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King Of Soul

R&B Band from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$1200 - $5000 per event
King of Soul is an energetic and artistic ensemble which pays tribute to some of the great American Soul artists such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and Al Green with a scaled down (and sometimes) intimate sound using Spanish guitar, violin, acoustic bass, and world music percussion to accompany the great Soul singer, Gerald McClendon. This classic and "classy" small ensemble can provide the subtle moods of a jazz trio as well as the upbeat danceable sounds of a larger orchestra!

King of Soul - Acoustic Otis Redding
Many of the great "rhythm and blues" clubs on the Southside of Chicago are a thing of the past...but there are still a few places that feature true "soul" music. And you might think it's a long way from the streets of Chicago to the flamenco clubs and peñas in the winding streets of Sevilla or Jerez, Spain. But it turns out that those places have some things in common…These are establishments were true aficionados come to appreciate the local art form with all of it's rich traditions. People also come to have fun and there is usually an "overly dramatic" MC to announce the performers. Finally, and most importantly, in both places, it's really all about the singers (or in flamenco, the "cantaores") telling a story with emotion, vibrato, skillful phrasing and at times, pure abandon. The expressiveness present in American soul and Spanish flamenco singing is undeniable. Otis Redding was often called the "King of Soul." The story of Otis Redding began on September 9th, 1941 where he was born in Dawson, Georgia. Between then and the time of his tragic death--- just 26 years later, Otis Redding wrote some of the most memorable and enduring Soul/R&B songs ever recorded. It therefore seems fitting to present some of his amazing catalog with a Spanish guitar accompaniment and some new arrangements featuring the rhythms of Andalusia.
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Lets Stay Together
Al Green
Dock Of the Bay
Otis Redding
Twisting the Night Away
Sam Cooke
Just My Imagination
Temptations
Lets Get It On
Marvin Gaye
Who's Making Love
Johnnie Taylor
Aint to Proud to Beg
Temptations
You Send Me
Sam Cooke
Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
Grapevine
Marvin Gaye
60s Band
Blues Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
Acoustic Band
World Music Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note King Of Soul will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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