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Cee-Lo Green - Is Thomas Callaway LP

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CeeLo Green Is Thomas Callaway is the 5x Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer's first album in five years, a highly anticipated new artistic endeavor which finds him collaborating with Dan Auerbach. The Black Keys frontman invited CeeLo to Nashville for some writing sessions without the intention of creating an album, but this unexpected, musical pair started vibing and walked away with a timeless record. For the first time ever while recording, CeeLo sang with a live band in the same room. It was comprised of noteworthy Nashville musicians including Gene Chrisman and Bobby Wood of the Memphis Boys, Russ Paul, Dave Roe, Billy Sanford, Ray Jacildo and Mike Rojas.

Working closely together in the studio, the two award winning artists created a lyrically positive and inspiring, redemption album that is easy to listen to from start to finish. The name of the album gives fans an idea of what to expect from the overall music as "Thomas Callaway" is CeeLo Green's given name. This raw album is a real glimpse inside his true soulful character and life beyond the Gnarls persona and "Forget You" pop-sound. CeeLo Green Is Thomas Callaway is soulful, with gospel undertones and naturally was influenced by its surrounding in Nashville. It is a reflection of who Thomas Callaway is and a nod to his church-going, southern family roots.

The soulful single "Lead Me" and overall album finds CeeLo channeling luminaries like Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway and Staple Singers.

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