What's up welcome back to Mrs. Toon$ Soul Sunday's!
Todays artist is 21st Century "Remember the Rain" & "Child". Marvin Smith was the writer and producer of "Remember The Rain" and "Child". These records are over 30 years old. 24 track analog was the standard then. Those songs were recorded at the Sound Factory West and Wally Heider in Hollywood. Wah-Wah Watson, James Gadson, Henry Davis, George Bohannon, Jack Ashford, Eddie "Bongo" Brown and Sonny Burke were among the many musicians who played on those records back then. Mark Davis, also produced some of those tracks. In retrospect, I still think they were "Ahead Of Our Time" album (1975) had better songs on it then the subsequent album on Motown "Break Thru." The former was a labor of love...the latter about satisfying a contract. After raising a family, finishing his legal studies and just enjoying life Marvin Smith created an online record company, Dangerous Minds Entertainment Group - Worldwide (dangerousmindsonline.com
) they are developing several new acts, and surprisingly a few recently booted from major labels have expressed interest. They are also working on a 21st reunion Album. I'm including footage of this Seasons American Idols auditions of a young gentleman by the name of David Leather Jr. When he chose "Remember the Rain" as his song I was so excited to see that the younger generation is continuing to keep this music alive. He sings this song to the "T" it gives me chills. Not sure if he is still a contestant but hopefully he is and continues to choose soul music in his acts.
Mrs. Julie Toon$
Skid Row Soul