EDGE OF SOUL
“Masta” is a World Class entertainer and one of the most sought after vocalist performing all varieties of music. Classic standards to today’s chart topping hits and everything in between.
“Masta” is also available for Weddings & Private Parties. Take your event from ordinary to extraordinary with the sounds of “MASTA and The Edge Of Soul”!
“Masta and the Edge of Soul” is true live entertainment not to be missed…
Gave it All Up For LOVE
One Kind Of Love
MASTA IS BACK! The magic of Masta voice and the titillating style of how he delivers the lyrics of this song has returned him to get you again. The track of this song written by Ricardo “Rickey” Scales and the words placed on them by Jay A. Blakey was an invitation for Masta to jump inside your head and take you for another beautiful music ride. After Nolan Shaheed agreed to come onboard to produce and engineer the recording, the trap was set and then Masta “Edge of Soul” without stopping plunged into the abyss of generating a world class piece of great music once more. Uniglobal Records thanks all the cast of great musicians and song writers that participated in making this hit record. Masta – lead vocal and all background voices Ricardo “Ricky” Scales – all music and instrumentation Jay A. Blakey – Lyrics Nolan Shaheed – Producer and Engineer
When a Great piece of music is written and listening ears are invaded with its attack on them. A doctors prescription may be needed to snap those ears, mind and soul out of a trance! Music is the wonderment of the world, whether its Jazz, R&B, Soul, Rap, Country and Western, Opera, Classic, or Pop! All these genres has its own identity and its music lovers following. The most main fact of music still remains the listening ear. Be it a all instrumental, a singing vocal with a harmonic music structure or just talking your way thru a song. The ears are the most important part to be captured. This song "I gave it all up for Love " has all the componets to nab your music taste buds, cross you over from your prefered music genre and take you on a roller coaster ride with it. This song is extremly well written with a great story line, and the music is a masterful groove matching everything being said. The marvelous part of this splendid material came when the singing song stylist "MASTA" hit you with his musical genius of phrasing words! Listen to this song and see for yourself. Thank you, Uniglobal Records
This Love Affair
From all over the world you can hear shouts coming from parched dry throats asking “WHAT IS A “LOVE AFFAIR”? They ask, is it some kind of disease like catching a cold virus or flu? Can someone be stalking you to borrow money? Do you need to file some charges with the police department to protect yourself? “This Love Affair” the song written by Jay A. Blakey and produced by Preston Glass came to the rescue. “Masta” the smooth message vocalist explained what a love affair really is. He told the story thru each careful frame, leaving no doubt of a love affair beautiful, meaningful intent. He let you know nothing could ever compare. He let you know when you are taken into someone arms love can become complete, and he let you know you could never know just what it means until it happens to you. Thanks, to the production of this song by the THREE AMIGO’S: (Jay, Preston, and Masta “Edge of Soul”) this world has become a better place. END OF STORY
The theme of this song “Espionage to Sabotage” is about a guy who has fallen deep off the “edge of a cliff” for a devastating lovely young lady !
Romantic enhancements and attractions moves this man in a mysterious cycle of actions because he’s not sure about the way he feels! Can she be trusted with his heart???
Now he begins to follow her every move!!
While acts of espionage start with curious passion and unrelentless secretive pursuit it’s later proven that he has not seen or caught his “eye ball candy delight” doing any mischievous activities! But still he has a suspious mind and finds it very hard to trust the situation!
Should he sabotage and abort???
Suspicion becomes a hurt heart – Sometimes your friend can become your enemy!!!
Think about this!
Now you can only keep that friend and stay with them somehow!
“I NEVER KNEW” is a marvelous interesting story to be told! People all around the World have encountered a touch of love and most of them are very cautious because they know “love ain’t no joke”
Like bad weather of “THUNDER AND LIGHTNING” some people feel that love rolls the same way.
“THEY NEVER KNEW” that “LOVE REALLY IS A RIDE THAT MAKES YOU FEEL SO GOOD INSIDE” So don’t hesitate get your ticket and don’t miss the ROLLER COASTER…..
“THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS TOOK”!!!
