First Listen: Marshall Titus brings us the goods on “Even If”

The phrase “whatever happened to” gets applied to plenty of the vocal  contestants that have appeared on reality TV shows going back to Star Search - the precursor  of the American Idol and The Voice franchises. If those performers are like Marshall Titus, they continue working regardless of whether they became a household name or a “do you remember that guy who sang 'Wind Beneath My Wings' on Star Search back in 1985.” That guy was Marshall Titus, and if you see the YouTube of that performance it will leave you wondering “why didn’t this guy make it bigger?” Ah, the vagaries of the music business.

The phrase “whatever happened to” gets applied to plenty of the vocal  contestants that have appeared on reality TV shows going back to Star Search - the precursor  of the American Idol and The Voice franchises. If those performers are like Marshall Titus, they continue working regardless of whether they became a household name or a “do you remember that guy who sang 'Wind Beneath My Wings' on Star Search back in 1985.” That guy was Marshall Titus, and if you see the YouTube of that performance it will leave you wondering “why didn’t this guy make it bigger?” Ah, the vagaries of the music business.

Titus continued to work after his brush with fame stateside. He did studio work and live theater, singing jingles and landing bit parts on films. Eventually, Titus moved to Europe where he continues to perform and record successfully as a part of the continent’s soul music scene. You can hear what America is missing on this lovely and inspirational soul ballad titled “Even If.” And you’ll want to hear more.

By Howard Dukes

Marshall Titus – “Even If”

 
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