Wednesday, 21 February 2018

'She's always mad about something' by The Delgonives

‘She’s always mad about something’
Written by: Carl Dixon
Published by: Carl Dixon/CHD Publishing (PRS) © 2014 (P) 2017

Performed by

THE DELGONIVES

The official release date is the 20th December 2017 and can be purchased from CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading digital streaming services.



Following on from the 2017 release of 'One piece of cake', The Delgonives perform an exciting new song, but this time with a more 70s groove. Carl Dixon wrote the song with a retro melody that takes the clock back to around 1975 and this production gives it a more east coast sound with sprinklings of Detroit, Philly and the 'Wall of Sound' here and there. This is the eleventh 'Delgonives' release in the last few years and no less than five of those this year alone. This release has a number of versions available to download, including the solo saxophone, organ, vibe and the rhythm plus mix too. All vocals were recorded in London/England, but guitars, bass and horns were recorded in Nashville and the drums by Drew Schultz in Detroit.

In the past Hull born Carl Dixon has co wrote and produced with celebrated Funk Brother guitarist, song writer and performer Dennis Coffey songs featuring Spyder Turner and Cherokee Pree in the ‘Motor City’ along with some other notable ‘Funk Brothers’ and session musicians back in 2008. 'Tell me (crying over you)' and 'Glory Fleeting' featuring Spyder Turner on lead vocals, 'Suddenly there's you' featuring Pree on lead and 'Detroit (city by the river)' by Bandtraxs were all released successfully from that session and are available to purchase or stream.

Later that same year Carl teamed up with Philly legend Bobby Eli where they co wrote, along with singer songwriter Chiquita Green, four new songs in his ‘Grooveyard’ studio. The two releases from that session were ‘There I go falling in love again’ by Chiquita and ‘Soul Recession’ by legendary Salsoul recording harmony group ‘Double Exposure’ famous for such releases as ’My love is free’, ‘Ten percent’ and ‘Every man’. In addition, Carl also has a co write with UK soul singer Diane Shaw and producer Andy Birkinshaw called ‘Good Lovin Man’ which is on her album ‘Love, Life and Strings’. Carl and The Delgonives are also proud to have co produced and sang on Robert and Mike Paladino's 'Soul Girl' parts 1 & 2 in 2015. This song is a derivative of 'The Four Winds' original 'Playgirl' released in 1963. Carl and Robert created this masterpiece remotely via Internet collaboration.



IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Title: She's always mad about something
Writers: Carl Dixon
Published by: Carl Dixon/CHD Publishing
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
ISRC number: GBXNE1700091 to GBXNE1700103
UPC: 191924356516
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 20th December 2017
Recording location: London/Nashville/Detroit

Drums and tambourine: Drew Shultz
Baritone, alto and tenor sax: Sam Levine
Trombone: Roy Agee
Trumpet: Mike Haynes
Guitar: Mark Baldwin
Bass guitar: Gary Lunn
Keyboards/tambourine: Carl Dixon

Produced, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

For more information about Bandtraxs releases please visit
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl.dixon@bandtraxs.com


© Carl Dixon 2014 (p) 2017

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

'A little of the big stuff' by The Formellas

PRESS RELEASE

'A Little of the Big Stuff'

Performed by
THE FORMELLAS
Written by: Carl Dixon
Published by: Carl Dixon/CHD Publishing (PRS) © 2013 (P) 2017


The official release date is the 1st June 2017 and can be purchased from CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading streaming services.



