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After proudly serving in the U.S. military for 27 years Colonel Raymond Dickerson retired and turned his attention to crafting music and writing lyrics full time. His efforts would lead him to be the first African American to own an established record label in his hometown of Thibodaux, Louisiana.
" is the direct result of those efforts. The inspirational release features smooth jazz, a bit of dance music, a heaping helping of gospel, and a nice touch of R&B. Raymond chose vocalists Andrea Rhodes, Pam Lyles, Hilda Lamas, Evelyn Ballard and Pam Bowman with engineering assistance from Fred Nations, Mike Snabble, Pershing Wells, Steve Wilson and Steve Cheeks to round out the effort. "Epiphany
" is a twelve track compilation with multiple stand out tracks including the track one title "You Gotta". A smooth jazz sound with a samba like feel that includes the lyrics "Pray for what you need, work for what you want". With Mother's Day just around the corner Raymond has included his new song "A Song For Mama
A heartfelt song of gratitude that reveals the inability to repay a loving Mom for the years of love and devotion. Additional tracks such as "Don't Stop
" deliver a silky smooth sound while others such as "I Turn To You
" are housed in a pop adult atmosphere. Listeners may well enjoy the muted trumpets that are resident within the song "You Can Do" and "Beyond the Abyss" delivers a fascinating jazz feel. Track eleven presents "Dixie" a socially conscious R&B funk track that is currently shooting up the Digital Radio
Tracer charts. "Epiphany
" is being released on the Command and Control Entertainment record label and is available internationally for music fans everywhere.