rob and tha soul brother
rob and tha soul brother is on a mission. that mission is to bring back real music, in a modern form for people to enjoy and to bring back the fun that goes along with it—the party sounding music, the slow-jams-in-the-basement vibe, the block party sound, concerts!
show some luv says, “mission accomplished!”
robert (rob) james, producer, songwriter, and engineer, and sandy “tha soul brother” anderson, bass player, musician, songwriter, began collaborating in 1996. in 1999 rob and tha soul brother produced two songs on the proyecto uno four album. after some frustrating experiences, rob and tha soul brother decided to produce their own cd—show some luv, a 2 cd set. groove to the r&b on cd #1, then relax and mellow out to the cool jazz on cd #2. we know you’ll enjoy the music!
evolving from the humble beginnings of funky, rhythm guitarist, producer, engineer, arranger, songwriter and singer, rob’s musical industry knowledge has brought him to work with and be associated with many famous and legendary names in the business. most notable: peer southern music publishing, dick scott entertainment, donnie linton’s management and hogland records where rob was briefly appointed to a top position as manager of distribution by donnie linton, mr. henry nash, former manager of little richard, the isley brothers, millie jackson and wilson pickett, latin icons proyecto uno, soul r&b/disco group crown heights affair, tanya gardner, cherokee, rayvon, world renowned engineers greg mann, ed miller, to name a few, universal music group “latin america,” warner electric asylum records, bigbeat records, beggars banquet records uk, jelly bean benitez’s jellies jam music publishing, hola recordings, usa.
**about tha soul brother – sandy anderson
sandy “tha soul brother” anderson is a member of an elite class of musicians—the gifted. the world’s most versatile bass player, he can, literally, play any kind of music, anywhere, anytime, without rehearsal, and play it perfectly!
born in the bronx, playing the saxophone his mother scrimped and saved to buy for him at age 14, he instantly became a local hero, in demand by several bands. he began playing the bass guitar and increased his demand (his mother painted a mustache on him so he could get into the clubs where he played).
writing songs and performing as bass player and background vocalist in “unlimited touch” gave him a brief taste of fame and exposure to the darker side of the music business. artists and writers were not always adequately or fairly compensated for their work and missed out on royalties over the years. lessons were learned that were carried through life.
over the years he has played with many successful artists, including one way, skky, gary “u.s.” bonds, wilson pickett, the duke ellington band, the drifters, little anthony, the strykers, sylvester, calypso rose, sandy and papo, proyecto uno, groove theory, indigalas, marion meadows, evelyn “champagne” king, baba olatunji, omar hakim, mike clarke, freddie jackson, melissa morgan, phyllis hyman, the coasters, crown heights affair, cab calloway, slave.
you can hear his unique bass and vocal style on:
• proyecto uno – four (1999)
• m.o.p. – firing squad (1996)
• france joli – now (1994)
• unlimited touch – unlimited touch (1993)
• entouch – all nite (1989)
• enchantment – enchanted lady (1982)
• odyssey – happy together (1982)
when asked who he admires, sandy does not hesitate. “my biggest hero is jaco pastorius, an all-time great among bass players, a legend in his own time, whose career was far too short for those of us who loved to hear him play. and jaco could play… i was privileged to study under him. his death was a personal loss.” sandy studied under percy jones (brand x), another hero. he admires many other bass players, including victor wooten, stu hamm, brian bromberg, bill dickens, jeff berlin, reggie wooten, doug wimbush, t.m. stevens, stanley banks, and anthony jackson.
show some luv has arrived! this double cd is packed with r&b and cool jazz hits that have taken the art of music making to another level. the music world is indeed blessed to have the incredible talent of rob james and sandy “tha soul brother” anderson! now you have the opportunity to reap the benefits of their hard work and immerse yourself in some of the best music out there!