If you enjoy retro sounding mid 1970s soul, this new album release features no less than fourteen mixes to capture the spirit of disco music prevalent around that time. These productions have been carefully crafted with respect to a period that gave us the likes of Love Unlimited, The Three Degrees, The Sound of Philadelphia, The Salsoul Orchestra and MFSB. The instrumentation remains faithful to a more traditional style of arrangement from the days when sequencing and midi did not exist. Although using modern techniques to record these tracks, the essence of the music here still sounds organic and collaborative. The main influences for this music are the 1970s and particularly the Philly Sound. Nobody will ever recreate that music successfully without the musicians who made it and arrangers that so eloquently added their input to the songs in the first place. The likes of Bobby Eli, Earl Young, Vince Montana, T G Conway, Jimmie Williams, Phil Hurtt, Tony Bell, Larry Washington, Ronnie Baker, Norman Harris, Thom Bell, Richard Rome and Bobby Martin are a few names that come to mind, but there are so many other individuals responsible for that sound too numerous to mention. The writers, producers, musicians, arrangers and artists are greatly appreciated and are celebrated here with efforts to write and produce similarly.

This song was originally an instrumental released on the Bandtraxs album named 'Make five' and was merely a notion that one day lyrics would be written and vocals added. These are the fruits of that idea with studio recorded drums, horns, guitars and bass guitar. Studio pro’s in LA provided the horn and the female vocal tracks with LaTisha on lead and b/v's, whilst Bobby Eli recorded Jeff Leonard on drums in his ‘The Grooveyard’ studio in Philly on the main tracks of this album. From a trivia point of view, the Loft mixes are specifically with early looped drums I was experimenting with before I commissioned Philly studio drums. These are real drums professionally recorded for producers to use with their productions whether demos or commercial releases, but I wanted a real Philly groove on this hence Jeff Leonard's contribution. The Moss mixes are the original London drums by Simon Moss from the instrumental version of ALOTBS off the 'Make Five' album released previously, except this time accompanied by vocals and real instruments not recorded previously. Simon was the drummer with Manchester 80s group 'The Clouds'. The bass guitar by Gavin Morris is on all versions, also from Manchester.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Title: A little of the big stuff
Writers: Carl Dixon (PRS)
Artist: The Formellas
Label: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1700031 to GBXNE1700044
This album version release: 1st April 2017
Recording location: Philadelphia, LA, Nashville and London
Original song incarnation 2013 and released on the album ‘Make five’ by Bandtraxs

For more information about the track please visit www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl@bandtraxs.com

Artists and session musicians on ‘A little of the big stuff’:

Lead Vocals:
LaTisha (Studio Pros, Los Angeles)

Backing vocals
LaTisha (Los Angeles)
Carl Dixon (London)

Musicians
Drums 1: Jeff Leonard, The Grooveyard, Philadelphia. Thanks to Bobby Eli.
Drums 2: Loopmaster
Drums 3: Simon Moss, London
Guitar 1: Mark Baldwin, Nashville
Guitar 2: Carl Dixon, London
Bass guitar: Gavin Morris, Manchester
Horns: Studio Pros, Los Angeles
Keys/percussion: Carl Dixon


Produced, mixed and mastered by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions



© Carl Dixon 2013, (P) 2017

'One piece of cake' by The Delgonives

‘One piece of cake’
Written by: Carl Dixon (PRS) © 2015

Performed by

THE DELGONIVES



The official release date is the 1st September 2017 and the track can be purchased from
CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading download and streaming services.


 Following on from the 2017 release of 'Tell me (crying over you)', The Delgonives perform this exciting new song, again with a familiar 1960s groove. Carl Dixon wrote the song with a retro melody that takes the clock back to around 1966 and this production gives it a ‘Carolina Beach’ sound with sprinklings of Detroit and the 'Wall of Sound' here and there. This is the tenth 'Delgonives' release in the last few years and has a number versions that are available to download, including the solo saxophone, organ and vibraphone mixes. My guitarist offered a sitar effect track which I thought was quite novel, so track 8 features that idea. All vocals were recorded in London/England, but the guitars, bass and horns were recorded in Nashville and drums by Drew Schultz in Detroit. The notion of multiple mixes is to give listeners, radio stations and potentially TV stations a choice of recordings that fit their programming. This initiative also exploits the technology that allows experimentation to another level with master recordings.

