Soulkeepers (compilation vol 1)

by Steve the scotsman Harvey

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    Previously released on Expansion records UK in 2006. This critically acclaimed record showcases Steve's collaboration with some of the finest acts in the modern Soul community. Also featured, some of Steve's longtime session crew Bobby Watson of Rufus / Jimi Macon of the Gap Band / Roman Johnson - Isley brothers & Gap Band / the late great Billy Preston / Gavin Christopher / Lyrica Anderson / Louis Van Taylor / Tony Patler and others.
    All songs were co written with each artist over rhythm tracks Steve and Bobby Watson birthed at Musicyard Malibu, CA.USA. -
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    check out the video for the duet "if we were alone" on you tube :
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Steve Harvey is a multi-talented man, and a gentleman to boot. His talents, in my opinion, are seriously undervalued by many, and his sturdy efforts all under his own steam only add authority to this man’s credibility, persona and aura. This new effort is a lot more grittier, funky and even rockier in places, although more in a Rufus mode than anything else. I know some who did not find this work as appealing as his previous material, and to be honest I can see where they come from, even though I do not share the same strong point of view.

For me, this is another chapter in the evolution of Steve Harvey, and offers us some pointers into where this man is headed. More important about a man, so some say, is the company he keeps. Well, going by the list of soulful folks attached to this project, this says a lot about him, and it’s all positive. OK, not every track is 100% to my taste, but most of it is, and it goes without saying that this is a mandatory purchase for anyone interested in quality, real soul music. Steve keeps it real with the likes of Ledisi, K.K., Rahsaan Pattersonand N’Dambi and throws more real instrumentation into the mix than many do today, therefore creating a heady infusion of raw playing, raw talent and real, gritty soul music.

Ledisi kicks off with a superb 70s styled groove, much in the vein of The Temptations "’Round Here" and boy does this Lady shine. What a talent we have with Ledisi! She’s a gem. K.K. is a new name to me, and his smooth Gospel driven delivery perfectly complements the smooth groove. Stylistically he is a mix of Calvin Richardson / Jo-Jo Hailey with the phrasing of Parkes Stewart. Very nice indeed. Bobby Watson adds some brilliant guitar work too, and the Hammond Organ, flute and solid drumming create a perfect atmosphere befitting a summer5 afternoon.

A hero in many people’s eyes is Rahsaan Patterson. His unique vocal style fits Steve’s funky stye perfectly and "That’s The Way" is equally as good as anything on his last set for UK label, Dome. Steve and Donnie are no strangers to each other, and if you loved his 2003 set for Giant Step / Motown, then you will also appreciate the quirky and retro "Keep My Name Out Of Your Mouth" which follows on organically from this album. Here’s to his new album!

My personal favourite is the SUPERB "Troubled Times" by Linn Segolson, who is a new name to me. This is a dreamy, unhurried masterpiece – the kind of groove that Kindred SHOULD be doing now. Lynn’s stylish, smooth and sexy performance atop the summery groove is a real first-past-the-post effort. Gold medals all round for this. Many are highlighting "Shake It Off" as a cream track, and I certainly don’t disagree with this prognosis. I have been interested in many lauding Pretty Terry as a new name to look out for. As soon as I heard him sing I knew this was, in fact, no-one new to us seasoned ears at all. It is – as Steve himself confirmed with me – Terry Stanton from the Dazz Band. I love this guy’s voice and immediately spotted it. This is a very welcome collaboration, and Terry does appear to be striking out on his own as his recent collaboration with Jeff Lorber’s Shades Of Soul testifies. A memorable track and a memorable performance. It's one of those grooves which will stick in your head and refuse to budge. In truth, the last thing you can do is "shake it off"!
There’s a pretty duet with N’Dambi and Keite Young at the sunset of the CD, and rates highly against their individual songs on the set. It is sexy, close-knit and irresistible. I cannot recommend this set enough. Here’s looking forward to Volume 2!
-Barry Towler

Ledisi, Frank McComb, Brigette, Donnie,Kindred, N'Dambi and Rahsaan Patterson are just a few of the artists who have turned to composer, musician and producer Steve 'The Scotsman' Harvey in recent years. When producing his unique style of classic soul and funk, he involves the cream of LA's musicians, central to these being bobby Watson (bass) and Jimi Macon (guitar).In the summer of 2004 Steve, with brand new ones showcased here for the first time. From Scotland, Steve produced hits in the UK on acts inc. Total contrast before moving to Malibu, California where more recently his sound landed him work producing the temptations for Motown. His last work for Expansion was the Brigette album Starlite Lounge. 2006.

