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THE LEGENDARY WALDO WEATHERS: "Love Groove"
R&B, Soul, Smooth Jazz & Funk, mixing up influences from Barry White to Grover Washington to Snoop Dogg

WALDO WEATHERS: "Saxual Fulfillment" (Live in Barcelona)
Funk live in Barcelona, Spain. With the Christian Hastings Band. Funk Jazz, Funk R&B, Smooth Jazz.

WALDO WEATHERS: "Waldo"
R&B Funk laced with Soul and driven by smooth vocals intertwined with deep-groovin', danceable beats.

WALDO: "For Your Saxual Fulfillmen"
Great country hits performed on saxophone, by one of the best saxmans ever.

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"Saxual Fulfillment" is what you'll get when you hear the romantic sounds of Waldo Weathers. On stage he's the *funk master* when he plays his wind instruments and shares his smooth, sexy, singing in that deep voice that totally satisfies his audience. Weathers says when he performs it's his mission to please everyone who has come to listen.

Who is this *funk master* so intent on accomplishing his mission to pleasure his listeners?

Waldo grew up in Kentucky and at 12 years old, he felt a calling toward music. He played at dances, schools and the local clubs. The saxman started out with a rhythm and blues band call "New Birth" when he was just 16.

Currently Weathers is part of "The Godfather of Soul's James Browns" funk band. Charlie Pride has had Waldo blowing his sax 14 years on the country scene and he's also played with Johnny Taylor. He performs across the country with other artists including playing the blues with Bo Diddley, rockin' and rollin' with Little Richard, and performing with B.B. King. He still plays rhythm and blues every night when he's in Nashville with his own band, "Waldo and the Mix". As you can see, the saxman is very versatile with his horns.

Waldo Weathers was awarded the First Black Country Sax Player ~~ quite an honor.

When he's in Nashville Waldo can be found at a cool spot called "Rippy's Bar & Grille" on Broadway, playing country tunes or styling his funk, rhythm and blues, jazz and even a little rap. On Thursdays he turns up at "The Trap" on Woodland to get down and rock and roll when "Waldo and the Mix" do their sassy thing.

The groups give their audience an entertaining performance with his wide range of vocals,Mr. Saxual Fulfillment himself rounds out the group on the saxophone and with his deep, smooth, sexy voice.

Nioshi Jackson, one of Waldo's drummers said, "It has been an honor and a pleasure. I learned many things from this untapped resource of music history in Nashville. It's been great to learn from him over the years."

Waldo's wife, Donna, is multi-talented in keeping the family and band together. She works as sound engineer when Waldo performs, designs his CD covers and keeps the family stable. Waldo's oldest son, Elliot, named after Waldo's Father, is currently working on his own music project. Son Eddie sells CDs before each gig and is learning at an early age about the ins and outs of the music business. Daughter Misty helps any way she can around her own busy schedule and supports her Dad in every way. Waldo is extremely proud of his family and combining business with his home life is a priority for him.

In early March I went to "Rippy's" for a birthday celebration for Waldo. As his band played the person next to me said, "He sounds just like Barry White!"

Buddy Butts, owner of Stonewall Records, was there that night with Stonewall rappers rapping birthday wishes to Waldo. Even Waldo's daughter, Kristen, joined in the fun with a birthday rap to her Father, much to the delight of the crowd. Later that night Buddy met with Kristen about using her talents with their record company. Buddy told me Waldo was a "class act" in show business...quite a compliment!

It's obvious the Weathers family has an abundance of God-given talent and finds joy in blessing others who listen and find fulfillment in their music.

Waldo invited me to hear him and "The Mix" one Thursday at "The Trap", a country music bar and dance hall. While I was there, he asked me a question about his skin itching and his eyes burning. As an herbalist, I told him about the salve I make with comfrey (symphytum officinale) to help skin rashes. He bought some the next day and it helped. His shoulder had also been hurting so I massaged it that night. I told Waldo since he hangs his head low in a repetitive pattern to blow his saxophone, the muscles get tight and stiffen to that position. I suggested he get daily exercise and recommended yoga and changing the pattern of the way he holds his horn for a variance in muscle position.

There are countless benefits of yoga and many musicians practice some form of it daily. Yoga energizes and balances the whole mind, body and spirit. Waldo told me he could practice yoga while he was on the road with James Brown.

"With James Brown?" I asked.

"Yes," he responded. "We usually tour 1-2 weeks out of the month, from Paris to New York to California to Asia. I've toured with him for ten years."

Waldo complained about the uncomfortable airplane seats and I suggested he put a pillow behind his neck and back for added support. I also told him extra magnesium (about 1200 mg) while traveling would help relax his muscles.

Waldo said he would try these suggestions because he was working on a new CD and need a renewal and relaxation of his mind, spirit and body.

The CD, "Live in Barcelona", includes the songs "Shaky Ground", "Cold Sweat", and "Georgia On My Mind". His other CD, "Waldo and The Mix" is awesome and Donna