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This EP, now available on CDBaby and iTunes,
has been written by Soul & Funk lovers, who missed the Golden Age of 70s music, when so many timeless songs were written by wonderful artists.

Our inspiration came from Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, James Brown, John Lennon, Sly & The Family Stone, Little Richard, Muddy Waters, Marvin Gaye and so many others.

Funk lovers will enjoy the booty shakin' groove of Cream#9, James Brown's fans will probably enjoy Alana Bridgewater and Ron Littlejohn's performance on 'Light me up', and.... we'll let you discover the rest by yourselves.

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released October 19, 2013

Produced by : Thierry Matrat
(c) 2013, Thierry Matrat Prod., All Rights Reserved

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Track Name: Shining on
Ron:
Life is ready to begin
you caught my eye knew when you came in
we could have a real good time
sit back, relax and let it blow your mind

Alana:
you may feel every now and then
beat up, tore down, used and abused time and time again.
we got to love our way right on through the darkness
Disregard the negative don’t let em get any of that darkness on you.

Keep on shining
Shinning on
Keep on shining
Shining on.

Ron:
Don’t give up and don’t give in
Never let anyone tell you what to think or how they think that you should live
Don’t give a damn bout what anyone say
cause you got soul

Alana:
baby you’re just so cool that way.
do as I say not as I do
keep your eye on the prize find someone who’ll love and take care of you
now there’s a crack in everything
honey it’s the only way sometimes the light gets in.

Keep on shining
Shinning on
Keep on shining
Shining on.
Track Name: Seems Like Yesterday
CHORUS:
Hey baby well look at you
I’ve been better but it’s good to see you too
Seems like yesterday
I just came back to say
Baby how you been?


Things don’t look too good
In my old neighborhood
I did the best I could
So now I’m outta range
Some things never change
And I’m a bad bad man.

CHORUS: X2

Do you remember when
we was skin to skin?
Those were the good old days.
Well now I’m just a friend
That’s all I’ve ever been
And that’s so cold
Let the church say “yeah”
church sermon type rap :

ladies and gentlemen is it all right if I stand here tonight and I speak about something?
I swear it won’t take long but tonight I feel a sermoncomin’ on I said is it all right if I speak about something?
Why don’t you come a little closer baby and get next to the sound..
somebody said “he used to go out to parties and uh uh uhstand around!”
you know sometimes in life it’s true we FORGET what it really really means to get down!
You’ll always have a choice if you hear the sound of my voice and keep diggin’ what I’m putting down.
CHORUS X2
Track Name: Light Me Up
My funk is hard
this The funk is up
Gotta make it squirm gon’ lick it up
I can’t quit or leave it alone
till you hear it pop and make you moan.

Hey sugar you`re such a bad bad bad bad man
well oiled funk machine with a rock and roll band
I really didn’t mean to blow your cover
I just don`t think I`ll never get over

The way you roll me up
The way you light me up
Then the way you smoke me
You got to roll me up
You got to light me up
You got to smoke me

Sometimes I got to make it mellow babe
Sometimes I got to make it pop
Sometimes you leave down here on the floor
Sometimes you make me holler for more

you just as lucky as a man can be
You’ll be alright if you just stick with me

Sometimes I got to make it mellow babe
Sometimes I got to make it pop
Sometimes you leave down here on the floor
Sometimes you make me holler for more
Track Name: Soul Devotion
We got to get a little bit closer
Sometimes we never see the little things we’re supposed to
Did I put our love on the line?
For some cheap roller coaster?
All that remains are the aches and pains
that speak only of the coming rains.

You’re gonna be
My soul devotion
You're gonna be
My soul emotion..


I got to try just a little bit harder
I've been a fool so damn long
I don't know our ups and downs
from my right from wrong
did I put our love on the line
awwwww suga
it seems the best of me has been
no more no less than just a cheap low down and dirty man


You’re gonna be
My soul devotion
You're gonna be
My soul emotion..

You’re gonna be
My soul devotion
You're gonna be
My soul emotion..
Track Name: Cream #9
I had a little girl named Linda Lou
She told me she loved me but I knew it weren’t true
She took her time and blew my mind
She said there wasn’t nothing else that she would rather do. Ha ha
We met up one time on a Friday night I told her daddy that I’d get her home
It was about a quarter to three when the cops found me howlin’ and carrying on


hey now baby please let me save ya
You gotta want this touch
And If it’s love you need, well this ones on me
I could charge you twice as much.
And hey baby!

After a little while things got cool and settled down
I knew I hadda stay outta touch
I knew people were looking for me
Her sister, her brother, her father, her mother
And even her cousins and auntie’s and such.
I got a call one night maybe about 4 am
Sounded like maybe Linda had maybe too much to drink
She said something to me and it sounded so sweet
I gotta be truthful it really made me think

hey now baby please let me save ya
You gotta want this touch
And If it’s love you need, well this ones on me
I could charge you twice as much.
And hey baby!
Track Name: My Magination
Is there something I been missing
who you been kissing
while i’m working
you been jerkin and messin’ me around
when you stay late
I just pray lately
that it’s just my imagination then regret my accusation
Don’t know where I read it
or just who said it
good things come to those who wait
left behind by those who hustle.
And If I told you what I’m going through
would you turn off the cold water
and let me love you like I want to.

Ooh this ain’t cool
They way you leave me hanging on
What you puttin on
Ooh and what you do
When you leave me alone
With just me and my magination
My magination...

Hey one and only
Do you get lonely?
Before you know it
If you don’t show
there’s a chance that we could blow it
now I been thinking
and I been drinking
and if it’s any consolation
this is my last consecration.

pretty blue dawn flower
we got the power
if we don’t get it then you can bet
our love will soon regret it
I got a feeling
that I’m dealing
with something funky
I know he’s on ya
I can feel him
I can smell him on ya

You ‘can have all the time in the world baby
We could have all the love that we needed
Is it just a matter of wanting what I can’t have?
Or is just a matter of trying to steal it?
Track Name: A Day in San Francisco
I was just a kid when Aretha did it
down at the Fillmore.
I saw ray charles and movie stars
flip the lids of the kids and the skids of San Francisco


Look at all the groovy people
moving to and fro
lets take one more hit and let's pack our shit
and get down to San Fransico.


SPOKEN:
Maybe we'll get back to that city
Haight Ashbury, Hunter's Point and all
maybe it was our very best kept secret
maybe we were never there at all
maybe we were never there at all
maybe we were never there at all...
Track Name: Emma Lee
Emma Lee was from the country
and prettier than moonlight on the pines
she kissed ole Pete down in Texas
and left him dead on the Mason - Dixon line

CHORUS:
mama mama
what's wrong with me
I can't seem to leave her be
I just can't shake Emma Lee
mama mama
what have I done
she gonna take your only son
watch out boy here come Emma Lee

Everybody loved Elmore James
he was a good good friend of mine
He met Emma back in Georgia
shot him dead for some California wine.

CHORUS:
mama mama
what's wrong with me
I can't seem to leave her be
I just can't shake ole Emma Lee
mama mama
what have I done
she gone take your only son
watch out boy here come Emma Lee

bridge:
I think i'll go to New York City
I hear she's dancing in a bar
i'm gonna tie her hands and fill her up with booze
before she gets too far.

She took me up to her bedroom
with that cocaine all over the place
that's when I pulled out my shotgun
said " Hey Emma this ones for Elmore James".

CHORUS:
mama mama
forgive me
I just couldn't let her be
I just could not shake ole Emma Lee
mama mama
what have I done
now she can't touch your son
goodbye Emma Lee