Sound of Charles Lee

Sound of Charles Lee

 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
BandJazzSoul

Charles Lee is a one man show. His range allows him to cover acts from The Four Seasons' Frankie Vali, to The Temptations Bass singer the late Melvin Franklin. You will enjoy Motown, Oldies, standards and more.

Biography

Charles grew up in Detroit (“The Motor City”) as a teenager during the fifties and sixties and his first and foremost love has always been music. He loves to talk about the many musical influences in his life, the greatest of which has been the Motown sound. Charles says, “I would put on some Smokey Robinson or the Temptations and sing along with their records. That is essentially how I learned to sing.” The two vocal groups who were most influential in his formative years were the “Temptations” and “The Drifters”…and as if it were a “dream come true”, Charles has had the opportunity recently to perform on stage with both of these well-known national and international groups.

Charles performs at various types of venues. He has performed for nightclubs, country clubs, weddings, receptions, open houses, coffeehouses, city festivals, county fairs, private parties, colleges and reunions. He has also performed for community benefits and fund-raisers, retirement facilities, public concerts, dances and dinner cruise lines. Charles has appeared on various television and radio shows, both as a guest and as a host.

Charles is an accomplished vocalist whose diverse talents and multi-octave vocal range please listeners of any age. His song list includes Broadway tunes, urban blues, classic love songs, the snappy sound of rhythm and blues, and the truly one of a kind sound of Motown.

Charles has performed on stage with several nationally and internationally known recording artists, including Jeff Kimpland (formerly with “Journey”), “The Temptations”, and Charlie Thomas, of Charlie Thomas’ “The Drifters”. With a vocal range that can only be described as phenomenal, Charles Lee appeals to a diverse audience of ages, cultures and genders. His performance also includes bits of trivia that helps the audience understand the origin of urban blues and the influence of the Motown sound on America’s musical history. Offering a variety of covers, as well as original compositions, Charles Lee’s repertoire includes the songs performed by some of the world’s greatest entertainers.

Lyrics

I Love's Me Some You

Written By: Charles Lee & Johnathan Shuey

1st Verse
If you were a sweet love song, I’d sing you all through the day.
I would hum your tender melody; I couldn’t help but feel this way.
If you were a Popsicle, need I say any more?
I would consume every inch of you, and all your sweet flavors.
Why

Chrous:
Because I love’s me some you
Girl I just, love’s me some you
Darling I can’t help but feel this way
I love, me some you (love’s me some, love’s me some, love’s me some you)
you (love’s me some, love’s me some, love’s me some you)

2nd Verse
If you were a hit record, I’d buy every copy.
Cause I wouldn’t want just anyone, handling you but me.
Any time and any place, that you might designate,
If I thought that I could be with you, I wouldn’t hesitate.
Why

(Repeat chorus)

Bridge
I guess I’ve been bit by the love bug, and I can’t fight the feeling.
Your love hit me like a hard drug, and my heart you are stealing.
Like a junky I get cravings for you.
Girl you’re my sweet love song.
Honey let me hum your tune

3rd Verse
If you were my bath water, I’d bath in you night and day.
I’d submerge in your warm tenderness, while my stress eased away.
Any time and any place, that you might designate,
If I thought that I could be with you, I wouldn’t hesitate.
Why

(Repeat chorus)

I Love's Me Some You

Written By: Charles Lee & Johnathan Shuey

1st Verse
If you were a sweet love song, I’d sing you all through the day.
I would hum your tender melody; I couldn’t help but feel this way.
If you were a Popsicle, need I say any more?
I would consume every inch of you, and all your sweet flavors.
Why

Chrous:
Because I love’s me some you
Girl I just, love’s me some you
Darling I can’t help but feel this way
I love, me some you (love’s me some, love’s me some, love’s me some you)
you (love’s me some, love’s me some, love’s me some you)

2nd Verse
If you were a hit record, I’d buy every copy.
Cause I wouldn’t want just anyone, handling you but me.
Any time and any place, that you might designate,
If I thought that I could be with you, I wouldn’t hesitate.
Why

