Shown in photo (left to right): Russell Patterson/Black Ivory, Lenny Williams, Vannessa Jordan/National R&B Music Society, Leroy Burgess/Black Ivory and Stuart Bascombe/Black Ivory (Photo: David Shellman)
*Soul music was the focus recently, when legendary crooner Lenny Williams performed in New York City’s Damrosch Park Bandshell in the famed Lincoln Center, as a part of their Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors Summer Series.
Williams, who has a new CD out, called “Still In The Game,” greeted his VIP guests after the show; they included R&B vocal trio Black Ivory, and the President/CEO of the National R&B Music Society, Vannessa Jordan. Black Ivory’s new CD is called, “Continuum.”
We weren’t there to enjoy the festivities, but we’re sure Lenny got down wit the get down and performed his new smoothed out delicious cut called “Still” from his recently release Still Here CD.
*(New York, NY) – The ultimate soul crooner, singer/songwriter Lenny Williams, renowned for his perennial smash hit, Cause I Love You and for being the former lead singer of the band Tower of Power (So Very Hard To Go, What Is Hip and other hits), will offer music aficionados a collection of great new music on Tuesday, July 31st, with the release of his CD, Still In The Game.
Released on Bridle Ridge Records and distributed by Music Access/E One Music/EMPIRE Distribution, this new CD will delight Lenny Williams’ fans and attract those not yet fans, to his smooth, soulful tunes and delivery. Williams possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. With his rich, passionate vocal style, he is rightfully regarded as one of R&B music’s most influential soul men.
An authentic classic in the music game, Williams’ style has transcended into the new millennium, influencing many of today’s newest R&B and pop vocalists, as well as rappers, many of whom have sampled his music.
The first single from the Still In The Game CD is the romantic ballad, Still, which also has a poignant video that accompanies it. It can be viewed below.
Now a doctor, since receiving his honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from California State University recently, Lenny Williams has the right musical prescription to soothe real music lovers.
*EURweb’s Black Music Month Artist Spotlight casts a glow of approval on Lenny Williams, a man who is “Still In The Game.”
Lenny’s unforgettable voice is the signature sound of ”So Very Hard To Go” from his days with Tower Of Power, and the soul classic “Cause I Love You” from Lenny’s solo album.
Lenny Williams’ new single is titled “Still” and he’s delighting fans old and new. Lenny Williams is the past, present and future of African American music, and our appreciation grows for him, not only this month but for always. Any purchase of Lenny Williams’ music is a worthwhile investment, his voice is one of soul music’s natural treasures.
“Love is what has gotten me through all of these years. I look for love and I surround myself with it. When it comes to singing love songs, one must go there, to know there. ” - Lenny Williams
Check out Lenny Williams’ super soulful and smoothed out new jam called “Still”:
The month long observation was renamed by a 2009 proclamation issued by President Obama. (June was formerly and formally known as Black Music Month under a proclamation from then President Jimmy Carter in June, 1979.) It is our hope that EURweb readers, music programmers, agents, promoters and fans will visit our special section daily to review, purchase and share news about the new music and new artists that we have here.
There are indeed some gems, such as new releases from the legendary Lenny Williams, a return to the scene by Karyn White, emerging artist Dorie Pride, NBC’s The Voice finalist Kim Yarbrough, Eric Benet’s hotnew project “The One” and more. While you’re at it, enjoy my new single as well “Mr. President’s Girl.”
EURweb also acknowledges the fact that we are losing more and more of our legends everyday. This year we pay homage to NickAshford,Etta James, Don Cornelius, Whitney Houston,Donna Summer and Chuck Brown, as well as all of the others who recently passed away and are not mentioned here. We seek to honor black music’s past, while preserving the present and establishing the future. It was great to meet WRNB Philadelphia’s host in the midday Mo’Shay LaRen and to have her vote of confidence in our vision to pave the way for the new while observing black music’s history.
We are in it to win it and hopefully we can re-invigorate the industry by spotlighting these deserving artists. Please enjoy and take action by clicking HERE, because the old industry model is no more. Even the best of artists must walk through the door proving that they have an active fan base. EURweb, we can do it. Let the celebration begin!
*The deadline has been extended for EURweb’s first ever Black Music Month Artist spotlight.
EURweb is proud to present a unique chance for artists and music labels to be featured on our news site for the month of June 2012. This is a promotional opportunity to showcase both new artists and established artists who are re-entering today’s music scene.
EURweb is also encouraging major labels and music programmers to get ready to think outside the box and re-consider a time when radio was friendly to new music, as long as it was good enough; and not just lean on programming what has already been charted. Currently in the line up is the dazzling vocalist Kim Yarbrough (pictured above), who was a finalist on season 2 of NBC’s The Voice, the legendary Lenny Williams, new artist Tony Walk and many more. There will be some surprises here indeed!
Music fans get ready to support this effort and add some spice to your music collection. Artists, managers and independent labels may inquire about placement in the EURweb Black Music Month Artist Spotlight via email to LSRadioscope@hotmail.com. This is not a contest but an exclusive music marketing event at EURweb.com. Space is limited, inquire immediately. The deadline has been extended to May 29th 2012. Please put EUR BLACK MUSIC MONTH SPECIAL in the subject line of your email.
Lenny Green & Lenny Williams (Photo credit: A.J. Miller)
*Renowned veteran vocalist Lenny Williams visited Lenny Green at the Emmis Studios in New York City for the syndicated KISSing after Dark show. On the show, Lenny Williams spoke of his recent endeavors.
G.I., Lenny Green, and Shazam (Photo credit: A.J. Miller)
*On their promo trail, Solomon “Shazam” Corner and Darryl “G.I.” Jackson of the R&B group H-Town also stopped by the syndicated radio show to tell Lenny Green and his listeners about their new album called “Child Support” due out in September. Their first single will be “Appreciate,” which is for all the ladies.
Lenny Green and celeb couple Sheila Frazier and John Atchison (Photo credit: A.J. Miller)
Celebrity couple Sheila Frazier and John Atchison dropped by KISSing After Dark to discuss their successful marriage and how their faith has brought and kept them together. They are now working on helping other couples find the same true happiness they have.