Jazzie B - Feeling this!! Danny Krivit - Love it :) Tyrone Francis - dope! Just Dope..... Djeff - I love this EP. Welcome Teddy Groove Assassin - 10/10 pure quality Teddy brings the soulful goodness !! Justin Imperiale - This is how its done. Teddy is bringing something refreshing to my ears. It feels good... Lou Gorbea - Wicked Track......A Mos Def Play Soul Dynamic - Teddy is on top like always! This two tracks are dope! can't wait to play them! Jihad Muhummad - Really Diggin " It Feels Good ". Booker T - Wicked Tune Will support....disco soul with A Live Feel
Daft Punk and Nile Rogers sure aren't the only ones who know how to get 'lucky' with funky guitar riffs and twenty-first-century disco beats.. Teddy Douglas is a producer who has worked with the best, from Michael Jackson and Martha Wash to Erykah Badu and Ultra Nate, working solo and as one of Baltimore's legendary Basement Boys, so he sure knows his way around a studio. Here the world-renowned DJ-producer lets rip with a three-song EP that takes its inspiration from the era when he was first really getting into music and deejaying in the late '70s and early '80s. Just wait till you hear how mighty fine this music is.
The EP opens up with 'Land of Love', a utopian dream of a love song that's swept away on a wave of warm strings, conga beats, piano riffs, lovely bursts of trumpet flugel horn and especially Marcell Russell's evocative and gospel soul-soaked vocals, inviting his partner to 'walk with me in the land of love....' 'Where love is what you learn and teach Where "possible" is in your reach Where dancing needs no beat or sound Where melodies are all around...'
Are you ready to party now? Good, 'cos' 'My Lady' gets funky from the get-go, an uptempo paean to a lusciously dreamy partner which, like the other two tracks on the EP, is co-written by Douglas, singer Marcell Russell and his musicians.
'If it feels good' is a wonderful instrumental boogie tune that sounds a little like Grover Washington Jr, George Benson and friends kicking back and getting loose in the studio. Jazzy keyboard, bass, sax and guitar solos are layered over a conga and kick-drum beat which builds beautifully, with plenty of Philly-style horns and hi-hats for good measure. At Tribe we only have one problem with the track: it finishes too soon!
Writing & Production All songs produced By Teddy Douglas & Marcell Russell All songs Published by Basement Boys Music 2013 ASCAP Vocals by Marcell Russell
Land of love Drums and percussion -Teddy Douglas Electric piano & Marimba -Hozay Clowney Trumpet Flugel horn- Benny Cowan Background Vocals-Wayne Cooper, Teddy Douglas Lead Vocals_ Marcell Russell
My Lady Drums and Percussion -Teddy Douglas , Cj Bennett jr Guitars_Wayne Cooper Trumpet_Benny Cowan Flute and keyboards _ Mike Bass_ Gerald Richardson
If it feels good Drums_ Cj Bennett jr. Keyboards _Hozay Clowney Percussion _MAMI DI Guitar- Bags and Austin Horns_ Brandon Moultrie and Patrick Harrison Bass_ Gerald Richardson