Wednesday, 25 December 2019

'You ain't changed' by Johnny Boy (Pryers)

‘You ain’t changed’
Written by: Carl Dixon/Johnny Pryers © 2017
CHD Publishing (PRS, MCPS)

Performed by
JOHNNY BOY (PRYERS)



Listen here on YouTube

The official digital release is the 2nd April 2018 and can be purchased from
CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading download and streaming services. 

Bandtraxs are delighted to release this new original work co written by UK blue-eyed soul performer Johnny Boy Pryers and established UK songwriter Carl Dixon called ‘You ain’t changed’. This collaboration has finally resulted in a truly authentic sounding blue-eyed soul masterpiece with elements of 60s Detroit soul and Carolina beach music. Carl and Johnny had communicated via email in 2007 with a view to someday working together musically and on meeting face to face at the 2015 Butlin's soul weekender, they decided to come up with an idea for a new song and this is the fruits of their labour. ‘You ain’t changed’ has bass, guitars and horns recorded in Nashville and drums from Detroit featuring Drew Schultz. Johnny's vocals were recorded in Rochdale at Lisa Stansfield’s 'Gracieland' studios. Hoping for a danceable number with loads of hooks, the song has had some excellent feedback from social media sites recognising just that.

“Born in Bolton, Johnny was destined for a life in music. Taking early influences from his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, Johnny was surrounded from a very early age by a wide variety of music from Northern Soul, Tamla Motown, Mod, Punk, Rock and Roll. Johnny first learned of his love for being on stage as a teenager when he and friends formed their first band ‘The Shakers’ in which he played bass guitar and helped out with the vocals. Over the years Johnny has performed alongside some very well respected artists such as Tommy Hunt, Dean Parrish, PP Arnold, La La Brookes, P.J. Proby, Marvin Ruffin, The Flirtations, Eddie Holman, Judy Street, Archie Bell, The Contours, The Velvelettes, Brenda Holloway, Prince Philip Mitchell, Kim Weston, Chris Clark, Martha Reeves and Diane Shaw.”

Elements/updates from the Johnny Boy web site and used with permission
© Johnny Boy and Cat Chester
https://www.johnnyboypryers.com/

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: You ain’t changed
Writers: Carl Dixon/Johnny Pryers
Published by: CHD Publishing
Artist: Johnny Boy
Label: Bandtraxs
ISRC number: GBXNE1700080
UPC: 192914107323
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 2nd April 2018
Recording location: London/Rochdale/Nashville/Detroit

Vocals: Johnny Boy Pryers
Vocals recorded at Gracieland Studios, Rochdale
Engineer: Steve Boyce-Buckley

Drums: Drew Schultz
Baritone 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

www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl.dixon@bandtraxs.com

© Carl Dixon/Bandtraxs 2018

'Tell me (crying over you)' by Spyder Turner


PRESS RELEASE
'Tell me (crying over you)' 
Performed By
SPYDER TURNER
(Carl Dixon/Spyder Turner)




The unmistakable vocals of Spyder Turner who performs "Tell me (crying over you)” a rhythmic piece of danceable soul with overtones from 1960’s. The original song concept was written in London, October 2004 and made its final journey to Detroit, Michigan for completion last year. Dennis Coffey and Carl Dixon produced the track for ‘Bandtraxs Productions’ at ‘Studio A’, Dearborn Heights, Detroit. The arrangement was by the renowned David J. Van De Pitte and in addition the track features some legendary session musicians from the heart and soul of the city (see list). Dennis Coffey provides the outstanding guitar solo which uplifts the song to another level. Spyder Turner played an important role in providing his vocal and song arranging talents to make this project work as well as being a co writer of the song.
The official digital release date was the 1st July 2009 and the track can be purchased from Amazon.com/co.uk and iTunes. In addition, the 45 rpm 7” vinyl pressings are now available from selected bespoke high street record stores.

Title: Tell me (crying over you)
Writers: Carl Dixon (PRS)/Spyder Turner (BMI)
Artist: Spyder Turner
Label: Bandtraxs
Catalogue number: MFM002
Production: Dennis Coffey & Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE0800007
UPC: 859701891017
This release: 1st July 2009
Original incarnation: 21st October 2004 (first demo in London)
Recording location: Studio A, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, March 2008

For more information:
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl@bandtraxs.com 
© Carl Dixon 2008

Artists and Session Musicians 

Lead Vocals
Spyder Turner

Backing vocals
Spyder Turner, Gayle Butts, Pree

Musicians
Drums 1 Uriel Jones
Drums 2 Spider Webb 
Percussion 1 Dennis Sheridan 
Percussion 2 Larry Frantangelo
Guitar 1 & guitar solo Dennis Coffey
Guitar 2 Ray Monette
Bass guitar Bob Babbitt
Steinway Grand Piano Robert Jones
Horns 1 Trumpet John Trudell
Horns 2 Trumpet David Jennings
Horns 3 Trombone Edward Gooch
Horns 4 Tenor sax George Benson
Horns 5 Baritone sax Mark Burger
Vibraphones Rob Pipho


Arranger
David J. Van De Pitte

Produced by
Dennis Coffey & Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
© 2008

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

'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.

Title: Tell me (crying over you)
Writers: 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

Monday, 23 December 2019

'One piece of cake' by The Delgonives

PRESS RELEASE

‘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
 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.

Title: One piece of cake 
Writer: 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
Cake baked by: Michelle Melkman
Cake scoffed by: Carl & Michelle

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

Sunday, 22 December 2019

'Loving you always came easy' by The Delgonives

PRESS RELEASE

'Loving you always came easy'
Written by: Carl Dixon
Published by: Carl Dixon/CHD Publishing (PRS) © 2015

Performed by
THE DELGONIVES
                                     Bandtraxs Records – Release date 29th June 2015.                                                   

The official release date is the  29th June 2015 and the track can be purchased from Amazon, iTunes and all leading download and streaming services.




Listen here on YouTube

Following on from this year’s earlier release of  'Soul Girl' Parts 1 & 2 which was a collaboration with US writer/producer/performer Robert Paladino, The Delgonives perform a new original song with a familiar beach and 1960's feel again. The song was written by Carl Dixon and the melody takes the clock back to around 1965 to give it a ‘Carolina Beach’ sound with a sprinkling of Motown here and there. This is the sixth 'Delgonives' release in two years and this time, a new composition seemed very appropriate rather than a cover to exploit the groups passion for singing both old and new songs. A number of vocal and instrumental versions are available to download, including the shorter organ and vibraphone recordings. All current Delgonives vocals are recorded in London/England, but the guitars, bass and horns for example on this song are recorded in LA.

In the past, Carl Dixon co wrote and produced Spyder Turner and Cherokee Pree in the ‘Motor City’ with legend Dennis Coffey and some of the great ‘Funk Brothers’ back in 2008. 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 released songs from that session are ‘There I go falling in love again’ sung 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’.

Title: Loving you always came easy
Writer: Carl Dixon
Published by: Carl Dixon/CHD Publishing
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1500011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
UPC: 889211678945
Artwork photo: Michelle Dixon
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 29th June 2015
Recording location: London/LA

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Engineered, 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 2015