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  • 02:00

    LOTL Radio Welcomes Award Winning Music Producer Narada Michael Walden

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    LOTL The Comfort Zone Radio Welcomes Multi Platinum  Grammy & Emmy Award Winning Music Producer Narada Michael  Walden . Among a handful of the most innovative, original and influential artists of our time, Narada Michael Walden’s stature as an authentic musical renaissance man is a matter of record.


    Producing Hits for Artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin (including the platinum “Freeway of Love.”), Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Lionel Ritchie, Lisa Fischer, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck and The Temptations, the EMMY and multi-GRAMMY winner (Producer, Album and Song of The Year) has been at the helm of hit music that spans decades.  His music flows freely from pop, rock and soul, to the rarified realms of jazz, fusion and world music. With Jeff Beck, Narada wrote and played drums on the seminal album “Wired” that earned them both their first Gold Album.  Walden was an integral part of introducing Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey to millions of fans worldwide, producing and writing their breakthrough hits that first brought these divas to the spotlight. Billboard Magazine honored him as one of the Top Ten Producers of all time.


    As impressive a production and songwriting resume as Narada Michael Walden has assembled over the past thirty years and counting, he has earned equal acclaim as a recording and performing artist in his own right. Beginning as a drummer first with the pioneering Mahavishnu Orchestra following Bill Cobham at 21 years old), 


     

  • Chris Carley - Whats Success!

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    Chris Carley - Whats Success!


    Chris Carley talking about her journey to success hosted by Peter Mingils on Building Fortunes Radio!


    The Millionaire Within Us.by Chris Carley: An example of what’s possible when you have vision!


    In one of her blog posted..... "It’s very easy to become negative, feel frustrated and give up on our dreams.....


    If you keep in the forefront of your mind that hundreds of thousands of people have achieved their financial, health and personal goals, you’ve got to know that they aren’t smarter, luckier or work harder than you, THEY JUST KNOW  MORE.  All you have to do to Realize your Dreams is obtain the knowledge.  Copy Success."


     


     

  • 02:01

    LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes Fred Hammond.Debuts New Album " I Will Trust

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    LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes Fred Hammond.Debuts New Album " I Will Trust 


    For more than 35 years, music lovers around the world have known Grammy Award Winning artist Fred Hammond as a gifted vocalist, songwriter, musician, producer and arranger. But as his peers and supporters alike have so reverently declared, he is without debate thearchitect behind the creation of a phenomenon in Gospel music, Urban Praise & Worship—a genre of gospel music that did not exist prior. As a result, Fred Hammond has become one of the most respected names in the music industry


    Hour 2 : Hip Hop Legend Big Gipp gears up to hit the road on a multi-city tour in support of his forthcoming album, “Zagga” to be released this summer on Epic Records.  Beautiful Lover Feat. Eric Benet, now playing exclusively on vibe magazine Beautiful Lover, directed by Calmatic Films, sees Big Gipp and Eric Benet as partners in a male gigolo service al a Deuce Bigolow the movie. Head over toiTunes now to purchase the infectious track and gift it to your Beautiful Lover

  • 01:54

    LOTL Radio Welcomes K'Jon . Debuts His New Album " MAN "

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    Music is everywhere and is everything.  It is also alive!  Music has been the one constant social and emotional thing that drops us to our knees, put us on our feet, have us cry out in pain and even shout to the top of our lungs with joy.  It has brought us together in victories and defeats, consoled us in dying times and joined us together in holy matrimonies.  ”Remember a song and you will remember a place and time in your life”.  That is a quote from music’s soul stirrer, R&B singer/songwriter K’Jon.  He will forever be linked to many people for his hit song, “On The Ocean”, which gave him a #1 song on the radio for six weeks straight. Amazingly, his last album ”I Get Around” also debuted at #1 on the Hip Hop/R&B album charts and later made Billboards Top 50 R&B/Hip Hop Album of 2009!  The album was so well received by audiences nationwide that K’Jon was nominated for the Best New Artist category at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards.  Bio from K' Jon Official website.

  • 01:40

    LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes Shamora. Debuts " #LOVE " & “Do It For Me "

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    Shamora. Debuts new singles  " #LOVE " &  “Do It For Me " from her fantastic New  Albums " Substance Abuse & Substance Abuse ... The Altar ".  Producer, Songwriter, Arranger and Artist are all incredible talents. Combine them into one human being, and you get a humble yet extraordinary talent known simply as Shamora.

