Jam-It Entertainment Honors Jamaican Athletes and brings The Stylistics and Main Ingredient to Toronto and Windsor
Main Ingredient has enjoyed much success over the years. Their music received a revival recently when Alicia Keys used it as a basis to record her hit song "You Don't Know My Name" which is based on the groups' song "Let Me Prove My Love to You". Classic Love 2 will be seen in Toronto on Saturday November 8th, and Windsor on Sunday November 9th.
About Jami-It Entertainment:
Jam-It Entertainment has been entertaining fans for several years, most recently producing their hit show Classic Love 1, which featured The Chi-Lites, Delphonics and Billy Paul.
About the Stylistics:
The Stylistics was formed in Philadelphia, PA in 1966 from two groups, "The Percussions" and "The Monarchs". When members from each group were drafted or went on to further their education, the remaining members under the guidance of their English teacher Beverly Hamilton joined forces and changed the name to "The Stylistics". Their first song "You're a Big Girl Now" was recorded at Virtue Recording Studio, a local studio in Philadelphia. It was soon picked up in the tri-state area and, before long, it became a number 1 hit in Philadelphia and a few other cities. After the success of "You're A Big Girl Now", naturally they followed up with an album release. Hit veteran producer Tom Bell was contacted and was hired to produce the group's first album. The album was entitled "The Stylistics" and from that album came "Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart", "You Are Everything" and "Betcha By Golly Wow". The success of the first album was phenomenal for that time along with an unheard release of six singles in total. The ball continued to roll with the release of their second album entitled "Round Two". The Stylistics were becoming known as the Philly group with the sweet love songs.
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About Main Ingredient:
Paced by the impassioned lead vocals of Cuba Gooding during their prime hit-making years, the Ingredient is best remembered for their 1972 classic "Everybody Plays the Fool," but released a number of other fine singles, mostly during the first half of the '70s. The group was formed in Harlem in 1964 as a trio called the Poets, composed of lead singer Donald McPherson, Luther Simmons, Jr., and Panama-born Tony Silvester. They made their first recordings for Leiber & Stoller's Red Bird label, but soon changed their name to the Insiders and signed with RCA. After a couple of singles, they changed their name once again in 1966, this time permanently to the Main Ingredient. Nothing much happened until the Main Ingredient hooked up with producer Bert DeCoteaux, who had an excellent sense of the lush, orchestrated direction soul music would take in the early '70s. Under his direction, the Main Ingredient reached the R&B Top 30 for the first time in 1970 with "You've Been My Inspiration." Things grew steadily from there; a cover of the Impressions' "I'm So Proud" broke the Top 20, and "Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling in Love)" went Top Ten. They scored again with the McPherson-penned black power anthem "Black Seeds Keep on Growing," but tragedy struck in 1971: McPherson, who had suddenly taken ill with leukemia, passed away unexpectedly. Stunned, Silvester and Simmons regrouped with new lead singer Cuba Gooding, who'd served as a backing vocalist on some of their previous recordings and had filled in on tour during McPherson's brief illness. The Gooding era began auspiciously enough with the million-selling smash "Everybody Plays the Fool," which hit number two R&B and number three pop to become the groups biggest hit ever.
Source: Steve Huey - All Music Guide
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About Tanya Mullings:
Multi Award winning Canadian pioneer Tanya Mullings currently holds the title as "Top Female Artist" with the 2008 RMAA & "Top Reggae Album" (Music Is My Life)","Top Producer", and "Top Female Singer" with the 2007 CRMA. Internationally recognized Tanya has dedicated 20 years & 4 albums of work with the most prestigious producers in the industry covering all sub-genres of Reggae and Rhythm & Blues. Tanya's career got underway in the late 80s. Surrounded by a plethora of musical sounds, she gravitated to the mellow strains of reggae infused jams popularly called lovers rock. Over the years Tanya has performed throughout the USA, Canada, England and the Caribbean where she has enjoyed a warm acceptance due to her solid musical delivery.
About Jay Douglas:
Awarded Best Reggae Male Vocalist for 2007, at Toronto's 21 Reggae Awards event. For those not in the know, Jay Douglas is soul personified. Some call him Clive others Mr. Energy, but one thing is for certain, after 35 years in the competitive and cutthroat music business, this gifted singer and captivating entertainer delivers the goods straight from a heart exploding with love. He's shared his gift from Hong Kong to the Mediterranean in countless venues and shows no sign of slowing down.
About Eric Donaldson:
Reggae artist Eric Donaldson was born in Kent Village, Jamaica, on June 11, 1947, and launched his music career in 1964 when he recorded some tracks for Studio One in Kingston; some of those recordings remain unreleased. Shortly thereafter, Donaldson formed the vocal outfit the West Indians along with Leslie Burke and Hector Brooks. The group hooked up with producer J.J. Johnson, who helped guide the group to a hit in 1968, "Right on Time," before recording for Lee Perry a year later. Things didn't work out for the group however, Donaldson decided to continue to pursue music on his own, which led to him submitting an original composition, "Cherry Oh Baby," to the Festival Song Competition in 1971. The song took the top spot at the competition, eventually being issued as a single and becoming a local hit. The rest as they say is history as Donaldson's music has been covered by the Rolling Stones and UB40, and has gone on to win several Festival competitions. Donaldson runs the Cherry Oh Baby Go-Go Bar in his hometown of Kent Village.
Source: Greg Prato – All Music Guide
About S. Davis:
Talented singer, songwriter and vocal arranger is a perfectionist who studies voice and dance, all in pursuit of becoming a better artist. He is a natural musician who began playing piano by ear as a child. He has the ability to connect with his audiences through his charisma and witty, melodic lyrics. S. Davis auditioned for FLOW 93.5FM's Urban Idol in 2005 and caught the attention of many.
This one night only show is sure to sell out fast so get your tickets early to be seated in the Usain Bolt V.I.P. section. Platinum cardholders, who joined Creative Entertainment last year, will receive special seating privileges in the Sharona Campbell Platinum Area.
Official sponsors for this event are:
Jamaica National, Jamaica House Kitchen, Jamaica's North American edition of the Star and Gleaner