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          Kelyn & Keite

“Curtis Mayfield is to Soul Music what Bach was to Classics and Gershwin and Irving Berlin were to Pop Music; a laurel and catalyst soul and the heart and soul of a song and a people."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aretha Franklin

Curtis Mayfield: singer, author, composer of Soul, Funk and Blues. His committed music was very popular during the period of social hardship in the years 1969 and 1970. He became one of the pioneers of black pride alongside James Brown. Tributes to Curtis Mayfield have come in many different packages - from bronze plaques in Hollywood to celebrations in the music industry. Some came before he died - allowing him to appreciate the applause and approval. Others then came, more thoughtful, with time to show respect because of this silent force music and social change. Recordings - reconditioned or newly produced - were the most common tribute.

Here, the focus is on how Kelyn & Keite came together to honor the sweet genius of the soul.

Recorded at L'Esplanade Studios, New Orleans - USA

Line up: Kelyn Crapp (Musical Director & Guitar), Keite Young (Vocal), Herlin Riley (Drums), Chyco Siméon (Bass), Olivier Temime (Saxophone & Soprano) & Xavier Jackson (Keyboards & Piano). Produced by Catherine Vallon-Barry & Seydou Barry

for Jazzbook Records - France

Management: Barry Consulting Ltd - USA

Mixed and Mastering by Misha Kachkachishvily

for Esplanade Studios / New Orleans - USA


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