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On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 11:19 PM, <linval@ashakamusic.com> wrote:

For Immediate Release: 3/12/2016!!!



1. My spin on The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Loving Feeling"
won Roots 96.1 FM Whats The Verdict's 2015 Cover Song of The Year
--For more information, promo requests or to set up an interview, please
contact Ramjam Records at 1(618) 406-7895, 1(347)451-4964 (US)
 
2. Ramjam Records recalled its 2015 digitally release world reggae album
"Call Me" by recording artiste Linval "Ashaka" Thomas from world wide
distribution. The decision to recall the album was  strategic, with the
intent to better align Ashaka's music with the expectations of listeners
and customers word wide. To achieve this goal, "Call Me" will be remixed,
mastered and released in Jamaica, March 19, 2016.

In their June 22, 2015 edition, The Jamaica Observer newspaper called
Ashaka a 'hidden talent' while disc jockey Michael Thompson of Kool 97.1
FM radio described Ashaka's 2015 album launch performance as a 'gem'.
The album's title track "Call Me," and "You've Lost That Loving Feelin"
received generous airplay in Jamaica on IRIE 107.5 FM, Roots 96.1 FM and
Kool 97.1 FM radio.  And on Saturday, 19 March 2016, the re-release of
"Call Me" will be a live performance from "Ashaka" at The Twin Gate Plaza, 25 1/2 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica starting at 12:00 Noon (Sharp).  Save the date. FREE ADMISSION.
For additional information, please contact Derrick Harriots Records &
Video at 1(876)586-8066, 1(876)926-7412 or Ramjam Records at
1(618)406-7895, 1(347)451-4964 or Email: linval@ashakamusic.com.

The Jamaica Observer

WHEN veteran session guitarist Winston 'Bo Pee' Bowen got the opportunity to cover the Righteous Brothers’ You've Lost That Loving Feeling, he made full use of it. "Is a song wi love from long time. Wi do it as an instrumental an' decide to do some different things with the arrangement," he said.

Bowen was inspired to do the instrumental after playing on a reggae version of the 1964 classic by singer Linval 'Ashaka' Thomas. He did his cut accompanied by bass player Danny Dennis and keyboardist Paul 'Wrong Move' Crossdale. Thomas and Bowen's versions are released on the former's Ram Jam Records label.

Winston Bowen has been recording and touring for 40 years. He was a member of Lloyd Parks' We The People and 809 bands and has toured with a number of artistes including Dennis Brown, Luciano and U Roy. His debut album, Bo's Mood, was released five years ago.

The Jamaican Observer

Ashaka's got that loving feeling

For his latest project, singer Linval 'Ashaka' Thomas went into the archives and covered one of pop music's classic ballads -- The Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling.

"It is an amazing song. I am from the Motown era and listened to such R&B icons as Jerry Butler, The Impressions, Marvin Gaye and others. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling was one of those songs that emerged and never took no for an answer," said Thomas of the song which was originally done in 1965.

The Kingston-born Thomas is a former sergeant in the United States Air Force. He recorded his version of 'Lovin' at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston with veteran session guitarist Winston 'Bo Pee' Bowen.

The song, which is done for Thomas' Ramjam Records, will be released digitally September 11. It is the follow-up to Reggae Jamaica which was released early this year.

The Jamaica Gleaner

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