Congratulations to Latimore for Winning the Jus’ Blues Music Award
2011 Best Blues & Soul Song Of The Year Male
Latimore – Mr. Right Now Sample
1) City Life Sample
2) Drown In My Own Tears Sample
3) Around the World Sample
4) Every Day Is A Beautiful Day Sample
5) Obama and the Fat Man Sample
6) Don’t Give Up On Our Love Sample
7) Every Day I Have The Blues Sample
8) Pass the Piano Blues Sample
9) Singing and Playing the Blues Sample
10) Mr. Right Now Sample
11) BONUS – Around the World Club Mix
The Boogie Report Southern Soul Top 20: #1
The Blues Critic Top 50 Southern Soul Albums: #1
American Blues Network Chart: #1
“Latimore’s new album titled All About the Rhythm and the Blues is his best work in years,” says the legendary Henry Stone, who was involved from the first note recorded on this album. According to Stone, “Latimore has created a masterpiece.”
Latimore’s always smooth, rich, full vocals and masterful keyboard performances, along with Stone’s unique approach of guidance and top recording industry pros, like George “Chocolate” Perry on bass, percussion, state of the art audio recording and mix engineering skills, as well as true grassroots Blues guitar man, Warren ”Roach” Thompson, perform the soulful Blues grooves with a style and drive that is unstoppable.
The melodies, the riffs and the rhythms, will reach deep down into that place that makes you close your eyes and bob your head. It is that, “Oooh! It sounds so good, I can feel it in my chest,” that puts that easy blues look on your face. You know the one! When you don’t care who is watching or what you’re doing, it just grabs ahold of you and makes you groove!
Please exercise caution when operating a car or heavy equipment. You want to keep your eyes open. And keep a look out for this amazing new album from Latimore, set for release on the LatStone Label, September 18, 2009. Get the CD direct from the www.HenryStoneMusic.com web store. And digital download the album from your favorite online provider. One listen and you will know that it is All About the Rhythm and the Blues.
Henry Stone, founder and owner of famed TK Records, and Latimore, of “Let’s Straighten It Out” fame, are back together and have created the new LatStone Record Label.
The new label venture came about in mid-2006 while Henry Stone was working on the latest Gwen McCrae album in “Chocolate” Perry’s South Florida recording studio. Coincidentally, Latimore was also working on his newest album project in the same studio.
Stone and Latimore have a rich history together in the music business. Although they had been apart for some years, they have always remained good friends.
On breaks during the recording sessions, Latimore expressed his interest in working with Stone again. They struck a deal to launch the new LatStone Record Label. The first release would be Latimore’s new album BACK ‘ATCHA. This was the first time that Latimore would have full creative control on his work since he had last been with Stone.
Stone and Latimore began their working relationship in the late sixties when keyboard player and singer Latimore was brought to Stone’s attention by Steve Alaimo. Stone arranged a recording session for Latimore and they had quite a few successful records.
In late 1973, they hit pay dirt when they recorded a remake of the old blues classic “Stormy Monday” which was released on Stone’s Glades label. The single charted high on the Billboard R&B charts. After this single, Benny Latimore dropped his first name and forever more went by Latimore.
In September of 1974, Latimore recorded his self-penned “Let’s Straighten It Out” which hit Gold with a #1 single on the Billboard R&B charts, as well as crossing over to the Pop charts.
Latimore’s latest album Back ‘Atcha is a unique blend of soul and blues with a hint of funk and the signature smooth, rich vocal style that lifted Latimore to the top of the Billboard R&B and Pop charts. Latimore employed some of his favorite musicians to work on this album. George “Chocolate” Perry played bass and drums, not to mention that he engineered the entire album. Chocolate is the ultimate professional. He has toured with the Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Joe Walsh.
Next on Latimore’s list was a true blues icon in the south, Mr. Roach Thompson. Roach is not only a musician’s musician, but he too has jumped into the technical side of the business as a mastering engineer and was the man who mastered the new Latimore CD.
Michael Gauthier played some key horn parts for the album, hitting the groove in just the right spots.
Latimore played all other parts on the Back ‘Atcha album. He is very pleased with the results on this production. One highlight that stands out is his decision to use a skill that he perfected on the road, but had yet to use in the studio. On his Yamaha Motif Keyboard he has introduced the sound of a solo guitar, saxophone and trumpet, playing solos that are hard to tell from the real thing. Latimore did this as an artistic decision.
Latimore and Stone have joined forces again and produced another chart-topping album.
“It’s been a joy teaming up with Latimore again to form the new LatStone Record Label with Latimore singing in his great soulful style for the new album Back ’Atcha.” ~ Henry Stone
1. Take Me To The Mountain Top Sample
2. Something ‘Bout ‘Cha Sample
3. Keep the Home Fires Burnin’ Sample
4. Dig a Little Deeper Sample
5. Stormy Monday-Everyday I Have the Blues Sample
6. I Get Lifted Sample
7. City Life Sample
8. My Give Damn Gave Out Sample
9. Around the World Sample
10. Let’s Straighten It Out (Extended) Sample
First Latimore Live Album!
This is Latimore, tearing up ten tracks Live at the Porgy and Bess club in Vienna to a sold-out show put on by the Believers Soul Club in December of 2009. Latimore rocked some classics and belted out a few new tracks for the very appreciative crowd, including his first chart-topping hit Stormy Monday and his latest hot singles, My Give A Damn Gave Out and Around The World. Latimore entertains with a number of alternative and extended versions of these great tracks.
Thirty years in the music business and Latimore has never had a live album, so get this special release right now! Each track has been carefully mastered from the original sound board to ensure maximum sound quality. You can hear every detail of Latimore’s smooth, rich, full vocals, as well as his masterful keyboard technique on both his signature Yamaha Motif and the Grand Piano. You can feel the live energy he radiates from stage and hear the excitement of the crowd. Pick up this CD now and catch it for yourself!
1. There She Is; L. Edwards Jr., L. Weiss
2. Ain’t Gonna Cry No More
3. Girl I Got News For You
4. The Power and the Glory Sample
5. It Was So Nice While It Lasted
6. Move and Groove Together
7. Love Don’t Love Me
8. Life’s Little Ups and Downs
9. It’s Just a Matter of Time
10. I’m Just an Ordinary Man
11. I’ll Be Good to You
12. I Pity the Fool
13. Have a Little Faith
14. I’m a Believer
15. Rain From The Sky
16. I Can’t Go On
Born in Charleston, TN in 1939, Benny Latimore was influenced by country music, his Baptist church choir, and the Blues. WLAC, via the strong evening signal from Nashville, was a favorite in Latimore’s youth.
Benny Latimore, who was produced by Steve Alaimo, describes “The Miami Sound” as a kind of combination of R&B and Jazz.
In a career spanning over 35 years and beginning with recordings in the1960s for Miami music legend Henry Stone, the gems on this CD were cut on the Dade label long before Benny’s success on the Glades/T.K. label. These early recordings for Dade are solid deep soul, graced by Latimore’s deep, sultry voice.
Included on this disc are the much sought after 1965 hits, “I Can’t Go On Anymore” and “Rain From the Sky”, originally recorded on Stone’s Blade label. These are treasures that until now only a few collectors were lucky enough to have. Today we bring them to you for the world to hear.
“Sensational” really is the best word to describe Latimore. He proved to be extremely adept as both a superlative vocalist and keyboard player par excellence. Benny Latimore is Florida’s master soul stylist.
New Latimore Coming October 25
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