Friday, November 9, 2012
BUSHKILL, PA (November 2012) - The Sessoms Group Inc. and Voice Distributions present the Sixth Annual Northern Classic R & B Extravaganza at Fernwood Resort on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in the Fernwood Event Center. The evening will offer a non-stop musical line up featuring the music of Morris Day and The Time, Heatwave, Evelyn 'Champagne' King and Harold Melvin's Blue Notes. Guests can come for just the Saturday night concert or stay for the weekend that includes concerts, celebrity meet and greets, bid whist tournaments, multiple R & B Dance Party's, a comedy show, women and men workshops, line dance lessons, and a physical fitness class called Muscle Confusion taught by Monray Francois, the trainer of many stars. Maurice Watts spokesperson for the event, said, 'The Sessoms Group and Voice Distributions returns for our sixth year because of the overwhelming response to the event and its convenient location in the Pocono Mountains.' Also included is a special vendor shopping area, and a Black Tie awards dinner honoring: The Atlantic City New Jersey's Mayor the Honorable Lorenzo Langford; Ms. Gwen Watford-Miller BSN, RN, President and CEO of Quality Health Care of NJ and PA; Radio Icon Vaughn Harper from NYC; The Sugar Hill Gang who are pioneers and innovators in music; and the Poconos own Maurice 'The Voice' Watts, who will be celebrating 30 years on NYC radio. The event concludes on Sunday with a special gospel breakfast with live performances.
Morris Day burst onto the public scene with the group's self-titled album, The Time, which included "Get It Up," "Cool," and "Girl." Soon after, the group recorded three more albums, What Time Is It? featuring the hits "777-9311," "Wild and Loose," "Walk," and "Gigolos Get Lonely Too" and Ice Cream Castle, which included the hit "Jungle Love". Most recently, Morris contributed a cover of Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me" for the Haunted Mansion soundtrack and gave a performance in Kevin Smith's hit 2001 film, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. In his new album, Day combines classic old school sounds with new music featuring hot new artists. He delivers energetic vocals and witty lyrics, complimented by his trademark smooth-as-silk dance moves, all wrapped up in flashy, dapper fashions.
Heatwave's inaugural album Too Hot To Handle, contained 'Super Soul Sister,' 'Ain't No Half Steppin,' and 'Boogie Nights,' which proved to be the turning point of the band's career. The release of the classic love ballad in the same year, 'Always And Forever' demonstrated the versatility of the group, showing their ability to do both dance songs and ballads. Heatwave received gold and platinum records for Too Hot To Handle and Central Heating. Heatwave also received platinum awards for the singles, 'Boogie Nights' and gold awards for 'Always And Forever.' It followed with the platinum award winning single, 'Groove Line' and gold single, 'Mind Blowing Decisions.'
Evelyn "Champagne" King is a talented singer who brought a deep, seductive voice to a string of popular hits. In a story straight out of a 1940s movie, King was cleaning Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International Records offices when her absent-minded singing was overheard by producer T-Life. He loved what he heard and signed King to a production deal, landing her a contract with RCA. King made a near-immediate splash with "Shame.' King followed it up with "I Don't Know If It's Right," and her debut album, Smooth Talk, went Gold. King began a multi-album successful collaboration that resulted in cuts "Love Come Down" and "Betcha She Don't Love You." King left RCA in the late 80s for EMI Records, and delivered, "Flirt" and "Kisses Don't Lie." Evelyn King continues to perform around the world both solo and as part of multi-act disco shows.
Harold Melvin's Blue Notes are one of the dynamic groups that came out of the Gamble and Huff Sound of Philadelphia. They at one time featured Apollo legend Teddy Pendergrass. Among the Blue Notes' credits, they recorded singles and albums that reached gold and platinum status and include the Grammy Award-winning classic soul hits'The Love I Lost,'Bad Luck,' 'Wake Up Everybody,' 'If You Don't Know Me By Now' and more.
General admission tickets are $59.95 and can be purchased at Fernwood or by calling 1-888-Fernwood or contacting Ticketmaster by phone or even at your local Walmart. Doors open at 6:30 pm and show time is 6:45 pm.
Contact: Maurice Watts - 9/24/12 - VOICE903FM@aol.com - 917-545-2169