Carlton met James Brown quite a few times. He portrayed James Brown in Barry Levinson's feature length film "Liberty Heights". James Brown had been scheduled to perform at the NYC B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on New Year’s Eve 2007 but he passed away on Christmas day 2006. Carlton, who had been performing at B.B. King’s twice a month for five years, filled in for Mr. Brown and, along with Chaka Khan, turned in a successful performance to celebrate the music of James Brown.
Carlton J. Smith has released two CDs: 1) "Diagram of a Relationship"
Carlton J. Smith's upcoming CD release is called "G.U.M. (Grown Up Music)".
"Grown Up Music" is Carlton's term regarding creating and making music for a certain age and demographic who may feel left out by the current trends in pop culture.
"...I sing the type of R&B and Soul that I grew up with, and I present it in a fashion that is designed to make one think of love and loyalty which as D.J. Rogers once said, "...are not for sale...".
For a preview of one of the original songs to be featured on the new CD, please go to – https://www.youtube.com/
Carlton is in the final stage of writing a book entitled, "A Lifetime of Life", his hilarious take on growing up with three sisters in Spanish Harlem, New York City.
Mr. Smith is also currently working on the creation and development of a theatrical production entitled "Hello Music". "Hello Music" is a retrospective on Soul/R&B music in sight, sound and motion with live performances by Carlton J. Smith and his band. Carlton has a valuable collection of concert posters, autographs, and other such memorabilia from that era, which has inspired him to create this one of a kind production.
All in all, Carlton J. Smith is a creative soul who believes in his art and his vision.
Other important links:
“In the name of James Brown”, to be touring several cities in 2014: https://www.youtube.com/
A recent video interview promoting one of Carlton J. Smith's 2013 shows at the Rialto Theatre in Montreal can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/
Carlton’s version of the James Brown-Luciano Pavarotti duet https://www.youtube.com/
Other moments on stage across China: https://www.youtube.com/
For more information, please contact:
Carlton J. Smith
BB King Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42nd Street
New York, New York
Saturday, July 5th
8:00PM (doors open at 6:00PM)
Tickets: $20 (Advance Purchase Recommended)
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Ms. Broderick appeared regularly for eight years on weekend morning financial segments for WABC Eyewitness News. She has appeared on Good Day New York, WNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, NY1 and WOR Radio discussing tax-related issues. She has interviewed with top financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wealth Manager.
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