Bob Baldwin Presents Abbey Road and The Beatles Bob Baldwin
- 1Come Together (Can We All Just Get Along?)06:01
- 2(Mellow) Yellow Submarine07:06
- 3And I Love Her05:25
- 4Don't Wanna Be (The Fool on the Hill)05:52
- 5Imagine (Living as One)05:09
- 6Michelle (My Girl)05:52
- 7Something (In the Way She Moves) (Instrumental)03:44
- 8My Love04:19
- 9Abbey Road04:38
- 11Eleanor Rigby06:10
- 12Something (In the Way She Moves) (Vocal)04:42
Info for Bob Baldwin Presents Abbey Road and The Beatles
Bob Baldwin continues to unload catalog in continuance of his 30-year artist anniversary with his latest Beatles Tribute release "Bob Baldwin Presents Abbey Road and the Beatles", while the single "Club Life" features a record 10 soloists on one track.
Stays on plan to release 10 projects in a calendar year.
As we enter into the fall of 2018, pianist/keyboardist Bob Baldwin has unleashed several projects this year in celebrating his 30th year as an artist, and 10/1/18 will mark his 10thyear on the air with his NewUrbanJazz Radio Network, which begun with a humble five stations in the NPR Radio chain. The show continues to grow with over 45 terrestrial stations and a listening base of over 500,000 listeners. The show can be consumed with a NewUrbanJazz app via your smartphone, or you can listen in from your desktop computer at work. Archived weekly shows appear on Soundcloud.
In 1988, his debut release I've got A Long Way To Go on Malaco Jazz announced to the world that he would continue to be a mainstay in the Contemporary/Smooth Jazz format. He now has over 25 discs released as a solo artist, having recorded some of them on 5 continents, including the countries of Brazil, the U.K., Dubai, and South Africa. His recent acquisitions of product from Shanachie includes Cool Breeze and The American Spirit, both of which are owned by his label, City Sketches Records, which launched in 1997.
"I anticipate that there was going to be some seismic shifts in the music business, so I anticipated what those changes would be", says the native Mt. Vernonite. "When iTunes came to the party in the mid 2000's, the message was to own your material, and that's what I've been striving for since 2000. A lot of my peers didn't answer the call, and now, most of them are playing catch-up. People are stealing the music, downloading less and streaming more...and most labels aren't sharing all the revenues...less than 15% of industry revenues trickle down to the artists, while the labels clean up. I'm happy to say that I'm both the artist and the label, which is a huge advantage". That Nostradamus-like prediction has enabled Baldwin to flood the market with music in 2018 without label interference.
So what way to further celebrate 30 years in the music business? By releasing even more music. His soon to be released Bob Baldwin Presents Abbey Road the Beatles featuring House groove singer CeCe Peniston, Smooth saxman Euge Groove, Flutist Ragan Whiteside and Washington DC vocalist Lori Williams. His creatively arranged arrangements of classic tracks by Lennon, McCartney and the rest of the Abbey Road gang has been on the back burner for several years, but Baldwin had to time it perfectly to record and release the project in 2018.
Additionally, Baldwin has been working on a track that has evolved in history measures. His project by The Groove Pact featuring Marion Meadows and himself, entitled "Club Life" features a record ten soloists on one single 4:16 track, with solo appearances by Walter Beasley, Joey Sommerville, Ragan Whiteside, Oli Silk, U-Nam, Nils, Tom Browne and the aforementioned Baldwin and Meadows. The project has some proceeds to benefit the How Big Is Your Dream Foundation, which encourages young students to learn about music through performance seminars, based in the Atlanta, GA market.
Three re-mix projects with some new material are already in the works, beginning with the most popular disc, "Never Can Say Goodbye a Tribute to Michael Jackson (Remixed and Re-Mastered)". The out-of-print recording which now sells on Amazon starting at an eye-popping $55.00 will now be re-released to ward off all rogue record retailers, released as a normally-priced disc.
A Mount Vernon, New York native who has become a longtime resident of Atlanta, Baldwin debuted in 1988 with "I've Got A Long Way to Go" and his 25 albums – eight of which climbed into the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Top 20 – are jazz, R&B and gospel outings. Over the years, he's worked as a producer, songwriter and performer alongside George Benson, Gerald Albright, Euge Groove, Will Downing, Phil Perry, Pieces of a Dream, Paul Taylor, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Chuck Loeb. Since 2008, he has hosted the nationally syndicated radio program "The NewUrbanJazz Lounge," which attracts nearly 500,000 listeners weekly. His City Sketches, Inc. is the umbrella entity that houses a production and event planning company, the radio network and NewUrbanJazz Hats. Baldwin is also the author of a book about the music industry, "You Better Ask Somebody / Staying On Top of Your Career in the 'Friggin' Music Business."
Bob Baldwin, piano
Lori Williams, vocals
CeCe Peniston, vocals
Euge Groove, saxophone
Ragan Whiteside, flute
New York native Bob Baldwin has recorded on six of the seven inhabitable continents, and while Antarctica is not on his recording bucket list, his international list, including Dubai, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, UK, Canada, is quite impressive. "Whether it's a crowd of 30,000 or a small restaurant of 60, I refuse to rob my audience of great music and a good experience", says Baldwin.
His 'theme' projects of Stevie Wonder, Thom Bell and Michael Jackson have all charted mightily on the Billboard Jazz charts, all hitting in the top 15.
His latest releases "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Never out Of Season", were both remixed and remastered in the spirit of hi-def. Whereas older recordings would peak at the average 16-bit maximum, Bob is trying to push the envelope in re-tracking some of the music in 24-bit (and sometimes 32-bit mode).
What's next? Well...funny you should ask. Bob Baldwin will be releasing another cool theme project of a very special music group...stay tuned.
The Brazilian-American Soundtrack (2016) was his 22nd disc, and is a fantastic journey through Rio, Ipanema Beach, Atlanta and New York City and showcases original music, plus music from legendary writers and artists like Djavan, Ivan Lins and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Also, check out his 23rd disc, "The Gift of Christmas", featuring Marcus Anderson and Corvina Nielsen, released in 2016.
This album contains no booklet.