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Vivian Sessoms Grammys 2018

 

Song writer, singer, music producer Vivian Sessoms was a vision at the 2018 Grammy Awards!  She is Your favorite singer’s, favorite singer!

 

 

 

 

Vivian’s dress is from Jill Stuart, we wanted to go with a pop of color so we chose her cape from BCBG and to pull the look together the Charlotte Olympia glitter pumps with a bold Star to signify the moment of going to the Grammys!   Kate Spade jewelry complemented her look.

 

Photo taken by celebrity makeup artist Felicia G

 

Felicia and Vivian

 

Vivian and Natalie for Luxshop4u

 

Glam Team Wardrobe Stylist 2017 Natalie Mason for Luxshop4u and Makeup by Felicia G.

Buzz of the night amongst professional artist’s  *Hoping for a Danny Woods memorial mention, Kendrick Lamar, Dave Chappell, Jay Z 4:44 album, Kesha and Bruno Mars.

“I’ve shared the stage with Diddy, Joe Cocker,  Patti Austin and Cher, P!nk, Stevie Wonder  and numerous others.  I’ve had a wonderful journey before deciding to strike out on my own.”  Vivian Sessoms 

*Fun Fact

Vivian Sessoms’s vocal credit is including but not limited to the following artists:

Keith Sweat “Right and Wrong”

Robin.S “Show Me Love”

Lisa Lisa “If This Is Real”

Roberta Flack “Let It Be” For Roberta Flack Sings The Beatles

Lalah Hathaway “Out Run The Sky”

Lalah Hathaway “In The End”

Whitney Houston on tour

 

Writing Credits

Lalah Hathaway “Out Run The Sky”

Lalah Hathaway “In The End”

And many others.

To see throwback photos Vivian Sessoms while on tour with P!NK and many others click here! 

 

Danny Woods Grammys 2018

 

Dear Recording Academy,

I am asking you to please honor American Music Icon  Danny Woods 3/27/1942-1/12/2018 during your live broadcast this weekend!

Danny Woods formerly of the Chairmen of The Board passed away on January 12th, 2018 at his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was 75.  The 6 octave vocal range performer had an infectious smile and an electric presence.  “Chairmen Of The Board, one of the most popular Detroit acts in the early ’70’s, had a top 10 hit with “Give Me Just A Little More Time,” as well as several Top 10 hits on the R&B Singles chart, including “Pay To The Piper,” “Chairmen Of The Board” and “Finder’s Keepers.”  Grammys

 

Chairmen Of The Board on tour with Funkadelic.

My father-in-law’s Aries album is highly coveted amongst vinyl junkies.  Danny Woods’  “Top Songs” on Shazam are “Down At The Beach,” “You Had Me Fooled,” “Do Right,” “Pay To The Piper,” and “Back To The Beach.”  I am confident that his gospel albums will do the same!

Corey and I also call upon the beach community and Danny Woods fans everywhere to hashtag #DannyWoodsChairmenOfTheBoardGrammys to get the attention of the Recording Academy, American Music Awards and  and the Billboard Awards #DannyWoodsChairmenOfTheBoardBillboardAwards in hopes that they mention him!  Lastly I challenge his fans to petition your mayors to create a Danny Woods Day in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Atlanta, Detroit and North Carolina.   I know that you can do it!  Thanks in advanced!

*Grammy photo is from the Grammy Instagram page.

 

Soul and Beach Music Icon Danny Woods

 

 

 

Danny Woods music career spans over 50 years he is one of the founding members of the legendary music group Chairmen of the Board.  Chairmen of the Board has sold over a million of copies with their chart topping hits “Give me just a little more time” the song was sampled by Kylie Minogue.  Chairmen of the Boards song “Patches” was later re-made by Clarence Carter and it received a Grammy Award.  The group shared the stage with many music legends and  was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

 

 

*Questions for this Q and A was written by Natalie the interview was conducted by Natalie and her husband one of Danny Woods son’s.

Natalie: Congratulations on your successful music career. What is your key to longevity?

Danny Woods: God, keep God first!

Natalie: Your fans do an amazing job of posting your music dating all the way back from the 1960’s! How many records did you release and how many music groups were you in?

Danny Woods: They asked me to be in the Spinners, but I turned it down because I was making money on my own. I would say that I am on about 50 records.

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie: How old were you when you signed your first record deal?

Danny Woods: I was about 19.

Natalie: Maintaining a healthy voice is a full time job. What’s your best practice to exercising and keeping your 6 octave vocal range healthy?

Danny Woods: The more you sing the better you can sing.

Natalie: What was the feeling that you pulled to hit that high register during the song “Danny Boy?”

Danny Woods: I was singing that song for my son Danny that’s why I sing it so good I was singing to my son Danny. 

 

 

Original Chairmen of the Board members General Johnson, Danny Woods, Hendricks Kennedy and Eddie Custis

Natalie: What was it like being in a premier group for Holland Dozier Holland?

Danny Woods: It was tough, I did not get paid.

Give me just a little more time was released in 1970 from the album “The Chairmen of The Board”

Natalie: How did you celebrate being number 3 on the Billboard Charts and selling over 1 Million copies for “Give me just a little more time?”

Danny Woods: I did not celebrate because I did not have any money.  I was on the Johnny Carson show and Soul Train several times.

 

 

1983 Beach Music Awards

 

Natalie: What emotion did you experience when the R.I.A.A presented Chairmen of The Board with a certified gold record?

Danny Woods: Well, London was an exciting time for me at ABC’s 50th anniversary everyone in the industry was on that show, Rock N’ Roll Super stars!

A special thank you to my father-in-law Mr. Danny Woods for affording us the opportunity to interview him for an exclusive Q and A.

Download music by General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board on iTunes.

Download Danny Woods music on iTunes

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