What's up, ev'rybody!
Just got back from Birmingham, UK. There's a lot of news to report... so, let's get right to it.
LUXURY SOUL WEEKEND/ BIRMINGHAM HILTON METROPOLE (MAY 24TH THROUGH 27TH)
I couldn't have asked for a better place to premiere my new album THROWBACK/HARLEM '79-'83, surrounded by my British faithful. The whole affair was cool beyond belief! Just an around-the-clock party with some of the best and brightest DJs on the scene. Not to mention a hotel filled with some of the biggest party animals on the planet. My spirit is still reverberating from all the positive energy!
I want to thank everybody who joined me for my performance and for making it such a great time for me.
Special shout outs to Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson. Performing and chilling with you guys is one of my dreams come true. Everything that you do is brilliant. May God continue to bless the world with your awesome creative spirits. Thank you for every single moment.
To Ray and Vivian Chew. Sharing this weekend with two of my very best friends made it the ultimate blessing. Whether watching Ray meticulously put the band through their paces or watching Vivian keeping the business tight, I never fail to come away awestruck. The fact that you're both so firmly down-to-earth despite all your talent, always gives me something more to aspire towards in my life. Thank you so much for being there.
To Jason Thain and Amanda Bradley. Thank you for everything you both are to me. Your love and constant support provides a strong foundation for my often shaky feet. It means the world to me that you were there.... as always. God bless you, my friends. I totally love you guys.
Well... here it is, y'all. It took me a minute but, at last it's out. Let me give you the quick version: 12 full length songs produced by yours truly. Composed and recorded initially during the period of 1979 through 1983 and updated/remixed/remastered by me personally during most of 2006. Featured musician/vocalists include James Calloway, the late Sonny Davenport and Stan Lucas, Mike Campbell, Jocelyn Brown, Fonzie Thorton, Michael Lewis, Dorothy Terrell and Renee J.J. Burgess, Vincent Henry and a whole lot more. The general 'vibe' is boogie. It's available now on Soul Brother Records. Hope you guys really like it.
But that's not all, folks.....
OTHER NEW STUFF
1- House Music Anthem by Curfew feat/ Leroy Burgess (Rough Luxury Records)
2- Must Be The Music By Slippery People feat./ Leroy Burgess (Guide Lines/Amigo)
3- Hot Like An Oven by Robert Strauss feat./ Leroy Burgess (Earth Corp. Ent./ BBE Records)*
4- Let Me Know You're Feel'n Me by Leroy Burgess (Nite Life Collective Records)
* (there's a tour of Europe planned for October/November with Strauss and Co. ... Keep and eye out for specific dates and cities)
Still kinda fightin' off the jet lag. So, I'll hit you guys with part two tomorrow.
Peace and blessings until then.
Leroy Burgess / May 29th, 2007