Do You, Without Them

Do You, Without Them
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Foreword by Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey

Multi-Grammy-nominated R&B singer and songwriter Calvin Richardson shares his inspiring story of rising from a modest southern upbringing to fame and living the dream of doing what he loves—wowing crowds with his illustrious hits and writing beautiful music. With fans and upcoming artists often asking how he managed to achieve his success, Richardson decided to write the book Do You, Without Them as a reminder to follow one’s dreams despite past and present, seemingly insurmountable obstacles. While offering insight into the reality of the music industry, this inspiring story delves into the depths of tenacity and determination to manifest the vision that remained obstinately entrenched since childhood. The Calvin Richardson story takes the reader on the ride of a lifetime transparently revealing the ups and downs, twists and turns that transformed a young boy from the Carolinas to a chart-topping inspiration who continues to blaze the trail with an amazing talent that touches the soul of loyal listeners.

More about Calvin:

You know when the iconic soul man Charlie Wilson calls you “one of the most talented artists in the business” that you are truly special. Affectionately dubbed “The Soul Prince,” Multi-Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Calvin Richardson has been delighting fans with his straight-shooting no holds barred southern soul for close to two decades. USA Today declared Richardson is “influenced by vintage R&B and his gritty vocals set him apart from his smoother contemporaries…fresh vibes from a singer who respects and values his roots.”

He met and became friends with Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey and Joel “Jo Jo”Hailey, who went on to form the hit-making group Jodeci in the early 90s. Calvin was inspired by their success to form the urban contemporary vocal group Undacova, whose song “Love Slave” was included in the New Jersey Drive soundtrack in 1995.

When Undacova folded, Calvin launched a solo career that resulted in his debut solo album Country Boy on Uptown/Universal Records in 1999. The album included a great cover of Bobby Womack’s “I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much.” While Calvin was working on this follow-up, Angie Stone heard a demo of his song “More Than A Woman” and invited him to duet with her on a version of the song for her album Mahogany Soul.

by Calvin Richardson
SUNBURY PRESS
Trade paperback - 6 x 9 x .3
9781620062999
130 Pages
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Soul & R 'n B
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Music
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