A throw-back soul record featuring Leela James, Teedra Moses, Jaguar Wright, Syleena Johnson, Kathy Sledge, Martin Luther, and others. Read more
This project was successfully funded on April 12, 2014.
About this project
WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT:
Soulfinger is the music production team behind Life, Love & Passion - a heartfelt artistic statement paying tribute to the great songwriters of the classic “Motown” era. The idea was to highlight and re-record B-sides of lesser known soul music gems from the late 60ties up to mid of 70ties, inviting a variety of amazing artists to perform on one song each.
AS SEEN ON:
Scroll down for more artist videos.
Full list of participating artists:
Leela James, Soul Train Music Award & NAACP Image Award nominee
Teedra Moses, signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group/Warner Bros.
Jaguar Wright, legendary singer, once backing vocalist of Jay Z
Kathy Sledge, (“Sister Sledge/We Are Family”)
Joi, lead-singer of Raphael Saadiq's Lucy Pearl (“Lucy Pearl/Lucy Pearl”)
Truth Hurts, (“Truth Hurts/Addictive”)
Anthony David, Grammy Awards nominee, reputedly First Lady Michelle Obama's favorite artist
Syleena Johnson, Grammy Awards nominee (Kayne West - "All Falls Down"), daughter of Syl Johnson, TV One “R&B Divas”
Martin Luther, Golden Globe nominee (“Across The Universe”), collaborations with The Roots
Stephanie McKay, toured the world with Kelis, collaborations with Mos Def, Talib Kweli
Antonique Smith, Golden Globe nominee (“Across The Universe”), played the role of Faith Evans in the film "Notorius"
Angela Johnson, collaborations with Frank McComb, Eric Roberson, Rahsaan Patterson
Sara Devine, backing vocalist Mary J Blige
Milla Brune, Belgian shooting star
We want to put this labor-of-love out into the world in a very different manner than how it's usually done. We have come up with (we hope) absolutely extraordinary luxury packaging for this super-limited, hand-numbered collector's item. This will not be released in digital form, no iTunes, no Amazon, no Spotify.
Every unit will be uniquely identified by its serial number.
NOTE: The serial on the prototype used in our photoshoot uses the name of our company ("Soulfood Music Group"), on the final product we will change this to:
Soulfinger - Life, Love & Passion -- Nº: 000X
Packaging design by: USSO.BE
Further Artist Videos:
NEW VIDEO :: BEHIND THE SCENES
This video contains footage and commentary by some of the engineers, artists and musicians that have participated in this great project.
MUSIC :: Snippets of the whole album
Soulfinger feat. Anthony David - Turn Back The Hand Of Time:
Soulfinger feat. Kathy Sledge - All I Do:
Soulfinger feat. Angela Johnson - Love The One You're With:
Soulfinger feat. Teedra Moses - Message From The Soul Sisters:
Soulfinger feat. Antonique Smith - Seeing You Again:
Soulfinger feat. Leela James - Value Your Love:
Soulfinger feat. Jaguar Wright - Just Wanna Be There:
Soulfinger feat. Truth Hurts - Love Changes:
Soulfinger feat. Syleena Johnson - Now That There's You:
Soulfinger feat. Stephanie McKay - Walk A Mile:
Soulfinger feat. Martin Luther - Sara Smile:
Soulfinger feat. Milla Brune - To Know You:
Soulfinger feat. Mizzy - Asleep On My Love:
Soulfinger feat. Joi - If & When:
Soulfinger feat. Sara Devine - Tupelo Honey:
Working on classics, it was important to us to have an identifiable sound all across the album and so we decided to work with a steady band of musicians, all having an impressive track-record:
Steady backing band:
Gene Lake - drums [Maxwell/D'Angelo/MeShell Ndegeocello]
Jonathan Maron - bass [Groove Collective/Maxwell/India.Arie]
Selan Lerner - keys [Nile Rogers/DJ Spinna/Kanye West]
Mike Ciro - git [Janet Jackson/Raheem DeVaughn/Mariah Carey]
Chops Horns [Sugarhill Records/The Police/Alicia Keys]
The Maze Ensemble - Andra Durham, Paul Umbach & Rob Arthur – strings [Peter Frampton]
Eric Smith - bass [musical director Rihanna/Mary Mary/Jill Scott]
Jerry Barnes - bass [Juicy, Chaka Khan/Al Green/Roberta Flack]
Jacques Schwartz-Bart - sax [D'Angelo/MeShell Ndegeocello/Roy Hargrove]
Risks and challenges
There are no risks on the creative side. We took three years (great things take time!) to record, mix, master and develop the packaging concept. Everything can be viewed and listened to here or on our website:
The one thing that is out of our control is the delivery time for packaging. Being so unique and involving hand-labor, we expect to ship out within three full months of the end date of this campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Well here it is: High-Fives and good vibes!
We are grateful for all support allowing us to bring to life unusual release strategies.Estimated delivery:
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Soulfinger - Life, Love & Passion album, cd in limited edition, hand-numbered luxury leather packaging.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Soulfinger - Life, Love & Passion album, double LP vinyl limited edition, hand-numbered luxury leather packaging.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Soulfinger - Life, Love & Passion album, limited edition, hand-numbered luxury leather packaging PLUS YOUR NAME ENGRAVED ON PACKAGING.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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