    Her work throughout the years with artists such as Elton John, Mary J. Blige, J. LO, Blu Cantrell, Brandy, and Posh Spice have made her one of the industry’s most in-demand talents. The release of Monica’s platinum certified album “After The Storm” in which Shamora wrote three songs “Hurts The Most”, “Breaks My Heart”, and “I Wrote This Song”, marked an exciting new chapter in Shamora’s career. The songs in which some reviews were noted as “outstanding” and “beautiful” propelled Shamora to the top of many artist’s and songwriter’s lists. Her work with some of the industry’s top producers like: Toby Gad, Jermaine Dupri, Soulshock and Karlin, Darryl Simmons, Stargate, and more has helped sell millions. As if that were not enough, her contributions to the Gospel group Virtue’s album Free, landed her a covenant Dove Award Nomination and further secured her place in history as a talent with limitless boundaries

  • 01:34

    LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes James Lloyd debuts first solo album ' Here We Go"

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    Editorial Reviews By Amazon.com


    Hitmaker James Lloyd of Pieces of a Dream has written, produced and played on more than 30 top 10 smooth jazz radio hits. As a founding member of the legendary Pieces of a Dream, James has been the heart and soul of that smooth urban jazz super group for more than 20 years.

    Renowned for his brilliant keyboard stylings and soulful compositions, James has produced #1 hits for the likes of Walter Beasley, Najee, Eric Darius, Gerald Albright, and of course, Pieces of a Dream. And now he is about to perform the same magic under his own name.

    The first single, the spirited Play It Forward, is already climbing up the smooth jazz charts, soon to be followed by a funky No Holds Barred, featuring the Grammy nominated saxophonist Gerald Albright. Other highlights include smooth jazz superstar and Grammy winner Najee on the soulful Movin Right Along, the sensuous ballad Granted Wish and much more.

  • 01:28

    LOTL Welcomes Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester debuts ' You Gotta Love The Life

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    GRAMMY WINNER® MELISSA MANCHESTER RELEASES YOU GOTTA LOVE THE LIFE, HER FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN A DECADE, ON FEBRUARY 10, 2015 Special Guests Include Al Jarreau, Dave Koz, Keb’ Mo’, Joe Sample, 


    The buoyant title track opens the album with Gershwin/Tower of Power-inspired horn fanfare and gutsy, autobiographical lyrics. “I wanted to lay claim to my version of a show biz song,” she says. “‘You Gotta Love The Life’ is really that macro- and microcosm, realizing with time and maturity that talent is only the point of departure. Talent is that central nugget, but it’s the reality of the life and the grind that you face every single day. You have to be okay with this version of normal and it’s really not for anybody who has any reservations.” Lead single “Feelin’ For You,” which goes to radio on January 19, is a snaky, flirty tune with electrifying guitar work from Keb’ Mo’ and demonstrates how even a brief conversation can serve as a jumping-off point for a song. Years ago, Manchester was approached by a drunk in a juke joint. She rebuffed his advances but took home his rejected response of “Oh, that’s too bad because I got a feeling for you.” “I thought, ‘I can write that song’,” she recalls. Citrus College, where Manchester is an honorary artist in residence, provided her and co . Manchester co-wrote “Other End of the Phone” with the legendary Hal David, marking theironly collaboration and his last lyric


     

  • 01:01

    LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes David Morin. Debuts new hit single 'Life Goes On'

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    David Morin releases the video for his debut single, “Life Goes On,” today. The newcomer garnered quick praise across North America and the UK upon the track’s release on itunes & soundcloud last month. The uplifting song is a strong representation of Morin and his music. His grooves might be smooth, yet his lyrics address protest: politics, justice, and inspiring social change.


     


    “The video for ‘Life Goes On’ is really about the boy; a young Cree member navigating his hometown of Kahnawake,” states Morin. “I’m actually a quarter Metis, but that’s the subtle link between the two of us. At the start of the video, he’s visibly concerned, but he explores, he dances, he lights fireworks - he sheds the weight of whatever was holding him down by using his imagination and tackling the experiences his immediate world has to offer.”He continues, “That’s what ‘Life Goes On’ is about; yeah, it’s hard sometimes, but you can only count on yourself to discover all the things life has to offer. So, even though the video only shows the contrast between my experience and the boy’s, it’s the universal message of positivity through adversity that I think translates to the viewer, the listener, to anyone.”All Def Digital, brought to you by Russell Simmons, is hosting the video as part of “The Signal” series highlighting up-and-coming artists. 


