First Listen: Soul star Randy Hall will "Bring It On Home"

(September 29, 2021) Randy Hall is a triple threat whose prowess as a guitarist, singer and songwriter has been known within the industry since he was a teenager growing up in Chicago. Hall turned professional at age 15 and he got work with everyone from The Staple Singers to The Dells.

Eventually, Hall’s talents captured the attention of someone known for having an eye for and recruiting young talent – Miles Davis. Hall was a musician on Davis’ 1981 comeback album The Man With the Horn, co-writing the instrumental “Shout” and being the rare vocalist called on to sing on a Miles Davis album when he lent is vocals to the title track.

(September 29, 2021) Randy Hall is a triple threat whose prowess as a guitarist, singer and songwriter has been known within the industry since he was a teenager growing up in Chicago. Hall turned professional at age 15 and he got work with everyone from The Staple Singers to The Dells.

Eventually, Hall’s talents captured the attention of someone known for having an eye for and recruiting young talent – Miles Davis. Hall was a musician on Davis’ 1981 comeback album The Man With the Horn, co-writing the instrumental “Shout” and being the rare vocalist called on to sing on a Miles Davis album when he lent is vocals to the title track.

Hall continued working in the jazz, R&B and funk worlds both as a member of bands such as Pleasure and as a lead performer in his own right, when was signed to RCA records and released two albums, I Belong to You – which produced the Top 20 hit “I’ve Been Watching You (Jamie’s Girl) and Love You Like a Stranger. Creative differences marked Hall’s time at RCA, and then real life intervened with the passing of his father and Hall becoming a father himself. He settled into a behind the scenes but still quite productive life as a session musician and side man.

But Hall had a lot of music that had not yet been heard, and now he is putting it out.  This First Listen features Hall’s shimmering ballad “Bring It On Home,” a seductive cut that would have been right at home on Quiet Storm radio. Hall showcases all his vocal range, moving from a growling, muscular baritone to a soaring high tenor/falsetto that touches the sky on a track that finds him asking the lady in his life to come and lay the days burdens and problems down at his doorstep. Check out “Bring It On Home” here.

By Howard Dukes

Randy Hall - "Bring It On Home"

 

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