New York, NY, August 06, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Joe Simon finally gets to swim in a sea of respect as the legendary soul singer and Grammy winner will be honored for his five hit- filled decades in music with the release of “Step By Step, The Complete Pop Hits” a double CD set being released by the LA based record label, Real Gone Music on October 5th.
This new collection captures an extraordinary career that stretched all genres from gospel through doo wop, R&B, country-soul, the ’70s sound of Philadelphia, Blaxploitation, disco, and a subsequent return to Simon’s spiritual side.
Regarded as one of the premier R&B voices of all time, earning the nickname, “The Mouth of The South,” Simon chalked up 35 pop hits in his career, all of which are included in this collection which includes liner notes by noted author, Grammy nominee producer and former A&R executive for Verve, Columbia and Arista Records, Mitchell Cohen.
In his notes Cohen writes, “Joe Simon’s legacy is one filled with extraordinary records made throughout the ’60s and ’70s, records that showed remarkable breadth, and what sounded like complete immersion and conviction.”
Included is the first hit “My Adorable One,” Simon’s Grammy winning version of “The Chokin’ Kind,” the Gamble & Huff produced, “Drowning In The Sea of Love” and “The Power of Love,” the title song that he wrote and produced for Warner Brothers smash 1973 film, “Cleopatra Jones” and fan favorites “Misty Blue,” “Your Time To Cry,” and the title track.
These days Simon is finally getting the respect he so rightfully deserves. In addition to receiving the Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, the singer was inducted into both the Louisiana Hall of Fame and The Gospel Hall of Fame. In 2016 Simon was the Recipient of the Phillies Gamble & Huff Community Partnership Award which was held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, and last June, Governor John Bell Edwards of Louisiana designated an area of Louisiana Highway 1 as “Joe Simon Boulevard” in honor of the Simmesport native.
A new documentary detailing his life and subsequent calling to leave R&B music and enter the ministry as an evangelist and now Bishop, “Looking Back, From The Chicken Coop To The Top of The Charts” is a defining portrait of a man and the voice millions have come to love and is available to view on YouTube.
Contact For Joe Simon: Ken Levy, (914) 299-3767, firstname.lastname@example.org