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****Mo-Philly Music Group Press Release****


The Mo-Philly Music Group is an entertainment group that
aims to delve into all aspects of the industry.
Founded by music veterans Jimmy Levine and Raymond
Earl who have a star-studded pedigree in the
music/entertainment industry. Sharing CEO duties,
Levine will handle the managerial responsibilities and
Earl will oversee the creative endeavors. "Hit Records
Re-Discover The Music" could serve, as the new start up's motto. As the two principals endeavor to create contemporary music in a grand tradition that's
reflective of their decades of experience and
craftsmanship. Their timing couldn't be better, as the
Public, in response to the brashness and crassness of
recent times seems to be collectively saying to 'tone
it down' and give us some integrity.

The company's first project is singer Shantel whose
debut CD “Arise Time To Shine", which is scheduled for
release during the first quarter of 2008.

Also on the release docket is: Instant Funk Re-Generated Project, once part of Gamble & Huff's MFSB best known for their million seller "I Got My Mind Made Up", the funk is on again! Their first funk fest of the new millennium will be dropped in the 2nd quarter of 2008.

The Jimmy Levine “Share My Love CD” went to #1 on the charts all over Europe in 2007. While it didn’t hit the charts in the US the CD sold 558,000 units world wide Certified Gold in the UK. You can expect much more of the same great music on Jimmy’s new CD “SURPRISE SUPRISE” slated for a 2nd quarter 2008 release. GET READY It’s HOT!

The 3rd quarter will offer the debut release of West
Palm Beach FL. group Mistaken Identity whose sound is
in the mode of legendary The O'Jays.

ABOUT: Jimmy Levine

Songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Jimmy
Levine, whose resume lists classic Motown sessions and
songs in the label's Jobete/EMI Music catalog, currently
has a CD on Thump/Universal, "Share My Love”, which went to
#1 for 16 weeks on the R&B charts in Europe,
#1 on the Sweet Rhythms chart and became popular
in Asia as well. The CD lists such luminaries as Ray Parker
Jr., Wah Wah Watson, Phil Perry, Michael White, Howard Hewett, Everette Harp, Maysa Leak, Lori Perry, Kenda Hathaway, Donald Hayes Niki Harris and Phillip Ingram. Highly regarded magazine, Blues and Soul awarded the “Share My Love” with a Best Album award. The response to the album has been so overwhelmingly positive that a new CD, "Surprise Surprise” Keeping It Real! is being completed and continues Jimmy’s winning formula of combining old school and new school for a uniquely satisfying listening experience.

Starting out playing piano in church at age 4, the Bay Area
native picked up the saxophone in his teens
and began playing in various around Bay Area bands. Jimmy's
high-level professional music career began after
auditioning for Marvin Gaye when the legend made a
concert stop at the Oakland Coliseum. After he began
performing in Mr. Gaye's band (playing behind him up
to the time of his untimely death), he was signed as a
staff songwriter to Jobete and worked with Rick James,
Teena Marie,Switch and other Motown artists. Jimmy was also Presdident of OutPost Production a Motown company onwned buy Anna Gaye. Relocating to Chicago, Jimmy collaborated with producer Carl Davis (The Dells, Gene Chandler), arranger Rich Tufo and Jesse Boyce for Gold Coast Records, an offshoot of Curtis Mayfield's Curtom Records (Spunk's "Tighten It Up", TTF, Linda Clifford, Ava Cherry), songwriter Lowrell Simon and Jimmy wrote the classic "I Want You" for Barry White, the group Omni, Jerry Butler and projects for Curtis Mayfield's Curtom Records.

Raymond Earl

As the bassist of Instant Funk, which was a part of
Gamble & Huff's house band MFSB, songwriter/producer
Raymond Earl played on classic Philadelphia
International sides by The O'Jays ("Let Me Make Love
To You"), Dexter Wansel ("Life On Mars"), Harold
Melvin and The Blue Notes ("Bad Luck"), Archie Bell
and The Drells ("Let's Groove"), MFSB ("Universal
Love"), Jean Carn ("I'm In Love Again") and band
mentor Bunny Sigler ("Love Train") among many others.
Instant Funk also played on Evelyn "Champagne" King's
debut gold singles "Shame" and "I Don't Know If Its
Right" as well having there own gold LP "Instant Funk" gold single "I Got My Mind Made Up". They also can
be heard on recordings by Salsoul acts Loleatta
Holloway ("Only You", "That's What You Said"), Salsoul
Orchestra ("How High"), Double Exposure and The
Jammers. Other related titles are Carl Carlton ("I
Wanna Be With You"), Johnny Nash ("Tears On My
Pillow"), Curtis Mayfield ("Heartbeat") and Gabor
Szabo ("Nightflight").

Starting his own Ray Ray Music production and
publishing company and doing occasional freelancing,
Raymond had a hit with rapper True Love ("Love Rap
Ballad"), co-wrote Skipworth & Turner's "Make It
Last", engineered the early demos of such artists as
Eve, co-produced tracks with Sigler for Patti
Labelle's gold CD "Gems" as well as Sigler's own
Recent CD "Let Me Love You Tonight".

With the support of Peter Hill, a 15 year veteran with Universal Music Operations Group in the UK as Director Of International Marketing and Sales. Pete is just what MO-PHILLY MUSIC GROUP needs to make their Trans Atlantic connection a success. With a “Silver Bullet Team”, MO-PHILLY MUSIC GROUP is poised to make some noise.

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