TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Cuba Gooding and The Main Ingredient...
The harmonic convergence known as The Main Ingredient that pumped out such still-played '70s hits as “Everybody Plays The Fool,” “Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling In Love),” “I'm So Proud,” “You've Been My Inspiration,” “Just Don't Want To Be Lonely,” and “Happiness Is Just Around The Bend” still tours and belts out the classic sounds for audiences that crave true harmony, beautiful melodies, and lyrics they can relate to.
The Main Ingredient has toured the world extensively, and has shared the marquee with the very best names in the music business. The group was formed in Harlem New York in 1964 by Tony Silvester, Luther Simmons and Donald McPherson and was the first African American group signed under the new R&B division of RCA records.
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 group's biggest hit ever. The accompanying album, aptly titled Bitter Sweet, became their first to hit the Top Ten on the R&B charts; its follow-up, 1973's Afrodisiac, featured several songs written or co-written by Stevie Wonder. They returned to the R&B Top Ten in 1974 with "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely," which sold over a million copies and also reached the pop Top Ten, and the disco-flavored "Happiness Is Just Around the Bend.” In 1975, the group recorded several songs co-written by Leon Ware, including the R&B Top Ten "Rolling Down a Mountainside."
With over 40 years under his belt as an entertainer, lead vocalist Cuba Gooding continues to thrill audiences around the world with his smooth, unique and captivating voice, all the while remaining a solid part of the musical consciousness of fans both old (The Main Ingredient) and new (as the proud dad of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. and Image Award nominated actor Omar Gooding). Gooding’s vocals are sampled by five-time Grammy Award winning Alicia Keys, on her smash single, “You Don’t Know My Name,” which, early in 2004, held the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-hop Singles & Tracks chart for nine straight weeks. Having achieved chart-topping singles with The Main Ingredient,Cuba Gooding continues his rich musical legacy by pairing up with his son Omar Gooding to produce a rap infused old school groove on the project 2 Good, while simultaneously working on his own current project Rebirth.
Currently, Cuba Gooding can be seen starring in the Time Life infomercial entitled “Sweet Soul of the 70s” as well as making frequent appearances on QVC for the same.
“As long as we are able, we will continue to give the fans what they crave”, says Gooding. The Main Ingredient chants it’s mantra at concerts all over the world, “old school will never die” and it certainly seems to be true.
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, The Deele...
One of the most influential bands in the world of R&B and Pop music is international multi-platinum recording act The Deele. Original members being Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Carlos "Satin" Greene, Stanley "Dee" Bristol, Stanley “Sticq” Burke, and Kevin “Kayo” Roberson. In addition to their success as a band, The Deele has also worked with and created some of the biggest names in music. The Deele’s contributions as writers, producers and performers on projects for other artists has resulted in multiple award-winning efforts that total more than 50 million in worldwide record sales. Combined Deele members Dee and Kayo have a history of writing and producing some of the biggest songs in history from Deele favorites to Grammy Award winning songs such as Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together”.
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Tony Terry...
As an artist who needs no introduction, R&B singer Tony Terry sings so sweetly and energetically! He is an exceptional artist with a distinctive voice, stunning looks and loads of sheer star power! Currently signed to Monarchy Records, Tony Terry is hard at work performing and pouring his passion into his new R&B project "iTony" to be released soon.
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Raymond Luke, Jr. ...
Raymond Luke, Jr. is the latest musical sensation to sing into a microphone since 5 young men from Gary, Indiana wowed Motown’s founder Berry Gordy. Over 45 years later, lightning has struck twice! 14 year old Raymond Luke, Jr. stepped onto the scene two years ago with his spot on rendition of Michael Jackson in the hit Broadway play “MOTOWN the Musical.”
Raymond’s grandmother taught him to sing at the tender age of 3 years old. By the time he was 10, Raymond had attended Beverly Hills Acting School FABA (For Actors by Actors). He was nominated for the "Outer Critics Circle Award" for Best Featured Actor in “MOTOWN the Musical.” Raymond has appeared on Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, the 2012 Tony Awards, and The Wendy Williams Show. He made his film debut in Spike Lee’s “Blood of Jesus,” and has performed the National Anthem for the New York Knicks, New York Liberty, Charlotte Bob Cats and the New York Jets 2014 season opener against the Los Angeles Raiders.
