Sidney Barnes
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Sidney Barnes

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | SELF | AFM

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | SELF | AFM
Band R&B Soul


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"CD liner notes"

I have known Sidney Barnes since our days of working together on sessions at Chess Records and have always admired his vocal ability. I'm proud to say that he has certainly developed into a fine Jazz singer as this CD (Setting The Mood) so beautifully demonstrates.
Ramsey Lewis
Jazz Legend - BarVada Music

"CD review"

Sidney Barnes is a name that will be unfamiliar to many of you. But he is a name that you should know. He has been a song writer,
producer, artist, for Chess Records,
Motown,P Funk, Denise Williams and more. As such he is a "person who was there" and connects together many of the unconnected dots of Black Music history. But prehaps hisgreatest claim to fame was as a member of the ground breaking late 60's Soul/Rock group Rotary Connection. The integrated group also featured the late/great Minnie Riperton and was at the time Chess Records answer to "the Summer Of Love". Fast forward to 2008 and we find Sidney in the rollof "Jazz Crooner" and it suites him just fine. Albums of Jazz standards seem to be a "dime a dozen" these days. So why should you buy this one? Quite simple, because you haven't heard a male voice quite like this since Billy Eckstine. Isn't that enough of a reason - Soul Patrol

"wedding songs"

Dear Sidney,
my family and I want to
thank you so very much for the
beautiful songs that you sang at our wedding. Bob and I had such a great time and you and your music made the day. Thank you again and we wish you all the best with your music career. Please let us always stay in touch.

PS: My Mom loved your Unforgettable,... just like Nate "King" Cole she says.

Love always,
Sally & Bob Willington

and the rest of the family

- thank you letter


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Over the years Sidney has been an accomplished song writer, music producer and artist. Starting out as a solo artist in the early 60's, then joing Motown Records with his singing group The Serenaders in 1963. His songs have been recorded and sampled by B.B.King, Parliament/Funkidelic, Ramsey Lewis, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Mary J Blyth, Muddy Waters, The Dells, Minnie Riperton and many others. As a solo artist artist and as a member of various groups,Sidney has recorded and released many singles and albums on record labels from New York to Detroit and California. In 1967 Sidney co-founded a very popular mid-West Soul/Rock group called Rotary Connection, which also featured the late great Minnie Riperton. Rotary Connection released 5 classic albums on Chicago's legendary Chess Records and played some of the biggest concert halls and festivals in the country with as such as Janis Joplin, Led Zepplin, Canned Heat, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Parliment/Funkidelic, Alice Cooper, and a host of other great acts.. Sidney currently performs concerts in the UK, and other parts of Europe, where he has a popular fan base amoung the Northern Soul crowd over then, and in 2008 Sidney recorded and released one of the most resent popular Northern Soul records entitled Standing On Solid Ground. Sidney currently appears on over 150 CD compilations now on the world market.
Sidney has recently released a 3 song RnB CD single entitled " Living In A Digital World" that features his soon to be hit single entitled "Silence". He continues to work on CD projects with his buddy George Clinton, most resently a CD album project with an act called The Big Old Nasty Get Down. In the late 60's Sidney and Clinton co-wrote a song called I Bet You, that has been recorded by several different artist. Sidney has also just put out his self published autobiography entitled "Standing On Solid Ground" a 300+ page book about his personal life and his struggles in the music business. Sidney's new band is a bunch of young players from his home location of Asheville NC, who in 2011 were voted the best RnB band in Western North Carolina. Sidney and the band intend to spend 2012 working as hard as they can to spread joy and love with their infectious grooves, all around the globe.