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SPYDER TURNER

by SPYDER TURNER

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Genre: Urban/R&B: Contemporary urban
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1. Stand By Me
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2. You Keep Me Wondering
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3. I Don't Wanna Go Home Tonight
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4. This Is Your Life
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Spyder Turner's biggest hit, "Stand By Me," scratches the surface of one of the most multifaceted talents in the music industry. The Clay McMurray produced "Stand By Me," which features Spyder's on-target vocal imitations of many of fellow 1960s soul brothers such as Smokey Robinson, Chuck Jackson and Jackie Wilson, belies Spyder's incredible talent as a songwriter and producer in his own right.

Spyder Turner was born Dwight Turner in West Virginia. He moved to Detroit with his family at a very young age. Drawn to music early on, he participated in glee club and boys' ensembles in school. Forming groups with a few buddies was de rigeur for young black men who came up listening to the "bird" groups of the '50s, and Spyder was no exception. He and a few of his friends created a group called the Nonchalants, and they harmonized to the current hits of the day.

All of Spyder's singing around Detroit paid off in 1966 when he teamed up with producer Clay McMurray to reinterpret Ben E. King's classic "Stand By Me." The song features Spyder's interpretation of other singers' interpretations of the heartfelt soul classic. As a result of his number one hit record, which started out as a demo, the 19 year old Spyder Turner was invited to perform at the Apollo Theater, where he had won a talent show three years earlier.

Later on, Spyder cowrote songs with legendary songwriter Norman Whitfield. One of Spyder's songs, Rose Royce's "Do Your Dance," (1977) earned platinum status. This underrated soul legend also performed the title track in Berry Gordy's "Last Dragon" film. Beyond the musical arena, Spyder also made on-screen appearances in "Secret Agent Double-00-Soul" and "Street Wars."

His self-titled album, Spyder Turner, features an updated smooth rendition of his "Stand By Me." This version relies less on novelty and more on his own sensuous vocals. The other three songs on the album showcase his writing ability and the dexterity of his natural baritone vocals. A particular standout, "I Don't Wanna Go Home Tonight," is a blue lights in the basement jam that tells a story of forbidden love. This is a must have, must play track!

Spyder is an electrifying live performer who entrances audiences with his gritty vocals and unique blend of rock n' soul. In addition to performing, Spyder is currently hard at work on material for a new LIVE CD. Keep up with Spyder at www.spyderturner.com and www.myspace.com/spyderturner, for upcoming shows and the latest news!


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Mike from Jersey


My CD arrived today and all I can say is fantastic!
Spyder's remake of the Ben E. King classic, Stand By Me has me doing steps I haven't done in years and I Don't Wanna Go Home Tonight has become my new theme song. (but don't tell my wife) LOL
This CD is a must have!

jerry sinclair

Stand By Me
this is a very good CD....how do I get the version with the singers being imitated?

LEONARD DUFFY

LOVE THIS CD
MY FAVORITE IS "I DON'T WANNA GO HOME TONIGHT" GREAT SONG

The Myers

I'TS TOTALLY AWESOME
MY KIDS AND MYSELF AND MY HUSBAND REALLY ENJOY THIS CD ESPECIALLY I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME TONIGHT. WE'VE SEEN YOU PERFORM THIS SONG AND IT REALLY MOVED US. SPYDER YOU REALLY GET INTO YOUR MISIC,WHICH MAKES YOU SUCH A GREAT PERFOMER. LOVE YOU

Carolyn Johnson

can't wait for what's next
Love it, I've played my CD so much I know all the songs by hard.

CRYSTAL

LOVE IT
Where has this man been all my life, great music

DEE DEE

I LOVE THIS CD
THIS IS YOUR LIFE IS VERY INSIRATIONAL, LOVE IT

Clara Berry Davis

Stand By ME
Logged in on you tube,and heard this very familar song, I knew right away who it was!! I just loved it!!

Cynthia Miller

Great Service!!
I am a new customer with CDBaby, and I am very impressed with their service as well as the quality of their product. I would recommend them any and all of my friends.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK CDBABY!!!

Chazz Dixon

music lover
You can't get it any better than Spyder Turner.
The cd is off the hook.

Buy it, take it home, get funky, make love.
Spyder wont tell but you might.
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