Hello Knickerbocker Music Center fans! We are very excited to announce that The Knickerbocker All-Stars newest release “Love Makes a Woman” has been nominated for the 2019 Blues Music Award for Souls Blues Album of the Year! Also Thornetta Davis, a vocalist on the recording, has been nominated for Soul Blues Female Artist of the year. We encourage you to listen and potentially purchase this recording at: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/theknickerbockerallstars22
Darcel Wilson sings “So Soon”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2BTP2MZ1iA
Thornetta Davis sings “Good Rockin Daddy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz2gqYeqDU0
Knickerbocker All-Stars website: http://knickerbockerallstars.com/
Facebook band page: https://www.facebook.com/KnickerbockerAllStars
All sales proceeds from CDs and downloads go directly to the United Theater/Knickerbocker Music Center and their joint educational program with the Rhode Island Philharmonic.
"Love Makes A Woman" featuring Darcel Wilson and Thornetta Davis
Love Makes a Woman is The Knickerbocker All-Stars 4th recording. When two phenomenal vocalists such as Darcel Wilson and Thornetta Davis get together for a session, it’s going to be special. Love Makes a Woman was inspired by the great female soul and R&B singers who popularized the genre. These carefully selected tunes barely scratch the surface of the sacred music of early Soul and R&B. This recording spans a wide range of emotional and musical content including an instrumental that allows the band to let loose.
Darcel Wilson has one of the more sensual and engaging voices, especially when she serenades her listeners as performed on “Talk to Me.” She has worked as an instructor of theory, ensembles, and voice at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1998. Darcel’s contribution to this album was invaluable.
For blues enthusiasts, Thornetta Davis, Detroit’s Queen of the Blues, needs no introduction. Thornetta is an internationally recognized vocalist and songwriter and has won 30 Detroit Music Awards. Her voice is confident, vibrant and sends a clear message of the meaning and emotion of her songs. There are very few singers who can perform Bonnie Raitt’s “Nick of TIme” with similar compassion and tenderness.
As Duke Ellington announced at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, “I hope you will enjoy these things – we’ll start by Just Scratchin’ the Surface.”
~ J.P Sheerar, JP Cadillac Records
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Jump blues from legends of the blues community who have found their home at the Knickerbocker, the historic venue in Westerly, RI.
Musicians include: Jimmie Vaughan, Duke Robillard, Al Copley, Monster Mike Welch, Ricky Russell, Willie J Laws, Brian Templeton, Sugaray Rayford, Rich Lataille, and more!
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