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Simple Things

by Allen

Allen takes Pop into new territory. His new EP highlights Pop with with new Soul grooves and Soul / Jazz harmonies.
Genre: Easy Listening: Mature
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Slow Dance
3:36 $0.99
2. Those Simple Things
3:40 $0.99
3. Black Widow
3:02 $0.99
4. Hold Me Tight
3:39 $0.99
5. Put A Little Love In Your Heart
3:48 $0.99
6. They Call It Love
3:54 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
When Perry Michael Allen arrived in Europe for the first time, he was touring as music director and road manager for the legendary superstar soul singer, Al Green. Since then Allen has called Italy his home, making an enormous contribution to the renaissance of soul music in Europe.
A singer, pianist, musical arranger and producer, the multi-talented Michael Allen was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, the heartland of soul music. He took the first steps of his professional musical career in Memphis, working with the two greatest labels of the R&B / Soul music genre – Stax Records and Willie Mitchell's
HI Studios.
Early in his career, he had the unique opportunity to study the art of record making with some of Soul and R&B’s greatest musicians. Under the wings of master producer Willie Mitchell and renowned songwriter David Porter (of "Soul Man" fame), Allen sharpened his songwriting and producting skills and later became an artist/writer/arranger for both Stax and HI.
He has performed, recorded and arranged for the absolute greatest names in the history of soul,
Including Al Green, Bozz Skaggs, The Sweet Inspirations, Anita Ward, Wilson Pickett, The Memphis Horns, Albert King, The Soul Children, The HI Rhythm Section,Ollie and the Nightingales,Carla and Rufus Thomas and others.
During his first term at Stax Records, he recorded the Sweet Inspirations, the legendary backup singers of Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley, was songwriter/arranger/vocalist with the Stax group KILO, and also recorded David Porter's album "Sweat and Love", accompanying Porter at the famous WattStax concert which was the subject of the groundbreaking film of the same name.
In addition to his own records for Stax, HI and other record companies, Allen penned three hits for
Al Green: "Hanging On", "So Good To Be Here", and "Soon As I Get Home". Allen also worked as Green's tour and musical director, appearing with Green on a host of television programs including The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Soul Train and Midnight Special. At HI, Allen also recorded and arranged for Syl Johnson, Detroit Emerals, Otis Clay and O.V. Wright,
to name a few.

Allen also worked with Fame Records (Muscle Shoals) and Stax/Fantasy records, coordinated, directed and performed as key-boardist/vocalist on Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell" tour. Allen later was called to work as producer/arranger/musician for Willie Mitchells' new record label "Waylo". For the Waylo label, he arranged and recorded the works of Lynn White, Lanier&Co., the European group Wet Wet Wet (The Memphis Sessions), David Hudson's album "Night & Day" as well as his own singles "Music All The Time", "Turn On The Music" and "Highway".

In Italy he has written, produced and recorded his own work, including the CD "Deep Inside" for Irma Molto Jazz, and "On The Radio", "Push Push Push" and other singles for Tabloid/Polygram. His most recent work is the album "Simple Things", recorded for his new label Nugen Music....and, the story continues …



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Bert Gagnon

Neon Productions Radio U.S.A.
Great combination of R & B and Pop. Vocals lean to blues which makes a nice set of songs. Thanks! Bert Gagnon Neon Productions Radio The Songwriter's Network Kickback Radio Artworks On The Net

Graham J Barclay

Soundwave FM New Zealand
Hi Perry Many Sincere Thanks for the CD" Simple Things ". We have enjoyed it immensly, and have added tracks from it to our playlists. Your presentation of music, inside the style and personality reflected in the tracks is very refreshing. Keep it up. Many thanks again, and please stay in touch. Kind regards Graham J Barclay

Paul van Kuik

Radio 0162 Dongen (Netherlands)
Hi Perry, Loved your Album,hope to hear more of you in the near future!! My listeners are wild about it!! Greetz Paul van Kuik Radio 0162 - Dongen

Harry Boerman

Veluwe FM, RTV Apeldoorn,(Netherlands)
Great CD, will give it the aiplay it derserves. Greetings, Harry Boerman

Kerstin Kröger

Radio Kanal Ratte Schopfheim (Germany )
Your CD is very fine. I play it sometimes on the radio and at home. Best regards Kerstin Kröger Radio Kanal Ratte Schopfheim Germany

Gene Harris, Jr.,MBA President Radio San Diego Calf. U.S.A.
It has been a while since I was this excited about a hot new independent project. This gentleman, P. Michael Allen, was born and raised in Memphis but now lives in Italy. He put this sweet project together over there and then sent it home to us to share with you. We will feature several tunes from it beginning at Noon (PST) today. I hope you enjoy it as much as I will enjoy playing them for you and have a fantastic day. Above all else, stay strong in the lord, Peace.
Gene Harris, Jr., MBA President

Judy Bald

Hi Perry from Horsham Australia
Hi Perry,
Have heard your new CD "simple things" on HHH in Horsham Radio.
Was very impressed with this. Have asked Michael to get me a copy, absolutely love it, so glad Triple H are playing it regularly especially in the Italian hour on Tuesdays.
Keep up the good work Perry.
Slow Dance is just wonderful,
cheers from No. 1 fan,
Judy xx

Philip Arnold

Radio Fremantle107.9fm - Australia
Great music - played on at least 4 different programmes with good listener feedback

David McCrory

2NVR 105.9fm / 2bbb 93.3fm NSW Australia
This disc is a pleasure to play and listen to and is very popular with listeners.

Albert Lundy

KZUM 89.3 U.S.A.
What a sweet treat the CD of Allen "Simple Things" turned out to be. This mini CD may contain only 6 tracks, but it is over flowing with a quality mix of soul and jazz. With each cut, Allen takes the listener to a new and fresh place. With its Latin flavor "Hold Me Tight" easily moves you to the dance floor. While his version of "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" makes you believe for a moment that the world truly will be a better place. I have really enjoyed the music on this CD, and know it will be a great addition to the KZUM library. Al Lundy / Highway Blues KZUM 89.3 Lincoln, Ne.
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