MP3 Mary Ella - URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
12 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover, JAZZ: Smooth Jazz
Born in Chicago my interest in music sparked when I was in grammar school. I started to sing with a group of girls when I started into high school. Our group was called the Juvellettes. We sang in a couple of talent contests,one of which was at the old Regal Theatre. We won first place in our neighborhood talent contest. I have wanted to play music that i made up for a long time and modern technology has made it possible for me to record my creations and share them with the rest of the world. For the past seven years i have performed with Honey Blo records as a background singer and worked towards producing my first album. Some of our performances have been at the Isaac Hayes Club, The Cotton Club, Dugan''s, The fifty Yard Line, East of the Ryan and on Chicago''s channel 19 CAN TV. Music is my passion and i hope to be able to create more great songs in a successful future. I thank God for giving me talent as well as life, for God has made this all possible. I also thank My Native grandmother for passing on to me her musical talent with piano keys. I hope to one day play as well as she did. When my young group sang at the old Regal Theatre it was hosted by the legendary Pervis Span. In my mid teens I sang in the church choir at South Park Baptist on King Drive. Isang lead on a radio station, a song called The Lord is Blessing Me Right Now. My first solo performance was in the early 70''s at the Viking Temple,along with the popular comedy team Sonny and Pepper. Since then melodies and lyrics I would think of had to be stored away in my memory until modern technology made it possible for me to put my musical ideas on tape recordings and tracks. This Album is my first dream in the Music Industry with some of my fresh songs and compositions. Songwriting and producing also hold my interest,and I would like some of the Major Recording Artists to sing some of my songs one day. I would also like to earn the interest of Major Record Companies. My last two solo performances were on a carribean cruise ship and a local club in chicago called What''s Poppin. This CD has a variety of genre''s that include Pop, R&B, and lite Jazz. Smooth and steppin music with a hint of Sade. Rhythmic love songs with an underlying message for those who are deep. I write and compose all my lyrics and music. I played live keyboards, did keyboard programming and even played a little guitar on one of my songs.