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Robert Person Delivers Classic Covers In June

Just in time for Black Music Month, celebrated vocalist Robert Person delivers standards from the Great American Sonbook in his new EP, Classic Covers.  CLASSIC COVERS is an incredible collection of timeless classic songs including “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, Stevie Wonder’s “Love’s In Need of Love Today”, and the passionate love ballad from hit Broadway musical Civil War “Sarah”.   Robert starts his EP with an exhilarating arrangement of The Stylistics’ “People Make The World Go Round”. All songs on this new album are backed by a dynamic string quartet and jazz ensemble and are arranged by Robert’s musical director Allyn Johnson, who is a highly decorated virtuoso pianist, music educator and artistic creative from Washington, DC.  

Included in this set is a rare collaboration and Gospel track “I Give You Praise”, written by legendary songwriter and pianist Richard Smallwood (“Total Praise”, “Center of My Joy”).  This collaboration with his fellow Washingtonian incorporates Smallwood performing piano on the song he originally wrote almost 40 years ago.

Classic Covers hits digital outlets on June 1st.

 

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