AVAILABLE NOW – Internationally Acclaimed Soul Artist CORNELL “CC” CARTER Releases His New Single “I SEE LOVE” from the Upcoming Album ABSOULUTELY

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To Order “I SEE LOVE” on digital services please visit:  https://smarturl.it/CCISeeLove

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – Cornell “CC” Carter has been gracing stages and entertaining thousands of fans with his signature sound around the world for many years. Recently named New Artist of the Year by SoulTracks and Male Artist of the Year by Soul Cafe Radio, he is known for his phenomenal stage presence, his high-powered audience engagement, and his extraordinary and dynamic vocal skills. CC is now set to unleash his highly anticipated new single “I SEE LOVE” on all digital services August 9, 2019. The first single and introductory track from the forthcoming album ABSOULUTELY, the song also features additional vocal performances by Naté Soulsanger and the Grammy-nominated Larry Batiste.

One of CC’s personal mentors is the late great Luther Vandross, who served as inspiration for the song. While writing “I SEE LOVE,” CC thought, “If Luther was still living, how would he make this sound?” The resulting single, produced and arranged by Kirk Crumpler and Cornell Carter and mixed by Cam Perridge, is a soulful hit that proves CC is indeed all about the LOVE!

CC’s previous album One Love was released to wide acclaim in August 2018. The first Single from the album, “That Feelin’,” has been #1 on all significant Soul Charts in the UK. CC achieved what has been called the elusive “Hat Trick” (#1 on All 3 Soul Charts at the same time) which no other artist has ever accomplished! One Love has a variety of outstanding Producers on its roster such as Morgan Howell (Soulpersona, UK), Brian Braziel, David Council, and Kirk Crumpler. Cornell says, “One Love is a message of Oneness with the planet and each other and allowing Love and Music to be our guide to a better world!”

Cornell’s strong love for music developed when he was a young man growing up in a San Francisco home chock full of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, and Gospel, which has been the inspiration for his creativity and songwriting. He co-wrote and produced his internationally acclaimed 2016 album In The Moment with co-producer Kirk “KC” Crumpler, who has produced various award-winning artists. A collection of 13 diverse tracks spanning R&B, Funk, and heart-piercing Soul numbers, In The Moment is a mix of the past and present, featuring solid classics and contemporary chart-toppers. CC performed all lead and background vocals on the entire album and was also instrumental in the music’s production.

Following the release of In The Moment, Cornell was able to collaborate with other producers (DJ Spen, Boogie Back) and put out several highly acclaimed remixes which have received great reviews in the US and Europe. On May 19, 2017, Cornell released Vindicated Soul, a remarkable collection of soulful covers of artists including Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and Willie Hutch. Vindicated Soul also includes a remix of the classic CC original track “Where Do We Go” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NNT7rrkE-k).

CC has had many once in a lifetime musical experiences to draw from, but two of the highest points of his career so far has been sharing the stage as an opening act for the late great Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and the legendary Ray Charles. In addition to his various headline performances, he has also opened for other household name brand artists such as The WhispersThe TemptationsNatalie Cole, and Kool and The Gang.

Throughout the years, CC has appeared on many albums, and he continues to be one of the most in-demand session vocalists in the SF Bay Area. As part of Narada Michael Walden’s all-star band, which performs at various NMW Foundation events, he has shared the stage with other renowned world-class artists such as Neil Schon (Journey), Dionne Warwick, Ronnie Spector, and many other legendary performers. He was honored to perform with world-renowned, multi-platinum guitarist Carlos Santana, providing vocals on two tracks that appeared on Santana IV, which made the Billboard Top 200, and on Santana’s latest album with the legendary Ron Isley. His experience and professionalism have made him an A-list vocalist for Tarpan Studios, appearing on many tracks with Grammy and Emmy Award winning producer Narada Michael Walden and other Tarpan artists.

CC loves to share his talents with aspiring artists and veteran performers alike. He established CDC Productions, his own production and record company geared toward assisting these artists to follow their dreams while also teaching them about the time and dedication it takes to reach their goals. Cornell has been involved with many charities and non-profits over the past few years, and his vision is to continue to uplift and engage people all around the world with Music and with One Love.

