VINYL DAZE is a project born from a conversation Rhonda had with producers Darren “Daz-i-kue” Benjamin (of the U.K.’s Bugz in the Attic), KhariCabral Simmons (leader of soul bossa group, JIVA and bassist for India Arie) and Julius Speed (of Ananda Project). She told the gentlemen that she wanted a project that felt like Quincy Jones and George Duke made it for Patrice Rushen, Michael Jackson and Phyllis Hyman. As a collective, they set forth penning tunes that utilized their new millennium musicianship while allowing for a 1981 sound to guide them. Rhonda also called on her musical friends such as award winning songwriter, Kipper Jones, vocalists, Avery Sunshine (“The Sun Room”), Donnie Johnson (“The Colored Section”) and Fred “Freddy Boy” Sawyers (who sang beside Rhonda for ten years as a background singer for soul icon, Isaac Hayes) to co-write, sing and vocally produce songs with her for this sonic labor of love.
released March 3, 2015
Produced by Khari Cabral Simmons, DazIKue, Julius Speed (Edgewood Agents)
Executive Producers Rhonvocals Productions/Harmony In Life Records
Vocal Production Tony White for Tytework Entertainment