     


     

  • 01:09

    LOTL The Comfort Zone Presents Van Hunt. New CD' The Fun Rises, TheFun Sets

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    Van Hunt, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer has announced his fifth studio album The Fun Rises, TheFun Sets to be released May 5th via Nashville-based Thirty Tigers and Hunt's own label godless-hotspot. Like its predecessor - 2011's What Were You Hoping For?, which The New York Times hailed as "ambitious and exciting" - The Fun Rises, The FunSets is enticingly adventurous. Of the album Van Hunt states: ""The drive to create something new and different is what keeps me excited and engaged as an artist. It's the thrill of appearing with The Afghan Whigs at Coachella and then performing at a gospel quartet music special all in the same week. The excitement is in constantly evolving as an artist. It's how I got from my first album,Van Hunt (alternative soul, electro-funk music influenced by Prince and The Ohio Players), to my last album What Were You Hoping For?, which was Bowie-influenced, progressive rock and soul." Full of African rhythms, blues and funk, the new album is full of contemporary components often found in the music of St. Vincent, James Blake, Dev Hynes and FKA Twigs. "It is the history of Black- American music filtered through modern technology," explains Hunt. 
     
    Today you can hear the first single off the album "Vega (stripes on)," a percolating, lusty track that simmers with jangly Howlin' Wolf-style guitars closed with a short rhyme reminiscent of early Raekwon. Pre-order the album now and check out the track above.

  • 02:01

    LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes Stephanie Spruill, debuts new CD 'IT’S A JAZZ DAY

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    This multi-faceted force of vocal nature brings to her first true JAZZ album an extensive history as a session and touring vocalist and stellar reputation as a vocal and artist development coach and author of “17 Points To Longevity in Show Business.” Like her expansive career, Spruill engages many different influences – including R&B, CONTEMPORARY URBAN JAZZ, TRAD JAZZ and BRAZILIAN – to create a musical journey that allows her to tap into her full vocal range. Her splendid mix of originals and classics includes a sassy, brass-infused “Fever,” an intimate “Round Midnight” and the moody, poetic title track, featuring Brenda Russell and Patrice Rushen, which cleverly weaves decades of jazz legends into a celebration of the art form. When you’ve got “A Metheny morning and a Whalum afternoon…Tea with Thelonious and a Yellowjacket Moon,” you know IT’S A JAZZ DAY! ~JONATHAN WIDRAN



    This amazing cd has covered a spectrum of sounds from seductive Jazz, the classics, to exhilarating soul, with an all-star cast of A list players. Jeff   Lorber   and Stephanie wrote hits---that are featured on this album---"Nothing Last Forever” and “Sweet Control” for Jon Lucien. Stephanie had major success with “I’ll Be Good to You” for   Najee   on his Tokyo Blue album.
    “It’s a Jazz Day”  featuring pianists Patrice Rushen and Brenda Russell wrote and sang background on It’s a Jazz Day. 


    Stephanie's band has a keen sense of musical brilliance as well as an undeniable knack for accompanying her jazz compositions 
    Here is an CD that rocks the soul, uplifts the spirit and makes you feel like you are listening to a live concert. 

  • 02:00

    LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes Brave Williams .Debuts New Single' Road Trippin'

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    Brave Williams from R&B Divas L.A. Debuts her New Hit single " Road Trippin '


    Brave Williams embraced her musical talents, having already started her musical career when cast as a Lead Singer for the MTV Reality show, P. Diddy’s Making The Band. Although she was subdued from the reality show by the struggle of her father’s diagnosis of prostate cancer and early signs of dementia, her talent was still destined for success, which she earnestly grappled for.


     


    After three years of development and hard work, Brave co-founded an all-girl group which she named Richgirl. Richgirl landed a major deal with Jive Records. The group instantly created Billboard hits including their first singles “24’s” and “He Ain’t Wit Me Now.”


    In 2009 Brave and the group toured as the opening act for Beyoncé’s “I am Sasha Fierce” tour. “Richgirl’s” success continued with national performances including the main acts for the Burger King Summer tour and T-Mobile tour, succeeded by the release of their third single “Swagger Right” featuring Rick Ross and Fabulous. Now in 2015…. Bigger, Better and Braver….


    Brave is working on her own project: forming an iron-clad team, writing her own songs and taking the creative lead on treatments for her music videos – she is controlling her own career destiny. She is tenacious in her pursuit of dominating the performing arts industry, securing roles in both television and film landing the lead in Omarion’s M.I.A. music video, the role of Bambi on BET’s “The Get Up”, and a featured singer in TLC’s “Crazy Sexy Cool” film on VH1.


     

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