Published on Mar 15, 2012
GROOVE JUNKIES pres. CHELLENA BLACK "GOD BLESS THE CHILD"
(Includes Groove Junkies & Terry Hunter Mixes - MoreHouse)
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In June 2011 a chance encounter brought two gifted artists together. As the layers unfolded it became evident that this intersection of two lives was more than just 'chance' and was pre-determined from a much higher power. With none other than the legendary Billie Holiday providing the inspiration, the collaboration and friendship that ensued is a 'true' Hollywood feel good story.
This explosive cover of the Billie Holiday classic is an uplifting, Gospel house inspired workout with a message that's as timely as ever. Groove Junkies' venerable front man Evan Landes and singer extraordinaire Chellena Black (remember this name) team up on a studio collaboration that's destined to take the party to the next level!
Early support from: Danny Krivit, DJ Spen, Richard Earnshaw, King Britt, Groove Assassin, Hec Romero, Jask, Luis Radio, Rocco, Marques Wyatt, Robert Owens, DJ Pierre, DJ Dealer, Morten Trust, Shane D, Benji Candelario, Craig Stewart, Dave Doyle, Husky, Craig Bartlett, Sarah Foote, Miguel Serra, Juan "Sunshine", Russell Politt, Michael Fossati (Spirit of House), Tim Davies, Terry Thompson, Tony Powell, Tony Wilson, Antony Angell (Defected.com), Dean Serafini (JJazproject), Chewy Vega, Manutek, Alessio Furia (MagmaFM).......and more
Los Angeles by way of Chicago vocalist Chellena Black has shared the stage and worked with the likes of Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Erykah Badu, Ann Nesby, Teresa Griffin, Byron Stingily, Ron Carroll, Mike Dunn, Georgie Porgie, Tony Powell and Gabriel Horizon to name a few. Her Gospel roots, blessed spirit and incredible talent is on full display and we're thrilled to be able to showcase her on such an iconic song.
And there's yet another Chi-town connection with the project. We're honored to have the 'Legendary' Terry Hunter on board handling remix duties! Terry truly needs no introduction as he has done remixes for some of the biggest artists on the planet, produced and penned numerous chart toppers, wowed fans around the world with his DJing prowess and has worked with a 'who's who' list of producer's and singers throughout his remarkable career.
There are 3 standout vocal mixes with 2 instrumentals from Evan and Terry to choose from. "Groove Junkies Bless The Vox Mix" and the "Terry Hunter BANG Sunday Club Mix" pay homage to the original song's structure, but also include additional original lyrics and background vocals that make this cover so unique. Both mixes are similar in flavor, but each producer's nuanced style gives each mix their own distinct personality. "Groove Junkies Elevation Mix" bypasses the verse's and chorus' and features the hyper 'call and response' vocals and instrumentation, taking things straight to the Sanctuary! All we can say is pick your poison!! Oh....and be on the lookout for the PT 2 package a little further down the road with none other than DJ Spen tagged for the remix. ENJOY.
Written by Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
Additional Lyrics by Evan Landes, Chellena Black
Published by Edward B Marks Music Company
Produced and Arranged by Evan Landes for Groove Junkies Productions
Keys by Corey Allen, Guitar by Shea Welsh
All vocals by Chellena Black
Remix Produced By Terry Hunter 4 T's Box Productions Inc. Keyz Played by "Jigga" James Edwards & Mixed by Joey Fernandez
Filmed & Recorded at Sixty Thirty Eight Studios
(c) & (p) 2012 MoreHouse Records Inc.
Videographer: A&B Productions
Video Editing: Kerry Simester
Thank you Evan Landes, Chellena Black & Terry Hunter you guys are Amazing!!
Thank you Kerry Simester for all your help, it is greatly appreciated
General Inquiries and Booking Contact:
MoreHouse Records Inc. Los Angeles, CA USA
Carrie Hustler Miller Music Management
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