Soul singer and educator Jeff Ramsey sadly passed away in February 2020, we feel the time is right to release this tribute record. Two tremendous, but lesser known collaborations with James Day; one with the immense Cleveland P. Jones, receive the 45 treatment!
A scholarship in Jeff’s name has been set up at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and it is ar goal that this IZIPHO SOUL vinyl release will enable them to make a nice contribution.
Jeff Ramsey (1967-2020) was a Beloved Professor at Berklee College of Music. Jeff toured and recorded the world over for such artists as Lalah Hathaway, Al Jarreau, Patrice Rushen, Maxwell, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, and Barbara Streisand, just to name a few. He did commercials in radio and television for Burger King, Levi 501, Mountain Dew, and Michelob. Jeff did solo work for many different projects including famed Tower of Power’s “Everybody On The Bus”, and James Day’s albums “Better Days,” & “Natural Things” including the #1 UK hit “Don’t Waste The Pretty.” Jeff was also an educator and shared his experiences on the road and the studio with his students at Berklee College where he was a Professor in the Voice Department. He sang, did session dates, performed around the World, and released his solo debut CD entitled My Best, in the Fall of 2009.
“Hope’s Up” appeared in John Singleton’s series SNOWFALL and “Never Enough You” is a duet with the great Cleveland P. Jones (who also appears on the Izipho release “Kiss of Freedom.” hope you enjoy.