Geno Young | The Ghetto Symphony

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The Ghetto Symphony

by Geno Young

Amazing, an instant soul classic that takes us back to the 70s work of the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Contemporary urban
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Introlude
1:46 $0.99
2. Throw Your Hands (ode to Responsible hip-hop)
5:11 $0.99
3. She Won't Talk To Me
4:14 $0.99
4. Honeydew
4:11 $0.99
5. Broadway
4:59 $0.99
6. I Really Do (For real!)
3:31 $0.99
7. Let's Lay Down
4:48 $0.99
8. Man With Nothing To Lose
5:08 $0.99
9. Broadway Live (At the corner of Camp Wisdom)
1:44 $0.99
10. Do What You Do
4:37 $0.99
11. I Get So Wrapped Up In You
6:45 $0.99
12. Was It A Love Song (Ramp)
1:38 $0.99
13. Love Beyond Compare
6:59 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
We've all got a story to tell, and this soul brother is waiting to tell his side.
Our story starts in Dallas, Texas where Geno was born and raised. Born to a musical family, Geno began playing violin and piano at an early age. He cultivated his talent at the Arts Magnet High School where he walked the same harmonious hallways as Roy Hargrove, Erykah Badu, and Norah Jones.

To further his love of music, Geno studied music at Howard University in Washington, D.C. "My time in college was when I really started to hear music in my head that I wanted to express", he states. It was during these years that he began to explore his passion for soul music and developed his production and songwriting skills.
The next chapter of our story finds our soul Brother touring the world as musical director, arranger, and producer for multiple Grammy award winner, Erykah Badu.
"I learned so much form that experience", he says. "Badu taught me how to enjoy the freedom in my art, I mean how to write and sing what you feel and to never shortchange your audience". Geno wrote and produced the hit songs "Times a Wastin" and "Orange Moon" on the 2001 release "Mama's Gun". He also served as associate executive producer for N'Dambi's "Tunin'up and co signin' and. Most recently Geno served as a producer and A & R director for label mate and soul star Carmen Rodgers' "Free" album.

After contributing his genius to several hits, Geno had plenty to offer his first solo project. "The Ghetto Symphony" has already received extraordinary reviews from acclaimed music sources and is available worldwide. One of the most versatile artists in soul music today, Geno is bound to write new chapters in the history of soul artistry. He is a singer in the mold of the classic soul singers of our time, fusing passion with precision and old soul with new style. Prepare to be a part of this soul brother's finest chapter yet, the one that will be written by the soul that he shares with you.



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Feeling this music
From what I have heard so far, everyone should know who this man is. I am just waiting for the CD to get back in stock so that I can buy it now!! I can't believe I am just finding out about this CD. His music is Funky, Beautiful and Sexy all at the same time!!!!!!!


Your voice has me floating and it's such a pity and a shame that the rest of the world is sleeping on you the way they are. But these days it's all about that lollipop gumdrop junk. No appreciation for real artists with real things they feel and think, let alone what they're really going through or have gone through. I love Geno Young, he's my new favorite person to relax to whenever I get that chance. Keep on dude!!! One day I would love to write and sing with you. And that's on the real... if you can hit me up on myspace at you can at least see some of my poems... I love you and stay blessed!!!

Sy Smith

Full of honesty, love and soul!
Geno Young is an incredible artist whose music is full of honesty, love and soul! Tunes like Man With Nothing To Lose and Honeydew are original and more soulful than anything I've heard in a while! This CD is a must-have for true music lovers...

Tasha Thompson

I love your voice and your style!
I love what i am hearing, your music is so relaxing and mesmerizing. I'd love to hear more of your music.


DeAngelo, Rahsaan Patterson and Raheem Devaughn all-in-one!
This brotha is BAD, in a good way. He sounds like a combination of DeAngelo, Rahsaan Patterson and Raheem Devaughn, all in one, just PURE, ADDICTIVE SOUL. He brings back the feel of good ol' school music. I especially like #6 (I Really Do (for Real)), #8 (Man with Nothing to Lose), #10 (Do What You Do) and #11 (I Get So Wrapped Up In You). I like to see our brothas doing something positive--Geno keep it coming and we'll support you. You go boy! If you like him, then you’ll also like Carmen Rodgers and N’Dambi (who used to sing back-up for Erykah Badu), both of whom he’s worked with, and all of them are from the Dallas area.


good investement in relaxation
Purchasing this album would be a good investemnt in your own relaxation. If you need a break or wnat to get lifted or snuggle up to your honey, this is the album to do it to.

steve d.

amazing artist I have only heard the samples on cdbaby and am ordering straight away.I have been buying soul music for nearly 40 years and this is some of the best ive heard in the last decade.Keep it coming you are an artist of rare talent.

steve d.

amazing artist I have only heard the samples on cdbaby and am ordering straight away.I have been buying soul music for nearly 40 years and this is some of the best ive heard in the last decade.Keep it coming you are an artist of rare talent.


Ghetto Symphony is addictive. Geno's voice is smooth, relaxing and intoxicating. Every song is a masterpiece. I LOVE She Won't Talk to Me; I Really Do pops into my head constantly; I Get So Wrapped Up In You takes me to a very happy place and leaves me wanting more Geno and more Ghetto Symphony. This cd is in heavy rotation on my iTunes, in my car and at home. Buy it and feel good like I do.

Marie Potopsingh

Thanks to XM's (The Flow) airplay of Honeydew, I was introduced this fabulous artist. His lyrics are so honest and unpretenious. I love the remake of Broadway! Who else could update one of George Benson's greatest hits and make is sound brand new! Excellent! Good luck on your journey and thanks for showing the world that their is more to the Artists that hail from the South than what we hear on conventional radio!
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