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Force Of Will

by William Russ Jr.

"Force Of Will" is a seduction of smooth, soulful interpretations and brilliant vocal arrangements that will hypnotically caress you and have you falling in Love over and over again.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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1. What A Wonderful World
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2. Georgia On My Mind
5:56 $0.99
3. When A Man Loves A Woman
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4. A Song For You
5:48 $0.99
5. Untitled
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6. Give Your Love
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With a voice as soothing as a cool summer breeze and as comforting as a loving embrace, you will be gently glided from song to song by a voice that is incredibly smooth as it is inviting.

"Force Of Will" is a seduction of William's soulful interpretations and brilliant vocal arrangements that will hypnotically caress you and have you falling in Love over and over again.

Detroit born, bred and raised, you find yourself reminiscing of the days of Motown and the invitingly sensuous vocal styling of William Russ Jr.

William began his love and appreciation for music while attending Cooley High School by singing at his home church, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church. Singing in the youth choir under the direction of Lorenzo Turner, William was invited to sing in other choirs around Detroit including the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar Mass Choir, under the direction of the late Thomas Whitfield. After High School, William went on to college and joined the Oakland University Gospel Choir under the direction of Byron Cage. After college, William served 5 years in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the war in Desert Storm. During his enlistment, while serving in Holland, The Netherlands, William was able to perform across Europe with local Dutch bands. Upon returning to the States, it was in picturesque Monterey, California that William started collaborating with best friend and writing partner, Lonnie English.

It was through these opportunities that William learned to not only hone his lead vocal skills, but his background vocals, writing, vocal arrangement and production skills. William not going unnoticed, he was requested to join a collaboration where he wrote, arranged and performed the soundtrack for the television documentary "Just Because", directed by Scott Evers, for NBC affiliate KSBW Channel 8.

William had the opportunity and privilege to work with the incredibly multifaceted musician and friend, David Bryce (www.cdbaby.com/bryce). William blended vocals and vocal arrangement to the song "Tapdancer" on the David Bryce album "Ultra Maroon". Check it out right here at CDBaby!

You can also hear William's vocals and vocal arrangements with friend and New Orleans talent, Elio Schiavo. The album is entitled "Child Of Orbit" and you can check it out on Amazon.Com.

Because of his many talents, William has been asked to perform as the opening act for groups such as: Brian McKnight, Ray Charles, Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton, Clay Walker, Huey Lewis, Glen Campbell, The Temptations, SWV, Jon Secada, Nona Gaye, Atlantic Starr, Jody Watley, Hi-Five, Shanice, Tracey Spencer, Tag Team, Maxi Priest, SILK, SHAI, Trey Lorenz, Nia Peeples, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and Michelle Shocked to name a few.

William has had the privilege to work with accomplished Los Angeles Producer/Songwriter Mr. Arvel McClinton III, who has completed tracks for Brandy, LL Cool J, Lalah Hathaway, Something For The People, VYBE, II D Extreme, Shanice, Gerald Albright and Eric Benet to name a few.

William has often been compared to some the greatest soul singers for his unique interpretations and soulful delivery, such as Donny Hathaway, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Peabo Bryson and Bill Withers.

With his positive attitude, energy and charming personality, William is destined to bring the music industry to its feet in applause!!



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Get ready to be seduced and fall in love (again)
The sultry, sexy voice of the artist will leave you feeling romantic, seductive and beautiful. It first begins with comforting memories of days long ago and brings you into the present of him singing to you, or at least you feel as if he is. You can feel his emotion and deep passion in his voice. Kick back with a glass of wine, throw a log on the fireplace and let the romance and seduction begin. If you haven't added this one to your musical collection, you should! Its a must have for anyone that wants to unwind at the end of the day, rekindle your romance or perhaps become inspired!

Scott Fortune

Wow! the most awesome control in his vocals sounds great.
I have not heard the whole album at this time however the music clips are soooooo sweet and awesome.

William you are awesome and you sound better everytime I hear you.

May God continue to bless you and keep you safe.

Scott Fortune.

N. Alexis

Finally...A Young Artist With A Mature Sound
The mix of oldies but goodies, contemporary classics and new material on this CD made me buy it for myself first, and then as a gift for someone else. The artist has a tremendously soulful sound, and when you marry that with meaninful lyrics and impressive instrumentals, you get the kind of sound worth listening to over and over.

Koryn Johnson

Seriously......the smoothest voice you've ever heard! Don't miss this one!
I can't get enough of Will's voice. This CD will have you begging him for more. Smooth, rich vocals with brilliant arrangements. I know this man will rise to the top. Don't miss out on checking him out while you can still say, "I knew him when..."


Brilliants young artist
Two thumbs up!!!......Incredibly beautiful....

His brilliant voice will be recognize by top producers in the music industry. William Russ jr. should have been a celebrity (vocal artist). He has a talent you can not resist and he should have been on the American Idol and rated 5 stars. Congratulation! Goodluck and God bless you.


WHAT A VOICE!!! You have just made Fan For Life....
WOW!! What a pleasant surprise! I was going through the artwork section and came across that intoxicating smile and sexy eyes and how amazed I was when the voice was even SEXIER than I could've imagined! It literally took my breathe away! BTW the last song is my absolute favorite!!! You can wash my hair ANYDAY or NIGHT (while you're singing to me..of course)!!!