TEDDY DOUGLAS of the BASEMENT BOYS is long time creator and innovator of SOULFUL HOUSE music since 1986 based out of Baltimore. Maryland By the early 90 s Teddy and team had created hits for many American dance appealing artists including Michael Jackson Paula Abdul Crystal Waters and their breakout UK hit for ULTRA NATE
Subsequently in 1994 THE BASEMENT BOYS record label was launched.
THE BASEMENT BOYS have continued to dominate their sound ….and TEDDY has now
decided to branch out into more artist oriented projects got all his friends together and
created a musical masterpiece. Retro Soul features Lead Vocalist Marcell Russell .
The Baltimore soul singer has been compared to such greats as Luther Vandross ,
Donny Hathaway but his own original distinct style shines through now teamed with Super
producer Teddy Douglas . Known as the 'Voice Of Baltimore' , Marcell has 4 previous albums and in 2007 and his band The Truth first teamed with Teddy Douglas to produce the debut CD Hopes Up Too High .
Now back together again this brand new collaboration delivers a wonderful uplifting
journey inspired by the Kenny Gamble Leon Huff years of Philadelphia International
records aptly titled Retro Soul.
The lead track showcases Marcell's powerful voice with the Ashford and Simpson I Don't
Need No Help . The single Only a Fool is very Luther Vandross esque soul at it's best.
The Donny Hathaway cover of Valdez In The Country is a future club classic
Other featured tracks from the Lp are a Luther Vandross cover of Till My Baby Comes
home ? Forever feat. Maysa ? Good Morning Love feat. Natalie from Floetry and Clap
My hands feat. The PFunk
Horn Section Greg Thomas and Benny Cowan.
The set up for the album commenced with a UK 'double A' single WONDERFUL c/w
ONLY A FOOL . To complete the total dance floor appeal KENNY CARPENTER remixed
Only A Fool for the release
(added: 2016-05-10 13:44:06 )