As a writer and music lover, fewer endeavors bring me more gratification than writing liner notes or essays that document the history of an album. Since 2010, I've penned more than 160 liner notes for CD re-issues of classic soul, R&B, pop, jazz, and disco by a number of labels, including Big Break Records (BBR), Cherry Red, Gold Legion, Demon Music Group, among others. For each essay, I interview the artist (when available), plus key personnel, including songwriters, producers, and musicians. I tell the story through their words and point of view. Below is just a sample of some of the re-issues that include my essays. Click on the cover and you'll see who I interviewed for the re-issue and when the album was re-released. Underneath the description, I've provided a link where you can find more information about where to get the re-issue.  Click here to hear/view Qool DJ Marv's musical mix of my liner notes portfolio.

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original label: Planet Records (1983) re-issue: Big Break Records (2011) interviews with Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Richard Perry, et. al BBR released a special two-disc deluxe edition of the Pointer Sisters' classic '83 album. It includes my essay in addition to a foreword I worked on with producer Richard Perry. This was the group's biggest commercial success. It stayed on the charts for two years and generated Top 10 hits, including "Jump (For My Love,""Automatic," and "Neutron Dance."

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