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Soul Comfort

by Nhojj

Smooth R&B and Jazz to Caress your Mind, Body, and Soul. Nhojj's Bestselling Album... Nominated for 2 Velocity Awards.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Neo-Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Doing m' Thing
3:29 $1.29
2. Music
3:23 $1.29
3. Please Comeback
4:31 $1.29
4. Love
3:32 $1.29
5. I Like that...
2:09 $1.29
6. Soul Comfort
1:00 $1.29
7. Dream
3:32 $1.29
8. Spring Rain
Mike Ibrahim & Nhojj
2:56 $1.29
9. James Donovan
1:30 $1.29
10. My Brother
Nhojj, Baron, ButtaFlySoul, Dwaine Bramwell, Jesse O, Sam, seân
4:16 $1.29
11. The Light:)
3:23 $1.29
12. Peace & Blessings
4:15 $1.29
13. Bonus Track
2:42 $1.29
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
5:55 pm
I'm sitting in my hotel room... waiting for the limousine. A few hours ago, Maxwell's stylist and Carib Newspaper's Entertainment editor, were deciding what I would wear on the red carpet (black vintage jacket) and on stage (white suite from Sonia Rykiel's Homme Collection with shoes by Valentino). Relaxed and sophisticated... I like it. Regina Belle is also slated to perform tonight and Rihanna is nominated for 6 awards. Stepping out onto the balcony, I listen to the waves below on the beach, and feel the ocean breeze against my face... this is a “Soul Comfort” moment.

The journey started last summer, when Walter Greene listened to my new CD, and asked for an interview for his newspaper and radio show. I was honored by what he wrote “Soul Comfort soothingly blends quiet storm, soul and sweetness all wrapped in a cozy blanket of spiritual awareness.” This is exactly what I wanted to give everyone listening to “Soul Comfort.” Then he invited me to perform at Guyana Fashion Weekend 2008... What an experience! And yes that was a “Soul Comfort” moment.

9:25 pm
I'm waiting backstage at the 2009 Barbados Music Awards, holding my guitar. The lights dim and I hear my name introduced. That's my cue. I move quickly... I only have a few minutes to get into position. The stage hand positions the mic and runs into the wings. The blue spotlight baths me... I'm on...

Now everything is hazy... a vast sea of soft blue light. I take a moment to adjust, and then slowly enter the world of music... melody... harmony... lyric. Ahhhh yes! This is it... I feel my voice flowing out of me. This moment is sublime, the pinnacle of happiness – the ultimate “Soul Comfort” moment. I am giving my music to this audience and they are receiving it. I can feel them relax now and enjoy my love. It's beautiful and indescribable... as the lights dim, I can hear the applause...

“Soul Comfort” is my happiness on record. Nominated for 2 Velocity Awards (Best Alternative Artist and Best R&B Album), it features an impressive array of talent - Carl Evans on Keyboards (he's played with Stevie Wonder & Barry White); David Stark on Guitar (Rick James & Teena Marie); Tommy Aros on Percussion (Luis Miguel); and Polydor recording artist Mike Ibrahim. CD mastering done by Robert Honablue, whose Gold and Platinum credits include Santana, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, and Miles Davis.

12:55 am
We are sitting in the limo heading back to the hotel. All the congratulations and well wishes are now in my heart... all the celebrity pictures are saved, and I'm watching the lights sail by. It's been a good evening. I would only have a few hours of sleep before filming the Mornin' Barbados TV interview and performance. But right now, I smile, replaying the scenes of the last few hours, and thanking the Universe for another “Soul Comfort” moment – these special times we always remember.



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My favorite Nhojj disc to date
I've followed Nhojj's music for many years, and must admit that this is my favorite! His voice, the lyrics and the mixture of music are a perfect blend of fabulousness. It's one of those CDs that you put in and play all the way through. Trust me, if you play it when you have guests, they WILL ask who it is not only because it sounds good, but it also gives the listener a certain comfort, like a favorite food. "Soul Comfort" is the perfect title for this collection of songs.

caroline guirr

you can tell that a lot of care has been taken over the subtleties of this laid back album, and that it sounds like one person's own project which is always interesting.


A Million Stars :)
A Million Stars :) And a Million Nhojj Smiles :)
Soul Comfort
Beautiful Nhojj Smiles
Proves again he is a Musical Genius
:)Soul comfort(:
This is just a prelude to my thoughts
:)Soul comfort(:
So much more than the two words that they are. Not only is Nhojj music on this CD literally "Soul Comfort" there is a mighty spiritual revealing in his music and his style.
Nhojj is a beautiful heart and friend to any who have had contact with him. He is a part of my heart and this CD is quickly becoming a friend also.
I never cease to be amazed at where he takes his talent and how much of his heart he is willing to share with the listener.
I believe wholeheartedly that he has accomplished what he set out to do with this CD.
There is a tremendous pouring of "Soul" but even much more alluring is the "Comfort" this CD exudes.
It draws you in with beautiful abounding Soul and then wraps it's Comfort around you bidding one to slow down and enjoy the sounds and feelings the music evokes inside.

I see you now Nhojj,,,you have grown so much in this last year. Become even more confident in your love and you being than one could imagine. It shows in this music. I can feel it through and through. this expanding confidence in you has not changed your loving, caring heart for the world and the people who need to hear your message of peace. This is a beautiful thing in and of it's self.
Of course my ever loving friend. I do promise to be back to write in detail about the music.
Just allow me to bask in the comfort it brings.
Thank you once more for being so brave to put so much of yourself out here.
And as I have said before,,,,one can never have too much Nhojj,,,,,smiles or music.
Until later,,,,Krazen

John Frazier, GBMnews.com

Purchase this piece of Art
He's unique, original, spiritual, gifted and is a must hear, must see and don't walk, run out & purchase this piece of art. Trust me, you will be glad that you did. If you want something new, fresh and off the hook, just click and order your copy.