Masta Edge of Soul (vocalist)
Nolan Shaheed (producer)
Jay A Blakey & K.C. Tyson (song writers)
“Espionage to Sabotage”
“I Never Knew"
This song has major information to digest. Only a person that feels this chronic attraction for another can understand this song. All other listeners began to embrace it because of the “Exciting Melody”! All vocals sung by Masta Edwards. Trumpet, Flugelhorn, and Baritone Sax by Nolan Shaheed. Guitars by Craig T Cooper. Song written by Jay A. Blakey. Produced by Nolan Shaheed. Special Thanks to Karla Alfonso Smith.
"Keep Her, Keeping All of Her"
What am I
supposed to do
Something Isn't Right / True Lies
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Pirate for the Treasure
Being a Pirate ain’t easy:
Long John Silver and
Captain Blue Beard the
pirates stole gold and
sunk other ships, but they
never captured any love from their looting! Masta the great song stylist had other pirate plans! With his great vocal power of smooth silver lined melodic delivery. He painted the total picture of what to capture. Sending a strong message out to all potential love bandits, he convinced them that to sail on a snatch and grab mission, you should do it all for love, AND IT WORKED!!!
Jay A. Blakey, the song writer and Preston Glass, the producer set this love acquisition scene up very carefully. As the story line joined the music putting wind in the sails of this marvelous tale. This groove went on to the battle front!!!.
Uniglobal Records sends a warm thank you to all the creators and contributors of this very interesting piece of work, and now,
Let the raids begin!
Misconception can Be-fuddle a State of Mind!!
When you have love for another and it has imprisoned your heart and soul. Misconception can lead you in a different Path!! This powerful piece of music sung by “Masta” written by Jay A. Blakey and produced by Preston Glass carries you into the catacombs of a music experience that can awaken your spirit from bad bondage.
So as you start riding thru that mental air space hollering.
“Come here, Come here”
And the waves of love engulf you from your insides out, your eyes may pop wide open with Glee!
The next attack that’s lurching out there for you may bombard your senses thru your listening power!! This mad sonic ear invasion could easily without warning cause you a mental explosion to grab and dance with that other person you want so much and more. Having these magnificent feeling you share with that other, will then cease and desist any misbelief, or “Misconception”
And, the other person won’t look over shoulders again!!
Ellis Hall is a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso who possesses a vocal style that commands attention in its diversity and depth. Born in Savannah, Georgia, Ellis moved to Boston at the age of five, where he began his musical career, and has been on a direct course for success ever since.
His first release as a solo artist was a version of the Motown smash from the 60's "Every Little Bit Hurts." His talents were showcased nationally and internationally with the Ellis Hall Group, opening for many top performers such as the Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, the Spinners and Natalie Cole.
Ellis was featured as lead vocalist on the debut hit single, "What Does it Take," from the Kenny G. multi-platinum "Duotones" album and joined the soul-stirring hit group Tower of Power as lead vocalist and keyboardist, culminating that stint with his co-production and song-writing prowess on their album, "Power." He had enormous success as one of the California Raisins with their platinum album, "The California Raisins Sing the Hit Songs," and a gold album, "Christimas With the California Raisins."
He has also lent his vocals and/or performed with such diverse artists as James Taylor, Warren Hill, George Duke, Michael Sembello, Huey Lewis and the News, Bo Diddley, Taj Mahal, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Kimball and ToTo, Jason Scheff of Chicago, Bobby Womack, James Ingram and Stevie Wonder.
Adding to his credits are a series of movie and television soundtracks as well as a variety of International radio and television jingles. He appeared in the award winning ABC TV show, "The Wonder Years"; performed vocals in "New York Undercover", Fox TV; "NYPD Blue", ABC TV; "Hercules", a Disney feature film; "Lion King II", Disney Home Video; DreamWorks animated feature film, "Chicken Run", singing the title track "Flip, Flop and Fly"; on screen as the organist in "Big Momma's House", with Martin Lawrence, a 20th Century Fox feature film; singing on screen in a scene with Tom Hanks in the Steven Spielberg movie by DreamWorks, "Catch Me If You Can", and his current films, "Bruce Almighty", Universal, "A Day Without A Mexican", Universal/BMG and "Polar Express", Warner Bros.