(Repeat chorus)

Bridge
I guess I’ve been bit by the love bug, and I can’t fight the feeling.
Your love hit me like a hard drug, and my heart you are stealing.
Like a junky I get cravings for you.
Girl you’re my sweet love song.
Honey let me hum your tune

3rd Verse
If you were my bath water, I’d bath in you night and day.
I’d submerge in your warm tenderness, while my stress eased away.
Any time and any place, that you might designate,
If I thought that I could be with you, I wouldn’t hesitate.
Why

(Repeat chorus)

Carried Away

Written By: Charles Lee & Johnathan Shuey

Verse one

I love being near you
you're such fun to be with
I love to feel you
By now you should know it
Once your touch I have felt
There ain't no helping myself
Cause I get

Chorus:

Carried Away, carried away
carried away when I'm with you
I'm
Carried away, carried away
carried away when I'm with you
you
you

Verse Two

You laugh when I'm laughing
you share my heart aches
your love makes heartships
easier to take
moments we spend together
I wish they could go on forever
Cause I get

(Repeat Chorus)

Feeling, I can't fight the feeling
(repeat with ad-lib until fade out)

IT'S A NEW DAY

Written By: Charles Lee

Verse 1
The birds, in the trees
humming God's symphonies
The flowers blooming
fill the air with the smell of spring
It's so nice to be living
with the joy God is giving

Chorus:
It's a new day
It's time to live life a new way
and on this new day
Jesus has shown me a new way

Verse 2
Yesterday, I was torn within
sinking down in need of a friend
But God sent His love my way
placed my feet on a rock to stay
It's so nice to be living
With the joy God is giving

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
Yes He's shown me a better way

God has shown me a new way
God has shown me a new way
God has shown me a new way
God has shown me a new way

God has shown me a new way,
and He'll show you a new way too
God has shown me, a new way
and He'll show you a new way too

Repeat verse one
repeat chorus with fadeout

I Want You In My Life

Written By: Charles Lee

Can't tell you all the things I'll do
to try my best to get next to you
cause you're my dream girl
of the crop you're the cream girl
God only knows how far I'll go
to try to get you to love me so
cause that's my wish girl
it's useless to resist girl
tell me that you feel the same
lets stop this Tom and Jerry game
and I can finally take you home
and we can get it on

Chorus
I want you in my life
what it gonna be girl
say it's you and me girl
I want you in my life
what you do girl
say it's me and you girl
cause that would be a dream come true
to spend a little time with you

verse 2
I've exposed all my fingers and toes
counting schemes
just to make this dream seem real girl
can you feel me girl
I'm obsessed with putting my best
foot forward just to try and impress
you girl
tell me how did I do girl
tell me that you love me too
make heart sing and woo who who
and we can finally have this dance
and maybe find romance

repeat chorus

bridge;
after all that's said and done
you should know I'm the one
when I'm through if you're not convinced
then woman you ain't got no sense

verse 3

I'm a man who schemes and plans
to try to get you to put your hand
in mine girl
just a matter of time girl
you know I'm bound
to keep coming around
until I wear your resistance down
give in girl,
can't you see you can't win girl
my love is your destiny
ya might as well give in to me
and place your tender lips to mine
I'll show you a good time

repeat chorus

Maybe Baby

Written By: Charles Lee

Maybe baby it'll work out this time
or you'll go your own way and I'll go mine
but we owe it to ourselves to give it one more try
it would hurt so much to have to say goodbye
we owe ourselves a second chance
to patch up this ailing romance

Chorus
and just Maybe, my Baybe
it'll work out this time
just maybe, my baby
it'll work out this time

verse 2
Maybe baby if we try real hard
we'll find alternative and we won't have to part
if we don't let the past interfere
we'll just let hopes for the future
draw us near
and after all that's said and done
you're still the only one

repeat chorus

bridge;
Love is very special
so hard to come by
it would be neglectful
to just let it die
love is not a gamble
not a game of chance
I know it's a handful
but we must take a stand

verse 3
maybe baby if we take a stand
the sun will shine down on our live again
and chase away the dark and lonely night
but we must both be determined to do it right
and after all that's said and done
you know I'm your only one

repeat chorus with ad libs to end

Its A New Dy

Written By: Charles Lee

First Verse:
The birds in the trees
Humming God's Symphonies
The flowers blooming
Fill the air with the smell of spring
It's so nice to be living
with the joy God is giving