Barry Towler - www.soulchoonz.com

An album that comes highly recommended!
A very nice, warming little set is this from newcomer Nhojj. Vocally, Nhojj, has elements of both Maxwell and Pete Belasco and on the musical front the vibe is fresh and definitely of a soulful vibration. The opening song really does speak volumes about what the gentleman is about – he is literally doing his thing, and having a ball at the same time. The funkiness is what we would expect from an Amp Fiddler set, but far less street if you know what I mean. The instrumentation is, as appears to be the norm again, very real and the funky guitar licks, brushing drums and warm keys are miles away from the squeaky, programmed R&B that the majors are churning out at present.

“Please Come Back” could be likened to something that Van Hunt would do on a more soulful day, and “Love” with its hushed, gentile premise is much more to my taste. A fair few tracks are excellent yet woefully short and give but a mere insight into what we may expect from a future album. It’s this variety and fusion of the short and sweet with the funkier elements that make this CD gel well. Following a series of shorts you will discover an excellent track called “Dream” which rolls along nicely with subtle bass guitar and flute. This is a real gem, as is the excellent “My Brother” which reminds me of a Toni Tony Toné cut from their last album in 1996. For dancers, check out the Chic-ish guitar funky licker “The Light”. The horns blow, the drum beats proudly and the groove is tighter than a tupper are seal!

This is great but the real killer come sin the form of “Peace And Blessings”; a FANTASTIC cut that simply shines out like no other. This is total quality in the form of a Leroy Hutson classic – think “Lucky Fellow”, “Closer To The Source” or “So Nice” and you are not a million miles away from where you need to be. The CD is therefore thoroughly essential for this track alone, let alone all the others I have already highlighted. This song, complete with soulful sax and horns hit me as strong as when I first heard Cam’Elle Hinds’ “Sausalito Calling” back in ‘94. This is a real killer and deserves to be played on the radio every hour on the hour! What a great new talent, though and an album that comes highly recommended!

Toby Walker - www.soulwalking.co.uk

A highly recommended offering for 2008
When Di-Lee sent me a copy of the album last week, I got stuck on track two! The repeat button was on big time! This is a track called, simply, 'Music'. Some folks describe these songs as 'toons'. Well I am not going to argue. State of the art in 2008. Nhojj has a very appealing vocal styling and is a very competent songwriter, penning the whole show himself. The album, overall, has a semi-acoustic feel to it's Soulful proceedings, which is very pleasing on the ear and culminates in the glorious anthemic 'Peace and Blessings'. A barnstormer of a song from a very worthwile effort. A highly recommended offering for 2008.

Echoes Magazine

Sweet-Soul Approach
Nhojj stands out as the real deal, his sweet-soul approach coming across like an understated Maxwell on an album, Soul Comfort, that exudes delicacy and controlled release. The Lucky Fellow-ish Peace & Blessings has already been picked up by many a DJ, a deservedly so - it really ought to be a big early summer tune - while Dream has that under-current pull of sexiness which Urban Hang Suite achieved most of the way through. The opener Doing M' Thing pulses and bounces in just the right amounts. Yeah, this guy could grow into something.

In The Basement Magazine

A warmth that is often missing from product of today
Here's a set from a young man whose name I have no idea how to pronounce but who cites as influences, among others, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder and Luther Vandross. Supported by a mixture of real musicians and string and drum programming and using often a multi-tracked vocal approach, there's a warmth about this set that is often missing from product of today, probably because it eschews the bog-standard fare of insistent single-beat metronomic percussion to each track and instead displays a thought in both structure of the songs and in the arrangement stakes. Even the ultra-short title track - just 'Soul Comfort' over keyboards - and the short, wordless-beyond-the-title of 'I Like That', multi-tracked over strings, fit well within the whole. 'My Brother', immediately follows 'James Donovan', an a cappella hymn to "…my dear friends, James and Donovan and all those we've lost to AIDS." 'The Light' and 'Peace And Blessings' ensure the set goes out in upbeat fashion and indeed we've been taken on something of a journey which has begun with the breezy summery sounds of 'Doing M' Thing' and 'Music', traveling through 'Please Come Back', a contemporary love song and on to 'Love', which starts as a gorgeous floater and slows a little as it builds. 'Dream' is a down tempo number that drifts along nicely and the tender 'Spring Rain' is the only song not written by Nhojj, who shares the vocals with its composer and acoustic guitar player, Mike Ibrahim.

Chael Needle - A&U Magazine

Fluidity of his Sound
Categories are quickly dissolved by the fluidity of his sound. His so-soft-it's so strong and soaring voice reminds one of lullabies, though ones that work in reverse. They help gently wake you to reality rather than send you of to dreamland.

Corey Jarrell

This is the first CD that I've heard from the artist known as Nhojj. This brotha has a very elegant approach to a song, and it's very evident that he has more musical depth than many of his more well-known contemporaries. Having said that, much of this CD is very radio friendly, laid back & relaxed after-the-party kinda material, and that's neither good nor bad. It just is. However, there are two cuts on this CD that immediately made me sit up and take notice - the track JAMES DONOVAN is absolutely beautiful; it's almost ethereal, & the cut MY BROTHER superbly compliments it. Both transcend the whole CD and make the purchase of the whole CD worthwhile & satisfying. All in all, Soul Comfort is a very solid effort from Nhojj. Congrats!
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