In 2003, for Camille Cosby's New Visionary Leadership Project honoring Mr. Ray Charles, Ellis performed "You Don't Know Me" at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Ellis has also performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage, for his Leadership in Arts and Disability. He also performed a salute to Ray Charles at the Kennedy Center Honors Week-end.
A Touch Of Love
A TOUCH OF LOVE
After the recording session was finished and Wanda Ray Willis had placed the background vocals on it. I was in the studio trimming the fat off the song “A Touch of Love” with Nolan Shaheed the producer. I sat and watched this little genius Nolan take the vocals and turn it into a legible listening piece of material. The music tracks were organized so cleverly the Funk Brothers said this about Motown Records music: “The tracks could’ve had Donald Duck sing it and it would still be a hit”.
To organize and record a music track yourself and then take the lead vocal and back ground vocal and blend them together afterwards requires a Quincy Jones big ear. Mr. Shaheed proved his worth doing just that right in front of me. Only a few musicians, producers and engineers in the industry have these skills and talents. Don’t take my word for it order the original tracks from Uniglobal Records and see for yourself what “Magic” he performed.
Jay A. Blakey
Lead Vocal: Jay A. Blakey
Written by: Jay A. Blakey and Kenneth Tyson
Background Vocals: Wanda Ray Willis
Horns by Nolan Shaheed
Arranged, Produced and Engineered by Nolan Shaheed
Filmed by Desmond White
Johnny C. Cooper
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You Said You Love Me!
Uniglobal Records welcome’s to its music dynasty of all-star hit maker’s the new and exciting Singer, Song writer and Musician
“Johnny C. Cooper”
Mr. Cooper’s single release: “You Said You Love Me”.
Has the magic of good rhythm, classic innovation and impeccable style that Preston Glass production skills honed to a sharp edge.
See for yourself that this song is remarkable music that will grab you till you move and groove, slip and slide, peep and hide, and you won’t know what hit you.
So without further ado
Song written by:
Johnny Cooper and Shirley Cooper
Produced by: Preston Glass
Uniglobal Records has once again travelled into a magical music adventure with songwriter “Jay A. Blakey” and producer “Preston Glass”.
This new body of work was conceived and constructed for the song-singing sensation
“Mr. Larney “Dapper” Johnson lll”
Without any hesitation he pounced on this song with love and excitement and took this smash hit to another place and time! The high range melodic lyrical delivery “Dapper” exposed to us never stopped grooving with its heart snatching sound. Then it became soothing to the soul like magic in the air.
Uniglobal Records gives great thanks to Mr. Larney “Dapper” Johnson lll for setting a steady course of delight to our world of music lovers.
Song written by:
Jay A. Blakey
Background vocals by:
Horns by: Reggie Waddell
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Sorry is A Sorry Word
When the pulse beat of a hurting heart is not happy, pain often shows up at his door. The lyrics sung by Mr. Larney "Dapper" Johnson III
Tell the story of what is going on with this illustrator's acceptance of love's hurt and disappointments. Then as the song grooved more and more with sax playing yelps, background singing shouts and violin chirping cries of agony. We knew a desperate tale of love appeared before our eyes and ears!! This gut wrenching beat and bounce of well performed music continued to drive the heart wrenching chest pain feeling out in the open for the world to see. We knew without shame....... "No lie was told".
Sorry is a Sorry word!! Uniglobal Records says thanks to a well assembled cast: Preston Glass, Jay A. Blakey, Lila Hood, Reggie Waddell,
Wanda Ray Willis and the speaker of the house, Larney "Dapper" Johnson III.
"Remember all goodbyes ain't gone" !!!
