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Natural Things

James DayJames Day began his career in the 80s, attending New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His material began achieving critical success, appearing on works by Diane Warren, Carole King, Patrice Rushen, Mya, The Judds, Amy Powers (Brian McKnight, Barbra Streisand) Underground Productions (Arista, J Records) & others. Despite the success he was having, Day’s observations of the state of modern music left him extremely frustrated. “Better Days” revisits those days of well powerful vocals and melodies born of the 70s and 80s, and with the leas single “Don’t Waste The Pretty” established himself in 2005 with arguably the biggest modern soul record of the year. “Better Days”, is a tribute to an exceptional period of black music. James grew up with many of its luminaries including Quincy Jones, Ashford & Simpson, Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack. “Better Days” is a collection of brand new songs performed by vocalists who have graced some of the greatest R&B records and performed with such legends as Stevie Wonder & Diana Ross.

James Day follows up his Expansion debut “Better Days” with "Natural Things". His sophomore album features Mikelyn Roderick (lead vocalist for Motown soul group By All Means); Jeff Ramsey (top session and touring vocalist with artists such as Lalah Hathaway, Al Jarreau, and Maxwell); Audrey Wheeler (lead vocalist on hits with Jeff Lorber, C&C Music Factory, Unlimited Touch/tours and records with George Benson); Gavin Christopher (previous collaborations with Curtis Mayfield, Herbie Hancock including the classic “Stars In Your Eyes”; Ian Martin (fellow Expansion recording artist, writer-producer & top bassist on recordings by Norman Connors, Angela Bofill, and Dave Koz); Walter Beasley (legendary contemporary jazz saxophonist); Karen Bernod (solo recording artist who also features with Incognito, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige); Tim Ownes (former Atlantic recording artist); U-Nam (top charting smooth jazz guitarist); Paula Galliatano (fresh from her collaboration on soul legend Lalah Hathaway); most recent album); Jeff Byrd (writer-producer-drummer with Lionel Richie).

Jeff Ramsey Listen to the a track from the second James Day album Natural Things featuring Jeff Ramsey

"If You Didn't (Togetherness Mix) featuring Jeff Ramsey "

Natural Things
James Day - Natural Things

01. Speak Love featuring Mikelyn Roderick
02. Happy On Hold featuring Jeff Ramsey & U-Nam
03. Sponsored By Love featuring Ian Martin & Deanna
04. Natural Thing featuring Audrey Wheeler& Walter Beasley
05. Love Makes featuring Tim Owens & Audrey Wheeler
06. If You Didn't featuring Jeff Ramsey
07. Skin You're In featuring Karen Bernod
08. Any Kind Of Love featuring Mikelyn Roderick & Tim Owens
09. Outta The Funk featuring Gavin Christopher
10. Stormy featuring Mikelyn Roderick
11. If You Didn't (Togetherness Mix) featuring Jeff Ramsey
12. Speak Love featuring Mikelyn Roderick

Better Days
James Day - Better Days

01. Remember When (Intro)
02. Better Days featuring Audrey Wheeler
03. Don't Waste The Pretty featuring Jeff Ramsey
04. She's Not The Girl featuring Audrey Wheeler
05. Love's Taking Over featuring DQuest
06. One Good Thing featuring Jill Zardeh
07. Brick By Brick featuring Audrey Wheeler
08. Can't Argue Like This featuring Jeff Ramsey
09. Remember When featuring Catherine Russell
10. Will You Still Believe featuring Catherine Russell
11. Better Days (Steppers Mix)
12. Don't Waste The Pretty (Bonus Mix)

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