"After decades of performing, 2 St. Louis soul singers release albums to 'keep the music alive'"
Feature about ROland's Tiny Desk Video 2017
"Recording studio in South City produced two albums up for national awards"
Roland Johnson - Imagine this - album review
Nominated for 2017 Music Award, Soul Blues Album
"Roland johnson, Imagine This" Review (french)
"Roland Johnson 'Imagine This' album review"
roland johnson album review - 90/100
"best of 2016" list
"Imagine THis" album review (dutch)
Gene Jackson – 1963 - Album Review
nominated for 2017 music award, new artist debut album
Gene Jackson '1963' (Blue Lotus REcordings) 5/5
gene jackson - 1963 - review
gene jackson - 1963 - review (french)
"Gene Jackson: Out of the box with 1963"
"DJ top tens of 2016"
"how blue lotus label is redefining the st. louis sound"
Roland Johnson Is One of This Year's STL 77
Gene jackson is one of this year's stl 77
local soul legend roland johnson releases his first-ever cd of original work at 68 years old
Gene’s new CD is one that you both should be proud of. An added bonus for attendees was the appearance and performance of Roland Johnson. Both Gene and Roland are important parts of St Louis musical history. You are to be commended for giving a voice for the original music of the two St Louis Giants.
The finest album so far this year by miles. Southern soul with a toe in the contempory side of things and most definitely a nod to all things great and black from back in the day.
This is the second release from Blue Lotus Recordings, a new label based in St. Louis. Multi-instrumentalist Paul Niehaus IV comes up with another strong release that he co-produced, along with drummer Kevin O’Connor, for singer Gene Jackson. Their first release, Roland Johnson’s Imagine This, showed that Niehaus had a deep understanding and appreciation for soul music. In Johnson and Jackson, he found two veteran singers who remained criminally undiscovered outside of their local market.
Here are your links to two free tracks as our way of saying "Thank You":
Roland Johnson - Someone to Love
Gene Jackson - You're Gonna Get Hurt