"I Got to be Strong"
What do you do when you are all alone while following your dreams and
goals? You keep pursuing your destiny in spite of all the barriers you
Sometimes a special person when certain moments occur will come into
your life and voluntarily give you the unconditional love, support and
comfort you may want and need. “If you just let them in”
This Song, “I Got to Be Strong”, written by Wanda Ray Willis and
arranged by Grammy Award winning Felton Pilate, has all the
convincing elements of soothing, and enticing you to depend on
someone during your life’s journey! The sultry Pop R&B Ballad duet
featuring Felton Pilate on vocals and his “monster music arrangements”
on the song, let Wanda and Felton’s voice blend with searing
togetherness in this pulsating sensuous piece of beautiful material.
This song also has an Up Tempo Steppers Dance Version that reveals
Wanda’s rap artist skills and Felton’s Mad hot groovy licks that captures
your feet and makes you hop on the dance floor. Then hypnotically,
the tantalizing beat of the music moves you to sing along while listening
to Wanda’s hearty vocal inflections of a fantastic melody.
Felton Pilate, has an extensive tract record of recording, Performing and
Grammy award winning victories. Now Feltons Work on both versions
of this further demonstrates his amazing and innumerable talents!!!
Uni-Global Records welcomes to its label Wanda, the first female artist and this
outstanding production. Thank you, now
Let the World Enjoy” !!!
"Remember all goodbyes ain't gone" !!!
"My Darling Baby"
The Lyrics of this song was like writing an expose speech to all love ones explaining why voice noises were being heard in their ears, and the need to be close and near to one another was a heavenly gift!
Those listening ears that have been invaded by the words of this kind of love, and the heartbeat sound of someone you care about being next to you, started couples holding hands in public places again! Thank you, “My Darling Baby”.
Felton Pilate was the music scientist that created the menacing hypnotic groove that spark the fire of,
“My Darling Baby”
“Then The Crazed Brain” - HOT BEAT JUNKIES got a whiff of this new release and without notice immediately jump into the mix and wouldn’t or couldn’t be still. THEY NEEDED THEIR MUSIC MEDICINE!!! “My Darling Baby”.
The ultimate combination of words and a groovy bounce slapped together as a music up beat counter attack injection, was the final fix.
THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CURED!!!
Now we have recovered fiends, victims that needed good music listening power!! (Grammy Award Winner Felton Pilate did it again!).
UNIGLOBAL RECORDS gives thanks to Felton Pilate and Jay A. Blakey for their Great Collaboration.
“AIN’T NO STOPPING US NOW”!!
"WE'RE STILL HERE"
Music, Music, Music is everywhere, it is a part of the fiber of living in this world. The amazing aspect of some particular songs (instrumental or vocal) is after you hear the first note and listen to the song until the end you will remember the beat and sing the words for days later.
This song “We’re Still Here” has that captivating Power!
The hypnotic magical hot grooves and language coordinated kill of this song fits together like fingers in a glove. These two powerful combinations has the pounce on you strength of an elephant wearing M. J.’s gym shoes
The horn sounds and in between drops of the rhythm guitar licks waiting in the cracks, can penetrate your skull like an electric drill. They punch your intelligence button into a big fun mode and drive you into a maniac trance.
People who dance the night away like heathens twist their ankles with this music monster and will need a shower towel after the first two minutes. The chair dancers who sit still will swing and swivel their heads until they get muscle cramps in their shoulders and necks, and music listeners will play this blazing beast over and over and over.
Felton Pilate has done it again!!!
Uniglobal Records said that!
"LOOK UP TO GOD FOR LOVE"
"I Keep on Coming Back"
“To Live a Life without inner peace is damaging to your soul”
The song “Look up to God for Love” is a message with splendid
vocals and music pointing you in the right direction to escape the
perilous vicious trap of no love in your heart!
This beautiful melody describes a road of redemption available to
those that realize the need to change a wounded presence. It tells you
that no single person - man, women or child can walk thru fire and hot
coals living a completely unhappy and pitiful existence. Through this
music it offers you a better path!!
All the blessed listening ears whom have partaken upon the magic of
this song, have bespoken that once you have embraced the music
and words of this very emotional hot gospel hit record a new and
beautiful calm can come your way with a peace of one’s self, and
a joy that you can share with others.
Thank you to all the contributors of this marvelous piece of work.
