Legendary Jarmels 50 Years
Legacies are established based on achievement so great, they defy the laws of time. In 1961 five young Richmonders made history when they recorded an international hit song on the Laurie Record Label in New York City. The group was the Jarmels. The international hit song was "A Little Bit of Soap." It was number 9 in the USA; number 1 in Germany and number 1 in England. The Jarmels were also the first black artist to sing on the Laurie label. The group was comprised of Ray Smith, the late Nathaniel Ruff, Paul Brunette, Earl Christian and Thomas Eldridge. Simultaneously, on the opposite side of town another music legacy was being established by child prodigy, Tyrone "Lil Tommy" Thomas, of Lil Tommy and the Teenagers. That group was comprised of Tyrone "Lil Tommy" Thomas, popular recording artist of "I'm Hurt" and "Seven Minutes of Funk" a highly sampled composition favored by many of today's rap artists, Major Harris (Love Won't Let Me Wait) and former member of the Del Fonics recording group, also Johnny Jones and Lawrence Cary. Let us advance through the portals of time for-let's say, 50 years; which will bring all things current. Today Ray Smith of the original Jarmels and Tyrone "Lil Tommy" Thomas along with members Ray "Baby Ray" Moyer and Alton Watkins are today's Jarmels with a fresh and original sound, that once you take a listen, their songs will definitely serenade your listening pleasures to a most appreciative musical realm. This multi-genre CD has music for even the most discriminating music aficionado. Whether your flavor is Rhythm & Blues, Jazz with a touch of Sade or Gospel, you will find it on this CD all done in excellent taste. And if you're old school and you remembered, "A Little Bit of Soap" then you're about to be all lathered up with the hit title track-"More Soap" as well as nine other tantalizing, stimulating, and inspirational music tracks, all done in professional taste, for great professional music listeners: you- the fans. So, whether you're in a laid back, suave mood, a you make me wanna shout mood or I'm ready to get my groove on mood, this brand new Jarmels CD is a perfect remedy for your every mood swing!