World Premiere: Tim King and friends recall Motown on "Singing that Song"

(March 11, 2017) In 1978 and 1979 the R&B and pop group Raydio scored Top 10 hits with “Jack & Jill” and “You Can’t Change That” respectively. Raydio became Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio when the 1970s became the 1980s, and the group had its biggest hit with the Top 5 smash    “A Woman Need Love” from a pretty good album by the same name. Actually, the group had four pretty good albums.

Two young brothers in their mid twenties, Arnell and Darren Carmichael, already seasoned veterans of the Detroit music scene, shared lead vocals with Ray Parker Jr. for Raydio. Any successful group also has pretty strong and talented individual parts. Raydio was no different, and the brothers remained busy throughout the 80s, when they worked with Teena Marie. Arnell also worked with the Dazz Band while Darren teamed with artists such as Cheryl Lynn.

(March 11, 2017) In 1978 and 1979 the R&B and pop group Raydio scored Top 10 hits with “Jack & Jill” and “You Can’t Change That” respectively. Raydio became Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio when the 1970s became the 1980s, and the group had its biggest hit with the Top 5 smash    “A Woman Need Love” from a pretty good album by the same name. Actually, the group had four pretty good albums.

Two young brothers in their mid twenties, Arnell and Darren Carmichael, already seasoned veterans of the Detroit music scene, shared lead vocals with Ray Parker Jr. for Raydio. Any successful group also has pretty strong and talented individual parts. Raydio was no different, and the brothers remained busy throughout the 80s, when they worked with Teena Marie. Arnell also worked with the Dazz Band while Darren teamed with artists such as Cheryl Lynn.

Now, the brothers return to their roots when they were a part of the Motor City soul music scene as teens in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a Northern Soul original titled “Singing That Song Once Again.” The track is released under the name the Carmichael Movement, which is the name of a group of that era featuring the brothers. The up-tempo number draws inspiration from Motown and with synthesized strings that recall the sweeping numbers from the halcyon days of Philadelphia International Records. The song is a part of Today’s Soulful Sound of Detroit – VolumeTwo, a project that honors the Northern Soul movement by featuring original songs in that much loved style, all brought to us by Detroit-based music man Tim KingThis track might motivate some people to check out Volume One. 

"Singing That Song Once Again" is our newest SoulTracks First Listen. Check it out below and enjoy!

By Howard Dukes

The Carmichael Movement
"Singing That Song Once Again"

 
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