COLEMINE RECORDS DROPS NEW SINGLE FROM THE HARLEM GOSPEL TRAVELERS TODAY AS PART OF THE LABEL'S 'BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD' SUMMER-LONG WEEKLY SINGLES SERIES
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As the world around us succumbs to disgusting hate-fueled violence, folks are looking for answers... looking for a ray of hope. And while it may not save the world, we all certainly hope this new tune from The Harlem Gospel Travelers brings a note of positivity in your life. As part of our Brighter Days Ahead campaign, our goal has been to provide folks with new music while looking forward to better days in the future. - Terry Cole, Colemine Records
Producer Eli "Paperboy" Reed shares a bit more on The Harlem Gospel Travelers and their most recent debut album He's On Time:
The Harlem Gospel Travelers are not from Harlem. They came to Harlem, however, from far-flung corners of the five boroughs of New York City, and it was in Harlem, that legendary center of African-American culture, that they found their voices. As members of the music education program Gospel For Teens, these young men spent many hours on the subway or the bus to ultimately end up at an unassuming brownstone on W. 126th Street. They walked through the red door at the parlor level, the one with the cross on it, and inside they found a world of music. Gospel music.
As their teacher, my job was less to impart information, and more to show these talented young men what they already knew. They already knew how to sing, that much was obvious, but it was here that they learned what their voices could really do and how to use them. We listened to the music of the masters: The Soul Stirrers, The Swan Silvertones, The Violinaires and The Swanee Quintet, and these young men, really boys at the time, soaked it all in.
They quickly moved from imitation to creation, writing their own songs and building original arrangements of traditional material from the ground up. They honed and tightened their harmonies. They learned when to shout and when to whisper. The distillation of all their hard work is on full display on their first full-length album, He's On Time.
Each member of the group gets a chance to lead here, and each gets to showcase his unique and individual voice. Their styles are already fully formed at such an early age (the youngest member is 18, the oldest just 21), and they use them here to great effect. Each song has a purpose, but the goal of the album as a whole is simple: to glorify the name of God and to sing His praises. We hope you like the music included on He’s On Time, but more than that, we hope it lifts up your spirit and brings you joy for years to come.
A bit more info on Colemine Records Brighter Days Ahead summer single series:
"Brighter Days Ahead was an idea that started shortly after most of the country's stay-at-home orders came down due to COVID-19. Tours were cancelled, release dates were pushed, manufacturing for our LPs and 45s came to a halt. We all knew it was going to have a dramatic impact on our business, our artists, our schedule, and pretty much every aspect of our daily lives. So, as we settled into a 'new normal' and started to look at the schedule it became clear there was going to be a lull in our physical output during the summer. So we wanted to come up with some way to give our fans and our artist's fans something to look forward to. So, the idea of Brighter Days Ahead was born. A new track every Friday from the Colemine label group starting on May 22nd and running through the end of summer. And for the first week each track is on Bandcamp, Colemine will be paying 100% of any revenues generated from Bandcamp directly to the artist. So our goals are simple: put a little bit of money in our artist's pockets and get our fans some new tunes. We can't wait to share all this wonderful music with you!" – Terry Cole, owner, Colemine Records
Click on the links below to check out the previous six "Brighter Days Ahead" singles from Colemine (feel free to post and share)