SoulSchool TV Follow Up : Charles Julian Fearing

Calvin Lincoln of SoulSchool Television had the pleasure of Interviewing several musicians in the Bay Area a few weeks ago at the Donald Byrd tribute show at Yoshi’s San Francisco, in the Filmore District. One of the most interesting was with guitar player and producer, Charles Julian Fearing. Fearing provided funky guitar licks on such Blackbyrd’s classics as “Rock Creek Park” on this particular night, but when we talked to him, he outlined a musical history that went much further. Fearing served his musical apprentiship under such icons of music as The Maestro Barry White, sang lead for Ray Parker Jr’s succesful “Raydio” band, and produced such legendary records as Debarge’s “All this Love.” It was a pleasure to interview Mr. Fearing and be entertained and educated by his stories and his remarkable gift for mimicry (peep out his Berry Gordy and Michael Jackson impersonations.) For those of you living outside the Bay Area, I’m posting the Charles Julian Fearing interview, and look for more in the future featuring this excellent musician.


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