Carlton Jumel Smith – 1634 Lexington Avenue

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Carlton Jumel Smith - 1634 Lexington Avenue
:arrow: LP : (Timmion Records TRLP 12006, 2019)
:arrow: CD : (Timmion Records TRCD-12006, 2019)


Titres LP

A1 Woman You Made Me
A2 Love Our Love Affair
A3 Remember Me
A4 Help Me (Save Me From Myself)
A5 Ain't That Love?

B1 This Is What Love Looks Like!
B2 You Gonna Need Me
B3 I'd Better
B4 We're All We Got
B5 I Can't Love You Anymore

Titres CD

1. Woman You Made Me 3:46
2. Love Our Love Affair 4:04
3. Remember Me 4:18
4. Help Me (Save Me From Myself) 3:34
5. Ain't That Love? 4:27
6. This Is What Love Looks Like! 4:07
7. You Gonna Need Me 3:40
8. I'd Better 3:26
9. We're All We Got 4:04
10. I Can't Love You Anymore 4:34


Carlton Jumel Smith aka C.J. Smith : chant
Sami Kantelinen : basse
Janne Auvinen : basse (B4)
Seppo Salmi : guitare, tambourin, orgue
Jukka Sarapää : batterie
Tuomo Prättälä : piano, orgue, vocaux
Jimi Tenor : saxophone ténor
Pope Puolitaival : saxophone baryton
Jukka Eskola : trompette

Écriture, Performance : Carlton Jumel Smith, Cold Diamond & Mink
Producteurs Exécutifs : Jukka Sarapää, Sami Kantelinen
Production : Cold Diamond & Mink


Carlton Jumel Smith = 'Mr Soul'

Source :

Carlton Jumel Smith aussi appelé C.J. Smith est un chanteur de Soul Américain, il est surnommé 'Mr Soul'.
Il a fait un featuring en 1990, sur le maxi de Napoleon Soul O, titre à l'univers House, "Come On Girl".


Sa bio figure sur son site et est disponible (avec photos) :arrow: ICI.
Carlton Jumel Smith a écrit :
Loyalty and love

From Harlem to Helsinki, the language of Carlton Jumel Smith only speaks loyalty and love. The smooth, vintage groove of 1634 Lexington Avenue traces the upbringing of an 8-year-old James Brown-fanatic, singing his way from New York’s Puerto Rican district to dedicated entertainer clicking with the cooler climes of Finland’s finest soul label, Timmion and respected producers, Cold Diamond & Mink.

Channelling warmth, positivity and only good vibes, like every note escaping from his soaring vocal range, Carlton Jumel Smith is an infectious human being. Putting the “show” into show business, he emits a dedication to his craft and whilst performing at Helsinki’s Casino Ray, a happy coincidence would change his life forever. “I saw this Finnish cat named Pratt (of Pratt & Moody) tear the stage up with his smooth soul singing. After inviting me onstage, we jammed and connected. Following the show, I went to meet some Finnish friends and during dinner they pulled out a 45rpm they thought I’d like—lo and behold it was Pratt & Moody!”

As the needle hit the grooves, Carlton took it as a sign. He contacted Pratt and in no time, found himself among the vintage instruments and analogue recording equipment of Timmion’s offices, singing “I Can’t Love You Anymore,” which would become his first single on the label. “It was like walking into a time machine and being transported back to the early days of Motown and Stax,” recalls Carlton. “It makes you feel like you’re going to record a soul classic.”

Soul classics

If there’s one thing Carlton knows, it’s soul classics. In the summer 1968, while sitting on the fire escape of apartment 4S at1634 Lexington Avenue a fourth-floor walk-up in located in Spanish Harlem he would lap up the energy of the neighborhood known as El Barrio.

