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The Soul Deacons

The Soul Deacons have been around for some time now. Since Brother E. Clayton received the “Vision,” he put the Soul Deacons together in 1999, at the dawn of a new millennium. The vision was to capture the sounds of an era gone by. The trick was to “Deaconize” these songs with a new and contemporary twist, without losing the original R&B feel. This is just what he did and the response has been amazing. The reviews on the first Soul Deacon CD, “Uptown,” have all come in, from around the world, with a rousing “Thumbs Up.” This 7 piece band consists of Mark Esquibel on drums and vocals, Jimmy Martinez on Bass and vocals, Steve “Blueberry” Hill on guitar and vocals, Steve O’Neill on keyboards and vocals, Trey Keepin on tenor sax, Nick Thompson on Baritone and tenor sax and of course, Brother E

Skippin

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: Hold Back the Night; Don

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Soul Deacons: Skippin

Read "Skippin" reviewed by Jim Santella

Ray Charles did it better than anyone. He brought deep-rooted soul out of the church and into popular music. Jazz and blues need that kind of inner soul in order to survive. It's usually offered up alongside creative works that sometimes contain lyrics and usually come on the heels of spontaneity. In a program ...


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