After spending two successful years on Broadway, Raymond Jr. is embarking on a solo career under his Lou’Key Baby label. His first single “Misdemeanor,” (on ITUNES, Amazon, Xbox Live, Google Play, and 30 online music stores) is a remake of the 1978 hit written by Leon Sylvers and performed by Foster Sylvers. Raymond Jr. has also released his first mini movie, which is the music video for the single. The movie follows a young man that experiences heart break for the first time. You will laugh, cry and remember what it was like to be young in this coming of age tale of puppy love. The 12 minute movie was written and directed by Joseph C. Grant, Jr. and produced by Lou’Key Baby’s C.E.O. and Founder Raymond Luke, Sr.
Raymond Jr.’s album is scheduled for release in the spring of 2015. Along with his album release Raymond will be releasing a web series not currently titled with talks of developing “Misdemeanor,” into a full length movie.
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, "Oui"...
Oui, born in Pasadena, CA and raised in Ohio, is everything you could ask for in an artist. Performing since the early age of six, this well-rounded entertainer has graced the stage on many occasions filling the room with his sleek and soothing style of singing accompanied by his sophisticated demeanor and romantic lyrical content. ..“I was encouraged to pursue a career in singing and performing by my parents, family and friends” says Oui. With that encouragement, Oui set out in search of what he needed, and as you will soon hear, he found it! As a result, Oui started writing and producing his own songs and music. “It all came so natural for me” are the words that come out of Oui’s mouth when asked about his beginnings in the music industry. Unlike many artists of today, Oui is the “full package”. He possesses the gifts for singing, songwriting, producing, and as a musician. Vocally, one can hear tones and melodies reminiscent of the early Motown vocalist and that of Babyface, Kevon Edmonds and Howard Hewitt. Such a collection of talent can only mean a long and lasting journey into the music industry, filled with fresh ideas, respect, number one hits and longevity. Oui has had the opportunity to express his talent through talent shows, telethons, and other nonprofit organization functions. Having performed in such major cities as Indianapolis,IN (Black Expo), Louisville, KY, Dallas and Nashville, TN, Oui brings with him an abundance of experience, knowledge and “know how” from all avenues into what is now known as the entity, OUI. Oui’s most recent project to hit the national airwaves was his collaboration with Angelo "Lo" Ray, along with Kevon Edmonds on the smash hit “24/7”. Oui demoed the song for Edmonds and was asked to appear on the remix. He is currently singing and performing with the hit 80's group, The Deele. Now a member of The Deele, they have recorded their first single, "The Only One" on the D-Town / Sony label. Although Oui enjoys producing and writing for other recording artists, his ultimate goal is to be an entertainer. “With hard work, faith and effort I will achieve the goal of earning a recording contract with a major recording company”. Oui is a compilation of talent, experience and ambition. His top priority is to be one of the best vocalists and producers of the new millennium and beyond. “My philosophy is art in any form is an extension of self. My innermost feelings and dreams are projected in my music. To touch the untouchable, to offer hope to the hopeless, to give joy to one unhappy person makes every note worthwhile”.
TMO Proudly Presents, Gerald Alston and The Manhattans...
The Manhattans were formed in the early 60s in New Jersey as a quintet led by writer/bass vocalist Winfred "Blue" Lovett and emotive lead singer George Smith, along with Edward "Sonny" Bivins, Richard "Ricky" Taylor and Kenneth "Wally" Kelly, all of whom had just returned from service in the armed forces. The group was popular regionally and had minor national success on the strength of some solid recordings for Carnival Records (their version of the country tune "From Atlanta to Goodbye" was a gem) in the late 60s before gaining the attention of Columbia Records in 1970. Unfortunately, their Columbia signing coincided with the sudden illness and untimely death of lead singer Smith. During a tour through North Carolina, the Manhattans came upon a college student with an amazing Sam Cooke-like voice. Recognizing the incredible talent of this 21 year old, the group invited Gerald Alston to join, and he became the lead singer who would bring stardom to the quintet.
