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I’ve been an independent artist running my own production company most of my career. When I started getting involved with The Recording Academy I really felt a sense of camaraderie with like-minded professional people who love music. We are a unified voice for our industry.
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Diane Durrett: SOUL SUGA’:
(Blooming Tunes Music)
Diane Durrett’s latest CD Soul Suga’, literally swept me off my feet. Discovery is always so cool; something different; something exciting; cruzin’ music deluxe. Good music starts with great talent, songs, lyrics, engineering and smooth production. Soul Suga’ has all these things in spades. Diane’s vocals are as smooth as a baby’s behind. She has great help on this wonderful CD from her Atlanta, GA friends such as Yonrico Scott, June Bug Massey, Randall Bramblett and Tinsely Ellis. Songs of note are numerous, and plentiful such as Show Up Sexy, All is Well, Be Somebody’s Angel, Push the Push Back and my favorite track, WooHoo (I got a little woohoo in my hoohoo; I need a little woohoo from you), which was nominated for a Grammy. Some may blush at the sexyiness, and the cheekiness of these blues shuffling numbers, but it sweetens’ my cup of tea. God, I love my job! – Freddie Morrow
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Diane is reelected to the Atlanta Chapter board of the Recording Academy best known for the Grammy’s. She is the ‘vocal seat’ and serves on the Producer & Engineer committee.
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Roots Music Report – Contemporary Blues Album 2015
#21 Diane Durrett & Soul Suga’
Bendeboue Blues 365 – Todays Women Blues
Bendeboue Blues 365 – Todays Women Blues de 14 fév 2015
01 – Karen Lovely – Frank The Spank – Ten Miles Of Bad Road – Kokako – 2015
02 – Kelly Ritchey – You Wanna Rock – Shakedown Soul – Sweet Lucy Records – 2016
03 – Dianne Durrett – Woohoo – Soul Suga’& Dianne Durrett – Blooming Tunes Music – 2015
04 – Hurricane Ruth Lamaster – Built For Comfort – Winds Of Change – Self – 2015
05 – Zora Young & Little Mike & The Tornadoes – I Love Chicago – Friday Night – Elrob – 2015
06 – Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Haywood Band – 49 Ways – Getaway – Wette Music – 2015
07 – Amy “Shally” Shallenberger & The Riff Riders – My ’65 – Hit The Road – Power Waggin Records – 2015
08 – Deb Callahan – Way Down In The Hole – Sweet Soul – Independent – 2015
09 – Stolen Hearts feat.Pam Taylor – Already Alright – Dirty Southern Soul – Independent – 2015
10 – Conny Lush Band – I Dont Say Goodbye – Renaissance – Selfrelease – 2015
11 – Tia Goutebel – Northern France – Hypnotic Wheels – Self – 2015
12 – Deb Callahan – I Been Hoodood – Sweet Soul – Independent – 2015
Best Blues Song 2015
#21 ‘Show Up Sexy’
All followers and lovers of the great voices of rhythm and blues, have now the opportunity to enjoy with the amazing talent of an extraordinary singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer called Diane Durrett. This brilliant new album includes eleven songs where Diana is surrounded by the cream of Georgia area musicians. All of them become the real foundation, the basis, the best support and provide the necessary quality to let Diane Durrett shine at a very high level. Continue reading
BLues 247, in Norfolk, England UK, says “If you’re in the market for a soul album, this one is well worth checking out. Great vocals.”
SOUL SUGA’ & DIANE DURRETT
Blooming Tunes Music
To be honest I did not know much about this lady other than the name being well revered. Durrett has opened shows for Tina Turner, Faith Hill, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, and Derek Trucks and sung with: has sung with Sting, The Indigo Girls, Gregg Allman, Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones) and Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow).
Diane is not only an artist but a producer as well. She started producing in major studios in the early 90’s but in 2010 she began her artist development company Blooming Tunes Music. Since then Diane has coached numerous singer/songwriters and produced CDs on up and coming artists.
Hailing from Georgia she has clearly absorbed the feel of the place and gives it out generously. The voice is full of soul, smooth, sassy, sensual, cheeky, passion, power, diverse and a great range. The people who take part in this record read like a who’s who of Georgia cream and briefly your ears can bear witness to the likes of: Yonrico Scott on drums and vibraphone, Melissa “Junebug” Massey on drums and percussion, Ted Pecchio on bass, Randall Bramblett on piano and sax, Tinsley Ellis, Oliver Wood and Markham White on guitars, and a host of others on horns, background vocals etc, must have been some studio party when the recording was finished.
This album is likely get your blood pumpin’ and your urge to dance in motion and at the same time the voice is so, so satisfying. Diane draws you in by telling you she is going to Show Up Sexy and how first impressions make a mark, and that is exactly what she does with this statement of song. The horns rip into the story of Sassy Larue, a vivacious Blues singer before Tinsley Ellis joins her on Woohoo. All told a fine and enjoyable album that covers many moods.
The August 2015 Roots Music Report has Soul Suga’ and Diane Durrett listed 7th. Woo Hoo!