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Interview with Archie Love...
-When were you born and where is your birthplace?
11/23/59 in Chicago, Ill


-What did you grew up listening to?
Gospel and soul music


-What is your musical background like?
My career spans two decades of musical experiences. I am a vocalist, writer, percussionist and producer.


-When did you start singing as a professional?
I started singing professionally in 1968, finished High School as a trumpet player and became a drummer a couple of years after. And have always loved to sing, and was blessed enough for that to be my life work.


-Who has been your biggest inspiration in music?
The Godfather of Soul... James Brown.


-Have you ever had a memory in your career that you can't forget?
One of the more unforgettable highlights of my career was the first time I performed for Berry Gordy on the Motown label on the Right Choice project.



-Please tell me your impressions about soul music scene in Memphis.
I think Memphis has one on the most educational and gratifying musical Experiences that I have ever encountered in my career.

- You just released a new album called "Sincerely Yours" on JEA/Right Now. Tell me more about it.
This is the first album of challenge as far as my vocal ability, because I wanted something fresh, new, and soulful in 2005. And not forget where Soul Music really started.



-What are your future plan?
At this point, I have several different artists that I am collaborating with such as Lacy Reed, Darrell Stanley of the Barkays, and my writing protege°« Mr. Sam Fallie. And we are currently working on a new Barkays CD that is destine to be °»Tha Bomb°…. You can look for it early summer 2005. It features Jazzy Pha as one of the producers who happens to be the son of the legendary leader of the Barkays, Mr. James Alexander, and one of the top four producers in the country.


-Would you like to say something to your fans?
I would like to say I have enjoyed a lot of years of happiness, success and comfort in knowing that my music is an inspiration to my fans, and I sleep well knowing that my music helps you through your day. So please keep on listening.


Sincerely Yours
Archie Love

Discography
ALBUMS
All About Love
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Love Is A Wonderful Thing
Love On Borrowed Time
My Joy
I Done All That I Can Do
Standing On the Edge
I'll Be the One
Before A Judge
Should've Been Ther For You
Thanks For the Memories
One For Lonely
Off My Mind
Only Girl
Get It On
Blame It On Me
Help Me Stop
When U Go
Archie Love(US-CD, Loveland, 2011)
Produced by : Archie Love

Love Chronicles
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Tune-Up
I Take It Back
Ain't Got Nothing On You
Done All That I Can Do
Help Me Get That Woman
Get On the Dance Floor
Love Is A Wonderful Th
You 're My Joy
Standing On the Edge
Keep Love Strong
Before A Judge
Dear Momma
Archie Love(US-CD, JEA/Right Now/Loveland, 2008)
Produced by : Archie Love

Sincerely Yours
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Same Woman (featuring J. Blackfoot)
Should've Been There For You
One More For The Lonely
Hideway
Loving On Borrowed Time
Dico Lady
Who
I'm So In Love With You
Thanks For The Memories
Disco Lady
Archie Love(US-CD, JEA/Right Now, 2004)

Produced by Archie Love and Sam Fallie, except "Should've Been There For You" prodeced by Tahl Cole
Executive Producers: James Alexander, Larry Dotson and Charlie Bethea


Exposed
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
My Joy
When U Go
I'll Be The Only One
Don't Take Me For Granted
Do You Love Me
Off My Mind
Only Girl
Lets Get It On
Archie Love(US-CD, Soul Street, 2002)

Produced by Angelo Earl and Archie Love


SINGLES
4 tracks CD sampler, Tam, 199?
1 My Only Girl
2 Sex Me Till I'm Done
3 I Don't Need It
4 Can't Stay Away
#1 : featuring J. Blackfoot

3 Tracks CD single, Avenue, 1991
as Archie Love Choice
1 Love Sings (Radio Mix)
2 Love Sings
3 Love Sings (Bonus Mix)
All Songs written by A. Love and E. Shotwell
Exective Producers : C. Rhodes

GROUPS'
The Main Attraction / All The Way (RCA, 1986)
Archie Love: Lead vocals, Eric Shotwell : Lead vocals, Tony Black : KB, Roosevelt Nickelberry, Jr. : KB, Jerry Askew : Bass Guitar

The Right Choice / same (Motown, 1989)
Archie Love: vocals, Eric Shotwell : vocals, Tony Black : KB and Drum programming


LABEL:
Right Now Records
1918 Madison Ave. Suite 100
Memphis, Tennessee 38104