Classics: Arnold Jarvis – Rising Into Joy (Original Vocal Mix) (Black Vinyl)
“I can feel myself rising into joy…” I guess this is exactly how I’ve been feeling since the first time I got to ear Arnold Jarvis singing. Meanwhile bringing me back to the souvenir of the seminal ‘Take Some Time Out’ back in 1987. A performer whose voice is instantly identifiable. With a name synonymous with some of the most beautiful pieces of music in the history of House Music.
The upfliting ‘Rising Into Joy’ makes most definitely no exception. From its inspiring message to its delicate delivery. With Sole Channel’s Alix Alvarez comin’ up with a deep and jazzy environment along with Bret Dancer on flute. Therefore turnin’ it into a timeless bliss…
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– Arnold Jarvis‘ road to a musical career began at the age of 16 when he sang with the Baltimore Gospel Choir. His rich, Gospel-inflected baritone and unique phrasing made him one of the choir’s most favored soloists.
A Singer, a songwriter and a performer he, just like Robert Owens and Omar, has a voice gifted by the gods. Therefore, no wonder why he’s been touring with countless artists. From Loleatta Holloway to Jocelyn Brown or Jody Watley. But also Queen Latifah, Ultra Naté and Adeva among many others.
Jarvis has collaborated with an impressive list of House Music top producers. This resulting in countless seminal classics. From ‘Take Some Time Out’ with Tommy Musto and Yvonne Turner. To ‘And I Loved You’ with Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie. Not to mention ‘Life Goes On’ with Louie Vega. And the list goes on along with Teddy Douglas of The Basement Boys fame (‘Love Of My Life’). And Alix Alvarez (‘Rising Into Joy’). If not Benji Candelario (‘You’ve Let Love Slip Away’, ‘Higher’) or Mannix (‘Stronger Than You Think You Are’).
Arnold is as well remembered as a member of UDAUFL. A collective of artists which Blaze put together back in 2003 in order to raise funds against AIDS.
He has also released a solo album – ‘Just Say It’ – produced by Timmy Regisford and Adams Rios 9 years after.