HELEN BRUNER & TERRY JONES
Grammy® nominated singers, producers and songwriters Helen Bruner & Terry Jones who have worked on Grammy® Award winning albums individually and collectively have worked on many recording projects as songwriters, producers and vocalist. Jones has worked on recordings for Grammy® winners Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, and is the featured vocalist on the Redman and Method Man's platinum seller "How High". Bruner wrote and produced her critically acclaimed album 'Have You Heard About It" on the Cardiac/Virgin label. Bruner and Jones songs have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Charts, featured on Film/TV soundtracks, most notable the blockbuster film The Score starring Robert DeNiro. Their voices can be heard on national commercials and their songs have been licensed to numerous international compilations.
Bruner & Jones took the driver seat on their 2010 album release Hollyhood writing, producing, performing and mixing Hollyhood. This 11 track cd is packed with soul and power. Hollyhood held the #1 spot for five consecutive weeks on the Official UK Soul Charts. Bruner & Jones latest project is with aggressive soul siren ChinahBlac the ladies have come together to remake the Labelle classic What Can I Do For You? released September 13, 2011 on the Philerzy Productions label.
As performers the duo's live show is filled with intense passion and energy. They've toured internationally performing in venues throughout the US , Europe, Japan, headlined at Ministry of Sound in London England, The New York Bar, Supalova Club in Milano Italy, Grammy Pre-Telecast 2007 & 2008, and performed at Club Yellow in Tokyo to list a few. Bruner & Jones have also shared the stage with Dave Koz, Steve Vai, Ledisi, Patti LaBelle, and others.
The 54th Annual Grammy® Awards winners were announced on February 12, 2012 from Los Angeles at the Staples Center and All About Bullies...Big and Small comes away with a big win for Best Children's Album. Bruner & Jones song Get To Know Me produced, written and performed by Bruner & Jones is featured on the Grammy® winning All About Bullies…Big and Small.
Bruner & Jones own and operate Phil’erzy Productions, a multifaceted music company. Phil’erzy’s released the album “Soul Talkin” produced by Bruner & Jones on legendary soul singer Linda Jones, who is Terry’s mother. During a live televised program in the US the GRAMMY® Nominations for the 2009 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards were announced and Phil’erzy basked in an emotional triple treat: The Empress of Soul Linda Jones, Terry Jones and Helen Bruner all earned a GRAMMY® nomination for “Baby I Know,” off the Linda Jones cd “Soul Talkin” for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Bruner & Jones journey as independent artist and women in the new music business model has been turned into a documentary film, Indie Soul by film maker Chakka Reeves and premiered September 24, 2011 at the Congressional Black Caucus Film Series in Washington DC. Indie Soul will show at film festivals throughout the US.
Tony Luke Jr. co host of Spike TV show Frankenfood, recording artist, actor, musician, entertainer, restaurateur, Philly’s favorite son and the face behind Tony Luke’s. Tony Luke’s has 20 stores nationally and in the Middle East. Luke is a graduate of the famed Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Luke’s acting credits include Invincible, 10th & Wolf, and The Nail. Tony Luke’s has been praised by Gourmet magazine, The New York Times, GQ and is included in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly” Hall of Fame.
Philerzy Productions songwriting and production team Krazy Kiotic & Will Write based out of Philly, have been the unseen forces behind some of todays hip hop and r&b #1 records. These two young men have finally decided to step to the front of the room and let the world know who they are. They are currently in the studio with Will i am artist Cody Wise on Interscope Records. Kiotic comes from a legacy of musicians his cousins are Kool in the Gang's Robert Bell & Khalif Bayyan "We are ready to change the sound of r&b like the masters did before us, says Will.
Linda Jones born December 14, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey considered by many one of the greatest soul singers who ever lived. Linda put her heart and soul into every lyric like no other, it is often said you could feel her pain in every word. In a Rolling Stone interview Gladys Knight was asked to name one of her favorite singers and Gladys replied “Linda Jones.” Linda released a few 45’s before getting her big break in 1967 when she recorded the now classic soul ballad “Hypnotized” on the Warner Bros. R&B label Loma. This classic soul ballad has been licensed to just about every Slow Jam & R&B/classic soul compilation ever, selling over a million copies combined.
