Here’s To Life with Tori Reid

Ep. 27: Anthony Hamilton - Love is the New Black

November 28, 2021 Anthony Hamilton Season 2 Episode 27
Here’s To Life with Tori Reid
Ep. 27: Anthony Hamilton - Love is the New Black
Show Notes

He is a soulful storytelling master. As a matter of fact, he is in the soulful lineage of Sam Cooke, Al Green, or Bill Withers in his vocal mastery, storytelling prowess and evolution of self, as well as his sound. He could be one of the last of his kind in an era characterized by quick fixes on social media, streaming music and the evolution of Hip Hop.  He is a soul man who takes his sweet Southern time and by his own lyrical admission, "my soul is on fire!"  This time, he is tuning all of our spirits to the highest possible frequency with an earthy homage to love. Perhaps, this is not only a season of love, but an age of love that he himself is ushering in.

"Love is the New Black" is the title of this multi-platinum Grammy Award winning artist’s latest creation in a career umbrellaing nearly 4 decades. It's also his first album under his own label "My Music Box". Widely acclaimed by critics and music lovers, the album has received 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon. He has been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards, sold nearly 50 million albums around the world and has worked side by side with D'Angelo and Prince at Paisley Park Studios. He is a singer, songwriter, and producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album "Comin' from Where I'm From", which featured the title track single "Comin' from Where I'm From" and the follow-up mega hit "Charlene".

"Here's to Life" welcomes the brilliant, soulful and authentic talent that is Anthony Hamilton. 

“I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now, I really know myself, and I know my voice.  It’s a voice of pain and victory.”  - Anthony Hamilton 

This episode on "Here's To Life":
•  Why is LOVE the new black?  What does this mean?
•  The reasons why Anthony Hamilton sings about love
•  Hear why Anthony is comin' from where he's from...
•  Love shows itself in various ways; not just romantic
•  Find out why Lucille gets a little more love than Charlene
•  Delight in an impromptu version of Anthony singing "Superstar" and more


Guest:  Anthony Hamilton
Host and Producer:  Tori Reid
Executive Producer:  Patrick A. Howell
Co-Executive Producer:  Tori Reid
Writers:  Patrick Howell with Tori Reid
Post Production:  Cutting Edge Editing
Post Production Consultant:  Brian K. Jackson at Maven Soundz
Voiceover Artist:  Vïntóry Blake Moore
Advertising Sponsor:  Vivreau Water Systems
Advertising Sponsor:  Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Ad Voiceover Artist:  Ginger Levert
Logo Photography:  Bobby Holland / MPTV Images
Logo Graphic Design:  Henny Vallee
Photo credit for Anthony Hamilton:  Antwon Maxwell (Love is the New Black, album cover)

Very special thanks to Tim Reid II and Eli Davis.

Intro and Outro - "Power of the Bull" by Stereo Mixtrumental
For Commentaries - "Beautiful" (Priority) - Inst. by Stereo Mixtrumental
Vivreau Ad Music - "That's What Left Us Behind" by Christian Anderson

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Connect with the Guest:
Official website for Anthony Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton on Instagram

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