Avis | A Tribute Dedicated To Our Troops

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A Tribute Dedicated To Our Troops

by Avis

America’s Beautiful Queen of Versatility takes a platform for world peace. Former Ms. Black America Washington D.C., Avis Harrell, dedicates her Cd/DVD to Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Exquisitely arranged, played, and produced by Avis. Strong silky vocals that groove
Genre: Urban/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: TANISHA JACKSON
Jackson Talent at 412.519.4072 or 323. 243.243.1257



AVIS HARRELL RELEASES A NEW A PATRIOTIC R&B SINGLE

Los Angeles, California – Nearly a year after her debut solo release, “Self Contained”, Avis Harrell returns with “I’ll Be Here When You Return”, a deluxe single release dedicated to the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The smooth mid-tempo ballad is paired with Harrell’s take on “America The Beautiful”, a song Harrell recorded as a Raelette with Ray Charles. To complete the package, a music video/mini movie for both songs is included. The deluxe edition release is available at www.cdbaby.com/avis2.


“I’ll Be Here When You Return” is inspired by “Wish You Were Here With Me”, a Vietnam-era ballad Harrell performed with her sisters, as The Fawns. “Wish You Were Here With Me” became an underground soul classic, telling a story of a young woman’s devotion to her lover overseas fighting in the war and is still being played today on local radio stations in Washington D.C. Harrell revisits the theme with a slightly more mature groove. The vibraphone shades on “I’ll Be Here When You Return” offer a subtle tribute to “Wish You Were Here With Me”.

Her recording of “America The Beautiful.” Offers full gospel fervor with a contemporary edge to the song whose definitive rendition was recorded by her former boss and mentor, Ray Charles. The song is Harrell’s tip of the hat to her time with Ray Charles. Once again, she has arranged, played & produced a project that I’m sure will be enjoyed for years to come.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this release will be donated toward food and supplies for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Be sure to visit www.cdbaby.com/cd/avis for “Self Contained” Other websites are www.myspace.com/avisharrell and http://www.indierhythm.com/product.php?cdId=95 to get updates on Ms. Harrell’s latest projects and appearances.


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John "Buddy" Hopkins

This CD is HOT!
My name is John "Buddy" Hopkins and I first discovered the artistry of Ms. Avis Harrell many years ago in Washington, D.C. when she was a member of her talented family singing group "The Fawns." When I first heard that she had just released a new CD called "A Tribute Dedicated to Our Troops" I knew I had to purchase it right away. Avis' CD arrived in the mail today and I couldn't wait to play it. To all of Avis' fans out there, you guys have to get this new CD. The new tune "I'll Be Here When You Return" is so powerful and the lyric is very touching. Avis is reaching out to our troops and you can hear the yearning and pleading in her singing voice for a miracle to happen to bring our troops home. This song made me tear up because of the strong emotional impact that comes through Avis'singing.

Avis's rendition of the traditional standard song "American the Beautiful" is just as touching to listen too. She really gives her all vocally with this song. When you purchase the new CD by Avis you not only get some great music, you also get a spectacular color photo spread of her beautiful face and sexy body along with a beautiful DVD music video featuring both songs. I am really enjoying this new CD by Avis and I'd like to personally "thank you" Avis for continuing to create great music that inspires people like me. You're the best! Luv, JOHN "BUDDY" HOPKINS

Dr. Roland

Your performance
Avis, your performance at the celebration, told me that your music should be shared around the world, and so I did just that on My Show, as we are heard around the world on the Internet, and we get phone calls and Post cards from all over. And since it was the Memorial Holiday, and we have millions of young men and women away from home, representing the USA in a uniform, nothing could have been more appropriate than "I'll be here, when you return." Sweetheart, your "Tribute Dedicated To Our Troops," spoke for the millions of family and friends here in the homeland, waiting for their Love ones'. This will be played often on my show with an encouragement for my listeners to ge their own copy.

John "Buddy" Hopkins

I Love This CD
Hello Everyone!

