Published on December 22nd, 2017 | by Just Jay

The Beatles said, All You Need Is Love. LTD with Jeffrey Osborne asked for, Love To The World. Jackie DeShannon sang, What The World Needs Now-Is Love. Al Green posed, Give Us More L-O-V-E. Nicolette Larson realized, It’s Gonna Take A Lot Of Love. We could go on and on mentioning songs about love. There are more songs written about love than any other subject of interest within human society.

Since all the above are correct, Serious Records Inc, Sparkx Radio Network, in association with SJR Media Group Entertainment, and Radio Personality, Skip The Funktologist, we invite everyone to join in and share with us “The Campaign Of Love.” With so much division and discord taking place amongst the human family, “It’s Time For Some Affection.” Yes the need for more love and affection towards our fellow man has never become more evident! This release will focus on the four major aspects of love as defined by the Greek Language, which include love for neighbor, love for family, love for friends, and intimate love.

The music on this release feature’s a mixture of songs from the older and newer generations of artists. They have been handpicked by Skip The Funktologist, who in all reality, plays very few love themed songs during his broadcast’s. The fact that he chose these songs means that they all found their way into a rare playlist that is reserved for a special moment in his show called “It’s Time For Some Affection.” The music on this compilation contains slow, medium, and up-tempo songs. We are confident you will enjoy their feel, sound, and message as much as we do. From the lyrics of the 70’s group Redbone, Come And Get Your LOVE!

Artists contributing tracks include:

Tyrone Dubose, is an R&B historian, a motivational speaker, a philanthropist, and a radio host, whose distinctive bass-baritone voice can be heard on many national commercials. Tyrone created, and host’s the syndicated radio show the R&B countdown, named Timeless Traxx. He is also a regular contributor to the popular program, TV One’s, Unsung! In 2015, DuBose became a four-time award winner, including “Outstanding Host” for his webisode series “Do You Know” at the Los Angeles Webfest, the “R&B Historian” award from Rare Grooves Radio, the GIRO award from WRLR Radio in Lake County Illinois, and ” Best Voice Over” award from the Mayan Awards in Atlanta Georgia.

Irene Cara & Brent Carter, the actress and singer who has been honored by the entertainment industry with an Academy Award, two Grammy’s, a Golden Globe, and a People’s Choice Award, sings a beautiful duet with Brent Carter, former lead vocalist with Tower Of Power and current front man for the Average White Band. When asked how she chose Brent to accompany her on this duet, she responded, “two of my favorite male vocalists are Luther Vandross and Donny Hathaway, Brent is a mixture of both!”

Gwen Majors & Ali Ollie Woodson, originally recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, this cut is a true collector’s item. This is the last and final recording of the late, great Ali Woodson, former lead singer of the Temptations performing his signature R&B style reminiscent of the hit “Treat Her Like A Lady.” Ali is joined with the smooth vocal stylings of the ultra-soul songstress, Gwen Majors. Gwen used her production skills to turn this classic into a contemporary sound that will make you listen and feel their performance. She is in fine vocal form, and together Ali and Gwen introduce this classic song to a new generation of listeners. It is a must have for Motown followers and a great tribute to Ali Woodson.

Treny B, is an independent artist who contributes a song he wrote when just seventeen years old. A friendship with former Keyboardist/musical director of the six-time Grammy winning group, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees, and Song Writers Hall Of Famer’s, Earth Wind & Fire’s, Larry Dunn produced and oversaw the musical arrangements for this smooth falsetto laced track.

Selena Evangeline, who hails from Canada, now residing in London England, is a singer, song writer, and multi-instrumentalist whose influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Chaka Khan, Prince, and Stevie Wonder. Her songs are musical snapshots of real life and emotions from a real woman. She say’s “keep your head up high.”

Joseph Wooten, (keyboardist, writer, arranger, producer, educator, motivational speaker) is a three-time Grammy nominated artist who has been the keyboardist for The Steve Miller Band since 1993. He is also the brother of bass player Victor Wooten, (5-time Grammy Award Winner) Roy Wooten, (five-time Grammy Award Winner) (Futureman, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), and Regi Wooten. Joseph has the distinction of placing two songs on this compilation. Listen for the line in the song “Soul Of Freedom” that says, “I got the Sun in my face and the wind in my back. I got hope for the future, and as a matter of fact. Every man and woman, every boy and girl, when we change ourselves, then we change the world.”

