Will Wheaton | Old School Soul

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Barry White John Legend Luther Vandross

Album Links
Will Wheaton Chondo Myspace Page PayPlay Apple iTunes Bitmunk Emusic GroupieTunes PassAlong Tradebit

More Artists From
United States - California - LA

Other Genres You Will Love
Urban/R&B: Soul Pop: Today's Top 40 Moods: Solo Male Artist
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Old School Soul

by Will Wheaton

Sensually soulful R&B
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Old School Soul
5:16 $0.99
clip
2. Come On Everybody
4:03 $0.99
clip
3. Never Meant To Hurt You
3:05 $0.99
clip
4. Heaven Tonight Featuring Young MC
4:36 $0.99
clip
5. Satisfy
4:30 $0.99
clip
6. Do My Thang
4:29 $0.99
clip
7. When Nobody Gave A Damn Featuring Bridgette Bryant-Blades
4:09 $0.99
clip
8. Just Can't Get Enough
3:28 $0.99
clip
9. Where Are You Now
3:36 $0.99
clip
10. Any Other Way
4:34 $0.99
clip
11. Come On Everybody(Club Mix)
6:10 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 31, 2005 will mark the release date of Will Wheaton's brand new CD entitled "Old School Soul". Will Wheaton has one of those rare soulful voices that will envelope you as you listen to the songs of his soulful CD. With the resurgence or re-birth of soul music, you couldn't find anyone more capable than Will Wheaton to "bring it on". "Old School Soul" will become an addiction. You won't be able to put it down. From beginning to end, "Old School Soul" will take you back AND make you go forward to the dance floor and form a Soul Train line. The self-titled track "Old School Soul" was released on May 6, 2005 in AMC Theaters in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and New York as part of a promotion and marketing campaign.

Will has written for Tevin Campbell, Will Downing, Earth Wind And Fire, Iyanla Vanzant (inspirational CD featuring Terry Bradford), and the lengendary soul group, The Manhattans. Will also wrote the title track for the debut album of Superstar Anastacia "Not That Kind", which has sold millions worldwide.

Will studied with Furman Fordham, whose students included the incomparable Lena Horne. He quickly earned a reputation as an accomplished background vocalist by working with a stellar lineup of talent including Natalie Cole, Coolio, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Montel Jordan, Kenny Loggins, Diana Ross, Barbara Streisand, and Stevie Wonder.

In 1992, Will emerged victoriously in Dick Clark's talent competition USA Music Challenge. Upon hearing will sing Dick Clark said, Will Wheaton has a signature voice that puts you in the mood for romance. In 1995, he was selected by producer David Foster to be a part of a new vocal group, "Next Millennium". After recording with Will David Foster said, a beautiful man wth a beautiful voice. I hope the whole worlds gets to hear my friend Will Wheaton. Will's voice has been heard across the world on commercial jingles for American Express, Dr. Pepper, The Gap,Master Card, McDonald's and Sprite . In 1999 he released his first-solo project, "Consenting Adultz" a 12-song CD. In 2000 BET (Black Entertainment Television) chose 3 songs from his "Consenting Adultz" CD for their movie of the week "Midnight Blue". Recently, the television show "Felicity" used two songs from that CD as well in their syndication update. Will was also a featured singer in Ben Stiller's, "Mystery Men" and sang bass on the score of the mini-series, "The Temptations". Will has toured and recorded with Rod Stewart and Japanese superstar, Namie Amuro.





The Mississippi-born and Los Angeles-raised Will Wheaton is the son of gospel vocalist, Juanita Wheaton. His mother would sing gospel songs to him at the early age of three. He would then recite the melodies back to her with amazing clarity and quality. It was while Will was singing in the church choir, that he discovered his voice could stir the emotions of others. Will adamantly maintains his family and friends are most important to him, and these close knit relationships help keep him grounded.

Although Will is known mostly for his work with other artists, nothing compares to his own live shows. Stay tuned to his website www.willwheaton.com to find out where he's appearing next.

Blessed with such a sensual baritone bass voice, Will is an extraordinarily refreshing singer. He has been compared to Luther Vandross, Will Downing and the late Barry White of which he says "it is an honor to be compared to this trio of great performers". The multi-talented Will Wheaton has finally come into his own. He is relentless in his desire to continue on his musical path. Will says, "David Foster taught me that good enough would not do, and for that I will be eternally grateful". Will has learned from some of the best and has made a genuine impression on many. So pick up a copy of "Old School Soul" and let him impress you!

"Old School Soul" will be available online @ cdbaby.com, willwheaton.com and in stores on May 31, 2005.



# # #

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review

bZo!


WOW! THIS IS VINTAGE SOUL MUSIC AT IT'S FINEST!
RARELY ARE WE PRIVLEDGED AS MUSIC LOVERS TODAY TO FIND AN ARTIST'S CD THAT WE CAN PRESS PLAY & LISTEN FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END. AND MORE IMPORTANTLY WALK AWAY FROM IT FEELIN' LIKE OUR SOULS HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY NOURISHED.

