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Shout out to Gina and Pam…

Just a quick post about a time when the right background feature could elevate a song to that next level. Sometimes it’s just that special timbre that is instantly recognized as in the case of the artist profiled today. Sometimes it’s that little space that is reserved for an artist to do some riff and runs as in the case of the artist profiled today. See what I did there…

I’m not sure how these collaborations happened but I’m certainly glad that they did. They just feel a lot more genuine than how things occur in certain circles these days where someone informs and artist that they need to get this person or that person “on their record”.

All about the blend on this one. The richness between Uncle Charlie and MJ is pretty much everything.

It’s not always the lead line on the verses but those little extras in the intro, bridge and outro. Charlie takes a song where the bar is already extremely, extremely high and well you know…

Not only did Charlie Wilson hold down the production duties on this cut but his signature sound graces the chorus.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.