The Morpheus Soul Show ft. Colonel Red – 5th November ’11

Get those fireworks ready as this years November 5th will be no ordinary Bonfire affair as we are extremely excited to announce that our first special guest of the month will be the Über talented Colonel Red!!!

In an atmosphere of racial unrest that had him ‘locked up’ at the age of 15, he emerged inspired by the rich music culture he grew up with & combined with Rastafarian philosophy saw a young rude boy Redz sporting a natty Afro as he began to develop his craft. Redz first experience of the industry ‘and flying’ was being whisked off to the US in business class in the 90’s on a major record deal whirlwind and extensive radio tour. A far cry from a later complete reinvention as an independent artist building from the ground up and producing his own
debut Colonel Red album ‘Blue Eye Blak’ in 2005!

‘Keep Walkin’, Colonel Red’s brand new long player resonates with the rich influences and experiences of Red’s heritage, yet still speaks with honest humility of familiar themes of faith, hope and love that capture the essence of the contradictions and challenges that come to many of us, making the most of our lives, living our dreams and finding love in a society that has us under pressure. Making a departure from the electronic studio sounds of earlier productions, the musical roots and deeply rhythmical hooks take you on a
soulsongal adventure through jazz,soul,funk,fusion and even operatics
Harlem-style.

The rich tapestry of themes embrace self empowerment in the voodoesque soul of ‘Rain a Fall’ with its ghostly piano, “Realise, through the time, that the signs that almost blinded me, too much light to see/ Never learnt, many hurt, now I burn with the flames of Philosophy”. Other tracks, like ‘I Will Be There’, take a sweet mournful road through the land of relationships. The backing music is organic with horn lines working subtle trade offs against guitar and keyboard melodies that provide an atmosphere for the whole album that is intimate.

Then there is Colonel Red’s voice that blesses the album the way an eagle twists in the sky, at times whispering, floating, and at other moments soaring high viewing the landscape of everything below. A special guest, Ursula Rucker featured on the track ‘Gimme a Minute to Cry’ always graces projects with cold eye honesty and shoots straight from the heart, as people who have heard her contributions to classic albums by ‘The Roots’ and ‘4Hero’ know.

Keep Walkin is a profound collection of songs produced and written by this
multi-talented vocal doctor, and is accompanied in production by gifted keyboard playing wizard Erik {Keyz} Ritfeld. The compositional vision, sound, and science, ‘Keep Walkin’, Redz’ 3rd album, defines the past, present, and future of Colonel Red and follows the highly acclaimed 2nd album ‘Sweet Liberation’ (released on Redz own Ruff Language label in 2009), on the heels of the 2008 release of ‘Feel Glorious’ by Milez Benjiman’ {brain-child of Colonel Red} on the Tru Thoughts label.

Redz has worked with and written for such artists as, Maurice White, Lenny White, Alex Acuna, Amp Fiddler, Keith Sweat,Teddy Pendergrass, Anita Baker, Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam, Sandra St Victor,IG Culture,Bugz in the Attic, Ursual Rucker,Tony Allen, Dwight Trible, The Last Poets, Brian Jackson & many more.

We will be talking music & life with Redz as well as a LIVE jam session alongside The Temporary Resident’s very own vibes-master Lyrickal.

The Morpheus Soul Show

SATURDAY 5th November 5-7pm (GMT) Don’t Miss It!

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Redz is performing tours & live dates in the following countries:

USA,France,Germany, Switzerland,Holland,Greece,
Spain,Italy,UK,Croatia,Romania,Serbia,Bulgaria,Austria,Belgium,Poland

Links:
http://rufflanguage.wordpress.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colonel-Red/31747605595

 

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