Sounds of the Season
"Sounds of The Season" The CD "Sounds of The Season" contains original arrangements of familiar Christmas songs along with original compositions that capture the spirit of the holiday season. These non-traditional arrangements are done in easily identifiable popular music styles that include contemporary jazz, r&b, rock (techno), blues, contemporary gospel and funk. "Sounds of The Season" was designed to be appealing to listeners of every age. Readys' Detour The READYS" DETOUR concept was brought about in the fall of 1972 as a result of the working relationship between Cass "HOLLYWOOD" Teague Jr. and Everard "READY" Thompson. The group delivered an electrifying show that was grounded in the hard driving soul, r&b and funk of the times. Performing on shows at Tennessee State, The Jail nightclub and other venues in the Nashville area Readys' Detour further distinguished itself by featuring female instrumentalist (not common at this time). Readys' Detour currently performs in the Richmond, Va. area. The group primarily performs original compositions (contemporary jazz, old school r&b and funk) and custom arrangements (contemporary gospel, contemporary jazz, old school r&b and funk) that feature blazing hot horn lines (the up coming CD will have live horns in the tradition of EW&F) and primal grooves. "READY" If you want to know whom the "different drummer" was listening to, then you definitely want to check out the musical renderings of Everard "READY" Thompson. READYS' hot music tracks were instrumental in securing record deals for his group (SECRET/ZIII) with Airwave Records and Warner Brothers Records. He has written music arrangements that have been performed by dynamic groups such as The Tennessee State University "Aristocrat of Bands" and the George Wythe High School for The Performing Arts marching ("Bulldog Express") band and jazz ("Express Jazz") band. READY is affectionately called "Q" by his contemporaries and also called the "Rod Serling" of music. If you want a musical different point of view, then be on the look out for more from "Readys' Detour.'