Welcome to my blog! This whole blog thing is new to me but I am excited to be entering the Web 2.0 space.
My new Inspirational Cd “STAND (In The Light)” was released January 27, 2009. It was inspired by the plight of Hurricane Katrina victims, and features new works and some of my classics such as, the Grammy Award-winning 1983 classic collaboration with Michael McDonald: YAH MO BE THERE. STAND (In The Light) is a natural progression for me based on my career being grounded in my faith.
STAND (In the Light) for me is a bridge over troubled waters in troubled times and, when you get to the other side, know that God got you there, so turn around and help someone else. My father, who was a deacon in the church and also, my Sunday School Teacher, taught me that with faith in God and confidence in myself there was nothing that I could not do, and it worked. I also remember that when I left Akron, Ohio as a young man, I was a musician and was not pursuing a singing career. God opened up a door for me when I did a $50.00 demo for a publishing company. A person at that company loved the song (JUST ONCE) and my interpretation of it and took it to Quincy Jones. The rest is HIS- STORY.. Although my life has been through ups and downs, I have never been discouraged, because of my faith in God.
This is an album I have been wanting to do for quite some time. My hope is that you will enjoy listening to my new songs as I much as I have enjoyed recording them! As we roll along with this blog, I would love to hear your comments on the new album or whatever you feel like sharing.
Yah-Mo Be There!