Kevin Misevis - The Soul Traveler presentsGeorge McCrae
The 1st African American to write an American Patriotic Song.
Love Songs by George McCrae
International Pop Star
Afro-Scott American George McCrae is back to Rock Americans back to Love and Patriotism. George McCrae performs in 82 countries around the world and is known as the Ambassador of American Music selling over 100 million units worldwide.
His “new” album, AMERICA RED WHITE & BLUE is a classic multi-genre album about love of Country, and intimate love between a man and a woman. It is a breath of much needed fresh air with real music to enjoy, listen to, dance to, sing along with and understand.
Produced in 1981 and never released, AMERICA RED WHITE & BLUE is unlike any other of George’s music and is now being released at a critical and divisive time. George calls on all Americans to stand tall with their brothers and sisters, love one another and make America Great again.
George excels as a soulful songwriter as he and his producer, Ch‘i Gung Pianist Kevin Misevis (THE CH‘I GUNG PIANO HEALING MUSIC COLLECTION, 2016) spontaneously channeled each song they wrote in four to six minutes as the words and music were created from ex nihilo, yet the songs sounded like they already knew them and were just performing them for the umpteenth time.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
George’s silky high voice accentuates the emotions and feelings of love and spiritually awakens us with Ballads, Rock, Dance, Country, Smooth Jazz and Island sounds that will make you smile and have great times, and includes a new version of ROCK YOUR BABY for all his fans.
THE MAN: GEORGE McCRAE
George McCrae is a phenomenon. Critics rave and adoring fans scream for the "King" of the soul revolution in over 82 countries for over four decades. Since his smash hit Rock Your Baby rocketed him to fame in 1974, McCrae has set the music world on fire with hit after hit. Two platinum singles, two platinum LP's, fourteen gold records, and top music awards from all over the globe, have attested to this amazing vocalist's popularity and talent.
One of the biggest selling pop records in history, Rock Your Baby was voted the #1 Single of the Year by Rolling Stone Magazine, Record World, Britain's Cash Box and the Dutch Music Poll. Rock Your Baby remained a number one hit on the charts and sold in excess of 80 million copies. But just as significantly, McCrae spearheaded the Miami Sound, which set the nation’s disco taste and standard for other pop artists.
In addition to his commercial success, McCrae received the coveted Luxembourg Golden Lion Award for outstanding Achievement by a Foreign Artist in Germany, (Frank Sinatra is the only other U.S.A. Recipient of this award). He was a 1974 nominee for the Best Male R&B Vocalist at the prestigious National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Today McCrae divides his time between Aruba, the Netherlands, and West Palm Beach, Florida.
THE PROCESS: BIRTHING OF AMERICA RED WHITE AND BLUE
America Red White and Blue was created spontaneously in the wee hours of the morning by George McCrae and Ch‘i Gung Pianist Kevin Misevis. It was not planned or designed, but rather a series of first takes without preconceived lyrics or melodies, capturing a moment in space and time. George was overtired from recording the vocal for Hot to the Touch; the band had just left and it was three o’clock in the morning. Kevin started a groove on the piano and all of a sudden George and Kevin composed, performed, and recorded America Red White and Blue. In seven minutes
The focus of this album is love -- love of yourself, love of others, and love of your country. This recording was originally written and produced in 1981 and featured the Harlem Boys Choir on America Red White and Blue, but never released. Twenty-one years later, world events prompted George to ring Misevis. A few weeks after September 11th they discussed this project and Misevis restored the 24-track analog tape and digitally re-recorded the analogue master and re-mastered the album.
Fist-0-Funk Ltd. is rereleasing AMERICA RED WHITE & BLUE on July 1, 2017 at www.misevis.com, CD Baby and www.amazon.com and includes a re-make of ROCK YOUR BABY. Check out the America Red White & Blue Video featuring McCrae driving around America in a Chevrolet singing AMERICA RED WHITE & BLUE
The video has key scenes of McCrae with patriotic Americans from the revolutionary war to the present. It includes scenes in New York City, amber fields of grain, purple mountain majesty, the National baseball and Soccer Halls of fame, the Boy and Girl Scouts, a small town flag day parade with fire trucks, police, firemen, VFW, school bands, Beauty Queens and a choir and George interacting with everybody. It will fast forward through time showing historically what makes America great.
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