TMO Proudly Presents, Enchantment featuring Jobie Thomas....
Close your eyes and prepare for a musical journey of smooth, romantic and warm lyrics. This describes the distinct sound of Enchantment.
Jobie Thomas' Enchantment is thrilling crowds around the world with a dynamic “live” show second to none! Their debonair, soulful sound continues to transcend from the 70’s well into the 21st Century. So when you hear the names Anthony Thomas, Ollie Bolds, Al Burrus, Warren “Julian” and of course Joe “Jobie” Thomas sit back, relax, and close your eyes to prepare for a great musical experience. The story continues…Prepare to return to the land of Enchantment!
TMO Proudly Presents, Angel Rose...
How's this to let a girl know what road to take! Angel's very first recording on the Dizzy Gillespie CD, "Closer To The Source", was nominated for a Grammy award. Her road has taken turns leading her to work with such heavy hitters as Quincy, Michael Jackson, Chaka Kahn and Celine Dion. She's toured with Bruce Springsteen, Steven Segal and Mary J. Blige. Her TV credits include film soundtracts such as "Fried Green Tomatoes and the special "Out All Nite" Pattie Labelle. She's even made a couple of film appearances one being the up and coming film with Denzel Washington,
"American Gangsters". Angel has accomplished a lot over time but she says, "nothing feels as good as doing it on your own. Doesn't matter if it's major or Indie. In fact, it feels even better going Indie because you get to call your own shots. It is very important to keep growing as an artist. That fact makes me sleep better at night!."
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Harland McKenzie...
KNOWN PROFESSIONALLY AS: “MAC”, I AM A SINGER, SONG WRITER, ARRANGER,
PRODUCER, ACTOR AND ENTREPRENEUR. CURRENTLY SINGING, AND RECORDING WITH THE CLASSIC R&B GROUP “THE LEGENDARY INTRUDERS”, SINCE 1999. AND A DOO-WOP GROUP CALLED; “THE PARAGONS” SINCE 2008. I ALSO HAVE A SOLO ACT AND A CD COMING OUT SHORTLY. PERFORMED IN MANY RADIO AND TELEVISION COMMERCIAL PRESENTATIONS FOR MANY COMPANIES. I’VE BEEN ACTING SINCE 2002, WITH THE LEAD ROLE IN THE “PRINCE KNIGHT PRODUCTION’S, OFF-BROADWAY PLAY, “DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL”, TRAVELED TO ATLANTA, GA. IN APRIL 2007, FOR A LEAD ROLE IN THE PLAY, “WHAT KIND OF LOVE IS THIS?” CURRENTLY DOING THE LEAD ROLE IN THE OFF-BROADWAY PLAY, “ANGELS WITHOUT WINGS”. AND A SUPPORTING ROLE IN THE SOON TO BE RELEASED MOVIE, “I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MOMMA”. A LEAD ROLE IN THE UPCOMING MOVIE,“PUNCHOUT”, AND A SUPPORTING ROLE IN THE UPCOMING MOVIE “NEVA GIVE UP”. AND LEAD AND SUPPORTING ROLES IN 4 OTHER “YET TO BE RELEASED” INDEPENDENT FILMS.
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Jeff Redd...
Andre Harrell, the President of Uptown Records, who signed me on to a recording deal. At that time, I was working at General Motors in Tarrytown, New York. Once signed, I received a cassette tape from a co-worker by the name of Lil Jimmy. The demo tape was recorded at a local shopping mall and it featured the voice of a young lady singing Anita Bakers, "Angel." That young lady is now the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige.
Following a discussion with Mr. Harrell, I signed Mary J. Blige to Uptown Records. She traveled with me and performed as background vocalist so that she could learn the performance aspect of the business. In 1990, Uptown Records released my debut album, “A Quiet Storm,” which contained two top ten smash singles, "I Found Lovin' " and "Love High."
