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Douye’

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Douyé (pronounced Doe-Yay) pays homage to the mellow blend of silk and soul made iconic by artists such as Sade, Dianne Reeves, Chanté Moore, Regina Belle, and Rachelle Ferrell. Featuring the musical prowess of fellow Nigerian and multi-platinum producer Dapo Torimiro (John Legend, Justin Bieber, Toni Braxton), Grammy-nominated multi-platinum British songwriter Terry Shaddick (Pointer Sisters, Diana Ross), guitarist/ producer Chris Sholar (Beyoncè, Mariah Carey, Kanye West), JR Hutson (Jill Scott, Musiq, Lalah Hathaway)  and Grammy-nominated jazz keyboardist/ producer Philippe Saisse (Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau), So Much Love is a breathtaking tour de force that adeptly revisits the sound of early 90s Urban Adult Contemporary radio with a unique spin. Laced with Douyé’s smoldering vocals and seasoned with elements of jazz, R&B, and a dash of spicy Afrobeat, it goes without saying that So Much Love is destined to be one of the more feted independent releases of 2013.

The Nigerian  born singing Princess joined me on Conversations almost 2 years after I heard her sultry soulful voice.  (WDGP apoligizes for the substandard audio at the beginning of the interview. It seems that night we had gremlins in the machine) The conversation was so much better than I imagined. She is thoughtful and funny and a whole lot fun. Best of all she is so talented and humble. I hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as I did. I am such a “fan” of this beautiful lady. If you haven’t heard her, or if your a long time fan, you will enjoy this program. When your done listening keep up with Douye’ via her website, Facebook and Twitter and more importantly, add her music to your personal library.

 

Kroshet 2015

Another year, another visit from one of our favorite Indie Artist, Kroshet.

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He he is the hardest working Artist we know. He shares with us select tracks from his most recent project, Street Soul.
Street Soul, is on K&J Records & Koffee’s Mellow Groove out of Los Angeles, California. Kroshet says he has worked with some great producers on this project.  Folks like Tizone, Big Mike, Inzane Beats from Germany, Lil Tray Beatz and , Street Track Pros.

All we know is that anytime Kroshet visits there will lots of fun and laughter. So have a listen to the “Conversation”, enjoy the music and then, go and buy it.  Connect with Kroshet on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

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Chris Jasper

Chris JasperWe couldn’t think of a better person to spend time with on the show of Conversation 2015. We had the pleasure of speaking with and getting to know R&B Icon Chris Jasper.

If you are familiar with THE ISLEY BROTHERS, then you have heard the music of CHRIS JASPER, who was primarily responsible for writing and producing all of THE ISLEY BROTHERS music during this time, including such beautiful love songs as “For The Love of You” and “Between the Sheets” and uptempo funk such as “Fight the Power.” His arrangements and instrumentation as a classically-trained musician, and his expertise on the keyboards and synthesizers, are the foundation of the legendary “Isley Brothers Sound.” When the six members of THE ISLEY BROTHERS disbanded (1984), Marvin and Ernie Isley joined CHRIS JASPER and formed ISLEY-JASPER-ISLEY. Without this crucial musical component, THE ISLEY BROTHERS were no longer a self-produced, self-contained group.

CHRIS JASPER brought his “unique sound” and musical talents to ISLEY-JASPER-ISLEY, and topped the charts singing lead vocals on “Caravan of Love” (1985), a song that was covered by English recording group, the Housemartins, an international #1 pop hit. “Caravan” was also used in commercials as part of a Dodge Caravan advertising campaign. He was also awarded a CEBA Award For Excellence for a Miller Brewing Company commercial. The music for that commercial formed the basis for “Brother to Brother” from the “Different Drummer” album, which supported the anti-apartheid struggle going on in South Africa at that time. His music has also been used in radio and television commercials, most recently “Who’s That Lady” (Swiffer) and “Between The Sheets” (L’Oreal).

When ISLEY-JASPER-ISLEY disbanded (1987), CHRIS JASPER brought his “unique sound” to his own solo projects, topping the charts with “SuperBad,” a song promoting the value of education. CHRIS JASPER has continued to write songs and produce his own R&B/Gospel music, as well as other artists, for his independent record label, Gold City Records (www.goldcitymusic.com).

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It was a treat t discuss his music and music in general. We can’t wait to hear music from is son, Mike Jasper. Enjoy the interview and then go buy the music. You can find out more by liking his Facebook page. or visiting the Gold City Music Website.

Meet Frank McComb

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It was such a pleasure to welcome Frank McComb to Conversations, It was like seeing an old friend after a long absence, even though we’d never met. That’s the personality of the Man. He is a people person. He has been on stage and in studio with some of the Musical Elite, yet, he’s just Frank McComb. Take a listen to the interview, then check out more Frank McComb via these links,

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Moe “Better” Williams

 

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Moe “Better” Williams is a born musician. Moe  grew up on the Eastside of Oklahoma City, and  by the ripe age of 11, Moe picked up his first instrument; the drums. He continued learning to play various instruments,  the clarinet, the bass, the guitar, and the keyboard; before finally mastering the saxophone. While he plays all saxophones in the sax family well, he prefers the unique tones of the soprano sax.