Lisa Panagos, Award winning Mediterranean beauty Lisa Panagos is an American singer, songwriter, actress and producer. Although born in Maryland in the U.S., Lisa possesses a unique array of exotic heredities which descend from the mystical country of Greece and the romantic city of Paris France. During the course of her all-embracing acting, music and recording career, Lisa has worked with some of the music industry’s biggest producers, re-mixers, writers, and arrangers including MacQuayle (Beyoncé, Madonna, Lindsay Lohan), Rob Chiarelli (Madonna, Janet Jackson, Will Smith), hit songwriter Alex Forbes (Taylor Dane), Ed Goldson (Jay Z, Eve) and Dave Bianco (Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Vanessa Williams) to name a few.

Nicole Mitchell, Born and raised in Michigan, it’s no wonder this girl has the soul and spirit of Motown!!! A little vocal training from Bertha McNeal of Motown’s “Velvelettes” didn’t hurt either. Now splitting time between Chicago and Dallas this singer, songwriter, performer and actress is definitely a bonafide, quadruple threat on the scene! Her lyrics range from such emotion and truth with everything from heartache, to love, to dancing, to suicide prevention (inspiration for her song), to loving life despite obstacles such as cancer, bucket lists’ and loving oneself…

Free Life, a 9-piece soul/funk band from “back in the day” produced by Earth Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey, contributes a soulful old school ballad reminding us how warm it is to snuggle up to the that special someone, especially when they are not around.
Devon Howard, represents the current trend in R&B singers. A resident of Baltimore Maryland, Devon is an advocate for Second Home Inc, an agency for foster kids. His track will leave you with soft feelings of love.

Denise Gordon, who is from Jamaica New York, but currently resides in Nairobi Kenya contributes a touching song about the plight of innocent children in Africa. You can hear her heart felt concern for them as she sings “For the world to survive, we need the children.” Harming innocent children is one of the worst crimes against humanity!

Eddie Reddick, we chose his track “My Sister My Brother as the lead off song. It represents the whole concept of this release. Eddie has been working in the L A area for over thirty years. He has recorded and performed with many artists such as Chaka Khan, Billy Cobham, Roy Ayers, Bill Withers, Wayne Henderson of The Jazz Crusaders, Bobby Lyle, Side Effect, The L A Boppers, The Dramatics, Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Oliver, The Art Of Sax. Eddie says, “it doesn’t’ matter much anymore where his performances might be. It could be in a small dinner club or a huge concert arena. People are beautiful where ever they are.” “Create from your soul, Speak with your heart.”

Niki J Crawford, an accomplished singer, songwriter, and movie actress, Crawford is a wildly talented and motivated woman. It is in front of a microphone where Niki shines bright. Her voice literally erupts from her being, turning each song into an exclamation of unadulterated funk and soul. This is quite evident just looking at the jaw dropped, awed faces of male and female fans alike when she performs. “Strength of character and talent make Miss Niki J. Crawford a true woman of distinction.”

Ty Causey, the music style of Causey is a combination of Smooth Jazz, Sensual Classic Soul and R&B. Ty’s Silky-Smooth vocals and deep rich lyrics compliment the soulful melodic production of his music. This style of music has been very challenging for Ty due to the upswing of other styles of music such as Hip Hop and Neo Soul, but his passion for Classic R&B and Jazz has inspired him to stay true to himself and the music lovers who crave the same Classic R&B, Soul and Jazz style. Producer, Singer, Songwriter, and Performer, Ty Causey appeared on the music scene in the late 1990’s as a vocalist for smooth Jazz saxophonist Najee. Causey co-wrote and performed on Najee’s 1998 Morning Tenderness Cd which landed him the opportunity as featured performer on Najee’s World-Wide Morning Tenderness Tour.

