Harry J Live Couch series pays homage to classic songs
21/09/2022 by press release
Tara Johnsondaughter of Harry “Harry J” Johnson launched the “Best of Harry J Live Couch Serieson September 18 on all digital music platforms. The virtual music concert series that created a much-needed relaxation outlet for digital audiences; was a path taken by Tara pay tribute to his father’s friend Bob Andy upon his passing in 2020. Over time, the series became a channel for young musicians and artists to do what they love in an unprecedented health pandemic. After four seasons with artists such as Alborosie, Zhayna Blvk H3ro, percussionist Roots, Kalex, Ghirl, Valiant, Joby Jay and Truvi to name a few; Tara decided that the The best of the season was a welcome reminder of how many people within the creative industry have weathered two years of global entertainment industry shutdown.
“In difficult times, it is the music that lives. Producing it, performing it and performing it has been the best part of the pandemic and I was able to virtually share this process with the world. As we emerge from the pandemic; our online community asked for a encore of some of the best moments and although it was difficult to choose just 10 songs, we enjoyed the selection process and started the Best of Harry J Live Couch Series,” said Tara Johnsongeneral manager of Studio Harry J. and Three-factor records.
The audiovisual output of forty-five minutes [watch below] of the Best of Harry J Live Couch Series is a combination of classics that were recorded at the Studio Harry J. with some well-produced new releases from emerging artists adorning the golden sofa. “The team is excited about this release as it is a longer format of the original version of the series that our audience has been clamoring for. It’s also an eclectic fusion of genres and performance styles that adds to the entertainment value of the project,” Tara share.
The nine featured artists were accompanied by the musical styles of some of Jamaica’s most talented musicians. Now dubbed the “Sofa Series All Stars” the used group composed of jevaughn jones on the guitar, Jordan Williams, O’niel Dacres and Koriq keyboard, Ramon Smith and Keneil Delisser on drums, percussionist Malcolm Robert, Jerome Petit and Lorenzo West at the Bass.
Asked about future projects Tara replied that “as we emerge from the pandemic; we’ll follow the same model of producing great music with our high-end audio equipment while discovering new sounds through emerging and established artists. It’s our way of adding to the proliferation of this great music we call REGGAE.”
LIST OF TRACKS
01. Hector Roots Lewis – Country Boy (Reprise)
02. Valiant – 9 to 5
03. Blvk H3ro – Mom
04. Joby Jay – Mood
05. Zhayna & Assured – Best Part (Cover)
06. GiHRL – With You
07. Truvi – Show Yourself
08. Zhayna & Assured – Don’t Let Me Down (reggae cover)
09. Tara J & Couch Series All Stars – Tilly (Cover)
10. Kalex – Tribute to Bob Andy
WATCH BELOW: The Best of Harry J Live – Couch Series Overview [Official Live Session 2022]