Chorus:
It's a new day
It's time to live life a new day
and on this new day
Jesus has shown me a new way

Second Verse:
Yesterday I was torn within
sinking down in need of a friend
But God sent His Love my way
placed my feet on a rock to stay
it's so nice to be living
with the joy God is givin

Repeat Chorus

yes He's shown me a better way

Bridge:
God has shown me a new way
(repeat several times)

Repeat first verse and chorus

Wait On The Lord

Written By: Charles Lee

Bridge (Intro)
They who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength
They who wait on the lord shall renew their strength

Verse One:
they'll mount up with wings
as an eagle and they will soar
to heights they've never reached before
they'll tread on serpents and scorpions
every battle they enter is already won if you'l
l
Chorus:
wait on the Lord, why why can't we
wait on the Lord
just wait on the lord, wait
wait on the Lord
If the Lord told you then it must be true so wait

Verse 2:
I'm the type of fellow who
never had a whole lot of patience
but now I'm telling you
God taught me through experience
if you'll wait
let patience have her perfect work
you will triumph and you'll suffer no hurt, no hurt

2nd bridge:
He'll be right there beside you
to comfort you and guide if you'll wait
woh woh woh woh woh woh woh
He'll never let you down
you'll walk on solid ground if you'll
wait wait wait wait wait wait wait
wait wait wait wait wait wait waiti

Repeat intro bridge
Verse three
you'll speak to that mountain
and it's got to move
if you'll walk
by faith then God walks with you
You'll overcome sickness, famine, and death
oh no God wasn't jiving He gives His best,
to those who

Repeat Chorus
if the lord said so then it must be so so wait

God Has Made a Difference

Written By: Charles Lee, Danny Fordham

God Has Made a Difference

Chorus
God has made a difference in my life
He freed me from the bondage of, hatred and strife
God has made a difference in my life, what a difference in my life

Verse
He’s the kind of God, you can talk to anytime
He always has the time hear you out
He’ll chase away your fears and He’ll wipe away your tears
He’ll erase your every doubt
And if you trust in Him after a while
Upon your face He’ll place a smile and like me you will say

Chorus
God has made a difference in my life
He has shown me the way, the truth and the life
God has made a difference in my life
What a difference in my life

Verse
He’s the kind of God, who’ll in no way cast you out
He’ll make every effort to draw you near
And when the trials come, you’ll know you’ll have someone
To lend you an understanding ear
And if you’ll trust in Him you will see
You’ll view life differently and like me you will say

Chorus
God has made a difference in my life
He has shown me the way, the truth and the life
God has made a difference in my life
What a difference in my life

Bridge
God has made a difference (repeat three times)
He made a difference in my life

Verse
He’s a loving God, if you could feel His love
It would touch you way down in your soul
Wherever the road may bend, you’ll know you have a friend
His is a love that never waxes cold
Trust Him as your life unfolds
And you will witness miracles, and like me you will say

Chorus
God had made a difference in my life
He chased away the darkness and the true light now shines
God has made a difference in my life
What a difference in my life

Repeat bridge until fade

Discography

Working On The Susqhehana - a CD of covers of various great hits
Everything's Possible - CD of Gospel music, original and covers of standards
Sucka For Your Love - Originals and covers in the Soul and Standards Genre

Set List

Sets range from 45 minutes to two hours depending on the need and the venue. The typical 45 minute set consists of songs like:
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Rockin Robin
Higher and Higher
My Girl
Do You Love Me
Love Train
Billie Jean
New York, New York
Unchained Melody
Sherry
Jail House Rock
Ain't Too Proud To Beg