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The Ram Jam TV Show has been away for a little while. I have been dealing with a family emergency for a few months that resulted in my being taken away from my proper duties. Let’s start this blog off with a great band I had the pleasure of inviting in the studio, The Slade Rhythm Band. Led by Boo Jones and consisting of some incredible musicians such as singer/ sax player Jazzy Steve, Guitarist Willie C, Percussionist Mark Pratt,  Base player Larry Carter, Drummer Terry Page and Female vocalist Yonni Soul. The Slade Rhythm Band are a newly formed band from the DMV bringing their brand of GO- GO music to a welcoming audience, belting out covers and original songs that keep the audience grooving throughout their set. It was great having them in the studio and even the film crew managed the get their boogie on while the played.

CHECK OUT THE FULL EPISODE HERE: http://youtu.be/aNKLvOs1zaA

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I know things have been tough since the Zimmerman trial and I must say I am at a loss for words other than my prayers go out to the Martin family, no parent should have to bury their children and say goodbye too soon.TRAYVON_MARTIN_NEW_PHOTO_1

I just want to say I for one will be glad when things like this will end in our society, when the violence and stereotypes will no longer be an issue so we can stay focused on the things that really matter in life which is to live in harmony and peace.

I love all my Ram Jam fans out there and pray for each and every one of you to be kept safe and blessed.

Until then Keep your heads up and reach for the stars.

Happy Jamming!!

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The Rave Review

Posted: March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

Giving every opportunity for artist featured on The RAM Jam TV Show the chance to network with Lisa Raye’s genius #B2BTuneItUpTuesday, this week The Rave Review from York, Pa.

The Rave Review, what can I say? These guys really rock! Their style is progressive but hard hitting enough to make the radio station next door ask us to turn it down a notch as they ripped through three great jams, it was a blast. Band members Mat Hansard, Dana Blevins and Andy Branch have known each other since they were in grade school and all shared a passion for great bands and making their own music. That love followed them into adulthood and set them on their path to forming The Rave Review. Polishing their skills in some of the roughest bars in Pennsylvania, DC and Northern Virginia people began to take notice bringing them a strong fan base and more gigs. When they came to the studio we were very excited and ready to shoot but technical difficulties tried to slow us up but in the end we recorded three incredible performances by them that left the entire studio wanting more.

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GOOD NEWS

We had the extreme pleasure of conducting an interview with Sharon Ruben, creator of The Lollipop Listening Therapy auditory program. For those who may not be familiar with the system it is a widely popular therapy for people on the Autism Spectrum. The subject listens to different tones, pitches and patterns of a Mozart recording; it rewires the subject’s brain for speech and other areas of difficulty. Imagine when we are in the womb and our mother reads or speaks to us and others, we hear different frequencies through the vibration of sound from her skeletal frame to us. This is how our brains become wired for speech and other necessary functions. The Lollipop Therapy system simulates this process through the stages of being in the womb to birth. To prove her system works she points to her own daughter Ashley who herself recovered from Autism using a similar system.  Sharon points out that this is not a cure all for Autism but hundreds of others have had improved success with it enough to believe that it should be explored by people with loved ones on the spectrum. If you want to see the interview we will be posting it in April for Autism Month.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Flight of The Monarchs then shame on you! (Just kidding). I have been reading it at a few libraries to young kids and they really love the story and characters and it has been a great joy for me as well. We are working on an animated commercial to promote it more and grab a reader or two.

Well I have to get going but don’t worry for I shall return and when I do I will be giving you the scoop on three hot artists who will be featured on your flat screens greatest dance mix, RAM Jam!

Happy Jamming!

If you are an artist with your own original music, we want to hear from you! Email us j40mediagroup@gmail.com.

Star Wars

Posted: March 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

Giving every opportunity for artists featured on The RAM Jam TV Show the opportunity to network with Lisa Raye‘s genius  #B2BTuneItUpTuesday!  This week TEMPO Crank out of Largo, MD.

I had the distinct pleasure of working with these true professionals when they came to tour our studios last year.  Serious, honest and fun T.E.M.P.O. Crank boasts a truly unique sound second to none.

Talented

Musicians

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is how this seven member urban force describe themselves through their acronym TEMPO.

In the DMV a popular form of music that mixes Guitar, Percussion, Keyboard and Vocals has become known as GO-GO Music dating back to the early 70s.  Engineers like Chuck Brown, Trouble Funk, Pleasure Band and Show, Rare Essence, just to name a few honed this music and it still remains strong and relevant today.  TEMPO Crank has now joined the ranks and keeps the movement going by offering Alternative GO-GO, which brings Pop Music into the mix.  The result: An awesome sound!  But don’t take my word for it:

TEMPO performing at The RAM Jam TV Show

Thanks for stopping by TEMPO Crank and doing your thing!

To keep up with TEMPO Crank LIKE them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and speak with their manager Charles Sanders about booking the first GO-GO Band to perform a live concert at Starbucks Coffee Shop!

Check out their new release Disrespected Crank available now.

RAM Jam credits ReverbNation for information in this article.

GOOD NEWS

We’re gearing up for Autism Awareness Month and are looking forward to sporting our color blue in support.  I cannot wait to share with you the interview we conducted this past weekend with Sharon Ruben, creator of Lollipop Listening Therapy.  There’s great information, an incredible life story she shares about the way their family combatted Autism and witness an amazing transformation!  Stay tuned.

Speaking of transformation, I wanted to mention something that we are also very excited about, coming to the DC area March 30th to April 1st is the Womens Get Radical Conference with Doreen Rainey and a host of professional women to conversate, consult and call to action women all over the world to get radical about living the lives they are meant to live.  Register today at www.getradicalconference.com!

If you want the opportunity to network, perform or enjoy free exposure and all the support you as an artist can handle, send us an email at j40mediagroup.com

Happy Jamm’in

Heartbreaker

Posted: February 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

As inspiration to Lisa Raye’s genius,  Business 2 Business Tune It Up Tuesday #B2B #TuneItUpTuesday, we are taking this opportunity to extend to our artists the opportunity to network and let themselves be heard.  I ran across Lisa’s effort on Twitter and was amazed at how she is positively impacting the small business.  So each Tuesday be on the lookout, if you are an artist, or know one, you could very well be featured in the spotlight!

With that being said, it brings us great pleasure to bring to you NU-TREN!

Nu-Tren performing in front of the Green Screen at RAM Jam Studios

Back in September 2011, Nu-Tren came and graced our stage.  A dynamic group in the make, tearing up nightclubs throughout Baltimore and the East Coast, Nu-Tren is definitely a force to reckon with.

 

Nu-Tren is definitely a force to reckon with.

 

Check out their HOT performance on the show:

 

 

Superstars Mike Royal, Em-Star, DNash and RM do it like no other with underground hits like Extra A**, DTF and We’re Hot and Ur Not.

Kendra, your host, Mike Royal, Em-Star, RM and the incomparable DNash

 

Thanks for coming out and jamming with us Nu-Tren, keep up the FANtastic work!

Here’s some contact info for Nu-Tren:

Record Label
1FAM Music
About
Baltimore’s very own up and coming music sensation
Current Location
Baltimore, MD
General Manager
Monty Marsh-President; Chris Surrency-Operations Manager; Zi’na Humphries-Event Coordinator
Website
Press Contact
Zi’na Humphries 240-271-6472
Booking Agent
Zi’na Humphries 240-271-6472

If you are an artist with your own original music, hit us up! Got a video?  We’ll put you out there! Send us your link at j40mediagroup@gmail.com

This is RAM Jam.

Until next time,

Happy Jamming