WILL WHEATON IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!
THREE OF MY FAVE'S ARE:"OLD SCHOOL SOUL". A THROW-BACK TRIBUTE TO THE GOOD OLE DAYS WHEN NO TWO ARTISTS WERE THE SAME. NO COOKIE CUTTER PRODUCT HERE. WILL'S VOCALS ARE SOOTHING & SMOOTH ON THIS SONG. "COME ON EVERYBODY"-IS A PARTY ANTHEM. THIS TRACK WILL DEFINETLY GET U UP ON YOUR FEET & THA' DANCE FLOOR. LET'S PUT IT LIKE THIS, IF YOU'RE STILL SITTIN' IN YOUR SEAT ON THIS ONE...I SUGGEST U HAVE SOMEONE CHECK YOUR PULSE...CONSIDER YOURSELF LEGALLY DEAD!!

THE BALLAD: "WHEN NOBODY GAVE A DAMN" WHEW, THIS IS UTTERLY BREATH-TAKING. THIS IS A WELL ROUNDED PROJECT. THERE IS SOMETHING ON HERE FOR EVERYONE, WITHOUT PUSHING ANYONE AWAY.
THAT IS QUITE A FEAT TO ACCOMPLISH.
I AM SURE THAT THERE WILL BE TONS OF COMPARISONS MADE ABOUT WHO WILL SOUNDS LIKE VOCALLY, BUT TWO PARTICULAR ARTISTS THAT COME TO MIND...FROM WHERE I'M STANDING, THAT AIN'T BAD COMPANY AT ALL TO BE NEXT TO.
OVER-ALL, THIS ALBUM/CD IS SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!!

GOOD SHOW WILL!!
Read more...

Sandy Shore

SmoothJazz.com Review
I find myself scratching my head wondering why it is that Will Wheaton is just now on our radar. His voice is a deliciously rich instrument that is strong and powerful… truly a voice to be heard. The baritone bass vocalist’s songs are fluid and soulful making OLD SCHOOL SOUL a new classic. The title track nods to his inspirations including Luther, Marvin, Stevie, Teddy, The Temptations, Isley Brothers, Isaac Hayes... Will takes a smooth ride down Memory Lane with a diamond in the back, diggin’ the scene with an old school lean on ten new originals blending pop, R&B and nu soul into the mix. Will’s known in the industry for his supporting talents and has worked with a Who’s Who of superstars including Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson and he’s also written songs that have been recorded by the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire and Will Downing. OLD SCHOOL SOUL places Will where he clearly belongs, front and center in the spotlight. Lots of honey-dipped, stunning ballads here including the elegant “Never Meant To Hurt You,” the stirring, “When Nobody Gave A Damn” and the velvety, “Any Other Way.” But the collection also serves up some slamming dance jams including the infectious “Come On Everybody,” and you’ll definitely move to the seductive grooves on “Heaven Tonight,” “Do My Thang” and “Satisfy.” This is just the beginning for Will Wheaton… we see big things coming. He’s on par with all of his inspirations and is an inspiration as well.
Read more...

TasteePattye from http://locks.gq.nu

Puts me in the mood each time I hear it
Have a listen to each and every track on this CD, but especially to sample track #6 for a feel for how HOT this CD is! "Do My Thang" is one of the tightest grooves on the whole album. Cop it!
Read more...

Kris

Hot..smooth...
I love this c.d. It has a good feel to it.
Read more...

Barry Towler

More class from Mr. Wheaton
Wil does not disappoint us with his new CD. It is immaculately conceived, crafted and presented and aimed at a wide variety of ears which is really fresh and interesting to boot. The title song really is a classy groover and hails all the classic artists who have thrilled us all over the years. This is summertime music for sure. Come On Everybody hits us hard with a fantastic soulful garage groove and is very much in the vein of a classic Harold Melvin cut such as Prayin' or Hostage (For Your Love). Bridgette Bryant is a classy singer and she too throws her hat in the ring with When Nobody Gave A Damn which is classy and smooth. My favourite cut is the SUPERB Any Other Way which features Peggi Blu on backing vocals, and is produced by no less than Ted Perlman. This should be enough to recommend any CD let alone this one!!! Essential for lovers of all forms of soul music.
Read more...

Katrina Brown-Los Angeles

Old School Soul
I only had to listen to the first song and I was on the edge of my seat. I had to share it with my co-woker. I think you are one of my high school classmates "Willie" Wheaton, who sung in the Chamber Singers choir at Dorsey High school under the direction of Mrs. Joseph. We also had the opportunity to sing in the All City Choir in San Francisco. If this is you, I just want you to know that I am so PROUD of you!!! Keep up the good work. Hope to hear from you. kat@cpuc.ca.gov!
Read more...

earl c shaw


Mr. Will Wheaton. Your CD is off the hook. I really love it reminds me of Will Downing barry white and luther vandross keep up the good work. And I will certainly buy more of your CDs. I'm very surprised you're not getting any airplay. You have a very unique voice that should be heard all over the country hope to hear more from you soon will piece out!
Read more...

maggie

fabulous! love the cd! fantastic vocals!
arrived straight away in mint condition!
Read more...

J.D.

A truely good cd!
Read more...

ian

great
old school soul a massive tune gonna be big made for the dancefloor keep it will ,buy if not just for this track
Read more...
1 2