 

For more information about “I SEE LOVE” or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via:  www.cc2000music.com or https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/

To Order “I SEE LOVE” on digital services please visit:  https://smarturl.it/CCISeeLove

For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For UK PR and Radio please contact Steve Ripley at Soulfood Music:

07702 161290 or soulfoodmusicuk@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

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Internationally Acclaimed Soul Artist CORNELL “CC” CARTER to Release His New Single “I SEE LOVE” from the Upcoming Album ABSOULUTELY

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For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – Cornell “CC” Carter has been gracing stages and entertaining thousands of fans with his signature sound around the world for many years. Recently named New Artist of the Year by SoulTracks and Male Artist of the Year by Soul Cafe Radio, he is known for his phenomenal stage presence, his high-powered audience engagement, and his extraordinary and dynamic vocal skills. CC is now set to unleash his highly anticipated new single “I SEE LOVE” on all digital services August 9, 2019. The first single and introductory track from the forthcoming album ABSOULUTELY, the song also features additional vocal performances by Naté Soulsanger and the Grammy-nominated Larry Batiste.

One of CC’s personal mentors is the late great Luther Vandross, who served as inspiration for the song. While writing “I SEE LOVE,” CC thought, “If Luther was still living, how would he make this sound?” The resulting single, produced and arranged by Kirk Crumpler and Cornell Carter and mixed by Cam Perridge, is a soulful hit that proves CC is indeed all about the LOVE!

CC’s previous album One Love was released to wide acclaim in August 2018. The first Single from the album, “That Feelin’,” has been #1 on all significant Soul Charts in the UK. CC achieved what has been called the elusive “Hat Trick” (#1 on All 3 Soul Charts at the same time) which no other artist has ever accomplished! One Love has a variety of outstanding Producers on its roster such as Morgan Howell (Soulpersona, UK), Brian Braziel, David Council, and Kirk Crumpler. Cornell says, “One Love is a message of Oneness with the planet and each other and allowing Love and Music to be our guide to a better world!”

Cornell’s strong love for music developed when he was a young man growing up in a San Francisco home chock full of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, and Gospel, which has been the inspiration for his creativity and songwriting. He co-wrote and produced his internationally acclaimed 2016 album In The Moment with co-producer Kirk “KC” Crumpler, who has produced various award-winning artists. A collection of 13 diverse tracks spanning R&B, Funk, and heart-piercing Soul numbers, In The Moment is a mix of the past and present, featuring solid classics and contemporary chart-toppers. CC performed all lead and background vocals on the entire album and was also instrumental in the music’s production.

Following the release of In The Moment, Cornell was able to collaborate with other producers (DJ Spen, Boogie Back) and put out several highly acclaimed remixes which have received great reviews in the US and Europe. On May 19, 2017, Cornell released Vindicated Soul, a remarkable collection of soulful covers of artists including Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and Willie Hutch. Vindicated Soul also includes a remix of the classic CC original track “Where Do We Go” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NNT7rrkE-k).

CC has had many once in a lifetime musical experiences to draw from, but two of the highest points of his career so far has been sharing the stage as an opening act for the late great Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and the legendary Ray Charles. In addition to his various headline performances, he has also opened for other household name brand artists such as The WhispersThe TemptationsNatalie Cole, and Kool and The Gang.

Throughout the years, CC has appeared on many albums, and he continues to be one of the most in-demand session vocalists in the SF Bay Area. As part of Narada Michael Walden’s all-star band, which performs at various NMW Foundation events, he has shared the stage with other renowned world-class artists such as Neil Schon (Journey), Dionne Warwick, Ronnie Spector, and many other legendary performers. He was honored to perform with world-renowned, multi-platinum guitarist Carlos Santana, providing vocals on two tracks that appeared on Santana IV, which made the Billboard Top 200, and on Santana’s latest album with the legendary Ron Isley. His experience and professionalism have made him an A-list vocalist for Tarpan Studios, appearing on many tracks with Grammy and Emmy Award winning producer Narada Michael Walden and other Tarpan artists.

