Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mr. "Impeach The President" Visits Memory Lane

We recently had the honor of having Southern Soul legend Roy C. grace us with his presence. Roy makes a yearly appearance in the DC area, usually in the spring, and our store always carries a heavy load of his material. After making an appearance on local radio, he shows up with his new studio & live cd's in tow, ready to do business. We were just excited to finally meet him in stead of speaking to him over the phone. It turned out to being an unplanned "In-Store" without all the hassle of setting up one. Some of his biggest fans were in house. Of course the usual hugs, handshakes, and autographs were given.

Roy informed us, in passing conversation, he's been in the music business "OFFICIALLY" 52 years. First starting out with The Genies, then with his own group Mark IV. I personally know the influence he's had on my love of music, and most lovers of hip-hop, by way of the seminal song "Impeach The President" by another group he produced, The Honey Drippers. That's his voice on the famous vocal sample "Ladies and Gentlemen.....". Plus, as we discussed, "Impeach The President" has been samples so many times, due to it's perfect drum break at the beginning of the song, he gave up counting 20 years ago. Although he did mention he liked the way Asher Roth's producers used the song recently on his new release.

After an hour of pictures, autographs, good talk about business & entertainment, it was time for our newest and biggest fan to get some rest for his big show later that night. Since his visit, he's called us letting us know how much he enjoyed his time in our home away from home. I'm mad he didn't inform us of his appearance beforhand. I would have loved for him to sign my copy of "Impeach The President". For those of you who love his music, and want more of it, come in and check out our full catalog of Roy C. music. As stated earlier, he's got a new studio cd (which has been one of our top 3 selling cd's since it release), and a live cd he recorded last year that has all his best material over that past 30 years. Click on the link below to check out the Washington Post write up on his most recent performance in the DC.


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