June 14, 2007

Leroy interview on Deli G's radio show - Thu 14th June

An interview with Leroy by DJ Deli G will get it's first airing Thursday 14th June 10am EST on XM Satellite Radio in the US. The interview is on 'The Future of House Radio Show' which will also airs on Solar Radio (web streaming and Channel 0129 Sky Digital) in the UK at 22:00 BST the same day, and other syndicated stations at various times.

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Go to http://www.traxsource.com/index.php?act=page&page_id=41 to see all the stations the show is syndicated on.

We also hope to have audio of the interview here shortly.

May 31, 2007

Leroy now on MySpace

Check him out at http://www.myspace.com/leroyburgess

We have a short clip of a track from the new LP there.

May 29, 2007

Leroy's New Solo LP 'Throwback : Harlem 79-83'

Released June 2007 on Soul Brother Records (UK)

Available on CD and double vinyl at http://www.dustygroove.com, http://www.soulbrother.com and all the usual purveyors of good music.

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MY COLUMN/MAY 29th,2007 (part one)

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.

THROWBACK/HARLEM '79-'83
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

'Casually Formal' released on CD for first time ever

Blue Bird Records via Funky Town Grooves have issued the Aleem featuring Leroy Burgess LP 'Casually Formal' on CD for the first time ever.

Orginally released in 1986 on Atlantic Records, this version see a bonus in the form, of a dub mix of 'Fine Young Tender'.

Details and order info here

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May 17, 2007

Preface To My Forthcoming Column

Hi, ev'rybody

I just had to take a moment to write a 'prequel' to the full column I'll be posting in June.

On May 25th, 2007, I will be performing at the Luxury Soul Weekender at the Birmingham Hilton in Birmingham, England. This event also serves as the official launch party for my new album, THROWBACK/HARLEM '79 to '83 on Soul Brother Records. The project contains 12 previously unreleased songs written during that period and includes the musical performances of members of Convertion, Logg, Caprice, Change and many other great artists backing me up when we created the demos from which this album is derived.
It features many brand new songs such as "Midnight In The Streets", "Scandal", "Hold Up" & "All Into U", as well as covers of "Fly Girl", " Moment Of My Life" & "It's So Easy (You Can Do It)", based on the original demos I recorded before the songs went into actual production for the other artists. And a 'live' performance of Convertion and I doing Todd Rudgren's classic "Hello It's Me".
I look forward to 'partying hearty' with my UK faithful at this gala celebration. For more informationm, check out the flyer on the opening page of the website.
God bless... keep it real... and enjoy the album.
Peace.

Leroy Burgess May 17th 2007

April 24, 2007

El B & T - 'Barely Breaking Even' - 4 New Mixes from Zoo Groove Stereo

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Bobby & Steve of Zoo Experience (London) have released 4 new mixes of 'Barely Breaking Even' via Zoo Groove Stereo and http://www.traxsource.com. At the moment these are digital download only, but hopefully this is in advance of 12" release.

'Barely Breaking Even' was of course originally recorded by Leroy as The Universal Robot Band. And covered in 1988 by Leroy & Tyrone Williams as El Bee & Tee.

The mixes are:

1 Bobby & Steve & James Ratcliff Main Vocal (7:16)
2 Bobby & Steve & James Ratcliff Main Instrumental (7:16)
3 David Harness Vocal Remix (6:42)
4 David Harness Instrumental Remix (6:40)

Black Ivory Live in NYC - May 13th 2007

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More details and booking info at http://www.theparadisetheater.com/en/events.htm.

Leroy at Luxury Soul Weekender, Birmingham, UK - May 2007

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Leroy will be appearing on Friday 25th May 2007at the Luxury Soul Weekender in Birmingham, UK. More details and booking information at http://www.luxurysoulweekender.com.

Curfew feat. Leroy Burgess 'House Music Anthem' US Rough Luxury 12" (2007)

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Available from http://www.juno.co.uk amongst others.

A reworking of Marshall Jefferson's 'House Music Anthem' with vocals from Leroy. Produced by Cris is Bliss out of NYC.

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December 31, 2006

"This is a REMIX"

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What am I talking about? Well Hey Leroy! / LeroyBurgess.com has undergone a BIG change. We hope you like it!

The new layout sees the site better organised, easier to update, more searchable and just generally better. We hope you'll check back often too see what's happening in Leroy's world, and give feedback on what you'd like to see, and any tip-offs on LB related information and releases you find. Either send an email, or leave a message for Leroy or Jason in the Guestbook.

At the moment, the main page only shows the 12 most recent articles, so click on relevant CATEGORY to see all the articles for that section. We'll be adding NEXT/PREVIOUS navigation to each page soon, to break up the longer pages into more manageable (and less bandwidth hogging) pieces.

There are new dedicated sections for Black Ivory, The Aleems and Patrick Adams. Some of the old content is still to be ported over, but it'll all be there soon.

Enjoy!

Jason.

October 18, 2006

Black Ivory Footage From Back in the Day!

How cool is this! Leroy, Stuart & Russell performing 'Don't Turn Around' and 'I Keep Asking You Questions' live and in glorious Seventiesscope.

Leroy tells me the footage is from a show called 'Soul' on Public Television from 1970. The hunt for Black Ivory's 'Soul Train' appearance continues.

Click the video to watch 'Don't Turn Around':

Click the video to watch 'I Keep Asking You Questions':