Live By These Words
Producer/Songwriter/keyboardist James Patrick Green has written what could be a national anthem for today's America, with the smooth R&B/ballad title single 'Live By These Words'. The infectious 808 groove sung by Julie Grimble Morris, simply touches the heart of American freedom, and patriotism. Also on the CD is a soulful rock rendition of 'The Pledge of Allegiance' orchestrated with electric guitars and big drums. Concluding this inspiring work is a narration of 'The 10 Commandments' and 'The Bill of Rights', performed by neighborhood Kids between the ages of 7 and 13. A powerful statement on moral American patriotism. 'Our Founding Fathers would be proud'. Bumper sticker and written text is included. Drawings by artist Dustin Guinee. James Patrick Green Biography By: Opal Summers James Patrick Green- or Pat to his friends... came up in the Northern California music scene of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area as a young keyboard player, performing with cover R&B funk bands. In 1977 Green joined with Sacramento bassist Gordon Jones (later writer/producer for Bobby Brown,Coolio), playing many dance clubs. In 1978 Green and Jones hooked up with producer/recording artist Robert Brookins (formerly with Clark Duke project, Stephanie Mills, Geoffrey Osborn, and currently music director and keyboardist for Earth, Wind, and Fire) to form the group Afterbach... featuring their 1981 Billboard dance single 'It's You' on Maurice White's (leader of EWF) ARC Label. AfterBach performed inconcert with a diverse range of groups like Jeff Lorber, Ray Goodman and Brown, and Alton McClain. After a European tour with AfterBach and disco divas Alton McClain & Destiny('It Must Be Love'-Polydor Records) in the late '70s and early '80s, Green played with Bay Area artists Eddie Mininfield/saxophone and John Paris/drums (formerly with Sheila E., Patty LaBell, and currently EWF) in dance clubs and in concert with various groups like Con Funk Shun. Throughout the '80s and early '90s Green turned his attention to writing/producing and audio record engineering. Opening Greensweep Recording studio in Sacramento, he went on to engineer and produce several projects, including a joint production in 1991 with producer Brian Alexander Morgan, for the group Fonke Socialistiks- 'You are My Heaven' on Priority Records, a #19 Billboard dance single. Later, as an engineer with Morgan, on RCA dance vocalist Martha Wash... and her hit record 'Give It To You' that went gold in 1992... then engineering on the RCA Recording Artist SWV (sisters with voices) multi platinum album 'It's About Time', that placed four #1 Billboard Pop and Urban R&B hits, as well as movie soundtrack singles in the motion pictures 'Free Willie' and 'Above the Rim' in 1993. In the last half of the 1990's, Green took a long break from the music business to pursue an adventure in placer gold mining that took him from the historic gold country of California, to the jungles of Cambodia and Vietnam. Today, Green and his wife Tammee, live in the mountains of Trinity County, California, and started a company called TheSchoolFactory.net as an outlet for new music and written works for kids and grownups of all ages. Green has designed, and plans to build, an underground berm-construction, solar powered recording studio, In a beautiful remote mountain setting. Truly a multi-talented artist!