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Sir Earl ToonBy Sir Earl Toon
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Sir Earl ToonBy Sir Earl Toon
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$810
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
22
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 27 2017

About

It's Finally Time To Make This EP - And I Want You To Help!

My name is Sir Earl Toon, you may know me from the band Kool & The Gang. Today, I am here to tell you that I need you to help me bring back the “Good Times”. I want you to help me make a new EP of never before heard songs written with my mentor, Otis Blackwell, a few new songs written by me, Sir Earl Toon and as a special bonus, a remake of the most popular celebratory song in the world. Celebration!

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My Story

One of the best and most wonderful things that happened to me early on in my musical and songwriting career was the discovery of my unique musical talents by the late, great Otis Blackwell.   

Mr. Blackwell wrote many well-known hits for “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Elvis Presley, including “Return to Sender”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, and “All Shook Up.” Otis Blackwell, who sometimes used the pseudonym John Davenport, wrote many other #1 hits such as “Fever” sung by Peggy Lee and Madonna, Jerry Lee Lewis hit “Great Balls of Fire”, and “Handyman,” recorded by Pat Boone and a hit for James Taylor.

Otis Blackwell
Otis Blackwell

As Otis Blackwell’s only protégé, I sat by his side as he sculpted, shaped, and molded my writing skills. Mr. Blackwell told me that he was passing on to me the unique talents, techniques, fundamentals, and nuances of what it takes to craft a song, no matter what the style or genre. In other words, Mr. Blackwell passed on to me “grandma’s secret sauce of songwriting.”  

Master of All Songs
Master of All Songs

 

I wrote over 70 songs with Otis. Neither BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, nor other publishing companies have acquired or own the rights to these songs but me. I am the sole owner of these songs, which span genres from Rock ‘n’ Roll to Country & Western and everything in between. And now, I want to share that with you.  

Celebration Bonus

In 1980 we released a song I co-wrote wrote called Celebration. Celebration reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 7, 1981, and held that position for two weeks. It also reached #1 on both the Billboard Dance and R&B charts. The song featured heavily on the radio is still heard today at weddings and parties, and is a popular anthem for sporting events, especially at the end of a championship win. It is also an international hit.  

Per Quincy Jones, “Celebration” is the biggest celebratory song that has ever been written by a composer or songwriter in America, or for that matter, in any other country on the planet! When you sing “Yahoo!!!, Celebrate Good Times C’mon, We’re Gonna Celebrate Your Party With You, Celebration,” you have just sung a few words and the melody I introduced to the world in 1980.  It's time to remake this song so our younger generation can enjoy it as much as we did.

Why Do We Need to do This?

Music plays an important role in our lives. For many of us, our coming of age is marked by a personal soundtrack that can evoke vivid memories and emotions just by hearing or by listening to the song. If you have ever been moved by a piece of music or experienced a life changing live musical performance; if you’ve created music or have found solace in playing an instrument or listening to your favorite artist, you should consider working with me on this album.  

"I live by the credo, “No matter what I do or where I am in life, it is my mission to help people celebrate good times, each and every day of their lives.”   ~~Sir Earl Toon

What are you waiting for…let’s get started! 

Risks and challenges

I have been in the music industry all of my life. My experience speaks for itself. If we are successful in attaining our goal of just $75,000 these new never been heard Otis Blackwell songs, along with the remake of the most popular celebratory song and video in the world, will be made. You can count on it. Only an Act of God can stop this. Yahoo!

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    You will also receive a vinyl record of this exclusive EP.

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    Your name will be included as a premium credited sponsor in the CD insert, Liner Notes Your name will be listed as one of the first backers of this EP and you will share in history in the making.

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    You will also be listed credited as an executive producer of the remake of the most famous celebratory song in the world "Celebration" co-written by Sir Earl Toon of Kool & The Gang.

    Your name will be included as a premium credited sponsor in the CD insert, Liner Notes Your name will be listed as one of the first backers of this EP and you will share in history in the making. You will also receive a pre-release copy of the CD before anyone else.

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