COLORS 2.0
Brian Sherman, Miriam Dance

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This track perhaps best described as Earth Wind & Fire (my favorite band of all time) and Stevie Wonder meet Santana, Lee Ritenour and Brian Culbertson along the way - with the distinctly updated flavor of COLORS 2.0...    

Featuring John Fluker, Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist and former Musical Director for Gladys Knight. 

Also prominently featuring Toshi Yanagi on Guitar who ROCKS out on this track.

This song was inspired by having gone through some VERY difficult times in recent years... Life sometimes throws some Major Curve Balls... but I (we) got through it and I'm (we're) still standing tall, the past is gone Forever and it's a BRAND NEW DAY! 

 

Music Video JUST RELEASED!

Colors 2.0
Brian Sherman, Miriam Dance, Lincoln Adler

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This track was originally entitled "Wish You Were Here" and recorded back in the original days of Colors / Rain-Bo Tribe featuring the great R&B / Dance singer, Evelyn "Champagne" King, best-known for her songs:  "Shame", "Love Come Down", and "I'm in Love". 

By the way, Evelyn met her husband of 20+ years, Freddie Fox, the original guitarist in "COLORS" (prior to Toshi Yanagi) back in 1989.   Freddie and Evelyn met at one of COLORS' gigs when we were playing at "Bon Appetit" in Westwood (near UCLA).   Great club, unfortunately no longer exists.

Well, 20+ years later I wanted a stronger message in the updated version.  So new, very meaningful lyrics were provided my my extremely talented collaborator / lyricist, Miriam Dance.  Thank you, Miriam!

This song is now more Spiritual than the original version and a clear affirmation of the higher power, with some Gospel elements.  But the song could also be interpreted as a universal love song.... photo on right is of a statue of mine which I am very drawn to.  Interplay & Harmony, evocative of this track.  

I hear CeCe & BeBe Winans singing this track (love them!).  In the meantime, COLORS 2.0 VERY proudly features some STELLAR performances by John Fluker & Nikko Allen on Vocals.

MUSIC VIDEO for "I Know You're Here"

Colors 2.0
Lincoln Adler, Brian Sherman, Miriam Dance

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Sax Man, Lincoln Adler, an old friend of mine -- and one of the original members and Co-Founder of Colors --  brought into rehearsal one day a very compelling melody that he had recently been playing around with.  We then sat down and hashed out "Going Home", which we recorded on the original album back in 1994.    

I've updated and re-arranged the track into a Vocal version with lyrics provided by my extremely talented lyricist, Miriam Dance.  

This piece represents the spiritual and physical journey of returning to that special place we call “home”.    I hear this track in a Disney-like film (Lion King, Aladdin etc.), Broadway Musical, other.

There's No Place Like Home..... 

Going Home!

 

Colors 2.0
Brian Sherman, Miriam Dance

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Mom Forever A Flower

 

This track is inspired by and dedicated to my dear Mom who died quite suddenly and unexpectedly on Valentine's Day 2008.  She collapsed that evening into the arms of her then-Valentine of 57 years (my Dad) on their way walking to a local theater to see a stage play.  True story.  The photo here is of my Mom at about age 20.

The song is an expression of her beauty, grace, the seasons and her ascension to a higher place… "Fly Away My Dear, Into the Atmosphere"... (memorable lyrics provided by Miriam Dance...)

I hear Vanessa Williams, similar, singing this track, and I hear it in the opening and closing credits of a romance, drama, tear-jerker type film.  Currently featuring Nikko Allen on Vocals.   Nikko's performance is Beautiful, and I'm sure Mom is smiling up in heaven hearing this song.    

 

 

"You're my angel, my strong tower, Forever and Always a Flower....."  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Video for "Forever a Flower"

Colors 2.0
Brian Sherman

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Translated as “Samba from the Heart” in Portuguese --  I wrote this tune over 30 years ago, and have rearranged and updated here.   I recorded the track with Lincoln Adler and Marc Van Wageningen (plays bass on this track 30 years later!) and some other Great musicians in 1983 at "Different Fur" recording studio in the Mission District of San Francisco.

This samba represents my life-long love affair with Brazilian music and rhythm.    Will Kennedy SMOKES on this track.  John Fluker ad-libs a very positive, happy message at the end.

Colors 2.0
Lincoln Adler, Brian Sherman

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The instrumental version here with some Very Joyful, vocal ad-libs at the end provided by John Fluker.  The spiritual journey of returning to that special place we call "Home" is what this track means to me....  I'm Going Home!