Come to Washington
'Come to Washington is a hit! We're going to lead the show with it!' - Ray Farkas, Emmy Award-Winning Television Producer '....a tremendous talent!' - Donald Byrd, Legendary Jazz Trumpeter 'Mr. Washing-tune!' - The Washington Post 'DC's Voice' - DESHO Productions - Ronald Reagan Intl Trade Center PARTIAL 'COME TO WASHINGTON' LYRICS Washington DC A really great place to be So if you're into havin' fun Come to Washington A city that loves it's football team Just listen to the fans scream And the Nationals are gettin' down Now that baseball is back in town Copyright 2005 Lincoln Ross Music CREDITS 1. Come to Washington (Lincoln Ross) Lincoln Ross - vocals, keyboards, programming; Keith Burrell - engineer 2. Lincoln's Macarena (Antonio Romero / Monge, Rafael Ruiz / Carlos De Yarza / Mike Triay) Publishers: Sociedad General De Autores De Espana S G A E / Warner-Tamerlane Pub Corp. Sheila Robinson - vocals; Lincoln Ross - vocals, keyboards, programming; Ken Schubert - engineer; Harry Coombs - executive co-producer 3. Take Some Time (Lincoln Ross / Skip Fennell) Lincoln Ross - vocals, programming; Skip Fennell - keyboards, programming; Johnny Long - saxophone solo; Ken Schubert - engineer; Harry Coombs - executive co-producer All songs recorded and mastered at Cue Recording Studios, Falls Church, VA, USA BIOGRAPHY I began in the music business at age 15, shortly before I got my first driver's license. Since then I have been blessed with some really great experiences along the way, like playing trombone with the Count Basie Orchestra as a young man age 24. I also had the opportunity to record an album on a major label in 1975 ('Vibes of Truth'-The Three Pieces / Fantasy 9476). This came about through my association with jazz legend Donald Byrd, as did the Blackbyrd's recording of my original instrumental 'Gut Level' (which charted in the top 40 in 1974). I met Dr.Byrd as a student at Howard University from which I earned a bachelor's degree in music (Class of '73). That's me playing trombone on the smash hit recording 'Bustin' Loose' by hometown buddies Chuck Brown and the Soul Seachers. Universal Records recently released a 1973 live recording of Marvin Gaye performing his masterpiece album 'What's Going On' at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. I was fortunate enough to have been on that gig (playing second trombone) and was 23 years old at the time. Currently, Bill Pinkney and the Original Drifters have recorded my song 'The Same Candlelight', which has been released on the Repete and World Wide Gospel labels. As a keyboardist I did some road work with Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes in the 70's and Wilson Pickett in the mid-80's. Others I have played my horn behind include Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Sammy Davis Jr., Nancy Wilson, Gladys Knight, Joe Williams, Johnny Taylor, Millie Jackson, and many others. A few years back, I recorded a track with another hometown hero, DJ Kool, whose 'Let Me Clear My Throat' peaked at #2 on Billboard's 1996 Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Chart. Also for many years I worked in pick-up horn sections for the O'Jays when they were in the Baltimore-Washington area. This was always exciting because we were often on shows with such other R&B legends as EW&F, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, the Isley Brothers, the Whispers and many others. Although performing with these stars is a privilege and honor, my main source of survival has come from a host of wonderful families in the Washington DC area. All the weddings, birthday parties, retirement parties, anniversaries etc., have kept me afloat more than anything else. Too many to name here, these families will always have my sincere and heartfelt gratitude. I remain currently active trying to upgrade my demo's and present my work to a much larger audience via the internet. To sum it all up, I am truly grateful that our CREATOR has allowed me to pursue the 'path of the artist' by blessing me with wonderfully supportive family, friends and fans. MUSIC STYLE Various but mostly R&B MUSICAL INFLUENCES Stevie Wonder, Count Basie, William Penn, Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds, Wesley Ford, Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, The O'Jays, Bob Marley, John Coltrane, Anderw White, Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Lawrence Wheatley, Oscar Peterson, Mozart, Beethoven, Oliver Nelson, Rick Henderson, Duke Ellington, Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller, Urbie Green, Dinah Washington, Rock Tipton, Lorraine Rudolph, Sam Cooke, Matt Monroe, Sly Stone, Luther Vandross, James Brown, Lorraine Rudolph, Millie Jackson, Mahalia Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Quincy Jones, Babyface, Prince, Barry Gordy, Harry Coombs, Sean (Puffy) Coombs, Raymond Gray, Russell Simmons, Joe Tate, Clive Davis, Maxx Kidd, and many others as I continually encounter extraordinary gifted and unique artists and promoters both present and past.