You'll probably remember Steve Harvey from the early eighties when he made two 12 inch singles entitled "Tonight" and "Something Special", both released on London Records. He also produced tracks for the debut albums of both Total Contrast and Five Star. Steve got little sleep during the late eighties and nineties! Behind the scenes he worked with other great artists like Impromp2, George Duke, Jeff Lorber, Gary Brown, Gerald Albright and many more. He wrote six of the tracks on the last two Temptations albums 'Legacy' and 'Reflections' both of which he produced. -

A sublime set of contemporary soul -- headed up by drummer/producer Steve Harvey, and featuring vocals by a host of great guests who include Donnie, Ledisi, N'Dambi, Rahsaan Patterson, KK, and others! Steve's been kicking things up strongly on the west coast for a number of years -- lending his talents in the studio to some great soul projects for artists young and old, and always bringing a deeply soulful vibe to the table -- one that mixes old school roots with the best modes of the current Neo Soul scene, a sound that's especially great because Harvey's always in-the-pocket with some snapping acoustic percussion -- not the overdone flurry of beats! This set is Steve's first as a "leader" -- a really great little record that showcases the soulful mode he's building with his Everyday People group -- a unified groove at the bottom that's freshened up nicely by the shifting singers in the set! Titles include "I Can't Let You Go", "Where Has The Love Gone", "That's The Way", "Stay With Me", "Keep My Name Out Your Mouth", "I Can't Leave You Alone", "Shake It Off", and "If We Were Alone".

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released January 1, 2006

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Born in Aberdeen Scotland - Drummer / Record Producer / Songwriter / Arranger / Solo artist, and multi instrumentalist Stephen Laurence Harvey alias Steve the scotsman Harvey is considered a renaissance man of music and the arts. Stephen has performed and recorded all over the world working alongside some of the most gifted musicians and artists on the planet. ... more

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Track Name: Soulkeepers featuring Ledisi - I can't let you go
I can't let you go
v1
Your saying some things that I just cannot believe
how could you let it just come out your mouth
I can't believe that you could do this to me
after everything I did for you
B
cooked your dinner been your fool saying everything is cool
and now you tell me I'm not doing enough
she can never treat you right
I'm your woman I'm your wife
I'm the one thats got your back and I ain't going out like that no

Chorus....
Cause I've invested too much time
I've ignored your many lies
to let you just walk out my life that ..I can't let you go
whatever it is we can get through it
we made a vow let we stick to it
can nothing and nobody even the next life take you away from me
V2
Your doing somethings that I just cannot believe
ain't no way that we are breaking apart
you see I gotta make you stay
you ain't throwing me away
I don't want this life if I can't have you

baby listen look at me I'm the one thats gonna save ya
I think its time that we just kneel down and pray
I'm the one that knew you when
I'm your lover and your friend
I'm the one thats got your back and I ain't going out like that

Chorus
Track Name: Soulkeepers featuring Keite Young - Time brings a change
Time brings a change

I been watching you
I been taking note, all the things you do
you don't do them like you used to
I been watching TV and Oprah's telling me there's trouble in paradise

she said, baby I don't mean to scare you no
but i gotta tell you, I been watching you too
and all these years I've looked the other way
crying while you played
but there's one thing I wanna say

Chorus
Time, oh, time, time brings about a change
see I'm wising up
Time, oh, time, time brings about a change
change won't leave me alone

Now that you know suga, before I go
give me one reason to stay
cause we made a vow, and I can't see how
you can love me like you say, and do me that way

baby I don't mean to scare you now
but i gotta tell you, I been watching you too
and all these years I looked the other way
crying while you played, but there's one thing I wanna say

Chorus

for 20 years or more you been walking through the door
like you was looking for a fight
well honey you got one tonight
hear me when I say
round here things gone have to change
sick and tired of playing the fool

came home real late, didn't say a word
time brings about a change
hanging out with the boys
when you should've been home
time brings about a change

Chorus Vamp
Track Name: Soulkeepers featuring KK - Where has the love gone?
Where has the love gone ?

