Chris Harbem

Chris Harbem

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Al Green, Sly and the Family Stones, Ray Charles, Marvin Gay, and Ottis Redding all had that really deep soul. Chris Harbem has that same soul performed with awesome feel for his genre of soul/blues.

Biography

Chris Harbem gigged the New York/Virginia area with a band while attending a Maryland University. He developed as a percussionist as a child, and later did production work with US east coast independent artists and labels.

While taking a break from the music industry Chris wrote poetry and developed professional screenplay and teleplay writing ability. Chris Harbem in 2003 released by internet a seven song demo CD. He performed in the Maryland/Virginia area to promote himself. A song on the CD entitled "Hey" received some college radio airplay nationally. London film company Focal Point Television used a snippet from Chris Harbem's "Hey" for a film that was released in 2004.

In 2004 Chris Harbem received radio airplay in Maryland for "Deep Down Mrs.Thing," which was from his 2004 EP.

Chris Harbem penned 14 songs for a CD after moving out to Los Angeles in 2005. He is now recording the music to those songs in Burbank, CA. Chris in an effort to use his writing abilities is developing a screenplay, and he has a collection of essays and poetry being released to the public by New World.


Lyrics

Land of the Free

Written By: Chris Harbem

Land of the Free
By: Chris Harbem BMI

Around the world
Across the sea
Down the block, America
Means to be free
Where everybody is somebody
At least where they can be
King of their own castle
With no hassle from nobody

(chorus)
Land of the free
America, that’s where I be
Where the eagles fly
Where the black man sings
Where Uncle Sam he lies
That’s just the way things be
Land of the free
America, that’s where I be

A rolling stone
At pleasures peak
Knows there’s danger
Down in valleys
Why roll into danger
Why kneel in defeat
People need salvation
People need to speak

(chorus)
Land of the free
America, that’s where I be
Where the eagles fly
Where folks start their dreams
Where the strong men brawl
And the businessmen scheme
Land of the free
America, that’s where I be

(bridge)
Down where
Green grass runs down to the ocean
Some where
Near the rainbow
Out there
Where the world is more than where you come from
Some where
Where I can get me some of the

Land of the free
America, that’s where I be

Discography

"Deep Down Mrs Thing", "Let This Lady Be", "Superstar", and "What You Got To Say (Hey)" are streamed from my web site at www.chrisharbem.com