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Truth Be Told...

by Vick Allen

Music that makes the soul feel good and the heart melt with great tenor tones and wonderful rhymtic great arrangements.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Southern Soul
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1. I'm Hooked
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2. If They Can Beat Me Rockin
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3. I'm Thankful for My Woman On the Side
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4. I Need Some Attention
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5. Forbidden Love Affair (The Preacher Song)
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6. You Stay On My Mind
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7. As Long As I Got My Baby
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8. I Know You Got a Man
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9. Trying to Break Up My Home
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10. Brand New Woman
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11. That's Heaven to Me
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Vick Allen
The release of Truth Be Told… marks the beginning of a new direction for Gospel, Soul, and Blues artist, Vick Allen whose previous hits include: When You Pack Your Bags, Baby Come Back, and Clean House, just to mention a few, all on the former Malaco imprint Waldoxy. Vick has now done as Omar Cunningham did last year with joining Soul 1st Records. Omar is still riding high with his Soul1st album entitled “Time Served” and Vick Allen plans to do the same in 2009 with Truth Be Told… Vick Allen a prolific writer who has penned tunes for Willie Clayton, Omar Cunningham, Mel Waiters, Denise LaSalle and is one of the most established artists in the genre of Soul Blues/Southern Soul music.
The new album includes 11 new tracks, including the Sam Cooke classic, “That’s Heaven To Me.” The other 10 songs are for the grown and sexy crowd for sure. The first track and soon to be Southern Soul classic, I’m Hooked in upbeat in the traditional Vick Allen R&B mode and sure to get the chitlin circuit clubs bumping and thumping. If They Can Beat Me Rocking is track two and is a very melodic fast groove with a poignant message for sure in irresistible hook. I’m Thankful (For My Woman on the Side) is destined to be a controversial ballad as Vick proclaims all the things his woman on the side does that this woman at home won’t. I Need Some Attention is perhaps the most t mainstream track and sure to gain Vick more R&B fans and perhaps many more overseas in Europe. This track is a very emotional cry and outstanding R&B track. The first single Forbidden Love Affair (The Preacher Song) is a musical story that will stand the test of time. Forbidden is very melodic and hooky with great vocals and music. The subject matter is one familiar with church goers but has never been put to music quite like Allen as done. Look for this one to stay on the charts for a long time.
All in all Truth Be Told….does just that. Its stories of life in love affairs from all angles have been masterfully crafted by one of the best young writers in music. Fortunately for music fans he kept his best work to date for himself, “Truth Be Told… “
The new record by Vick Allen is entitled, “Truth Be Told… for a reason. That reason is Truth Be Told, very few artists out there can touch Vick Allen vocally or talent-wise. This new release will take him to his rightful place on top of the music world.. For more information contact Soul1st Records at 205.222.8656 or on line at Soul1st.com.


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RadioIndy.com

Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Vick Allen a GrIndie Award for their CD "Truth Be Told...." A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy's stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.

Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Terrific treasure of Classic R & B grooves
Sequencing a full-length CD is an art unto itself and the best kept secret to making a solid album. As important as it is to stack strong tracks near the beginning of an album, it’s often those last one or two songs that make the difference in getting a listener to come back again and again. R&B hit- maker, Vick Allen, and his newest CD “Truth Be Told…” is an 11-song Urban / R&B treasure, and is a perfect example of getting it right. Opening with the appropriately titled “I’m Hooked,” an up tempo, Al Green-like groove punctuated by Memphis-style horn bursts, Allen sets the tone for the diverse platter of R&B that follows. “You Stay On My Mind” is an inspired piece of infectious Southern Soul, while “Forbidden Love Affair” finds Allen revealing his inner R. Kelly; and “As Long As I Got My Baby” serves up a dash of funk, it is followed by the completely contemporary soul of “I Know You Got a Man.” Regardless of style, though, “Truth Be Told…” is seamless and cohesive, linked as it were by inventive and smart arrangements, superb musicianship, and the kind of background vocals that defines great Urban music and, of course, Allen’s smooth high tenor, a voice that alternately echoes Green, as well as lesser known R&B luminaries like Eddie Kendricks, Tyrone Davis or Howard Tate. But it’s the CD closer, “That’s Heaven to Me”, a solemn and uplifting Sam Cooke cover with the kind of message and melody Stevie Wonder later perfected on songs like “Heaven Help Us All” that seals the deal and will ensure repeated listens. Sequenced for maximum effect and filled with classic R&B grooves from beginning to end, Vick Allen’s “Truth Be Told…” CD is a terrific album and a welcome addition to the Soul field.

bobby wright

truth be told
this cd is great love it