Wednesday, October 03, 2007

New Latimore CD

Henry Stone has just dropped me a press release on the latest release from soul legend Latimore:

Industry Legend Henry Stone & Soul Artist Latimore are Back ‘Atcha with a collection of soulful R&B grooves with outstanding production and knockout performances


Henry Stone, founder of the famed TK Records, and chart-topping TK artist Latimore are back together again with the launch of the new LatStone Record Label.

The first release is the new album from Latimore titled Back ‘Atcha. It delivers ten brand new original tracks in a unique blend of soul and blues and the signature smooth, rich vocal style that lifted Latimore to the top of the Billboard R&B and Pop charts.

The first single to be released is titled “My Give A Damn Gave Out.” This track is a laidback mid-tempo Soul Blues cut with a melody and hook that will have you singing along and riffs that set it off with the soulful vocals from Latimore that will make this an instant classic.

Latimore employs some of his favorite musicians to work on this album. On Bass and Drums is George “Chocolate” Perry, who has played with the Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Joe Walsh, to name a few. Next on Latimore’s list is Roach Thompson on guitar. He has been recognized by peer and fan alike, receiving multiple awards such as the B. B. King Lucille Award and the Jammy Award for Best Blues Band and Best Live Performance two years in a row. Michael Gauthier, a seasoned studio-pro plays some key horn parts for the album, hitting the groove in just the right spots. Gauthier has played keyboard and organ with Peter Frampton and Robert Palmer.This new label venture came about in mid-2006 while Henry Stone was working on Gwen McCrae’s new album in “Chocolate” Perry’s South Florida recording studio. Coincidentally, Latimore was also working on his new album project in the same studio.

Between recording sessions, Latimore expressed his interest in working with Stone again. The two struck a deal to launch the new LatStone Record Label. The first release is Latimore’s new album titled BACK ‘ATCHA. Latimore was thrilled; he would have full creative control over his work on this album for the first time since he had last recorded with Stone.

Stone and Latimore began their working relationship in the late 1960s releasing quite a few successful records. In 1973, they hit pay dirt when they recorded a remake of the old blues classic “Stormy Monday” which was released on Stone’s Glades label. The single charted high on the Billboard R&B charts. After this single Benny Latimore dropped his first name and forever more went by Latimore.In September of 1974, Latimore recorded his self-penned “Let’s Straighten It Out” which hit Gold with a #1 single on the Billboard R&B charts, as well as crossing over and climbing to the top of the Pop charts.

Latimore and Stone have rejoined forces to produce yet another excellent R&B / Blues album. The first single release from the Back ‘Atcha album is “My Give A Damn Gave Out.”“It’s been a joy teaming up with Latimore again to form the new LatStone label with Latimore singing in his great soulful style for the new album Back’Atcha.” ~ Henry Stone“Working with Henry, using his legendary knowledge of the record industry, this is a match made for the top of the charts.” ~ Latimore

Get over to Henry Stone's website for downloads and to listen to the new album.

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