Daisy Hicks, Daisy is an English-born, Australian-raised singer/songwriter. Marie Claire Magazine UK said it best, “Daisy is a remarkable singer and gifted songwriter whose music is laced with eclectic influences ranging from silky jazz, soulful country to soaring ballads.” With unwavering support from ambient music and content providers, Daisy’s music can be heard in shopping malls, grocery stores, thousands of restaurants and retail shops, on airlines, in gyms and on TV shows throughout the UK, Europe, Asia, Japan and Australia including a placement on the US Hit TV Show “Pretty Little Liars”.

Eric “EQ” Young, who as a high school student saw Larry Graham perform, and the rest is history. Eric spends his time performing with Con Funk Shun and working as a solo artist. He composes, arranges, sings, and dance’s, all, while he’s spankin’ some funky bass! If you ever get a chance to see him perform-don’t miss it!

Sheldon Price, started singing at the age of 7 at his mother’s parties. He has performed with Philadelphia based headliners Philly Cream, The Blue Notes, and Ray Goodman and Brown. Has toured Vegas, performed in Atlantic City’s main rooms, and other parts of the country. Sheldon is produced by Gerald Veasley.

Angie Arnold, started on her musical journey during her childhood in Denver, Colorado. At the age of 8, she was visiting a friend’s home with her parents…who were stunned to discover that the music coming from the friend’s piano was being played by none other than Angie, who had never had access to a piano before. They purchased an old church organ, and Angie was quickly composing originals to be played for every poor soul who happened to stop by the house. Angie immersed herself in music and theater during high school, and studied music at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She quickly found that while she loved learning about theory and music history, her unique voice and style of playing did not exactly endear her to the cookie cutter sensibilities of the music faculty. She pursued a style and feel all her own, and that staunch position can be felt on the haunting track called “Beautiful.” We should feel this way about ourselves regardless…

Mark Adam Wood Jr. of Lakeside, the voice on such classic funk tracks as It’s All The Way Live, Raid, Outrageous, and Fantastic Voyage, share’s a more personal song from his solo project “THE ADVENTURES OF MRKYSTAR” called “All About Family!” Yes, family! Mankind is truly one big earth wide Family!

Sista Soul, equipped with unbelievable vocal range, Sista Soul has been captivating audiences since the late 90’s. Born Jeannette Cooper and given the name Sista Soul from the extreme irreplaceable emotions embraced with every performance. Her masterful songwriting skills and vocals are truly gifts by spiritual intervention. With influences like Anita Baker, Mary J Blidge, and Erykah Badu. This young woman embarks sounds from hip-hop, R& B to Neo-Soul and Jazz infused music.

Kenny Barnes, a native Washingtonian, Kenny began singing gospel music in his home church at a very young age. He honed his skills at D.C.’s famed “Duke Ellington School of the Arts”. During this time, he sang with several local bands, singing groups (R&B and Gospel), and several stage productions. It wasn’t long before people took notice of his smooth baritone voice. A voice that would eventually lead to him performing and working with some of the biggest names the industry has to offer such as Michael Jackson, George Michael, Bruce Hornsby, the O’Jays, Richard Smallwood, Dottie Peoples to name a few.

Alvin Smith, by means of his production company, Alvin has written and produced songs for film and television from, The Sopranos, Soul Food, JAG to Felicity and The Shield. He has also produced for performers such as Greg Walker of Carlos Santana, Noel and D.T. Peredes. He spent several years of touring and performing with such artists as Billy Davis, Marilyn McCoo, Stephanie Mills, and Philip Bailey. His song was inspired by the need to rescue his sister who was suffering from mental illness and the other sad consequences that came with being abused by a mate. Truly a story of love between a brother and his little sister.

Kate Kennedy, Kate Kennedy is a native Colorado artist, who loves the beauty and the power of nature. She especially loves to paint flowers; Mainly because to their endless diversity of beauty. She has been drawing and painting ever since she can remember. Studied at CSU, and many classes at the Art Students League of [email protected] – Instagram: katekennedy2876. (Her beautiful painting of a flower she calls “Love” graces the back of the CD Cover).

Jailynn Ausman, is 11 years old at the time of releasing this project. She is in the 5th grade and attends Fairmount Elementary in Golden CO wherein math is her preferred subject. Jailynn loves to play softball and handles the positions of catcher, 3rd base, and shortstop, with the latter being her favorite. When she grows up, she wants to be a brain surgeon! She introduces the song “We Need The Children.”

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