPONSORED
BY WILLIE HUNTER, DEBBIE IRELAND AND TOM DAVIS.
Energy' blues, with influences of soul, rock, and country, describes this
talented, multi-faceted guitarist and vocalist.
Theodis Ealey, currently known worldwide as a skilled guitarist,
vocalist, songwriter, and producer for Ichiban Records, began his career
at the tender age of thirteen as a basist with Y Z Ealey and the
Merrymakers, a band consisting of Theodis' brothers, Y Z and Melwin. Theodis
made his performance debut at a nightclub called the Horseshoe Circle in
his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi. After a year of playing
bass, Theodis began to hone his skills as a guitarist with a local-based
group called Eugene Butler and the Rocking Royals.
In 1990, Theodis began to search for his voice as an artist. His
subsequent signing with Ichiban Records, a respected blues label, gave
Theodis the opportunity to explore the potential his multi-faceted
background offered. He did just that. A few short
years and four groundbreaking CDs later, Theodis finds himself a respected
artist and performer. He holds among his many credits several
European tours, an appearance in the NBC movie of the week, 'A Kiss to Die
For', a commercial spot with a delivery of the blues to introduce the
Smurfs to the Cartoon Network, being a source musician and making a brief
appearance in the Emmy award-winning HBO movie special, "Mis Evers'
Boys', as well as being the recipient of the Male Vocalist Top Star award
in the San Fransisco bay area in 1994, and the Mo' Better Blues Male
Artist award in Atlanta in 1997. His most recent credits
include being featured as a guest vocalist with the renouwned rap group
Ghetto Mafia on their latest CD entitled 'On Da Grind', an appearance in a
Rooms To Go cmmercial, and playing the role of Guitar Man in the stage
production 'SPUNK' presented by Jomandi Productions. Theodis'
music is a staple for radio stations across the United States and an
ever-growing fan base, both in the states and abroad, will enable him to
elevate to superstar status.
Due to the demise of Ichiban Records, Theodis is now a part of IFGAM
Records, a new Atlanta-based record label. Theodis current CD,
titled 'It's A Real Good Thang', was released on IFGAM Records in February
2002. In addition to the good 'high energy' blues and soul that
Theodis is so aptly known or, the CD also features colaborations with
Francine Reed and Chick Willis.
Track List for 'Memories of You'
1. C.O.D. - Albert King & Leo Gooden
2. Turning The Same Ole Corners - Trudy Lynn - Trudy Lynn Music, Jus
blues Music - BMI
3. Do Ya? - K. T. Oslin
4. No Deposit No Return - Trudy Lynn - Trudy Lynn Music, Jus blues
Music - BMI
5. Snatching It Back - Trudy Lynn - Trudy Lynn Music, Jus blues Music
6. If My Pillow Could Talk - Jim Payne - Boodga Dooga Music - BMI
7. Precious Moments - Trudy Lynn - Trudy Lynn Music, Jus blues Music -
8. Reneged On Me - Harin Griffen - Trudy Lynn - Trudy Lynn Music, Jus
blues Music - BMI
9. Helping Hand Blues You - Trudy Lynn - Trudy Lynn Music, Jus blues
Music - BMI
1. Memories Of You - Trudy Lynn - Trudy Lynn Music, Jus blues Music -
11. Can't Even Get The Blues - Reba McEntire, T. Damphier, R. Carnes
1. I Know Why - Joe Louis Walker - Bosstalkin' music - BMI
Track List for 'Trudy Lynn - Live in Tiel, Holland'
1. Everyday / Goin' to Chicago / Stormy Monday
2. Loose Lips
3. Steal Away
4. Woman in Me
5. When Something is Wrong
6. Wang Dang Doodle
7. Dr. Feelgood
9. Come to Mama
latest CD's, 'Memories of You' and 'Trudy Lynn - Live in Tiel, Holland',
Trudy continues to define and redefine the sound of blues.
Born and raised in Houston's music-rich Fifth Ward, Trudy Lynn began
singing in an era when the neighborhood's blues and early R&B culture
was first turning on to a new sound known simply as soul. As a younger
female working with established hometown favorites such as guitarists
Albert Collins and Clarence Green, Trudy learned how to fuse classic blues
elements with the music of the moment. Playing for savvy audiences at
places such as Walter's Lounge, she quickly came to understand that the
freshly budding flower had to be connected to its roots to survive.
It's a lesson that Trudy never forgotten. And as she's evolved--as both
singer and songwriter--it's been the fundamental philosophy behind her
distinctive, multi-faceted style. "I'm not a so much a blues singer;
I'm a soul-blues singer," she says. "Now I can do traditional. I
can do ail types. I can even do country, you know. But my first thing is
really soul--kind of soul and blues mixed together."
Beyond any quibbling about musical categorization, Trudy's work also
speaks to the universal human condition, experiences all people can
appreciate. "I write, and I enjoy, songs about real life," she
explains. "1 don't care about trends, you know. I like writing about
life." Combined with her capacity for delivering convincing vocal
interpretations, a Trudy Lynn track simply tells it like it is-- the
straight and timeless truth.
"I've been writing songs a long time. I just didn't start recording
them until more recently," she also points out. During her developing
years in Houston, she began by filling the pages of paper tablets with
original lyrics, words that often came to her spontaneously as she mused
on life and its ups and downs. Occasionally she would show the scribbled
results to peers such as singer-guitarist Johnny Copeland, whom she
particularly singles out as a valuable source of advice and encouragement.
Over time she figured out how to craft her rough ideas into polished
musical statements. And the twenty-first century finds her now at the top
of her game in this respect, as the seven new Trudy Lynn compositions on
this disk so eloquently attest.
"Once I get a hook, something that might happen to the average
person---you know, a catchy way to phrase it--I just trust that, just go
with that," she says. "Once 1 get that good hook, I start
writing around it, you know, story-wise: trying to put over the idea,
drawing from both my own life and my understanding of how it is for other
As for the music--that sound that blends the emotive power of the blues
with elements of sophisticated funk and soul--it comes to her naturally,
despite the fact that she's never played an instrument. "Normally
when I'm writing lyrics, first I can just tell if it ought to be a slow
song or a fast song. Don't ask me how," she says with a laugh.
"Then I get with a piano player or a guitar player, and just hum out
what I'm trying to do. And that usually comes through pretty good."
Whether the final form is a love ballad such as the nostalgic"
Memories Of You" or a slick blues such as the philosophical "No
Deposit No Return", these songs are all Trudy, through and through.
But as Trudy reminds us, "I'm from Texas, so I know about country
music too." Then she adds with a smile, "I'm giving it all a
pretty funky flavor though." Ultimately these genre-blending
experiments make perfect sense for a open-minded singer whose primary
theme is the core reality of human relationships.
It all goes back to what she learned starting out in Fifth Ward,
creative self-statement can be enhanced by a grasp of tradition and the
fundamental truths. Trudy Lynn understands. Listen and you will too.