Simultaneously featured on the soundtrack for Strictly Business with the certified gold single, "You Called and Told Me," which after 18 years is still a top recurring single on WBLS and WRKS-FM in New York.Worked on soundtracks: How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Hurricane, Eve's Bayou and artists, Kci and JoJo, Regina Belle, Mary J. Blige, et. Al. Currently, I have my own independent record label, Sol Real Records, LLC, which has released a compilation entitled "The Essence of Soul" that is available on iTunes. With the success I have achieved within the music industry, my and childhood passion have come full circle. That vision is "to make people feel special.” Future plans include the release of a series of CD's, all with different themes. The 1st CD will be titled, "Take you Higher," which will be dedicated to the DJ's of the world. "I always wanted to do a CD where I would sing over breakbeats that I love from the past. My dream now is to take us all higher and make more music that will stand the test of time.
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Gabriele Tranchina...
TMO Entertainment proudly presents, Jeri Brown...
Jeri Brown has earned a reputation as one of jazz's most outstanding "artistic" vocalists. With many fine musicians who are labeled "artistic", it's sometimes overlooked how richly musical, thoroughly accessible and enjoyable their music can be. Jeri Brown is focused, ambitious, daring and intent upon creating music that is both well conceived and honest. Brown is well known for performing and recording with passion and dedication.
Committed to legacy of vocal jazz, Ms. Brown's performances fill the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes, original jazz compositions, and contemporary world themes with intense vocal improvisations, and include collaborations with diverse, legendary jazz artists.
TMO Entertainment proudly presents, Ted "Wizard" Mills...
Blue Magic is one of the most popular Philadelphia R&B Grammy-nominated groups. They were chosen as the best new group of the year which earned them two Ebony Awards. The first presented by Aretha Franklin at Radio City in New York. Blue Magic who is best known for their dreamy Philly Soul ballads, who was one of the earliest acts produced by Norman Harris, a Philadelphia recording veteran. The group's harmonies were supported by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff’s Sound of Philadelphia MFSB studio band. The first release from their first album was “Spell on My Mind” which made top 10 on the R&B charts along with “What’s come over me” both written by Ted Mills and produced by Norman Harris and Ted Mills.
The group also did well with the dance music of “Look me up” and “Welcome to the club” written by Norman Harris which also reached to top ten. Blue Magic propelled with their first million-selling US Top 10 hit single, "Sideshow" followed by “Three Ring Circus” both written by Bobbi Eli. Blue magic was awarded their first Gold album by the R.I.A.A. August 19th 1975. The group then received their first Platinum album as guest artist on the Rolling Stones project “It’s Only Rock N Roll.” The album Thirteen Blue Magic Lane maintained the group's popularity and spawned their version of the popular dance number "We're On The Right Track," as well as the hit ballad, "Chasing Rainbows.” Blue Magic had four chart singles in 1976. “What's Come Over Me” from their debut album, was remixed with recording artist Margie Joseph, and climbed to #11 on the R&B chart again in 1976. The group continued to record until the year 1989. In 1990, The Amsterdam News carried the story of Ted Mills' near-fatal car accident. Ted Mills was then replaced by other lead singers.
Ted Mills pursued a solo career. In 2007 he was one of the artists featured on the CD entitled “A Tales of Two cities” encompassing the sound of Philadelphia and Motown. Moreover, in 2008 Ted is featured on the CD titled “The Three Tenors of Soul” along with Russell Thompkins (Stylistics) and William Hart (Delphonics). Ted the singer/songwriter shifted into an inspirational CD in 2012 entitled “Still Standing.”
After constant request from promoters and fans, Blue Magic and Ted "Wizard" Mills have reunited. Today they are "The Real Deal" Blue Magic featuring Ted Wizard Mills. They are once again in concert seeking to be among the very best in performing classic R&B music.
TMO Entertainment Proudly presents, Glen Jones...
For the few among us that don’t know, GLENN JONES has seen it all, conquered it all and done it all. Thank God for us that he is doing it all again!! Jones voice penetrates the soul thru music and lyrics. Once you’ve heard “Here I Go Again,” “We've Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)”, “Baby Come Home” “I’ve Been Searching” “Show Me” and “I Wonder Why,” chart topping hits from this gifted artist, there is no doubt that your soul has been touched. “Give it Time” the current single from the eagerly awaited album of the same name will travel that same path to your soul. With his new CD from his own Record Label, GMG Records (Gensong Music Group) in conjunction with W K M Records, Jones continues to lay the groundwork for new and upcoming vocalist to follow.
