MP3 Talking Book - Chasing The Green
Adult Contemporary, Urban AC, and Smooth Jazz Blend.
11 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, URBAN/R&B: Soul
NEW BEGINNINGS 2006 THE BIRTH OF CEREBRAL SOUL
"Atlanta continues to be an incredible source of musical genius in hip-hop and R&B. TALKING BOOK, a group comprising multiple artists drawn together by producer-songwriter J. Kari, release their first single "ON A SEPTEMBER MORN" featuring the vocals of https://www.tradebit.comz-- ....A perfect record for Quiet Storm shows." Dana Hall, Radio & Records Magazine
J. Kari formed TALKING BOOK as a studio group to record his original songs. “On A September Morn”
Was done as a test single, to see if he had what it took. The song was immediately recognized as
An R&B finalist for SONG OF THE YEAR (In support of VH1s Save The Music”) THE SOUND OF CEREBRAL SOUL WAS BORN. In June 2005, J. Kari signed a songwriter/co-publishing
deal with the Hollywood Music placement company, Transition Music Corporation. In December 2005 a 6 song deal with Private Wavs Publishing was signed to lisence J. Kari songs and Talking Book performances for Film and T.V.
Gospel-primed soul singer Sam Salter spent several years in the choir of the Faithful Church of God in Christ in his native Los Angeles, then crossed to the secular side of the tracks for his 1997 recording debut, It''s On Tonight. As well as his religious inspirations, Salter was early influenced by the classic soul of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, winning several local talent shows as a teenager. He recorded a demo tape that was heard by super producer L.A. Reid, the co-head of LaFace Records, and he soon signed a contract with one of the most hyped urban R&B labels in the U.S. Salter worked with the other half of LaFace, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, to record his album debut, It''s On Tonight which yielded the hits After 12, Before 6 (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #19 , The Billboard Hot 100 #51) in 1997,
There You Are (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #31, There You Are The Billboard Hot 100 #57) in 1998. The album was followed by “Little Black Book” released in 2000 yielding
The 2000 hit “Once My Sh…” . Behind record sales of 300,000 + Sam has
performed in concert and on tour with Destiny’s Child, Dru Hill, Jagged Edge, Ginuwine, and the
stellar Frankie Beverly & Maze. He along with J. Kari comprise the heart and soul of the new cerebral
soul sound of Talking and serve the principle production team. Talking Book is excited about the
opportunity to bring Sam Salter back to the fore front of R&B with a new signature sound.
Talking Book also includes the passionate vocals and musical skills of William “MrJonz” Jones .
The vocalist that performed “On A September Morn”, Kiana Teal a 24 year strong soulful new voice
That can be heard both on lead and background vocals, and Michael Anthony Thomas and his smooth
Rich full tenor. MrJonz has one independent solo release GROVES and BALLADS which he wrote and produced himself, and just finished producing “Freedom of Preach” on the Ludacris CD “Release Therapy” which just topped the Billboard Top 200 charts. Michael Anthony has one independent gospel release MICHAEL ANTHONY’S FIRST SONG. Talking Book is what you might call a new super indie band with veteran experience, and a unique new signature sound.
Talking Book’s full CD CHASING THE GREEN is now complete. ON A SEPTEMBER MORN is already available for digital download at all the major stores, ITUNES, RHAPSODY.. etc. The full CD will be Hitting stores in October, and will be available online at AMAZON. The new cerebral soul sound of Talking Book is POSSIBLY THE NEXT BIG THING!