 

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At the beginning of 2009, he connected with an up and coming producer by the name of “Markkii Notes” to create a totally new and unique sound for his first project. That goal was easily achieved and they quickly began recording his debut album entitled “Moe Forever”. Moe Williams’ “Moe Forever” was first released to public ears on November 24, 2009. With smooth rhythms, impeccable timing and flawless horn riffs; this newly created style is sure to catch and keep listeners. Moe “Better” Williams is here, changing the faces of Jazz and R&B!!

This collaboration is what Moe “Better” Williams to our attention, the smooth and sexy sounds of his sax begged for attention from our Listeners. We think is one star to watch. He’s going to do big things, and we want a front row seat. So get comfortable and listen to this humble and somewhat shy gentleman as he shares a bit of himself and get to know more about the man behind the horn.

 

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Keep up with Moe on Facebook and Reverbnation. Purchase his music on itunes and for sure, hear him in the WDGP Radio Playlist!

 

Jimi James

Last October, Jimi James guested on Conversations, She is dynamic, intelligent, independent, and cutting edge. At the time, we couldn’t share the next single – Lead Me On. but now it’s a staple on WDGP.  Jimi is a Singer, Songwriter, and Composer.

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She is showing up all over. Places like the BET Awards Official Post Party:

 

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The first time I heard of or listened to Jimi James was this music video:

You can follow Ms. James via her webpage, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Tiger Roberts

Tiger Roberts has been in the game for a while. He is a Grammy award winning producer, musician, writer, and singer. Now he is stepping out into the spotlight with creation of his own project, New World Order.

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Tiger is funky old school swag with a new jack twist.  Here is some Press about Tiger:

“Chicago based Tiger’s voice draws you in, never shows off, always taking you to the right place. “Since U Been Gone” shows a soulfully im- pressive vocal range, from falsetto to baritone, and a fine, wailing guitar coda. The song’s winning hook and dramatic feel make it a good candidate for film/TV. The similar “Hands Down” deploys a whispery falsetto and a memorable chorus. While there’s deft vocal layering on these recordings, we can only imagine how good his guitars would sound if Tiger got out of his cage and into a proper studio.”

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““The one thing I got out of boxing was discipline,” Tiger says. “When I decided to go full force with the music I knew I had to be diligent and do things that weren’t necessarily comfortable. I’ve already had a chance to see what discipline can bring, and I knew that I would get results.””

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We invite you to listen to interview and then decide for yourself.

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Glenn Gordon and Archie Bell

I have known Glenn Gordon for a few years now. We met when he joined my social network Internet Marketers Network on the Ning platform. He was the first talented musical artists to join us there. After him there were several that joined and thus led me to start a Music hour on Conversations which was then on Blogtalk Radio.

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Through the years we have become the best of friends, actually, more like family. He is the big brother I never had. Thus, it gives me pride to see him come into his own. You may know that he is an Inventor, and and Author, but his passion is MUSIC.

His Latest Release, Exposures, is being well received. So well, in fact, that he will soon be opening for Legendary, Archie Bell.

During the interview, we got to speak with promoter Debbie Dixon and the man himself, Archie Bell. Archie was most complementary to Glenn.

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Have a listen and hear how surprised GG was, then go get your copy of Exposures. Connect with Glen on his website or Facebook so you can keep up with what he and the Band are doing.

Terri Tobin

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Terri Tobin has known since she was a young girl. Like many Soul Singers, she got  her  first taste of performing in     the Church. She says she used to listen and sing toNatalie  Cole Records. She got her first professional gig at the age of 10, when she was  chosen to  sing background for Jeffery Osborne. She continued her musical
training at Howard  University in Washington D.C. and it was during that time she gained stage  experience  performing with        the school’s Chorale and performing background vocals  for Diana Ross.  Terri has shared the stage with the likes        of Patti Labelle, Luther  Vandross and Shai and  many more.

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Terri got her her first taste of the nightclub scene at Takoma Station, while residing in  Washington D.C. It was pleasure to speak with Terri and share music from 2 of her projects, Love Infinity and So Good To Me, both can be purchased on cdbaby.com.

 

In 2011 Terri Tobin was nominated for both SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Award and Independent Music Award. It has been said that Terri punctuates each line with heart and soul, speaking to every generation with each melodic phrase. Prepare to be touched by her honesty as she expresses her unwavering admiration of her first true love…….music.

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We think you will agree, listen to the podcast and decide for yourself. You can keep up with Terri Tobin by these links:

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