An amazing collaboration of music occurred when this marvelous song “I Keep on Coming Back” was created and finalized!! You may have experienced and listen to a piece of music history from yesterday, today, and tomorrow when all of these periods of time were brought together, such as this song has done.
“Masta” the Song Stylist “Jay A. Blakey” the Song Writer, “Nolan Shaheed” Master Arranger and Producer, “Wanda Ray Willis” Vocalist and Video Vixen, and “Felton Pilate” Arranger, Background Vocals and Extreme Mixologist. When this combination of music sensations got together it was “Boom Pow right in the Kisser” a knock-out punch.
The conversation of the lyrics talking to you, the Horn Section, the Beautiful String Arrangements and everything you can hear in a song spoke to you from the past, present and future, giving your musical taste buds complete satisfaction!!
Uniglobal Records wants to thank everyone who helped with this Beautiful Masterpiece!!, They put this Record Label back in the lime light with this well executed music, and that is an honor!!
Lets’ stay together and do it again.
The energy of one word has the significant controlling power to guide you into many directions!!
All the music in the world that you hear comes from life’s circumstances one way or another! Its ideas and happenings are the mother and father of each and every song you hear. When music is shared with others they will listen and hear the message of what it has to say to them, and respond accordingly.
Once your ears are bent back from listening to a song, and your mind starts to twirl from being exposed to a beat with language that grabs you, the effect then becomes personalized!!
More often than not while listening to a song your mood can light up from pain or pleasure from another moment you had in your life. Or you could then conjure up a new life encounter that you wish to have come your way like magic. That’s when the doors of your mind and soul fly open so you can start a new adventure, building a fresh dream.
This subliminal melody was constructed by JAY A. BLAKEY, and produced by PRESTON GLASS for a new singing voice that wandered into the UNIGLOBAL RECORDS LABORATORY!
MR. GERALD “VEGAS” SIMMONS
The new lyrical tongue and tonsil mechanic that came to us. Wrapped his voice, heart, and soul around this melodic beast of a song “Don’t” and introduced himself.
Thank you, Mr. Gerald “Vegas” Simmons
UNIGLOBAL RECORDS WELCOMES YOU.
Cry And Hide
Wanda Ray Willis
Life on the rolling treadmill of any relationship normally goes up and down and all around and where it stops no- one knows.
It has been proven there are miracles, tradgedys, happy times, sad times, joyful moments and plenty of memories because "Stories of LOVE" can be many things! No one can take away what is built between a real love attachment because love connections always travel thru the mind, the body, the soul and the heart and holds it's course till the end.
The words and music of the song "Cry and Hide" basically decribes what happens in these types of love circumstances, and without fail the artist "Wanda Ray Willis" used her exhilirating voice, and magnificent talent of phrasing a song to transmit the action of what this story had to say.
Collabrating once again with producer extraordinaire "Preston Glass", and "Jay Blakey" the song writer. The true story of love and it's mysteries has been unveiled once more.
"Listen to this song pick your moments, and ride it out".
Uniglobal Records give special thanks to "Michael "Spyderman Robinson" and "Ricardo Scales" for their contribution to this masterpiece.
"With You I Can See"
Wanda Ray Willis
Preston Glass - Producer, Master Music Arranger and Wanda Ray Willis - Singer, Song Writer Merged their Collective Powerful Skills together and created the song "With You I Can See " This very unique piece of work will astound your mind from start to finish, because the track has
1) Preston Glass arrangements
2) Wanda Ray Willis singing
3) a devilish bass line
4) menacing "Live Horns", and
5) A Grooving Guitar that melted together to trick your ears!
Is it Jazz?......... Is it Pop ?........ Is it R & B ? All the flavors of each sensational categories of hot music genres exist in this amazing hit presentation with "No Holds Barred", So UniGlobal Records defies each and every listener to "Name That Tune" !!!
Send us a shout back, and which ever category gets the most votes WINS !!!
Special Thanks to:
Reggie Waddell - Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Sax Darryl Darden - Rhythm and Lead Guitar
Motown Maurice Wrap Festival Winner
NAACP Best Solo Show Award Nominee
BMA" Black Music Awards Nominee.
Vocalist, Actress, Writer, Musician, Dancer.