James Day Songs | Song, Soul & Spirit

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Song, Soul & Spirit

by James Day Songs

With Grammy Winners Preston Glass, Paula Cole & Gordon Chambers,Tony Nominee Elisabeth Withers,Soul & Jazz All Stars Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Tony Terry, Audrey Wheeler, Glenn Jones, Trina Broussard, Walter Beasley, Sandra St. Victor, Lin Rountree, U-Nam...
Genre: Urban/R&B: Retro-Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Battlegrounds
3:17 $0.99
2. Love Is My Bible
3:03 $0.99
3. Stand on My Shoulders
4:31 $0.99
4. Speak Love
3:43 $0.99
5. Who Can Tell the Heart
3:46 $0.99
6. It's All Divine (Boogie Back Mix)
3:46 $0.99
7. Forgiveness
3:30 $0.99
8. No Son of Mine (Stereo Lif Mix)
3:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
Not since Quincy Jones' Back on the Block have we seen such a line up of soul and jazz all stars - every song a musical event. The first single Speak Love boasts R&B veterans Glenn Jones, Tony Terry & Tim Owens with jazz chart toppers U-Nam & Lin Rountree. Love is my Bible unites 3 of Chaka Khan's most beloved background singers, Sandra St Victor, Audrey Wheeler-Downing & Karen Bernod, on a Motown-influenced hit featuring smooth jazz favorites, Groove LTD.

Like Jones, Day reaches beyond the scope of R&B in his writing, producing, and selection of performers. Titled SONG, SOUL & SPIRIT, the album opens with Battlegrounds, a social anthem that has already had an impact at radio with it's gospel choir finale, and a rare guest appearance by film & music star Cheryl Pepsii Riley. Another highlight is the pairing of Tony-nominated Elisabeth Withers (Suge Avery from the musical Color Purple) w/ seasoned jazz saxophonist Walter Beasley. Day places them on the inspirational ballad, Stand on my Shoulders, which he wrote with Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Preston Glass.

Day had the opportunity to write with another of his Grammy-winning songwriting heros, Gordon Chambers, on the motivational ballad Forgiveness, pairing Chambers with another unexpected choice, Grammy-winning Paula Cole, best known for her #1 hit and Dawson's Creek anthem, I Don't Want to Wait, as well as her jazz duets album with Chris Botti.

Throughout the album, Day surrounds his esteemed leading artists with a cast of musicians who have backed musical legends & game changers like Barbara Streisand, Barry Manilow, Erica Badu and Kindred & the Family Soul.

Of Day's writing, 5X Consecutive Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway says: "James is one of the most beautiful, visual songwriters I know, his lyrics fit me like a glove."



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