Slim Williams

Slim Williams

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Slim Williams was able to harness all the expressive potential and expanded creative options of new compositional tools. Slim is currently at work in the studio, where his complex rhythms,melodic bass lines and lush orchestrations come together in passionate and soulful songs.

Biography

An avid spiritual curiosity, coupled with a sympathetic embrace of other cultures and other people,
has led musician Warren “Slim” Williams to work across musical genres and with a multitude of
collaborators. Indeed, over the years, he has shared the stage with artists as diverse as the Neville
Brothers, Joe Cocker, Oscar Peterson and Smokey Robinson.

Slim’s musical career began at the age of nine, when he began to play the organ in his father’s
Baptist church in North Carolina. His move to Detroit at eighteen marked the continuation of his
professional career. And what a career it was: The Spinners, The Drifters and The Temptations
were among the great acts he worked with.

A series of unforeseen circumstances and chance encounters brought him to Quebec, initially to
record an album in the Laurentians with his then band Tchukon. As keyboardist and lead vocalist
with Tchukon, Slim was instrumental in the band’s success and eventual rise to international
prominence after it won the Star Search TV Talent Contest in 1986.

He was musical director for a number of important projects, including the 1996 Atlanta Olympic
Games television special Salute to the Athletes, the World Basketball Championship in Toronto
and several galas at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. These accomplishments culminated in a
Gemini award for both Oscar Peterson and Slim Williams for best original musical score for the
Oscar Peterson biopic, In the Key of Oscar. More recently, he has become a driving force in the
Montreal music community, collaborating with many major artists. He also did the conception of the original soundtrack for the film Next Floor, which has earned the Grand Prix Canal+ for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival and which will be shown at the TIFF 2008. Slim Williams was awarded the prize for English Revelation of the Year at the 2008 SOBA Awards Gala.


A pioneer of music technology, he was able, at an early stage, to harness all the expressive
potential and expanded creative options of new compositional tools. Slim is currently at work in the
studio, where his complex rhythms, melodic bass lines and lush orchestrations come together in
passionate and soulful songs. Slim describes this sound as sophistafunk - where refined,
jazz-tinged arrangements meet the driving beats of funk.

Lyrics

I want you to myself

Written By: S.Williams / D. Robinson

I want you to myself, just you nobody else
In my arms to hold, and love you
To squeeze you all the night, and every inch about you
Girl you’re oh so ripe, for lovin’

I feel a breeze tenderly touching my open hand
It’s calming to me, I’m completely believe me, at your command
My souls shouting inside, you can’t hide
That golden light I see in your eyes --- they’ll be no pain at last
The night of tears are fading fast ---- if you let me speak my mind
I’ll help you understand me ---- I’m a complicated design
At least sometimes I can be ---- but with you I’m more incline
To except the reality ---- the fact of the matter is ---- I love you and I want you baby

I want you to myself, just you nobody else
In my arms to hold, and love you
To squeeze you all the night, and every inch about you
Girl you’re oh so ripe, for lovin’

You’ve got a style I’m goin’ wild, I like what you do
I’m hoping that we can agree, I believe that you love me too
It’s rare that you’ll find a love like mine I’m here just for you
The fact of the matter is, I love you, and I want you baby

It’s not a dream that I see when I think about you and me
It’s the way that I feel know that my mind is clear, what will be will be
Along this rocky road I knew loving you was my destiny
Come see the world with me oh baby

I want you to myself, just you nobody else
In my arms to hold, and love you
To squeeze you all the night, and every inch about you
Girl you’re oh so ripe, for lovin’

Lead Vocals: Slim Williams and Dutch Robinson
All music programmed and performed by Joel Campbell and Slim Williams
BG Vocals: Slim Williams and Dutch Robinson

Victorious

Written By: S.Williams / D. Robinson/J.Ehrlick

There’re times when you don’t know if you’re gonna make it
There’re days, when you don’t have the energy to fake it
But there’s a power, a power that’s there for us to tap into
So don’t think that you’re alone, you know just what to do

When you don’t have a plan, put it all in his hand
You are not superman, don’t hurry
And if it’s just a mistake like they say them's the brakes
You gotta deal with your fate don’t worry
Stay victorious ---- Cause you are glorious

We’ve seen the downfall of so many different people
And I’ve learned the difference from a tower and a steeple
When you fall, fall from the sky no matter how high
It can harm, the innocence of those who are passing by

