Angelo Earl

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Angelo Earl
Background information
Genres R&B, hard rock, blues-rock, blues, jazz, jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician, record producer, audio engineer
Instruments Electric guitar, electric bass
Years active 1975–present
Labels Soul Street Records
Notable instruments
Electric guitar, electric bass

Angelo Earl is an American guitarist, record producer, songwriter and owner of Soul Street Records. Earl is most widely known for playing electric guitar on Al Green's "He Is The Light", Bobby Rush's "Southern Soul", the Bar-kays' "The Real Thing", contributing vocal work to Isaac Hayes' "Branded", touring with the Jackson family,[1] touring with the Funk Brothers[2] and writing for Queen's "Under Pressure".[3] Recently, Earl appeared on episodes of The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty on A&E. Earl's musical career has spanned over 20 years.

Early years[edit]

Angelo Earl began his professional career in 1975 with guitar tracks recorded on Yanique's album Lovin' You.

Engineering, production and writing[edit]

Earl performed engineering on Jody Watley's album Affection alongside musical great Booker T. Jones. Angelo Earl also produced RCA recording artist Cherokee's critically acclaimed debut album in 1997, I Love You.. Me.

Earl has served as a staff engineer for both Ardent and Cotton Row studios.

In 1990, he played on Cybil Sheppard's solo album, Somewhere Down The Road produced by Sid Selvidge.

In 1993, Earl engineered and produced music for the Motown documentary film, Only The Strong Survive and in 1994, Earl produced music for the film, Little Giants in both production and recording capacities. Earl also played the part of a prisoner in the 1984 CBS Television show, The Mississippi.

In 2005, Earl produced The Tim Terry Experience album The Tim Terry Experience and released it on his record label, Soulstreet Records. Angelo Earl tracked the album at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN and mixed it at Prince's studio, Paisley Park. At its height, The Tim Terry Experience album reached the #3 position for soul music on the United Kingdom Soul charts in 2005.[4] It also received 412 stars in Blues and Soul Magazine Review in the UK.

Angelo Earl continues to operate Soulstreet Records and tours with various acts.

Electric guitar[edit]

Earl's electric guitar work includes:


  1. ^ "Angelo Earl". TheNewsRoom. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  2. ^ Keeping Soul Alive (December 26, 2007). "In Dangerous Rhythm: Jack Ashford with The Funk Brothers in Europe 2008". Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  3. ^ "Under pressure. Writers, Kene Bell, Antonio Phelon, Michael Ripoll & Michael Allen – Copyright Info". Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  4. ^ puzzler (June 19, 2005). "MP3 The Tim Terry Experience – Born II Live – Download RnB, Soul". Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
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