Dee Dee sits down for conversation with musical great Archie Love. They talk about Memphis’ musical talents and his current work with the legendary Barkays.
Archie Love has been living in Memphis, Tennessee, Home of the Blues. He comes from a musically enriched family of gospel singers, including his father, sisters and brothers. They were a part of their church chorus and school band. He formed his own band, ‘Freedom Express”, and later became the drummer for Soul Children at the age of 18.
While playing with The Freedom Express and working with The Soul Children, Archie also began touring with Denise LaSalle and J. Blackfoot in addition to working as a studio vocalist for numerous others such as the BARKAYS. Love formed the group “The Main Attraction”, which was signed by RCA Records and released one album.
The group was then signed to Motown and changed their name to The Right Choice for one self-titled album. They managed a #13 Billboard R & B hit with a cover of Al Green’s “Tired Of Being Alone” .
Archie released a single called “Love Signs” and an EP entitled “All My Love” in the 90s. While working in the studio he was approached by the Bar-Kays to be a lead vocalist, on their single “You’re My Joy” and signed to the label JEA Music/Right Now, resulting in the well-received CD “Sincerely Yours”. In 2008 he released another strong followup called “Love Chronicles”.
Find out more about Archie Love @ http://www.southernsoulrnb.com/artistguide.cfm?aid=121
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I was Born in Chicago got my first piano at 6 years-of-age and have been show business bound ever since! My most memorable moment is when Michael Jackson jumped off a stage into my arms! I Studied Music at Tennessee State University and later became the lead singer for “Fulfillment n Joy ” in Charleston, South Carolina as well as a Jazz vocalist on Beale Street in Memphis Tennessee. I love God and I believe in developing value in others! I love to talk and I love people.