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The Revelations And Tre Williams: Soul Revival

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The Revelations And Tre Williams: Soul Revival

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The Revelations And Tre Williams: Soul Revival

The Revelations And Tre Williams: Soul Revival

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"I Don't Want to Know"

"Stay Free"

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The Revelations' members, featuring singer Tre Williams, revive '60s and '70s soul, yet there's a modern quality to their sound that suggests they're not bound to the confines of a jukebox. Their debut record, Deep Soul, blends images of the bluesy South with the gritty streets of a bustling city into one contemporary view of life.

The raw-voiced Williams brings to mind a modern-day Otis Redding. With a background in church choirs and R&B, he's developed an impressive four-octave range that's lent itself to tracks by Nas and Petey Pablo. The sextet's mixture of soul, funk and hip-hop on Deep Soul creates a fusion of old standards with fresh ideas.

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Album
Deep Soul
Artist
The Revelations/Tre Williams
Label
Decision
Released
2009

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