Test your wings before you fly maybe try from six feet high
Then head towards the sky, but be careful
And if you land on your feet, on that same screwed up street
Don’t except the word defeat, stay humble
Stay victorious ------ Cause you are glorious

They say that if don’t kill you it makes you stronger
Well if that’s true, then I’m one steroid injected
King Kong infested, Nuclear imploded,
Stronger than a locomotive
I’m twice as large as your concept of hell; I’m 9.2 on the rector scale. I’m feeling powerful I’m about to blow, I’m two verses ahead of my own flow, don’t you know. I’m victorious

Progamming and Keyboards: Joel Campbell and Slim Williams
Drums : Tony Albino / Percs: Sola Akingbola
BG vocals: Dutch Robinson, Sonia Ball, Kim Richardson
Joel Campbell, Slim Williams

24 HOURS

Written By: S.Williams / D. Robinson/ J. Campbell / AJ Niles

24 hours, one day at a time
Think about tomorrow and you’re lose your mind
24 hours, one day at a time
Don’t sweat your problems everything will be

Thought I was a king, but I was only a slave
Externally concertedly I was heading to my grave

My whole life was a score
What was I looking for?
Was never satisfied cause I kept needing more and more

24 hours, one day at a time
Think about tomorrow and you’re lose your mind
24 hours, one day at a time
Don’t sweat your problems everything will be find

Let’s call it a truce
To all of this abuse
I needed intervention ‘cause my mind was so confused

And now I am blessed
And a little less stressed
I’m singing my song and I’ve stopped taking all requests

CHORUS

Sorry but I ain’t got time today (my higher power, gets paid by the hour)
Can’t play or my life will slip away (it something here for me each minute I stay free)
My only thought is to make it through the day, totally unscaved,
You better come and catch the wave that I’m feeling (on your knees and pray)

And you never look back ‘cause you’re on the right track
You took what you could now it’s time to give back

RAP
Bring it back, let’s go, turn it up

I’m feeling reborn
‘cause all my cravings are gone
It works if you work it everyday from dust to dawn

CHORUS

Programming and Keys: Joel Campbell Slim Williams
Drums: Tony Albino / Bass: Slim Williams Peter Dowse
BG Vocals: Sonia Ball Kim Richardson Dutch Robinson
Mahlon Williams, Sr. / Guitar: Daniel Joseph
Perc: Sola Akingbola / Rap: Lyrisis
Trombone: Mohammad Al-Khabyyr / Sax: Dan Martel
Trumpet: Maxime St. Pierre

The Pulse of the Planet

Written By: S.Williams / T. Robinson

I feel a fever coming down
My temperatures rising but my feet are still on the ground
The world is moving at such a hectic pace
And we’re all striving to preserve the human race

We Triple bypass our problems that we see
Liposucting our reasons to be free
I’m getting highly allergic from all this negativity

I feel it, the pulse of the planet
I feel it, and I just can’t stand it

I feel the crisis in the east
Humanitarian efforts are still striving for peace
A physical is needed for the whole wide world
‘cause all the shits going down what are we leaving for our boys and girls

We’re showing symptoms prognosis is bleak
Third world babies are dying as we speak
Got to defibrillate our lives, stand on our own two feet

I feel it, the pulse of the planet
I feel it, and I just can’t stand it
I feel it, the pulse of the planet
I feel it, and I just can’t stand it

Can’t cha can’t cha can’t cha can’t cha feel it
Can’t cha can’t cha can’t cha can’t cha feel it
Can’t cha can’t cha can’t cha can’t cha feel it

A state of emergency is in effect
‘cause the prince, prime, and pres ain’t getting any rest
I can’t breath somebody bring some oxygen to my room
Even sponge bob square pants is preaching doom and gloom

I’ve been wounded from a blow to the head
Bleeding profusely was it something I said
Nobody move don’t you see that I’m hearing impaired

I feel it, the pulse of the planet
I feel it, and I just can’t stand it

Rhodes / Organ: Joel Campbell
Drums: Max Sansalone / Bass: Peter Dowse
BG Vocals: Dutch Robinson, Sonia Ball, Kim Richardson
Sax: Dan Martel / Trombone: Mohammad Al-Khabyyr
Trumpet: Maxime St. Pierre
Percussion: Sola Akingbola

Discography

1. Victorious
2. I Want You to Myself
3. The Pulse of the Planet

Set List

1.Victorious
2.I want you to myself
3. Falling in love
4.How low
5.Pusle of the planet