Rhonda Dorsey | Chocolate Sound

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Chocolate Sound

by Rhonda Dorsey

Rhonda Dorsey, the contemporary R&B singer-songwriter from Philly, releases her debut single "Chocolate Sound", a delicacy spiced with R&B flavored Neo-Soul, enriched with Gospel realness, just in time for a sweet Halloween treat. Bon appetite!
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Rhonda Dorsey, the contemporary R&B singer-songwriter from Philly who’s also Bernese-by-choice, sings from the depths of her soul with incredibly infectious conviction! Her long awaited 13 track debut solo album “Chocolate Sound” produced in L.A. by Bryant Siono with a cream-of-the-crop crew of musicians with credits from Chaka Khan, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland, Israel Houghton & Lady Gaga, to name a few, will be released on November 9th, 2012. The single “Chocolate Sound” release is in October 2012 just in time for a sweet Halloween treat! Rhonda's sound is a delicacy spiced with R&B flavored Neo-Soul, enriched with Gospel realness.

Her skillfully penned, honestly revealing and compassionately motivating lyrics invite her listeners to get up close and personal. "…Narrative nakedness suits me. " In the track "Living It" she tells the finger-popping, autobiographical story of living her dreams. The soul-baring "Far From You" is a ballad revealing the honesty of letting go. With its uplifting message and move-your-body beat, "The Sun" invites you to celebrate the bounce-back-ability that defies the odds. Then there's the taste-bud-tempting single "Chocolate Sound" with its appetizing food-4-thought and Rhonda’s revelation of what chocolate sounds like; yes, sounds like!

Rhonda Dorsey, “the outstanding singer” (Hagener Rundschau) chock-full of “energy and essence” (Der Bund) serves up a tasty dish of sounds and moods that make you keen for more. Bon appetite!

The “Chocolate Sound” Tour will follow in 2013. Stay tuned for exact dates & venues.


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Toby Walker

Very strong album indeed
Rhonda Dorsey hails from Philadelphia, whose University of Pennsylvania, she attended back in the day, achieving a B.A. in Psychology. As a performer, she has toured throughout Europe, prior to the release of this excellent debut album. All told, the European Soulful vibe emanates throughout the grooves of this fine 13 track release, which sees the light of day on her own label. The album was, actually, produced in Los Angeles by Bryant Siono (Chaka Khan, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland, and Israel Houghton). When the album arrived here, I loaded it into the iTunes on the computer, and as you guys know, there is a really irritating section of that programme, where you can give a track stars. Recently, due to the bulk of material sent, I have been using that system to remind myself which tunes I ought to be returning to, to cherry pick here. The ratings are realistic, in as much as very seldomly I give a song 5 stars, however, a song is a fine melody if I post a four star rating for the tune. 11 of the tracks on offer here I posted as 4 star, which is most unusual these days. Three had a five star, after a few listenings, as the songs have a vibe which grows on this listener. 'The Sun', 'Living It' and the beautiful tune 'Giving' are really top-drawer songs. The title track gave those three a good run for their money, whilst I heard echoes of the Reverend Al Green running through 'It's All Good Day'. There is something very haunting going on in the inventively titled 'Supernaturalcirclesoflove'. Great song. 'Far From You', the final song, is the type of tune that Anita Baker would be completely at home with. Very strong album indeed.
Bodes very well in the future for this fine Philly based songstress. I'm off to take 'Giving' for another spin....
Toby Walker (www.soulwalking.co.uk)

Sara Etter

IT'S JUST GREAT!!!!!!!!!
It doesn't need a lot of words to describe this album: IT'S JUST GREAT!!!!!!!!!