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After an amazing debut performance at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April, Roy Young continues his world tour, performing, among others, in the US, Jamaica, Italy and other countries in Europe . Please sign up here to receive an e mail notification of upcoming shows so that you may come and enjoy an unforgettable evening with Roy Young.

 
 
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Apr 2008
OFFBEAT JAZZ BIBLE
by Alex Rawls
Al Green's new Album "Lay It Down" and Roy Young's "Memphis" are reviewed together "Still, like Green, he sounds like a man with something on his mind, and the songs only occasionally sound like performances."
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Apr 2008
Roy Young makes his US Debut
Baton Rouge Advocate by John Wirt
"He's finally come to the land of his musical inspiration"
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Sep 2007
Il soul Torna ad esplodere nella vocedi Roy Young

by Alberto Castelli
Un album di grande intensita, omagio a maestri del pasato come Sam Cooke, Ottis Redding, e Wilson Pickett.
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May 2007
An explosive soul singer : Roy Young (English version)
by Cali Rise, www.impudique.net/
The voice of Roy, the melodies of two brothers Frankel and the famous musicians who play with him at the time recording contribute to make an album which will definitely join the legend of soul. In the need to learn more about this man born in the hills of Jamaica to choose to live in Israel to sing his passion. I revised my English before the attack.

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Apr 2007
Review of Roy Young's debut album "Memphis" (
Everybody Hurts)
by Wade Tatangelo
Judging by the four songs streamed online, Young is a gravelly-voiced soul survivor capable of projecting myriad emotions onto any song he deems worthy.
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Feb 2007
Review of Roy Young's debut album "Memphis"

by David Cole, editor, IN THE BASEMENT - U.K.’s Leading Soul Magazine
Roy has a great world-weary voice that can wail like a good ‘un on tracks like the deep and doomy ‘Don’t Call It Love’ and send shivers up the spine on the solely piano-accompanied ‘Bring In The Dawn’.
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Jan 2007
Review of Roy Young's debut album "Memphis"

by Przemek Draheim, www.blues.pl/draheim
Wow, this is the word that came to my mind after listening to the whole album. I tell you, if Solomon Burke received so much praise after his "Don't Give Up On Me" CD than Roy should become a soul music God after this one. His voice is as soulful as it gets and can get both, tough and tender with ease. Arrangements on the album are classy and escape from cliches. For me "Memphis" is one of the best deep soul CDs I've heard in couple of years with "Turn Right At Midnight" being a song of the year!

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Jan 2007
Review of Roy Young's debut album "Memphis"

by Brenda Jeanne Wyche, www.blackstarnews.com
Great things are not created overnight. Like the finest wine that has fermented for a very long time, such is music phenomenon, Roy Young. The timing of his arrival is divine, as we have lost so many great ones and are in need of a new musical champion. With his vintage soul stylings incomparable to any other, Roy Young brings comfort to the restless spirit that lies within us - and for those spirits who are dormant - or just numb from life's challenges, Roy brings a resurrection that reminds you to jump back in and appreciate life.
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Nov 2006
Review of Roy Young's debut album "Memphis"

by Alan Shutro, www.bluesbytes.net
Boy, was this a surprise! I really didn't know what to expect from Roy Young on his CD, Memphis. Here's a Jamaican born singer that was discovered while performing in Tel Aviv, Israel, and it was decided to bring him to Memphis to record with the legendary Willie Mitchell in his Royal Studios. What came out of this unusual partnership was a quite personal and unique recording.
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Aug. 2006
Review of Roy Young's debut album "Memphis"
by Dylann DeAnna, Editor www.bluescritic.com
RATING: **** (4 out of 5 stars)
The first thing I thought of after hearing this seriously Soulful disc was: "the darker side of Memphis". Though it has a Memphis Soul backbone, the moody, occasionally ominous soundscapes mixed with bittersweet lyrics make this more challenging and quite unique. It's tone more accurately fits current reality than your standard issue R & B record of sex, love & getting your party on.
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Roy Young's debut album "Memphis" is due to be released early 2007.


Roy Young is an explosive Soul singer with a truly unique and memorable voice. Tommy Boy’s goal was to surround his voice with dirty blues and funk grooves, true, distinctive soul music and a touch of that Motown sound to give it some pop! The plan was to get together original soul legends, tight players, hardened by the road - and key players on some of the world’s greatest soul records. We brought in Motown arranger and trumpet player Gil Askey to write the horn and string arrangements for the album and to add his deeply moving and unmistakable muted trumpet to the ballads.

We recorded first in Melbourne (home to the producers and current home to Gil Askey and guitar legend Jack Jones). Next, we brought Roy Young in from Israel, the producers in from Australia, and we from New York City….all converging in Memphis at Royal Studios. Like the three wise men following a star to a manger in Bethlehem, we came following the star of Willie Mitchell.

Daniel and Gideon Frankel are two brothers from Melbourne writing and producing soul music for the first time in their young lives. They had discovered and were working with the Jamaican born Roy Young who had been paying dues, singing in soul and jazz bands throughout Eastern Europe for years.

They all came to Memphis to experience the magic of Willie Mitchell. Twenty musicians were assembled and performed flawlessly and quickly for Willie. Roy Young had his first lesson in singing and discovered that he had not one but two voices as Willie asked him to “sing it pretty.”

I saw Roy Young become inspired to believe that he could be more than he ever believed. And I saw Willie Mitchell get younger every day we came back to the studio. And we all felt like a family should really be…supporting each other, encouraging each other, pushing each other to be better and most of all sharing love.

It was then back to New York to work with Grammy Winner, Dave Darlington on the mixes and polish the final result with Leon Zervos at the mastering desk.

There’s magic in every track on this CD and it is our pleasure to share that magic with you.

— Tom Silverman, founder and CEO of Tommy Boy Music

 
     
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