James Jr / About
James Jr. has over 25 years experience in the recording industry. He has worked and recorded with artists such as Terry Zapp Troutman of Zapp, Leroy "Shugafoot"Bonner of the Ohio Players, rapper producer Kurtis Blow worked with Gerald Levert group "Men at Large". He has a smooth "old school" groove that is funky, his newly released album Bringing Back The Old School (By) James Jr Managed Curtis Mayfield 50s 60s group Brooks Brothers formal group members and Rock & Roll Hall
singing group the Impressions formal artist of Vee Jay Records worked with Chris Jasper of Hall of Fame Group Isley Jasper
Isley Barbara Joyce Lomas lead singer of the 70s 80s group BT.Express Margie Cox of the group Prince and many others such
as The Rude Boy's produced by the late Gerald Levert Lavel Jackson formal artist from Motown Records to many to mention website:address is. www.pumpituprecords.com
James Jr: Making It To The Top
Artist: James JR.
CD: (downloadable EP) Making It To The Top
Label: New Experience Recordings, 2010
Songs: Girl Like You (Feat. Kurtis Blow and Terry Troutman), Something On Your Mind, Let’s Stay Together, Gigolos Get Lonely Too, Stay A While (Feat. Terry Troutman).
This was an outstanding CD. Being more of a purist when it comes to R&B, I usually don’t like the modern sound. But James shows that you can team classic soul with a more contemporary sound. Teaming with two superstars of R&B, he shows that it’s not the style that matters-but rather-the talent that goes into the resulting music. He is very thorough when he steps up to the microphone. Every song is excellently performed and has radio playability.
The CD, as a whole, is filled with well matched songs. Easy on the ears, quick to make you want to tap your toes, this is easily danceable. True to the originals, the covers are spectacular.
James has a classic soulful voice which compliments each song, binds the whole CD together, and sets the tone for any project he will do in the future. He sings each song with a professional ease and technique that makes you believe that he has been in the business for decades beyond anyone else out there. He can only go one direction with this much talent and that is up.