Jarrod Lawson

Clifford Adams dies
In the news this week ... Member of Kool & The Gang, Clifford Alanza Adams Snr., has died, (b.8th October 1952, Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.A.) has died 12th January 2015, Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.A), he was 62. Clifford passed away following a struggle with liver cancer.  Best known for his work within the second incarnation of the group, Kool and the Gang (‘Ladies Night, ‘Too Hot’ etc.), he had been suffering with medical issues for a year or so.Clifford was without health insurance to cover medical expenses.In recent weeks, his family and friends held several fundraisers to try to cover the cost of a liver transplant. Apart from his work with Kool and the Gang, Clifford also collaborated with the likes of The Stylistics, Patti Labelle and the Bluebells and Duke Ellington’s Orchestra during his career. He released two solo albums, namely, ‘The Master Power’ and ‘I Feel Your Spirit’. Clifford founded the organisation DRUMM (Developmental Roundtable for the Upward Mobility of Musicians), which was dedicated in bringing music into Trenton schools.
Gospel music loses a giant

The gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, recording artist, record producer, and pastor, Andraé Crouch, has died. Andraé was 72. Andraé attended hospital in December, due to pneumonia and congestive heart failure. He returned to hospital this month, following the postponement of a tour, in Los Angeles. Andraé had suffered a heart attack. Andraé Crouch was born in 1942 in San Francisco, along with his twin sister, Sandra. When he was 11, Andraé’s father suggested he speak at a local church, during which, Andraé played the piano. He penned his first Gospel song at the age of 14. In 1960, Andraé became part of the Church of God in Christ Singers (a.k.a. COGICS). The singers group included the artist, Billy Preston. Andraé attended the Valley Junior College in California forming the gospel group, The Disciples in 1965, along with Perry Morgan and Bill Thedford. More at: soulwalking.co.uk

Playlist for Sunday 19-01-2015

John Legend - Ordinary People
Jon B. - Isn't It Scary
Kenny G. - G-Bop
Robert H. Fowler - Out In The Rain
The O'Jays - Used To Be My Girl
Eric Roberson - Do The Same For Me
Portia Monique - Smile
Teddy Pendergrass - When Somebody ..
                                        .. Love's You Back
Classy Silhouette - You Don't Love Me
S.L.O. feat: Camilla Marcell - Anyway
Carmen Hendricks - Cat 3
Jill Scott - Family Reunion

Jarrod Lawson x3
1 Music & It's Magical Way
2 All That Surrounds 3 Walk In The Park

Victor Haynes - Feel
Dangerfield Newbies - Heaven Sent You
Eddie Kendricks - Never Alone
Gary Poole - Even When
Tehesha Renee - Loves Taken Over
Sister Sledge - Easier To Love
Atlantic Starr - Touch A 4 Leaf Clover
Dennis Taylor - Enough Is Enough

Jarrod Lawson Biography:

Jarrod’s first memories were made exploring his own father’s recording studio in Redwood City, California—the family residence at the time. His parents still declare that it was never difficult to find young Jarrod; just follow the sound of humming or drumming. At two years of age, Jarrod had found his way to the drum-kit which created in him a highly rhythmic sensibility that can be witnessed in his keyboard playing to this day. His profound ability at bass support creates a rhythm section of his left hand alone. In a trio setting with guitar and drums, it was once remarked that the band needed no bass player as “a bassist would just get in Jarrod’s way.”  Sometime around the age of eight years old, the Lawson family moved to a farmstead south of Portland, Oregon. In that open vista—away from neighbors and city distractions—Jarrod explored his father’s record collection and found treasure in the recordings of Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. These two giants would inspire and inform Jarrod’s own development as a singer and songwriter of soul music. As he explored the magnificent harmonies of soul, a fascination and near-obsession with the piano blossomed when Jarrod was only 13 years old. More his web site



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