In the past Hull born Carl Dixon has co wrote and produced with celebrated Funk Brother guitarist, song writer and performer Dennis Coffey songs featuring Spyder Turner and Cherokee Pree in the ‘Motor City’ along with some other notable ‘Funk Brothers’ and session musicians back in 2008. 'Tell me (crying over you)' and 'Glory Fleeting' featuring Spyder Turner on lead vocals, 'Suddenly there's you' featuring Pree on lead and 'Detroit (city by the river)' by Bandtraxs were all released successfully from that session and are available to purchase or stream.

Later that same year Carl teamed up with Philly legend Bobby Eli where they co wrote, along with singer songwriter Chiquita Green, four new songs in his ‘Grooveyard’ studio. The two releases from that session were ‘There I go falling in love again’ by Chiquita and ‘Soul Recession’ by legendary Salsoul recording harmony group ‘Double Exposure’ famous for such releases as ’My love is free’, ‘Ten percent’ and ‘Every man’. In addition, Carl also has a co write with UK soul singer Diane Shaw and producer Andy Birkinshaw called ‘Good Lovin Man’ which is on her album ‘Love, Life and Strings’. Carl and The Delgonives are also proud to have co produced and sang on Robert and Mike Paladino's 'Soul Girl' parts 1 & 2 in 2015. This song is a derivative of 'The Four Winds' original 'Playgirl' released in 1963. Carl and Robert created this masterpiece remotely via Internet collaboration.

Stay tuned for other releases from 'The Delgonives' like 'Dear Tammi'.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: One piece of cake (does not make everything alright)
Writers: Carl Dixon
Published by: Carl Dixon/CHD Publishing
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
ISRC number: GBXNE1700071 to GBXNE1700077
UPC: 191061107477
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 1st September 2017
Recording location: London/Nashville/Detroit

Drums : Drew Shultz
Baritone and tenor sax: Sam Levine
Trombone: Roy Agee
Trumpet: Mike Haynes
Guitar: Mark Baldwin
Bass guitar: Gary Lunn
Keyboards: Carl Dixon

Produced, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

For more information about Bandtraxs releases please visit
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl.dixon@bandtraxs.com

© Carl Dixon 2017

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

'Tell me (crying over you)' by The Delgonives

PRESS RELEASE
‘Tell me (crying over you)’
Written by: Carl Dixon & Spyder Turner
Published by: CHD Publishing (PRS)/Proud Belly Music (ASCAP) © 2008

Performed by

THE DELGONIVES

The official release date is the 17th July 2017 and the track can be purchased from
CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading download and streaming services.


  
Following on from the 2017 February release of 'Miss me, miss my baby', 'The Delgonives' perform this exciting cover of the Spyder Turner classic 'Tell me (crying over you)' again with a familiar 1960s groove. Carl Dixon and Spyder Turner wrote the song with a retro melody that takes the clock back to around 1965 to give it a ‘Carolina Beach’ sound with sprinklings of Detroit and the Wall of Sound here and there. This is the ninth 'Delgonives' release in the last few years and has a number of vocal and instrumental versions that are available to download including  individual saxophone, organ and vibraphone mixes for instrumental lovers. All vocals were recorded in London, England, but the guitars, bass and horns were recorded in Nashville and drums in Detroit. The notion of multiple mixes is to give listeners, radio stations and potentially TV stations a choice of recordings that fit their programming. This initiative also exploits the technology that allows experimentation to another level with master recordings.

In the past Hull born Carl Dixon has co wrote and produced with celebrated Funk Brother guitarist, song writer and performer Dennis Coffey songs featuring Spyder Turner and Cherokee Pree in the ‘Motor City’ along with some other notable ‘Funk Brothers’ and session musicians back in 2008. 'Tell me (crying over you)' and 'Glory Fleeting' featuring Spyder Turner on lead vocals, 'Suddenly there's you' featuring Pree on lead and 'Detroit (city by the river)' by Bandtraxs were all released successfully from that session and still available to purchase or stream.




