What's your pleasure? Heavy bass/kick-drum driven funk? How about smooth, progressive dance tunes? Or, maybe some soft, swooning soul music! And everybody loves a little down-home style blues. Pick your poison! This CD delivers it all. If you're into Hip-Hop/Rap and the boy-band scene, this CD is definitely NOT for you. But if you love R&B/Soul, and lately you realize that almost every CD you purchase is a 'Greatest Hits' collection, then 'Strange Mood' is definitely a CD you'll want to have. This debut CD written, arranged, produced and performed by James Derrickson, has been described as 'a very diverse collection of unique Old-School R&B grooves.' Musically, it stirs up thoughts of artist, ranging from Earth, Wind & Fire and The Gap Band of the 70's & 80's to Babyface and Prince of the 80's and 90's. Lyrically, the majority of the subject-matter is based around relationships, again, with a song-to-song diversity guaranteed to invoke past and present thoughts & memories, fond or otherwise. Vocally, James possesses a unique voice that has drawn very few comparisons, over his many years of performing. Born in Danville, Illinois, James is now based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. After performing with numerous local cover bands in Illinois and Utah, he felt it was long past the time to display his talents as a songwriter/producer. The 'J.Derrickson Project' is a concept still in it's infancy stages. James has written songs geared towards male vocals, female vocals, and some with a band-concept in mind. The initial future goal is to envelope all three of these into one big family, offering more music, more good Old-School R&B, more CD's to enjoy. This, the beginning of the 'male vocal' stage, shows the potential of this future project.
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