When you see that man out in the streets, I wonder
if you offer him something to eat
or do you just turn and walk away
if he asks you for some change
do you say "no not today"

open up your heart thats how we begin
to change what's going on in this world today yeh
we must face our fears through these coming years
If were ever gonna find whats missing

CHORUS
Tell me where has the love gone
My sisters and brothers what's going on
more than talking about it, lets just be about it
cause the way we been living, I know its wrong

Everyday I pray
God will come and show us a better way
no more negative there's only positive
if my brother needs some help
I won't hesitate to give

open up your heart thats how we begin
to change what's going on in this world today yeh
we must face our fears through these coming years
If were ever gonna find whats missing

CHORUS
VAMP
Track Name: Soulkeepers featuring N'Dambi - Stay with me
Stay with me

In your eyes I realize your the one for me
your connected to the air I breath
won't't you stay with me
and if you leave
I lose nights of sleep
bad dreams I would keep
how unhappy I would be
why don't you stay with me

Chorus
Why don't you stay, stay the night with me
don't you ever leave ... stay with me
Why don't you stay, stay the night with me
don't you ever leave ...stay with me

In your smile life seems so worthwhile
see your the one for me
you bring life to things I believe
so won't you stay with me

oh please don't leave
in you I need
you've become the biggest part of me
your the sunshine that I see
so won't you stay with me

Chorus

Nothing could feel so right
about how it feels tonight
won't you stay with me
boy, I'm begging please
I'll get down on my knees
won't you stay ..

Chorus

Nothing would ever be the same
that would be a shame
I'd be a lonely girl
in this great big world

Chorus Vamp
Track Name: Soulkeepers featuring Linn Segolson - Troubled times
Troubled times

troubled times you work too hard and you cannot sleep
now we don't rhyme anymore, so are we
cause it makes me sadder than I ever knew that I could get
cause you are the finest man in the world that I ever met

Chorus

You will give me romance
You will light my dream
You will make me feel like life is more than it may seem
You are my twin spirit, who knows what I am all about
so why you wanna quit it just because were having doubts?

Troubled times stressing you, now we can't meet
there ain't a dime and you know there ain't no heat
I wonder what makes me want to hold on to what ain't there
still you are the finest man in the world baby that ain't fair

Where will I go, where will I go tell me now
who will I be, who am I supposed to be
if your not here, if your not gonna be here
who will marry me

Chorus
Track Name: Soulkeepers featuring Pretty Terry - Shake it off
Shake it off

Some days it rains
and sometimes it feels cool
still it remains
you never learn til you do

and sometimes the pain
makes you feel hollow inside
but in the appreciate the ride

don't ever think your the only one going through what your going through.. listen your not the only one
you'd be surprised to know there are many like you
there are many other like you so you know what you should do
Chorus

So just shake shake shake it off
get up, come on, just run
so just shake shake it off
get up, come on, come on (repeat)

For every two steps you may 20 back
your make your own mistakes
but you remember that
experience, take it where you go
split the difference, be more than what you know

don't ever think your the only one going through what your going through
I know cause I been in your shoes
you'd be surprised to know there are many like you
don't let it get you down, get up, come on

Chorus

It will be alright
give yourself some time
dust yourself
and be proud of what you've done for you, yeh
what you've done for you

Chorus VAMP
Track Name: Soulkeepers featuring Storm - I can't leave you alone
I can't leave you alone

It seems the air I breath
much better now since you infected me
ooh baby, cause the love you give
is so addictive
you got control of me

so good, its so good, so hot
the way you love me I can't stop
so good, feels so right, so hot
I can't enough of you

Chorus

I can't leave you alone, I can't leave you alone
I can't leave you alone
girl I can't enough of you
I can't leave you alone, I can't leave you alone
I can't leave you alone
I can't get enough of your love

Infatuated by your sexy smile
and your body type, its so nice
your love is like a drug
I want it more and more
I can't get enough

so good, its so good, so hot
the way you love me I can't stop
so good, feels so right, so hot

I can't leave you alone, I can't leave you alone
I can't leave you alone
girl you got me yearning for you
I can't leave you alone, I can't leave you alone
I can't leave you alone
I can't get enough of your love

got me yearning, girl you got me yearning for you
got me yearning, girl you got me yearning for you

Chorus VAMP