Later that same year Carl teamed up with Philly legend Bobby Eli where they co wrote, along with singer songwriter Chiquita Green, four new songs in his ‘Grooveyard’ studio. The two releases from that session were ‘There I go falling in love again’ by Chiquita and ‘Soul Recession’ by legendary Salsoul recording harmony group ‘Double Exposure’ famous for such releases as ’My love is free’, ‘Ten percent’ and ‘Every man’. In addition, Carl also has a co write with UK soul singer Diane Shaw and producer Andy Birkinshaw called ‘Good Lovin Man’ which is on her album ‘Love, Life and Strings’. Carl and The Delgonives are also proud to have co produced and sang on Robert and Mike Paladino's 'Soul Girl' parts 1 & 2 in 2015. This song is a derivative of 'The Four Winds' original 'Playgirl' released in 1963. Carl and Robert created this masterpiece remotely via Internet collaboration.

Stay tuned for other releases from 'The Delgonives' like 'One piece of cake' .

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Tell me (crying over you)
Writer: Carl Dixon/Spyder Turner
Published by: CHD Publishing/Proud Belly Music
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
ISRC numbers: GBXNE1700051 to GBXNE1700060
UPC: 191061388852
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 17th July 2017
Recording location: London/Nashville/Detroit

Drums: Drew Shultz
Baritone and tenor sax: Sam Levine
Trombone: Roy Agee
Guitar: Mark Baldwin
Bass guitar: Gary Lunn
Keyboards/Tambourine: Carl Dixon

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Produced, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon

For more information about Bandtraxs releases please visit
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl.dixon@bandtraxs.com


© Carl Dixon 2017

'Coming home' by The Delgonives

PRESS RELEASE
‘Coming Home’
Written by: Carl Dixon & Rikki James
 © 2014 (P) 2017

Performed by

THE DELGONIVES

The official release date is the 17th July 2017 and can be purchased from CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading streaming services.





A brand new song and production performed by The Delgonives sounding similar to recordings released during the1960s US west coast surfin' and folk era. The song was co written by Carl Dixon and Rikki James at the BASCA song writing retreat 2014 in Wales at the Monnow Valley Studios where the likes of Oasis, Black Sabbath, Simple Minds and Robert Plant have recorded in the past. The official release date is the 17th July 2017. Normally The Delgonives perform more soulful songs with a Carolina Beach, Blue Eyed Soul and Detroit groove, but this time something a little different. Unlike other Bandtraxs releases this one does not have multiple mixes.

In the past Hull born Carl Dixon has co wrote and produced with celebrated Funk Brother guitarist, song writer and performer Dennis Coffey songs featuring Spyder Turner and Cherokee Pree in the ‘Motor City’ along with some other notable ‘Funk Brothers’ and session musicians back in 2008. 'Tell me (crying over you)' and 'Glory Fleeting' featuring Spyder Turner on lead vocals, 'Suddenly there's you' featuring Pree on lead and 'Detroit (city by the river)' by Bandtraxs were all released successfully from that session and still available to purchase or stream.

Later that same year Carl teamed up with Philly legend Bobby Eli where they co wrote, along with singer songwriter Chiquita Green, four new songs in his ‘Grooveyard’ studio. The two releases from that session were ‘There I go falling in love again’ by Chiquita and ‘Soul Recession’ by legendary Salsoul recording harmony group ‘Double Exposure’ famous for such releases as ’My love is free’, ‘Ten percent’ and ‘Every man’. In addition, Carl also has a co write with UK soul singer Diane Shaw and producer Andy Birkinshaw called ‘Good Lovin Man’ which is on her album ‘Love, Life and Strings’. Carl and The Delgonives are also proud to have co produced and sang on Robert and Mike Paladino's 'Soul Girl' parts 1 & 2 last year. This song is a derivative of 'The Four Winds' original 'Playgirl' released in 1963. Carl and Robert created this masterpiece remotely via Internet collaboration.

