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That's it from me as always sit back enjoy the music "the soul goes on!"
This weeks playlist from 3rd February 2013
The Whispers - Is It Good To You
Harvey Scales - Single Girl
Charlie Wilson - I Still Have You
Keni Burke - I Get Off On You
Chris Jasper - In My Dreams/Someone
L.V. Johnson - So Cold & Mean
Ohio Players - It's All Over / Skintight
Isaac Hayes - A Few More Kisses To Go
Bar-Kays - Feels Like I'm Falling In Love
Marvin Sease - Dreaming
Chris Jasper - Faith
Ms. Monique - Mr Do Right
Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Cop & Blow
Soul Children - Whats Happening Baby
Phillip Mitchel - Make It Good
Ms. Monique - Lollipop
Tyrone Davis - In The Mood
The Manhattans - I Wish You Were Mine
Chris Jasper Bio
Chris Jasper (born Christopher H. Jasper, December 30, 1951, Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former member of both the Isley Brothers and Isley-Jasper-Isley. He is also a successful solo artist and record producer, recording a number of his own solo albums, and producing artists, for his New York based record label, Gold City Records. His keyboard and Moog synthesizer work was a primary ingredient of the Isley Brothers sound of the 1970s and 1980s. Jasper is a classically trained musician and composer. He studied at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City and received a degree in music composition from C.W. Post, Long Island University, New York, where he studied with the jazz pianist and composer, Billy Taylor.
After having jammed with neighborhood teenagers Ernie and Marvin Isley, and being added on as a brother-in-law after Isley Brothers member Rudolph married Jasper's sister Elaine, he was added to Ernie and Marvin's older brothers' band, The Isley Brothers, in 1969. Jasper's first appearance on an Isley Brothers album was 1969's It's Our Thing. In 1973, Jasper, plus Ernie and Marvin Isley were officially added to the group. Jasper's keyboard work played a pivotal role in Isley Brothers hits such as "Fight the Power Pts. 1 & 2," "For the Love of You Pts. 1 & 2," and "Between the Sheets."
In 1984, Jasper and the younger Isleys left the Isley Brothers to form the splinter group Isley-Jasper-Isley. Jasper sang lead on the group's biggest hit, "Caravan of Love." But their tenure ended in 1987 with Jasper and Ernie Isley going into solo careers and Marvin rejoining brother Ronald in his touring band. Jasper's solo career spawned the #3 R&B hit, "Super Bad", in 1988. Jasper has also produced, performed and written music for other artists, including Liz Hogue's debut album, and "Make It Last" for Chaka Khan's C.K. album. After becoming a born-again Christian, Jasper released a succession of gospel albums and occasionally returned to R&B. Since the 1980s, he has recorded for Gold City Records, a record label he formed, and which is distributed by CBS Records.
In 1992 Jasper was inducted, along with the rest of the Isley Brothers, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Jasper resides in New York with his wife of 26 years, Margie, an attorney and writer, and their three sons, Michael, Nick and Christopher. (info - wiki)