When I first heard the news that Ms. Avis Harrell had a new CD out I got so excited I almost went ballistic. After enjoying her previous releases so much I couldn't wait to hear her new stuff. I searched for her new product on CD Baby and when I found out that her new CD was a tribute to our brave troops, I knew I had found the right Avis Harrell. Avis is one of those rare artist who not only delivers great music but always has a positive and uplifting message in her music. I received her new CD "A Tribute Dedicated to Our Troops" in the mail today and all I can say is WOW!! Folks if you don't have your copy already, please hurry, hurry, hurry and order it now.

The title track "I'll Be Here When You Return" is a bonafide hit that showcases Avis' beautiful vocals and songwriting skills to the max. The song brought tears to my eyes after hearing the lyric and listening to Avis' beautiful voice yearning and pleading for our troops to come home safely. This song could be the number one anthem of all anthems that's dedicated to our brave troops. Also included on the CD is Avis' great interpretation of the standard tune "America The Beautiful." Her gospel tinged vocals are nothing short of miraculous. This powerful song showcases Avis' full vocal range and the many beautiful colors and tones of her voice.

Also included in with this lovely CD is a wonderful photo spread featuring many photos of Avis beautiful face and very sexy body. There is also a DVD featuring music videos of the two hit songs I mentioned earlier. The music videos were done very professionally and they not only feature Avis' incredible singing voice but her acting skills as well. Folks if don't have your copy of this new masterpiece already, please order it now. You will not be disappointed!! God Bless You All! JOHN "BUDDY" HOPKINS

GARY BOSTIC

YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME
From:
Gary Bostic
To:
Avis Harrell

Sent:
January 12, 2009 10:03:06 AM

HELLO AVIS, YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME ,AS NO ONE ELSE HAS EVER DONE .IM A VETERAN,OF VIET-NAM,U.S. MARINES. THE WORK YOU ARE DOING FOR US ,I MEAN ALL SOLDIERS, MALE, FEMALE ALL BRANCHES OF SERVICE,MEANS MORE THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE, THE SUPPORT AS YOU HAVE SHOWN, HAS AS MUCH MEANING TO US AS THAT LETTER FROM HOME ,OR A GIRL FRIEND, WAITING ,OR WIFE, CHILDREN. IT CAN GET UNBEARABLE, AND MANY LOSE THE EMOTIONAL STATE THAT YOU NEED TO SURVIVE. BELIEVE ME YOUR A GOD SEND TO ALL THE TROOPS OLD AND NEW, PRESENT AND PAST. ILL TRY TO HAVE ALL YOUR RECORDINGS, SOON AS I FIND THEM. IM SURE OUR DEAR LORD, OUR GOD HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HEAVEN FOR YOU WHEN HE CALLS YOU HOME. ILL CLOSE NOW. MAY GOD BLESS YOU IN ALL THINGS YOU DO. YOUR DEAR FRIEND GARY

Belle Frye

N.C.
Folks, the Cd-DVD haven't even set foot in the market yet and I have been chosen to have a taste of it because This beautiful dedicated down to earth artist knows we want our troops home and Baraka Obama will bring them home to us. So she has stepped up to the plate and
created a Tribute Our Troops and it is awesome folks!
Oh the title? I'll Be Here When You Return, her music and her words, you've gotta see and hear it! And all of us know the power and glory of America The Beautiful and of course these are not her words and music but she is sensational. She’s playing all the music! I am not sure when this will be on the market or if it is available now, all I know I have the First One and I know you want it so I will get back to her and let you know when, where and how. Let me tell you people, She talks to those Troops. When she says, I'll Be Here When You Return, this artist is bringing them home. Let's all get together and tune into ears of our America’s Voters and politicians ears and minds forget about the Party, let's help Avis bring our Troops back home!
Belle Frye
N.C.

Janeal Jensen

You are so very talented
Janeal Jensen Feb 13 2009
Avis .... you are so very talented and so untimely beautiful..... it's nice for a small town girl like me to come in contact with someone who has followed her dreams and has given back in all her success to such a great cause... our devoted troops!