Taylor James releases instrumental version of new single ‘Good News’

R ‘n’ B and soul artist Taylor James has released an instrumental version of his latest single, “Good News.” Like the original version, it has been proudly published on the Hearts of Gold Music independent record label support from the corporate music power structure. Likewise brimming with elements of funk, soul, gospel and rhythm ‘n’ blues, James’ “Good News” instrumental brings together the best of the four styles of music for a rolling, jamming, grooving good time.

Taylor James (born James Albert Taylor) cites as main artistic influences Godfather of Soul James Brown and famous producer Quincy Jones. The core components of each of these are prominently featured in his “Good News” instrumental, and fans of R ‘n’ B, funk, and soul are sure to be equally enthusiastic for the return of good pop music upon first hearing the track.

The Hearts of Gold Music label have seen to it that James’ track features truly ingenious, spotlessly clean studio production. This, combined with naturally flowing songwriting and picture-perfect instrumentation, ensure that James’ “Good News” instrumental is a stunning listen from start to finish in an entirely different way from the original standard edit.

Taylor James was born in 1953 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Jackson State University with a degree in music and a minor in recording engineering. He has been writing, recording and producing music since the age of 17. James served as drummer and lead vocalist for Wynd Chymes, whose two LP albums are still in circulation online. His own first album, “No Way Out” appeared on the Great Southern Productions (GSP) music label in 1984. He wrote and produced music under GSP from 1976-1990, after which time he built his own studio and recorded such popular artists as Willie Clayton, Bobby Rush, the William Brothers and the Canton Spirituals.

“Good News” and its accompanying instrumental version are the most significant releases from Taylor James in recent years. They have been published concurrently with an official, high-gloss music video, also. They represent the first of several tracks to be released from Taylor in late 2014, including such other titles as “Olde School,” “A Taylormade Christmas,” and “Say It’s Me / Living for You.” Each has been proudly produced and published by the Hearts of Gold Music label.

“Good News” by Taylor James is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer


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