First Listen! Arnold Jarvis & Mannix – Stronger Than You Think You Are (Mannix Crystal Disko Vocal) (Solid Ground Recordings)
Stronger than you think you are… Most likely not Arnold Jarvis‘s motto. And even contrary, considering his humility despite his undeniable talent. Although this is the title of his latest delivery. A cut taken from the much awaited Miami Sampler. The latter standing as a landmark for UK label Solid Ground Recordings…
Arnold Jarvis makes the proof once more as to how he’s one of the most subtle performers one may think of. Meanwhile smoothly jammin’ on this cool soulful House swingalong with remix by the likes of Vienna-based producer Mannix. A producer one might remember of for his cover version of Melba Moore‘s classic ‘Standing Right Here’ along with Dina Vass back in 2013.
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– Arnold Jarvis‘ road to a musical career began at the age of 16 when he sang with the Baltimore Gospel Choir. His rich, Gospel-inflected baritone and unique phrasing made him one of the choir’s most favored soloists.
A Singer, a songwriter and a performer he, just like Robert Owens and Omar, has a voice gifted by the gods. Therefore, no wonder why he’s been touring with countless artists. From Loleatta Holloway to Jocelyn Brown or Jody Watley. But also Queen Latifah, Ultra Naté and Adeva among many others.
Jarvis has collaborated with an impressive list of House Music top producers. This resulting in countless seminal classics. From ‘Take Some Time Out’ with Tommy Musto and Yvonne Turner. To ‘And I Loved You’ with Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie. Not to mention ‘Life Goes On’ with Louie Vega. And the list goes on along with Teddy Douglas of The Basement Boys fame (‘Love Of My Life’). And Alix Alvarez (‘Rising Into Joy’). If not Benji Candelario (‘You’ve Let Love Slip Away’, ‘Higher’) or Mannix (‘Stronger Than You Think You Are’).
Arnold is as well remembered as a member of UDAUFL. A collective of artists which Blaze put together back in 2003 in order to raise funds against AIDS.
He has also released a solo album – ‘Just Say It’ – produced by Timmy Regisford and Adams Rios 9 years after.