For a decade, Lawrence Daniel Caswell blessed Cleveland's airwaves with a two hour radio program he called NO WAYS TIRED. Cleveland State University's radio station WCSB 89.3 was it home, and while Mr. Caswell's taste are wide and varied, skipping through decades as if he had access to his own time machine- there were three constants - Bobby Womack, "For Lovers Only" and his tremendous instantly recognizable voice (which is on display throughout this digital release).
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Producer E.React taped the last of this radio program to cassette, and set off making beats from this amazing treasure trove of nearly forgotten, but always beloved soul music. While many discuss the premise that the art of sampling is not art at all, i challenge those of that mindset to listen to what E.React deconstructed, and made his own.
He also had a mind to invite some amazing guests for this album- our good friend and collaborator Jake Wynne comes thru once again with an amazing and subtle performance on flugelhorn on the track F.L.O. featuring a sublime vocal by Lawrence Daniel Caswell himself. World renown, and Cleveland Alum educator/MC Jahi sets the whole agenda off, and Cleveland Tapes Alums San Goodee, and Square kill their verses.
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released January 28, 2011
Inspired by Lawrence Daniel Caswell's NoWaysTired radio show on 89.3 WCSB.
Arranged, Produced, mixed, recorded, and mastered by Elijah Vazquez at The Used Toy Store.
Vocal Performances by Jahi, San Goodee, Square, and Lawrence Daniel Caswell- with instrumental guest performance by trumpeter Jake Wynne.