Stay tuned for other releases from The Delgonives like 'One piece of cake' and 'Tell me (crying over you'.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Coming home
Writer: Carl Dixon & Rikki James (PRS)
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs 
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1600001
UPC: 191924036579
Artwork photo: Carl Dixon
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 17th July 2017
Recording location: Wales & London

All instruments, Lead & backing vocals by Carl Dixon

For more information about Bandtraxs releases please visit:- 
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl@bandtraxs.com 


© Carl Dixon & Rikki James 2104

(p) Carl Dixon 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

'Miss me, miss my baby' by The Delgonives

‘Miss me, miss my baby’
Written by: Carl Dixon
Published by: Carl Dixon/CHD Publishing (PRS) © 2017

Performed by

THE DELGONIVES

The official release date is the 14th February 2017 and the track can
 be purchased from CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading
 download and streaming services.
Listen here on Soundcloud: 'Miss me, miss my baby' by The Delgonives



Following on from the 2015 release of 'Loving you always came easy', The Delgonives perform this new original song with a familiar 1960's groove again. Carl Dixon wrote the song with a retro melody that takes the clock back to around 1965 to give it a ‘Carolina Beach’ sound with sprinklings of Detroit and the Wall of Sound here and there. This is the seventh 'Delgonives' release in the last few years and has a number of vocal and instrumental versions that are available to download, including the saxophone, electric piano and vibraphone mixes for instrumental lovers. All vocals were recorded in London/England, but the guitars, bass and horns were recorded in Nashville and drums by Drew Schultz in Detroit. The notion of multiple mixes is to give listeners, radio stations and potentially TV stations a choice of recordings that fit their programming. This initiative also exploits the technology that allows experimentation to another level with master recordings. A couple of the mixes include a sitar guitar for example, which subtlety changes the dynamics of the version.

In the past Hull born Carl Dixon has co wrote and produced with celebrated Funk Brother guitarist, song writer and performer Dennis Coffey songs featuring Spyder Turner and Cherokee Pree in the ‘Motor City’ along with some other notable ‘Funk Brothers’ and session musicians back in 2008. 'Tell me (crying over you)' and 'Glory Fleeting' featuring Spyder Turner on lead vocals, 'Suddenly there's you' featuring Pree on lead and 'Detroit (city by the river)' by Bandtraxs were all released successfully from that session and still available to purchase or stream.


Later that same year Carl teamed up with Philly legend Bobby Eli where they co wrote, along with singer songwriter Chiquita Green, four new songs in his ‘Grooveyard’ studio. The two releases from that session were ‘There I go falling in love again’ by Chiquita and ‘Soul Recession’ by legendary Salsoul recording harmony group ‘Double Exposure’ famous for such releases as ’My love is free’, ‘Ten percent’ and ‘Every man’. In addition, Carl also has a co write with UK soul singer Diane Shaw and producer Andy Birkinshaw called ‘Good Lovin Man’ which is on her album ‘Love, Life and Strings’. Carl and The Delgonives are also proud to have co produced and sang on Robert and Mike Paladino's 'Soul Girl' parts 1 & 2 last year. This song is a derivative of 'The Four Winds' original 'Playgirl' released in 1963. Carl and Robert created this masterpiece remotely via Internet collaboration.

Stay tuned for advisories about other releases from The Delgonives like 'Coming home', 'One piece of cake' and 'Tell me (crying over you'.



IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Miss me, miss my baby
Writer: Carl Dixon
Published by: Carl Dixon/CHD Publishing
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
ISRC number: GBXNE1700001 to GBXNE1700020
UPC:191061107439
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 14th February 2017
Recording location: London/Nashville/Detroit

Drums: Drew Shultz
Baritone and tenor sax: Sam Levine
Trombone: Roy Agee
Trumpet: Mike Haynes
Guitar: Mark Baldwin
Bass guitar: Gary Lunn
Keyboards: Carl Dixon

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Mixed by Carl Dixon

For more information about Bandtraxs releases please visit
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl.dixon@bandtraxs.com




© Carl Dixon 2017

'She's always mad about something' by The Delgonives

PRESS RELEASE ‘She’s always mad about something’ Written by: Carl Dixon Published by: Carl Dixon/CHD Publishing (PRS) © 2014 (P) 2017...