CC loves to share his talents with aspiring artists and veteran performers alike. He established CDC Productions, his own production and record company geared toward assisting these artists to follow their dreams while also teaching them about the time and dedication it takes to reach their goals. Cornell has been involved with many charities and non-profits over the past few years, and his vision is to continue to uplift and engage people all around the world with Music and with One Love.

 

For more information about “I SEE LOVE” or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via:  www.cc2000music.com or https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/

To Pre-Order “I SEE LOVE” on digital services please visit:  https://smarturl.it/CCISeeLove

For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For UK PR and Radio please contact Steve Ripley at Soulfood Music:

07702 161290 or soulfoodmusicuk@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

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IDC Presents Our New Round 101 Solicitation!

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3 new CD Releases and 1 VINYL featuring some great Artists spanning Latin, Reggae, World, Rock, Soul, and Alternative!

Independent Distribution Collective presents our Round 101 Solicitation, just in time for Summer 2019 placement. We are extremely proud of our 15 years of bringing quality titles from independent Labels and Artists to retailers all over the US and Internationally. Thank you to all of our retailers for supporting our products over all this time!

We are excited about each of these titles and are proud to have them join the IDC catalog. Check out the overview of the releases below. Feel free to visit our website anytime for more information, and keep an eye out for more new releases coming soon:

 

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Bayonics – Resilience CD

Born in the San Francisco Mission District, for the past two decades BAYONICS has mixed Reggae and Latin music to create a style as unique as the city they call home. Throughout the year they will be releasing more singles and touring as the house band for stand-up comedian Frankie Quiñones. Freely melding genres, they carry on the tradition of legendary Bay Area groups such as Santana and Sly & The Family Stone, groups that sought to transcend genre with music that moves people both literally and figuratively. BAYONICS has been featured on the cover of the SF Chronicle Datebook and is widely recognized as one of the top live acts in the Bay Area today.

 

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Chris Peck – Ancient Baby Double-Disc CD and VINYL LP

Chris Peck the Town Crier has been releasing albums since his first cassette in 1994. His music has been featured on Buzzfeed, Current TV, MTV.com, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Wall Street Journal. His most recent release is ‘Ancient Baby’, recorded once by Ethan Turner at the fabled Owl Mountain Studio and again by Peck at home. This album has been released on 12” vinyl, Double-Disc CD, and an illustrated book. Peck will embark on the first tour supporting the Ancient Baby album in October 2019, playing house concerts, in-store shows, and radio appearances on the West Coast.

 

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McFarland – McFarland CD

McFarland is an indie rock band that formed in Los Angeles in late 2017 out of three different regionally touring bands. McFarland blends the hook filled melodies of the Replacements and Tiger Army with the hard driving crunch of Social Distortion. They got the look, the chemistry, and most of all the songs. Wrap it up tightly in a catchy chorus and serve it up hard on a plate of power chords, and you get McFarland. Check ‘em out today, you won’t be disappointed.

 

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IDC – MARKETING AND RELEASE MANAGEMENT FOR INDEPENDENT LABELS, ARTISTS, AND BRANDS

IDC offers customized MARKETING CAMPAIGNS together with a wide-reaching DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION channel, helping to increase awareness and demand for independent music releases.

To receive a FREE CUSTOMIZED IDC MARKETING PROPOSAL for your project, including a detailed cost breakdown based on the size and scope of the effort, please let us know some general information by filling out our IDC REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) FORM.

 

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UK Review: CORNELL “CC” CARTER “ONE LOVE”

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For more information about ONE LOVE or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via:  www.cc2000music.com or https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/

To order ONE LOVE on digital services please visit:  http://smarturl.it/CConelove

For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

 

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SoulandJazzandFunk Review: Cornell “CC” Carter “That Feelin'” Single

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For the past few years San Francisco’s CORNELL CARTER (who sometimes just works using his initials “C.C.”) had made himself plenty of friends in the soul community. The one time top session singer (he’s worked with people like Ray Charles, James Brown, The Whispers, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Kool and the Gang and most recently Narada Michael Walden) really took off with his long player ‘In The Moment’ from which a series of well-crafted singles and their remixes scaled the credible soul charts.

