The singer, songwriter, and newly returned artist of R 'n' B and soul known as Taylor James has released his latest LP record album, “Olde School.” The LP is comprised of eight original James tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes. Like the rest of his contemporary rhythm and blues, “Olde School” has been published on the Hearts of Gold Music independent record label. Carved out of the synth-powered, popular rhythm 'n' blues style of the late '70s and early '80s, “Olde School” by Taylor James is easily one of the best R 'n' B albums to be released in decades.
Asked to describe the themes and motifs of his LP, Taylor James writes three simple words in reply: “Love, peace and happiness.” Common subjects of his music on the record span from tender romance to the action of a weekend nightclub in a modern city, and his music styles are likewise varied to feature a gamut of tones, moods and emotions.
“Olde School” by Taylor James is an album to be played in virtually any listening circumstance. Featuring crystal-clear vocals and harmonies which are easily superior to the broad majority of what is commonly played on popular public radio stations today, James' record stands as a reminder of the very high standards musicians, listeners, and the music industry in general used to have. It takes ten seconds of listening to hear that Taylor James has assembled a clutch of songs on par with the very best records in one's collection.
Taylor James (born James Albert Taylor) cites as main artistic influences James Brown and Quincy Jones. Born in 1953 in Vicksburg, MS, he is a graduate of Jackson State University with a degree in music and a minor in recording engineering. He has been writing, recording and producing music since the age of 17. James served as drummer and lead vocalist for Wynd Chymes, whose two LP albums are still in circulation online. His own first album, “No Way Out” appeared on the Great Southern Productions (GSP) music label in 1984. He wrote and produced music under GSP from 1976-1990, after which time he built his own studio and recorded such popular artists as Willie Clayton, Bobby Rush, the William Brothers and the Canton Spirituals.
“Olde School” is a flagship portion of several tracks to be released from Taylor in late 2014, including such other titles as “Good News,” “A Taylormade Christmas,” and “Say It's Me / Living for You.” Each title has been produced and published by the Hearts of Gold music label.
“Olde School” by Taylor James is available online worldwide.
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