Rosalyn is a singer, songwriter, published author & entrepreneur. She has released singles and albums in the R&B, Blues, & Southern Soul genre. She has been featured as Spotlight Soul Artist of the Week by Jackson Music Awards in June 2019. She can also be in seen in the movie "The Photograph" released February 14, 2020, starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield from the legendary movie "Get Out". Rosalyn was also featured in Pokey "Sidepiece" video.
Rosalyn also starred in a reality show called "I Love Southern Soul" which can be streamed on Amazon Prime.
Rosalyn was nominated for Jackson Music Awards "National Female Vocalist of the Year" in 2021.
Rosalyn leaves her mark of originality on every project she touches.
This is a live version of this song (and the quality's not all that great) but I absolutely love this record. It's one of those songs that didn't do anything for me at first. But then, the stations kept playing it and the more I heard it, the more I liked it. I've never heard of Rosalyn Candy but I'm looking forward to more of her music.
(P.S. 1/26/2017 - I updated the youtube attachment.)
I don't want me a one-minute man!
Southern Soul Paradise
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Rosalyn Candy (New Album Alert!)
March 1, 2021:
NEW ALBUM ALERT!:
MOOD SWINGS TRACK LIST:
1. If They Only Knew
June 23, 2016: ROSALYN CANDY: Timeless Soul Music Never Dies (Rosalyn Candy) Three Stars *** Solid debut by a new Southern Soul Artist.
Rosalyn Candy was introduced to the southern soul audience on last year's award-winning (Best CD 2015) compilation, Beat Flippa: (Various Artists) I Got the Blues, Vol.1. Rosalyn was part of the trio of vocalists (with Ms. Portia and Veronica Ra'elle) on "You Can't Handle This" and shared a duet with Veronica Ra'elle on the even more attention-getting "The Best You Ever Had," in which her voice-overs gave a warm, fuzzy feeling to all the southern soul diehards who never got enough of LaKeisha Burks' teasing-ornery-young-chick's chatter on Marvin Sease's late-career records.
Beat Flippa's production expertise and keyboard wizardry are sorely missed on Candy's solo-artist debut, a collection of eight tracks titled Timeless Soul Music Never Dies, but the young songstress deserves credit for being the first of the divas--Rena, Veronica, Ms. Portia, Mz. Pat, Charlene Neal, Lysa--introduced on BEAT FLIPPA to publish a full-length CD. She's also displayed a nose for the "business" of music by previously recording most of the songs from the new CD as singles through CD Baby.
Roslyn displays a knack for popular music and catchy hooks on cuts like "Role Play," "Pour It Up," "Love Games" and "Shake It Up," but the vocals, arrangements and mixing are more typical of the production-challenged southern soul of a decade ago (think Queen Isabella, Coco, Jewel J, Lady J, Lois, Little Kim Stewart) than the best of today's music (Willie Clayton, LaMorris Williams, T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones, Big Cynthia, Adrena, Nikita/Mys. Niki (produced by T.K. Soul), Tucka).
The seductive "Love Games," for example, builds on the structure laid down by another less-than-perfect but fondly-remembered diva, Judi Brown Eyes' "Sam." Similarly derivative, "Stroke It" recycles the guitar riff from Tyrone Davis's "Turn Back The Hands Of Time."
The mid-tempo "Pour It Up" and "Role Play" seem most likely to succeed as southern soul singles, with hooks and arrangements that are memorable if not perfectly realized. If you want to check out what this album's material might have sounded like with first-class instrumentation, listen to Rosalyn's "Let's Get The Business Clear," possibly an out-take from I GOT THE BLUES VOL. 1--available on YouTube but otherwise (to my knowledge) not published for distribution--in which a keyboard that sounds awfully like Beat Flippa takes the proceedings to another level simply through the exquisite work on the keys.
In the meantime, Candy's potent combination of playful recorded insouciance and behind-the-scenes work ethic--both evident on her debut--position her as an always-welcome, younger-generation diva to be reckoned with.
--Daddy B. Nice
DBN notes: This CD has gone out of print. The music-sellers listed at the end of the review have also gone out of business. And in only five years!
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