April 2009, Koch Entertainment
Georgia Anne Muldrow and Rickie Byars Beckwith
Rickie Byars Beckwith
Georgia Anne Muldrow, Brenda Lee Eager, Niki Haris, Dudley Perkins
INTERLUDES OF WISDOM:
Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith
GUEST SHOUT OUTS:
Michael Jackson, Keb Mo, Maurice White.
Electric Piano: Rickie Byars Beckwith; Instrumental Music: Georgia Anne Muldrow
Robin Finck - courtesy of Guns and Roses.
ePistrophik Peach Sound, Las Vegas, NV; Blue Music LA, Los Angeles, CA
I am very grateful to Michael Jackson, KebMo, Maurice White (is that really you?!!) for their shout outs of encouragement! Robin Fink appears courtesy of Guns and Roses. (Thanks Robin. And to think that I thought you were just another tenor in the Choir... hilarious.)
It takes a loving village... Michael, you hold me high and you hold me close. After all is said and done, I come home to the man I love and that's a blessing.
Georgia, you delight my heart and inspire me to be an authentic artist. You are an incredible producer and to play with you is always exhilarating. Thank you for "guiding meee home!" Dudley, thanks for being there and for being clear. I TRULY love our conversations. Thanks Mama for holding down the home front and Dion and Wesley for your prayers. Thanks Stephan for your Graphic Art, just in the nick of time. Amazing! Thanks to my family and fans for supporting art in its many phases. Thank you Stephen Powers and AMI for doing what cha' do and to Miranda Penn Turin for capturing Love in a photograph. Agape International, these songs were first heard by you. Thanks for listening with so much love for so many years.
But most of all I am thankful to the Supreme Intelligence that creates this Universe. It is the source of all creation that allows me to compose and sing these beautiful songs. Thank you most beneficent ALL in ALL. Through eternity you fill my heart and bless my soul. I have every reason to be rising and singing folks awake, for supremely, I AM inspired.
Rickie Byars Beckwith
(See "About" below)
|2.||Change Your Mind|
|3.||Holy Breath (Michael Beckwith interlude)|
|4.||Water To A Dry Land|
|5.||You Tell Me|
|6.||Sun Is Rising|
|10.||Tapping (feat. Dudley Perkins)|
|11.||Kin Sout Out|
|12.||Know God (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)|
|13.||Supreme Inspiration (Devotional)|
|14.||Dual Citizenship (MBB interlude)|
I requested that Georgia Anne Muldrow, my daughter, put on the Producer hat. She tried it on and MY! Was I in for a transformational ride! She really bumps it up with rhythms and sounds that signal a new day and a new way for the songs to be experienced. I call it my Picasso cd. Georgia is more concerned about the message and the feeling than she is a “perfect” performance. If the message is felt, she considers the job done. I consider this CD project to be one that ripples in honesty and rolls with surprise.
Dudley Perkins, Project Coordinator spices up the scene and contributes a blazing rap on “Tapping.” It was his idea to include shouts outs from Michael Jackson (for real), Maurice White and Keb Mo. Georgia played and programmed all the instruments. "Tapping," and “Supreme Inspiration (devotional)" are enhanced with guitar performances from Guns ‘N Roses guitarist, Robin Fink. Brenda Lee Eager, Niki Haris and I enjoy some very good trio vocal moments on, “Know God.” Georgia Anne Muldrow’s supporting vocals on Supreme Inspiration (both versions) are stunning.
This project is the first full “family affair.” It includes songs co-written with my beloved, Michael Bernard Beckwith, and of course, my daughter, Georgia. My son, Ronald Stephan Muldrow, artistically rendered the cover and graphics designs.