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16 #1 Records

1. SMOOTH(#1 SMOOTH JAZZ)

2. LOW RIDER(#1 SMOOTH JAZZ)

3. SEASHORE(#1 SMOOTH JAZZ)

4. JUNE 24TH(#1 SMOOTH JAZZ)

5. BYE BABY(#1 SOUL)

6. WHAT U WANNA DO(HUSTLAZ REMIX) - (#1 SOUL)

7. BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS(#1 SOUL)

8. HEY GIRL(#1 SOUL)

9. OL SKOOL(#1 FUNK)

10. WHAT U WANNA DO(ORIGINAL VERSION) – (#1 FUNK)

11. GET UP(#1 FUNK)

12. LOSE MY NUMBER(#1 BLUES)

13. ON MY MIND(#1 BLUES)

14. RIO(#1 LATIN)

15. MAY HIS BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU(#1 GOSPEL)

16. Nosey(#1 Funk)

THE TOP 10 HITS

40 TOP TEN HITS COLLECTIVELY IN 7 DIFFERENT GENRE'S INCLUDING Six #1'S "OL SKOOL", "BYE BABY", "GET UP", "MAY HIS BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU", "WHAT U WANNA DO" AND "LOW RIDER" THE HITS(ORIGINALS) 1. Ol Skool(#1 Funk) 2. What U Wanna Do(#1 Funk, #6 US Funk Charts) 3. Get Up (#1 Funk) 4. Bye Baby(#1 Soul) 5. Low Rider(#1 Funk, #2 Nu Jazz) 6. MAY HIS BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU(#1 UK NATIONAL GOSPEL CHARTS) 7. VICTORY(#2 JAZZ) 8. MY GIRL (#2 FUNK) 9. JUNE 24TH(#2 JAZZ , #3 FUNK) 10. HEY GIRL (#4 SOUL) 11. YOU(#4 JAZZ) 12. 50/50 LOVE(#5 A'CAPPELLA) 13. Smooth(#6 Nu Jazz) 14. SHE TEXTED ME(#6 NEO-SOUL) 15. YES I DO(#6 SWING JAZZ) 16. MYSPACE LOVERS(#7 FUNK) 17. SUMMER NIGHTS(#7 JAZZ) 18. PRIVATE AFFAIR(#7 JAZZ) 19. SOMEBODY(#7 FUNK) 20. ON MY MIND(#8 FUNK, #10 R&B) 21. GOOD ENOUGH(#8 CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL) 22. IM FINISHED LOVING YOU(#9 SOUL) 23. HE KNOWS(#9 GOSPEL) 24. PASSION(#9 SMOOTH JAZZ) 25. MR. KOOL(#9 SMOOTH JAZZ) 26. BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS(#10 NEO- SOUL) 27. SAVE OUR LOVE(#10 NEO-SOUL) 28. PLANET SATURN(#10 SMOOTH JAZZ) 29. MY HEART(#10 ADULT CONTEMPORARY) THE HITS(COVER SONGS) 1. I'M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE BABY: BARRY WHITE COVER (#4 R&B) 2. WALK ON BY: BACHARACH/DAVID/ISAAC HAYES COVER (#7 R&B) 3. I WANNA TA TA YOU BABY: JOHNNY "GUITAR" WATSON COVER (#8 BLUES) 4. FALL IN LOVE, LADY LOVE: TONY HESTER/DRAMATICS COVER (#8 R&B) 5. SUMMERTIME(VOCAL) : GERSHWIN COVER(#8 JAZZ) 6. SUMMERTIME(INSTRUMENTAL) : GERSHWIN COVER(#8 JAZZ) 7. HONEY LOVE : R. KELLY COVER(#8 R&B) 8. Give It To Me Baby(Instrumental) (#8 Funk) 9. I'M NO ROMEO : BILLY STEWART COVER(#9 NEO-SOUL) 10. IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY : SLY STONE COVER(#9 R&B) 11. Seems Like You're Ready: R. Kelly Cover(#9R&B)

Behind The Melody: "Ol Skool"

Its amazing how a song that wasn't even supposed to exist has become my biggest hit so far and My Signature Song.

Chart Stats For "Ol Skool" :

#1 5x's On The Funk Charts For numberonemusic.com

#1 Bay Area Funk Charts(6 Months)

#1 Tokyo

#1 London

#1 St. Thomas Virgin Islands

#1 American Samoa

#1 Berlin

#1 Japan(2 Weeks)

#2 Germany

#2 United Kingdom (4 Weeks)

#12 United States

#17 In The World

This song started out as an instrumental, Thats why you hear all the brass arrangement.

Thats the only time i used to put horn lines and string arrangements in my songs is when i do instrumentals and this song was my first time putting what i do Vocally and what i do Instrumentally together in one package.

Just listen to "Rollin" or "Mr. Kool" then listen to my vocal stuff and you will her what im talking about.

As i am putting the finishing touches on the instrumental version i keep singing over and over "Im A Young Man But I Love That Ol Skool"... then i would mumble some lines then come back to that same hook.

I love Old School music , I was raised on it and i used to get teased alot for that, because while my peers were listening to the current music of the day i had Isaac Hayes or Luther Vandross or The Temptations etc... in my walkman.

I always said i was gonna write a song about that experience but i didnt know this was gonna be the chosen day lol.

I was really tired, i had already put my all into the instrumental version and i was debating if i wanted to write lyrics or leave it like it was,

But when GOD tells you to do something.... just do it....... and i did and as a result i have a #1 hit song in 2 countries... so far :)

When i perform live those who know the song and have heard it they will sit on the edge of their seats waiting for it... and if they feel the night is slipping away and dont think that i am going to play it they will ask for it and make sure they are heard when they do lol.

I pay respect to alot of the artist's that have inspired and influenced me... Old and New, but Musically Johnny"Guitar"Watson was the ultimate influence on this song... listen to it close... then if you have some JGW listen to it...and you will hear something in it and in me that you might not have realized was there at first.