|Boyd H. Jarvis|
|Also known as||Boyd Jarvis|
|Born||1958 (age 55–56)|
|Genres||Post-disco, garage house, dub, deep house, urban|
|Instruments||Vocals, synthesizer, keyboards|
|Labels||Prelude, Wave Music, 4th & B'way Records|
|Associated acts||Timmy Regisford, Visual, Billie|
Boyd H. Jarvis (born 1958) is an American record producer, remixer and musician, best known for his song, co-written with Jason Smith, "The Music Got Me"; released in 1983 by Prelude Records. He has musically collaborated with artists such as Herbie Hancock, La Toya Jackson and Johnny Kemp.
He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and continues to write, record, and produce music under his label, CFX Records.
Boyd Jarvis started his career as an intern for renowned professor of Anthropology Pearl Primus, training under Sandra Ross in theater lighting and set design where he went on to design lighting for shows in Lincoln center, Perry Street theater, and Riverside church theater. Training himself in music and applied Synthesis architecture, Boyd has become a legend within the underground and commercial music industry. He is an award winning writer and music producer and has been cited as one of the original creators of what's now known as house music. Known as an innovator in music production & remixing, he has worked with many of the recording industries icons, including Timmy Regisford, Merlin Bobb, Prince, Madonna, Herbie Hancock, Ah Ha and Boy George, discovered Colonel Abrams just to mention a few. Boyd is currently working with some of the top producer Dj's such as Joe Claussell, Louie Vega, Dave Morales, Francois Kevorkian. As a recipient of the prestigious Lions Award his list of international advertising clients have included, Jamie Guan (Master Guaun) Of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Maxwell House Coffee and Vivident Gum as will as numerous others. Mr. Jarvis has 24 years of experience in diverse areas of the artistic and production process coupled with an innate expertise in marketing and sales.
Miki Howard Come Share My Love/LP Levert Addicted To Love, Pullover Troop My Heart Ten City Where Do We Go Herbie Hancock Beat Wise Latoya Jackson Rock You Tuphan Better Late Than Never Roland Clark Speak To Me Lord Madonna Side Walk Talk Evelyn King Stop It Chuck P Jazz Funeral Muta Baruka Dis Poem On The Floor Tony Cook & The Party People I Got A Song For You Free Russell Bobby Brown Don’t Be Cruel Gerald Alston You Laid Your Love On Me, Activated Gladys Knight Lovin’ On Next To Nothing Kim Wilde Heartache Loose Ends Watching You, Life Crusaders AC/DC Basic Black Nothing But A Party Desiree Coleman To The Curb, I’m Not That Kind Of Girl Johnny Kemp Dancin’ With Myself Reddings Call The Law John Whitehead Body Move Johnny Gill Can’t Wait Till Tomorrow Glenn Jones Finesse Ronny Jordan London Lowdown Ola Jagun Odo Oya Barbara Tucker I Get Lifted Pierre Salandy Love Is The Answer Geyster Bye Bye Superman (Remix) Boy George Tell Me The Answer Adeva & F. Knuckles Celebrate D-Note Lost And Found Prince Tick Tick Bang Karen White Secret Rendezvous, Family Man Chaka Khan Life Is A Dance LP Ah Ha Touchy Rick James Wonderful Milk & Honey Touch Sunny Days Atmosfear Shazz Inner Side
Boyd Jarvis Don’t Deny Love King Street Sounds Dan Gna Les Go Spiritual Life Music
Boyd Jarvis Atmos-Fear Wave Music Chase Von Heckler Non Stop Central Park Records
Boyd Jarvis Elements The “EP” Dance Tracks Mood Swing Future Funk / Boyd Jarvis Project Right Size Unity Records Future Funk / Boyd Jarvis Project Born Unity Records
Boyd Jarvis Alibokolijah Novus/Cisco
The Carlos Sanchez Movement Flying High Maxi Records
Nyles Jarvis Project Tribal Juice Jazz Club Records The Carlos Sanchez Movement Love & Respect Maxi Records Visual Its You LifeLine Records
Boyd Jarvis A Tribute to Miles Jazz Club Records Boyd Jarvis Roots /World Peace Jazz Club Records Boyd Jarvis We Can Work It Out Jazz Club Records
Boyd Jarvis At Last Movin’ Records
React Love Reaction Minimal Records
Billie Nobodys Business Fleetwood Records Level 3 Central Line Fleetwood Records Boyd Jarvis I’ve Got The Music Movin Records
Tammy Lucas Hey Boy Supertronics Records Janice Christie One Love Supertronics Records
Circuit A Little Help 4th & Broadway Circuit Release The Tension 4th & Broadway
Visual The Music's Got Me Prelude Records Visual Somehow Someway Prelude Records
Boyd Jarvis Stomp Shelter Records
Jarvis met Billie (real name Robin Brown) at one of the last parties of the Famous Studio 54. He immediately mentioned that he was a producer, and she stated that she was a singer. They met soon after at his home, where she sang one of her all time favorite songs Tain't Nobody's Business if I do. Jarvis, liked the idea, and with the help of Regisford, created, produced, mixed the music with additional lyrics written by Billie. Jarvis, Regisford and Billie recorded a garage house cover of "Ain't Nobody's Business", a blues standard that was also performed by Bessie Smith.
He worked as a session musician for John "Jellybean" Benitez, Wally Jump, Jr. & the Criminal Element, Colonel Abrams, Herbie Hancock, and dance-pop acts like Club Nouveau and Pretty Poison. and as a producer and remixer he collaborated with Little Louie Vega and François Kevorkian.
"It is hard to believe that [a re-release of "The Music Got Me"] would be successful"
"Get Dumb! (Free Your Body)" was recorded and released under names 'The Crew (featuring Freedom Williams)' and 'Seduction'. Multiple versions were released by Vendetta Records (sublabel of A&M Records).
"Get Dumb", written by Cole and Clivilles, incorporated elements of "The Music Got Me", most noticeably a distinctive keyboard riff and the bridge section composed of free your body sounds. Jarvis claimed that he has been damaged by $15 million, however he failed to demonstrate the amount of actual damages, which are measured by "[the] extent to which the market value of the copyrighted work at the time of infringement has been injured or destroyed by such infringement." Total damage was estimated at $95,872, using the data from "Get Dumb" profits.
|2001||"Sunny Days"||Wave Music|
|2002||"Don't Deny Love"||King Street Sounds|
|2004||"Keep It Moving"||Trax Records|
|1983||"The Music Got Me"||Prelude Records|
|"Somehow, Someway"||Prelude Records|
Level 3 was Jarvis' short-lived studio group.
|1986||"Central Line"||Fleetwood Records|
Circuit was Jarvis' short-lived studio group.
|1984||"Release The Tension"||4th & B'way Records|
|" A Little Help (From My Friends)"||4th & B'way Records|
- "Dancin' With Myself" by Johnny Kemp. Retrieved 2011-12-17.
- Jarvis v. A & M Records 827 F. Supp. 282 (D.N.J. 1993) UCLA
- Anonymous, (West Publishing Company) (1993). West's federal supplement. U.S.: West Pub. Co., 1993, West Publishing Company. p. 299.
- Billie at Discogs. Retrieved 2011-12-17
- Jellybean at Discogs. Retrieved 2011.
- Boyd Jarvis - Credits. Retrieved 2011-12-17
- Nimmer, supra, Sec. 14.02, at 14-8 to -9