The album has allowed Jones to assume creative control of his destiny while reuniting with some of his most trusted colleagues from his over 30 year journey in the music industry. “Give it Time” was written by Barry Eastmond and Gordon Chambers and produced by Barry Eastmond. This dynamic team wrote “I Apologize” for Anita Baker and Eastmond produced the song. Eastmond has produced for Brandy, Brittany Spears, Michael Bolton, Freddie Jackson and the late Whitney Houston. “Long Term” is produced by Barry Eastmond and was a collaborative written effort by Jones, Eastmond and Jolyon Skinner. “All Over You” was written by Bob Baldwin, Dennis Johnson and Zzoiea Ohizep, produced by Dennis Johnson and Bob Baldwin. “Everyday” was truly a family reunion for Jones. He co-wrote this with longtime friend Ross Vannelli, the song is produced by Marque Walker. Jones is joined on vocals by his wife, Genobia Jeter Jones and their niece, Y’anna Crawley. Y’anna is the 2012 Stellar Award Winner for Best New Artist; she is also the 2009 Winner of BET’s Sundays Best. This song also features background vocals by national recording artist Dave Hollister. The result is a smooth blend of family love, just wait until you get a taste of the flavor.
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, JONES fondly recalls, “Since the age of 4 or 5, I've always loved music.” Reared in the Pentecostal church, he often found himself risking punishment just to sneak a listen to the secular sounds of Stevie, Bobby, Marvin and Donny, in particular. Heavily influenced by the sounds of the time, JONES formed his first group, “The Modulations,” at the age of fourteen and was later discovered by the late, great gospel legend, Reverend James Cleveland. Although he initially made his mark in the gospel arena, JONES' voice caught the ear of acclaimed musician, Norman Connors, with whom he toured and ultimately began performing R&B music. Having officially made the transition from gospel to R&B, JONES joined the roster at RCA Records. Four years later, he signed with Jive Records and enjoyed success with his self-titled album, which spawned the hit singles, “We've Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)” and “Stay,” respectively. His move to Atlantic Records produced contemporary up tempo hits “Here I Go Again” and “I've Been Searching (Nobody Like You).” During 1998, JONES signed with SAR for the independent release of “It's Time,” which sold nearly 200,000 copies, via a combination of internet, event and retail sales. In addition, the album included the hit single “Baby Come Home,” a Top 5 R&B single that was one of the Top Ten Most Played Records for 2000, according to Billboard Monitor. Jones was overwhelmed by the success of his last project and feels blessed to have an underground fan base that has sustained his career for two decades.
Marketing, imaging and sleek packaging aside, GLENN JONES clearly understands the dynamics of creating a solid vocal performance and has consistently delivered. “I’ve been in the game for over 30 years, and I am blessed to still be doing my thing. i owe it all to the creator. My mother told me two things that I’ll never forget, and that is, my talent would make room for me, and that my life is in god’s hands, and I believe that.”
TMO Entertainment Proudly presents, Meli'sa Morgan...Meli'sa Morgan is a R&B/Soul legendary superstar who has classic hits like "Do Me Baby", do you still love me", "Fool's Paradise", "Love Changes with Kashif" & "Back Together Again w/Freddie Jackson" Meli'sa also has a Soul Train nominated song with Jazz Saxaphonist Najee entitled "In The Mood To Take It Slow". Recently seen on her own episode of the hit TV documentary "Unsung" ... Meli'sa Morgan constantly tours around the United States and the world spreading her vocal gift to many loving fans. Meli'sa's wonderful career journey also includes singing on "Whitney Houston's First CD", touring with Melba Moore and many established superstars including ... Kem, Keith Sweat, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, Joe, Najee..just to name a few. Currently working on new music that will expand her musical horizons ...from Soul/R&B & House Music to Classic Standards & Jazz. There is no limit to the wonderful expression of vocal styling that Meli'sa Morgan will touch & explore. Meli'sa Morgan is a vocal artist with many expressions.