The good news is that CC is putting the finishing touches to a new album – ‘One Love’ – due June/July. Cornell says it’s his homage to the world of classic soul, R&B and jazz, but in the meantime there’s a new single on the way. ‘That Feelin” will be the album’s lead track and though it’s not officially available till April 27th, previews reveal a tasty, insistent modern soul beater. Cornell is in great vocal form (remember, the man has pedigree!) and the vibe and groove are bob on…. so they should be! The tune was co-written and produced by UK muso Morgan Howell, better known, of course, as ‘Soulpersona’…. and if anyone knows the modern soul groove, then it’s Morgan H! It’s all looking good for that new long player!

 

For more information about CORNELL “CC” CARTER or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via http://www.cc2000music.com

Music Street Journal Track-by-Track Review: E-Life 7 “Miked Up”

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“Let’s make this clear at the onset: this is not progressive rock. It is, however, fusion, and we usually land fusion under prog. A simple review for this album would be “the bass playing is amazing.” I play bass myself, so I really appreciate how good Michael Pennick is. He manages to really shine on every song. The thing is, that might be an accurate review, but it’s not a complete one. Everybody on this set plays really well, and these are complete musical arrangements that work very well. While this is mostly instrumental, two songs (well, technically three because there is a remix of one of the songs included here) do have singing.

Track by Track Review

Sunday Night: The horn section kicks this off in style. Then it drops down to some killer funky bass playing. This fusion number really rocks with the bass and guitar stealing a lot of the spotlight.

Chaos: Perhaps a bit less low-key, this is no less interesting. The bass is a big deal on this one, too, lending some killer funk to the sound.

Second Level: Speaking of funky bass shining, that’s what starts this cut off in solo fashion. It holds it for a while before the rest of the musicians join for another smoking hot fusion jam.

Smooth Ride: This seems to come in mid-jam. It has a more rock based element for a while before it shifts out to more of a mainstream fusion sound. This is a bit mellower than some of the rest. It’s no less magical, though. I love the bass work out on the closing section of the piece.

Inner Beauty: A melodic fusion jam, this has a great groove and some smoking hot bass work. There is some tasty piano work on this number, too.  There is funk is clearly alive on this thing.

That Girl: This cut has a bit more rock built into it. The funk is delivered in style from the bass. The horns sing their souls out. All of it adds up to some killer rocking fusion. There is some scorching guitar soloing delivered on this piece of music.

Tony Rome: I dig the slow, soulful groove on this piece. This thing delivers some awesome musical moments. There is some smoking, expressive guitar soloing. This has some pretty crazy moments later, too.

Sunrise: The groove on this is both classic and classy. It’s a killer fusion number with some great horn work.

Feelin You: I love the energy and the vibe of this piece. It has some great changes and really weaves some powerful musical tapestries. This cut has some great soul vocal performances.

Before the Storm: I really dig the slower fusion grind that makes up this number. The piano soloing really shines, too.

Miked Up: There are some vocals on this cut. This thing has a chorus that feels a bit like Parliament to me. The cut is energized, catchy and very meaty. The guitar soloing on this wanders toward heavy metal.

Beautiful Day: This number has a lot more of a rock element to it. It’s still definitely jazz rock, but it lands closer to the rock heading than anything else here does. The keyboard soloing on this one really sells it. There is some soaring, scorching hot guitar soloing, too.

Tony Rome (radio edit): Here we get the first of two radio edits on the disc. This does a great job of capturing the magic of the piece and not really losing anything in the process. Of course, it’s only about half a minute shorter than the full version.

Feelin You (radio edit): This is a couple minutes shorter than the full-length version of the song. The cut works well in this configuration.”

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Miked Up was released on March 24, 2017 through Three 2 Go Music.

For more information about E-Life 7 please visit:  www.e-life7.net

For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com