Linda worked with several different record labels after leaving Loma she recorded with, Gamble & Huff’s (Neptune) label and her last label Turbo/All Platinum. She continued to chart even after her passing with her version of the Jerry Butler song “For Your Precious Love.” She wrote the talking intro to her version titled “Your Precious Love” which pulled you in from the first vowel. Linda was a great songwriter, writing her classics “Things I’ve Been Through”, “I’ve Given You The Best Years Of My Life” and many of her talking break downs. In later years with re-released versions of her songs her name was removed allegedly by her manager at that time. Linda was the victim of a shady producer/manager but if you are lucky and you have the original 45’s you will see her correct writer credits.
In the movie Ali starring Will Smith a singer portrays Linda at a night club performing her version of “For Your Precious Love.” Linda’s daughter Terry recalls her Aunts and Uncles discussing the time when Linda came home from a concert and said Mohammad Ali was at her show. The producers of the film did not know who to contact for clearance of Linda’s likeness because of this they could not use Linda’s name in the film Ali, just the song. Linda’s daughter Terry Jones did not know anything about her mother’s version of “For Your Precious Love” being used in Ali until after the films release.
Linda suffered from chronic diabetes and only had one kidney but her illnesses never stopped her from singing, until March 14, 1972. On that fateful day Linda just finished a matinee performance at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, having one more evening performance before finishing her two week long engagement. That matinee show would be her final performance. Linda was not feeling well that day and decided to go back home to Newark, New Jersey to rest between shows. Linda fell asleep and went into a diabetic shock, slipped into a coma never to awake Linda was only 27 years old. Although her career was short Linda remains a vital influence in today’s music and you can hear her music on the radio at any given time, she is even sampled by hip hop artist.
Now for the first time since her passing new music will be released by Linda Jones co-produced by her daughter Terry Jones and Helen Bruner. “Soul Talkin” will satisfy fans of soul music worldwide it captures Linda’s vocal prowl-ness, energy and emotion. Terry Jones expressed “I’m so proud to be the daughter of Linda Jones and be able to keep my Mom’s musical legacy a live.” On December of 2008 the Grammy Nominations were announced and Linda Jones received a Grammy nomination posthumously for Baby I Know of the Soul Talkin cd a duet with Terry Jones and Helen Bruner.
All Rize consist of Brown Baby and Shyy who hail from the city of Philadelphia, who's new CD Got Soul? "Then Dance" is produced by number one songwriting team Helen Bruner and Terry Jones, who are also the producers of Got Soul? "Then Dance." All Rize is here to bring Urban Dance and their USB sound (Urban Soul Beats) to R&B and dance/electronic music. Also Brown Baby and Shyy wanted to bring the performing artist back into the mix for the public to identify with again in dance/electronic music.
All Rize Got Soul? "Then Dance" on Philerzy Productions is comprised of 10 tracks that showcases All Rizes powerful lead vocals, unique background vocal arrangements and Helen & Terrys ability to have each song tell a story while making you dance.
All Rize called on two of their diva vocalist friends Mia Cox and powerhouse Barbara Walker for Got Soul? Then Dance to put the lead vocals down on a soulful remake of Mia Cox #1 Billboard Hot Club single "Caught Up" which was written by Helen & Terry and co-writer David Banks aka DJ Disciple. Barbara Walker remakes her UK hit Saved Me also written by Helen & Terry and Louis Benedetti, which Barbara was nominated for an UK House Music Award for Outstanding Vocal Performance. All Rize provides their unique blend of background vocal flavor for Mia and Barbara on both tracks.
"We feel it's time to introduce something different to the streets with our flava of Urban Dance. We also feel dance music has suffered from almost eliminating the performing artist from the genre and focusing typically on the DJ. We will rock the clubs with a live band and do track dates, we are ready to bring our USB sound to R&B and the dance music podium. In dance music the public should be able to put a face with the voice they hear as with any other genres of music. The public needs to identify and connect with who is telling the story. So All Rize is ready to bring Urban Dance to r&b and dance/electronic music ."- All Rize
"My favorite track is "Release", this track is HOT!" - Angel Crow, Borders Book Store, Philadelphia.
I can't wait to hear it in the clubs and I love track 4 No I'm Not Your Girlfriend."- Carlos Adams , Product Manager- Urban & Soundtracks, Virgin Ent. Group, Los Angeles
All Rize will no doubt shake up the dance/electronic fans with their new brand of USB, so jump on board and as track 10 suggest let All Rize take you on a "Ride."