The August Heat Band is based out of Louisiana. Their repertoire consist of original
soul and jazz, similar to the styles of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, George
Benson, and Wes Montgomery. They can also perform a wide variety of cover
music, including TOP 40 pop, rock, and soul, recorded during the '60s,'70s, and
'80s. Several tracks from their CLOSER CD are being played throughout the U.S.
and Europe. The group is made up of a powerhouse female vocalist, a guitar
virtuoso, and other skilled and experienced musicians, who have toured globallly
over the past twenty-five years, working with various groups.
Release: November 4th 2012
Extra Rich In Soul
Catalogue # SJCD5007
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Extra Rich In Soul Release Date: Monday March 17th 2014
Press ReleaseExtra Rich In Soul is a various artists cd compilation which features some of Soul Junction’s most popular and now long deleted releases from the last 7 years. Such as Bill Spoon’s “I Can’t Wait (Until The Weekend)”, Jesse James’s original version of “I Feel You Love Changing” and the late Oliver Cheatham’s biggie from 2012 “Don’t Pop The Question (If You Can’t Take The Answer)”.
Also featured is Natural Impulses dance floor favourite “We’re Gonna Make It Through” which is also accompanied by their previously unissued mid tempo offering “Thank You Baby” which gets its debut outing as part of this compilation.
Add to that two previously unissued tracks from Clayton Hooker formerly of the Detroit group ‘Citation’ entitled “Have You Had Enough” and “Say It Again” respectively. Both tracks coming out of brother’s Ivy Jo Hunter and John Maxey’s Probe 1 Productions studio.
Vince Bromfield of ‘Audio’ fame is represented with his modern soul favourite “Won’t Somebody” plus a really cool smooth instrumental entitled “Remember September” which show cases Vince prowess as a jazz saxophonist to perfection.
Chapter 8’s main man David Washington is also featured via his own rendition of the song he originally composed for Jimmy Scott “Games’ a dance floor winner during 2013.
Soul Junction also continues with it’s commitment to support today’s current contemporary output by featuring three recent releases by way of August Heat’s mid tempo delight “Fly Away” , Detroiter Darold Gholston’s “Love That’s Real” and former Wall Street banker Eric Harris’s recent internet radio hit “Backstage”. To compliment the package we have included two brand new releases from the Motorcity, One Nation’s “I Like Your Style” and from former Magic City and United Sound Studio session singer Janet Wright, who under her stage name of Pix’y comes up trump’s with her excellent and unique cover version of Rose Royce’s classic “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” (Please check out Janet’s Biography on the Soul Junction Artist Bio page.
Hopefully through this compilation we have provided something for everyone’s soulful palette, Enjoy.
Front cover photo. From left to right: Bill Spoon, Jesse James, Eltonez Salton (August Heat) and Oliver Cheatham.
Extra Rich In Soul
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Artist: August Heat
Label: August Heat
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This is a real surprise a new album made in the 70’s/early 80’s Southern Soul style ala Facts Of life etc with real instruments and great vocals. August Heat from Louisiana have captured that sound but made it sound contemporary. The beat ballads ‘Closer’, ‘You and Me’, and ‘Talk To Me’ are strong, the mid-tempo floater ‘Fly Away’ and more up tempo ‘Hooked on You’ and ‘I Can’t take It’ are also key tracks on this superb album. Quality Classic Soul 2013 style
01 Talk to Me by August Heat
02 Fly Away by August Heat
03 Closer by August Heat
04 Hooked On You by August Heat
05 Movin’ On by August Heat
06 You and Me by August Heat
07 Can’t Take It by August Heat
08 At Peace by August Heat
09 Summer Love by August Heat
10 Lost in Time by August Heat
Posted September 3, 2013 (edited)
Press Release: August Heat You And Me/Hooked On You SJ524
Release Date: Monday September 9th 2013
The August Heat Band, hail from the small town of Bristol near Opelousas, in the state of Louisiana. The main core of the August Heat band consist of the gospel trained lead soprano vocalist Eltonez Salton otherwise affectionately known as “Cookie”.
Veteran lead guitarist, background vocalist, and the August Heat album project producer, John Kent Pierre-Auguste. Who more frequently uses the abbreviated name of Kent August.
Along with bass guitarist Ronny Sonnier, drummer Michael “Joe Monk” Caesar and keyboardist Tony Lea. On the “Closer” album project additional keyboard parts were provided by local musician and studio engineer Michael Lockett. Who also recorded and mixed the entire album at his Lockdown studio in Lafayette, La.
The “Closer” album project began in 2010 and was a further two years in the making.
It is from this excellent album that we at Soul Junction have taken the delightful mid-tempo offering “You And Me” backed with the more up-tempo dancer “Hooked On You” for our next 45 release. In doing so, we hope to introduce the great sound of the August Heat Band to the appreciation of a greater worldwide audience. Here’s to a successful future, August Heat.