Sir James – 1981 – Sophisticated Funk
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Sir James Randolph was born in Brewton Alabama. After leaving Alabama, he moved to New York where he attended and graduated from Long Island University. He started to sing in night clubs throughout the city. Then he was involved into Theater, Television & Film. Performing in Las Vegas and around the world, Sir James Randolph has become one of the most celebrated performers.
A1 Pure Love 3:18
A2 Been Converted 6:05
A3 Softly, Silently 3:32
A4 Give Love To Get Love 3:55
B1 Sho ‘Is Good 6:33
B2 Pretty Face 5:57
B3 Too Young 4:23
B4 Burning On Down 6:21
Sir James Randolph made his only Broadway appearance as Sky Masterson in the 1976 all black company of “Guys and Dolls” along with Robert Guillaume as Nathan Detroit, Norma Donaldson as Miss Adelaide, Ernestine Jackson as Sarah Brown.”Guys and Dolls” is a musical and was directed and choreographed by Billy Wilson. This production featured Motown-style musical arrangements by Danny Holgate and Horace Ott and direction by Billy Wilson. The show closed on February 13, 1977 after 239 performances and 12 previews.
In 1981 he released a fantastic album entitled “The Sophisticated Funk of James Randolph” on ALLGEM Records, which today is an ultra rare album. It was recorded at Electric Lady Studio, New York. All songs written by himself, except “Burning on down” which was written by Sir James Randolph in collaboration with Steve Depass. Produced by himself.