I got tipped to Carlton J Smith via Soulchoonz. He is a very talented guy - please check out his MySpace to hear the studio version of the above song in the video.
Here's his MySpace blurb:
Singer, songwriter, producer, actor, Carlton J. Smith is often referred to as Soul Brother Number New for his hard-charging R&B act. His widely acclaimed R&B/Soul Revue shows are real crowd-pleasers. Carlton is a very dynamic and engaging performer with a live show that exhibits both his stage presence and high energy from start to finish.
He has been producing, hosting and performing in a series of R&B/Soul Revues every month since 2002 at the world renowned B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. Initially conceived as a one-show deal, his sold out performance inspired B.B. Kings Club to book him monthly for a series of tributes to the music of Al Green, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Sly & The Family Stone, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and a host of other superstars. He took the same show to The Blue Note in Las Vegas for a four-week run.
In the beginning of 2005, Carlton completed a three-month stint at the House of Blues & Jazz in Shanghai, China. Delivering soul & blues straight for his heart show after show, night after night. After receiving rave reviews in Shanghai, Carlton J. Smith was asked to bring his brand of Real School Funk & Soul to Zurich, Switzerland. He then traveled to The House of Blues & Jazz in Shanghai for a four-month engagement from June through September 2006. Carlton, along with his band, The Mighty Magnificents tour worldwide.
Carlton J. Smith is fast becoming the International Soul Brother Number New, and with his brand of Rhythm & Blues set to be committed to CD, you can order some of Carltons homegrown Soul. A true showman, he has performed at some of the worlds top venues. His talent is so widely acclaimed that he was also chosen from a casting call of 500 to portray the Godfather of Soul James Brown on the silver screen in Barry Levinsons film Liberty Heights. Carlton co-starred opposite Joe Mantegna, Bebe Neuwirth and Adrian Brody.
Carlton has expanded his horizons into theatre, playing a lead role in an upcoming Broadway musical entitled Largo written by the award winning David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly and Aida). He plays opposite Cyndi Lauper, Fisher Stephens and Garth Hudson (The Band). Carlton also appears regularly on the TV Soap Opera As The World Turns. Carlton has three full-length CDs: Carlton J. Smith - A Lifetime of R&B, Vol.1; Carlton J. Smith Live at B. B. Kings; and Waiting. Also available is his DVD - A Lifetime Of Soul. These are all available on the website (www.trubeatpro.com) as well as updates and show information. Carlton J. Smith always gives 110% of himself on stage and in his productions. His shows are a fabulous showcase of his ability as an artist and a producer.