Introducing: Tia P.

The 2 Perry & Sanlin albums on Capitol were released on 1 CD on August 2nd.

Most Phil Perry fans know his story... lead singer of The Montclairs as a teen, 2 duo albums with Kevin Sanlin in the early 80's, first solo project a #1 R & B smash, and almost 40 years of countless hits either recorded by him or written for other artists. But what most people may not know is his "love" story... not just love of music, but also love of family, guided by one special woman.

Phil Perry and Lillian Tynes Perry met in 1985 and married after 3 1/2 months of courtship. It was at Lil's urging that Phil went solo, leading to 1991's smash re-make of Carolyn Franklin's "Call Me". Lil, a talent in her own right and former back up singer for soul legend Donnie Hathaway, also sang on Phil's early solo albums, and as a pair they have served as background vocalists for a myriad of artists over the years.

In 2007 Lil took over the task of managing Phil's career, which has lead to several more hit albums, as well as guest apperances on other works, most notably Dave Grusin's 2007 collaboration CD, "The Hang", and a duet album in 2009 with Melba Moore, "The Gift Of Love".

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Phil, Lil, and Johnny Mathis

The Perry's partnership has been fruitful both personally and professionally, producing 4 children, and many singing collaborations in their 27 years together. A few years ago Phil revealed to Lil that he had been diagnoased as autistic as a child, which may make Phil a musical savant, which in part accounts for his talent.

On August 2nd, the two Sanlin and Perry albums recorded for Capitol Records will be re-released on one CD, and is available for purchase on Amazon and Funkytown Grooves. In celebration, his #1 fan, (Mrs. Perry), has provided us with musical highlights from his wonderful career, as well as free downloads of some of his best work on Reverb Nation. Thank you so much Phil for sharing your musical genius, and thank you Lil for sharing your story with us! Phil is also touring this summer, so be sure to visit the website for dates and locations near you.

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Phil and his youngest son Jacob in 2010

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Here's another great free EP download from Detroit born neo-soul artist Zo!. "...Just Visiting Three" contains 7 remakes of classic '70's and '80's soul tracks from artists such as Steely Dan, Barry White, Anita Baker, and a great take on George Michael's "Everything She Wants" featuring Phonte.

For anyone who's never heard of Zo!, (Lorenzo Ferguson by birth), you're in for a real treat. This dude is about as talented as as they come: multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, writer... you name it. He does it all and does it incredibly. If you dig the work he does on the remake EP, make sure you check his other music, and the great tracks from the guys at Foreign Exchange. You won't be dissappointed!

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Meet Tia P.

Although she may be only 5" tall, rapper/songwriter/musician Tia P. is huge on talent. Her latest single, "N.O.B.O.D.Y.", released by 6X Entertainment, is receiving rave reviews. In Feburary she had the honor of opening for rap legend KRS-One in Los Angeles, and in May she took top honors in the teen category at the International Songwriters Competition, an honor which garnered her a 5 week scholarship at the Berkley College of Music.

But Tia is not just your traditional rapper. Her approach is truly "Old School". Instead of useing music samples, she and her band Shirt and Drawlz, (yep thats their name), write and record original compositions which skillfully incorprorate several different genres. Their aim is to create a unique style; one that parents will approve of and teens and young adults will be inspired by. Although she is only 17 years old, she already has a vast body of material (she's written over 700 songs to date), so be on the lookout for more from this great artist. I'm sure the best is still to come!

For booking and info contact:
6X Entertainment

Tia P. with her band Shirt & Drawlz

Tia P. with Shirt and Drawlz

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Here's a free preview of Grace Jones's first single from her new CD "Hurricane Dub", due for release on September 6th. The new release, a follow-up to 2008's Hurricane" contains reworked dance tracks and dub mixes from the original release as well as some new surprises. Enjoy!

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