When it comes to honoring thy father, sometimes it's about bringing music to his ears. For Anthony Beverly, the son of the legendary Frankie Beverly, spearheading ""Silk Soul Music...An All-Star Tribute to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly" is the ultimate Father's Day gift.
After more than 40 years of making music, 12 albums and 30 hit singles, Anthony felt that paying homage to his father's musical legacy with a compilation tribute featuring some of the greatest R&B, jazz and gospel pioneers was the least he could do for his dad.
"I decided to do a tribute to my father and Maze because it was time for their musical contributions to be recognized and introduced to a whole new generation of fans through artists who embody the spirit of their music.," explains Anthony, a producer who will work with Brantera Music Group, Inc. on this project. "My fondest memory with my father is spending every summer of my chilhood on the road with him. I saw and learned so much about music and how he did his thing. it was incredible to see the audience's reaction show after show and year after year. There's always been magic between him, the band and the audience."
The tribute CD will be available in August 2009. Be sure to catch Franklie Beverly and Maze at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans July 4, 5, and 6.—KNB
For more information, visit www.frankiebeverlytribute.com.