His mother would constantly play the 45 records of Wilson Pickett, Isaac Hayes, Barry White, and Aretha Franklin, and in a life altering moment one evening she took him to see James Brown (who he would eventually portray in Barry Levinson’s feature length film, Liberty Heights) at Harlem’s Apollo theatre; “The curtains opened, and he came out in a royal blue suit with a diamond pinky ring that sparkled up to where we were sitting in the balcony,” remembers Carlton. “He was amazing. Other boys wanted to be Batman, Superman, or the Lone Ranger. I wanted to be James Brown. That time was when music was real, organic and created by some of the most talented/creative people to exist. They were at the peak of their powers.”

As the sound of soul artists of the day filled the flat, Carlton’s mother would sing and dance to each note whilst his Puerto Rican Godmother Carmen Rodriguez would play the passionate and vibrant Latino music of Tito Puente, Willie Colon, Celia Cruz and the Fania All-Stars. “The music was intoxicating, you could get swept up in the rhythms and Salsa dance all night long. My mother was my first DJ! She kept my mind open with the records she played. I still have all of her records, albums, cassettes and 8 tracks.”

Suite de la BIO : :arrow:

Liens internet

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Cold Diamond & Mink = musiciens du label The Timmion Records et se composent de Jukka Sarapää, Sami Kantelinen, Seppo Salmi.

1634 Lexington Avenue est le premier opus de Carlton Jumel Smith, et l'album est en écoute / vente sur le Bandcamp du label Finlandais TIMMION RECORDS et c'est :arrow: ICI.

"hifi" :trumpet" :discjokey:

Les fidèles et réceptifs au son de DAPTONE RECORDS vont être aux anges... La Soul est de retour !!! :afro:
Fort belle sortie que cet opus. {resp@ct#


Carlton Jumel Smith_2019_"Woman You Made Me" (A1) / (N°1)

Carlton Jumel Smith_2019_"Love Our Love Affair" (A2) / (N°2)

Carlton Jumel Smith_2019_"Remember Me" (A3) / (N°3)

Carlton Jumel Smith & Irene Blackman - "Remember Me" (LIVE = 1mn)

Carlton Jumel Smith_2019_"Help Me (Save Me From Myself)" (A4) / (N°4)

Carlton Jumel Smith_2019_"Ain't That Love?" (A5) / (N°5)

Carlton Jumel Smith - "Ain't That Love?" (LIVE @ Jazz club Storyville Helsinki, Finlande)

Carlton Jumel Smith & Luis Coelho (LIVE : version guitare acoustique)


Carlton Jumel Smith_2019_"This Is What Love Looks Like!" (B1) / (N°6)

Carlton Jumel Smith_2019_"You Gonna Need Me" (B2) / (N°7)

Carlton Jumel Smith_2019_"I'd Better" (B3) / (N°8)

Carlton Jumel Smith_2019_"We're All We Got" (B4) / (N°9)

Carlton Jumel Smith_2019_"I Can’t Love You Anymore" (B5) / (N°10)

Album disponible depuis mai 2019.
Source :


Napoleon Soul O Featuring C.J. Smith_1990_"Come On Girl" :youououh: :trumpet" :youououh:


"Music Makes You Move" : Funkhouse Express (1974) so... "HIT THAT ONE!" : JB
"They Call Us Wild But We Got Soul" : Wild Magnolias (1975)

Re: Carlton Jumel Smith - 1634 Lexington Avenue

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bravo pour l article ultras complet, merci pour cette découverte soul et oui tu as raison la soul est de retourrrrr :yeahhh:
son morceau 90s fait froid dans le dos :shock:
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Re: Carlton Jumel Smith – 1634 Lexington Avenue

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Merci FunkInspector. :afro:

Carlton Jumel Smith sera en concert avec The Soul Surfers, le :
Samedi 13 juillet 2019
Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux (Drôme, dpt 26)
Saint-Paul Soul Jazz Festival
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Le sujet dédié est :arrow: ICI.
"Music Makes You Move" : Funkhouse Express (1974) so... "HIT THAT ONE!" : JB
"They Call Us Wild But We Got Soul" : Wild Magnolias (1975)
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