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Retro Soul

Teddy Douglas feat. Marcell Russell

Basement Boys
BBRCD010 | 2016-06-17  
TEDDY DOUGLAS of the Basement Boys is long time creator and innovator of Soulful House Music since 1986 - based out of Baltimore, Maryland.

By the early 90's Teddy and team had created hits for many American "dance" appealing artists including Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, Crystal Waters and their breakout hit for Ultra Nate.

Subsequently in 1994 the Basement Boys Record Label was launched.

The Basement Boys have continued to dominate their "sound" and Teddy has now decided to branch out into more artist oriented projects - got all his friends together and created a musical masterpiece.

"Retro Soul" features Lead Vocalist Marcell Russell.

The Baltimore soul singer has been compared to such greats as Luther Vandross, Donny Hathaway but his own original distinct style shines through now teamed with super producer Teddy Douglas.

Known as the "Voice Of Baltimore", Marcell has 4 previous albums and in 2007 he and his band, The Truth, first teamed with Teddy Douglas to produce the debut CD "Hopes Up Too High" .

Now back together again this brand new collaboration delivers a wonderful uplifting journey inspired by the Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff years of Philadelphia International Records, aptly titled "Retro Soul".

The lead track showcases Marcell's powerful voice with the Ashford and Simpson "I Don't Need No Help". The single "Only a Fool" is very Luther Vandross-esque soul at it's best. The Donny Hathaway cover of "Valdez In The Country" is a future club classic

Other featured tracks from the LP are a Luther Vandross cover of "Til My Baby Comes Home"; "Forever" feat. Maysa; "Good Morning Love" feat. Natalie from Floetry and "Clap My Hands" feat. The P-Funk Horn Section- Greg Thomas and Benny Cowan.

Dr Bob Jones wrote:
Wow! What can I say except Teddy Douglas's new release feat Marcell Russell, 'Retro Soul' ticks all the boxes.
With an incredible variety of soulful cuts from the sultry opening acappella of 'I Don't Need No Help' to the incredible take on the jazz funk classic 'Valdez in The Country'. Such a top production that oozes quality on every track. Yes the soul of Baltimore reaches all parts with stunning results.
A truly inspirational collection of all things soulful and more.....
Full support in the crate and on the airwaves. Wonderful.....Absolutely!

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