- Posted June 9, 2014 by
FORT WORTH, Texas
INSIDE MUSIC: iReporter DONNELL BALLARD TALK 101 WITH RECORDING ARTIST ANGEL SESSIONS
Angel has been singing for over 17 years. She has released eight albums along with CD collaboration albums with other major musical artist’s world wide. Her music career has taken her on some very interesting journeys that began in 1992. In her early career, before her first signing deal, Angel recorded over 500 hundred songs, while singing in the bay area and Los Angeles performing at the Black Expo shows and the Budweiser Best of the west competition, state fair in Sacramento CA and San Diego. Angel has also opened up for acts such as Eric Benet, Tina Marie, Howard Hewitt, H Town, James Brown, The Dramatics, The Delfonics, Lenny Williams and preformed on the same stage with Tisha Campbell, and Gospel Recording artist Tramaine Hawkins. Angel signed with Pittmobile Records/Ichiban Records. Her first album entitled Introducing Angel Sessions was release in 1998. Her single, She was never her, got radio air play on over 80 stations across the globe and the video for the She was never her single, Staring Fred Williamson hit number 80 on the video charts. In 1999, Angel released her second album “Love Ride” on Volt records, a label Fantasy Records reactivated. She preformed a lot around the United States, including her home town in San Leandro CA, Kimball’s East, and four times preformed at the Grammy’s pre party in Los Angles Ca. Hosted by Tracy Edmond, and other Celebrates with the late Vonnie Sweeny. As a young singer when Angel was signed with Fantasy Records, she had the privilege of meeting and singing with some very talented legendary old-school artists. At that time she was Fantasy Record’s newest artist who was exposed to seasoned professionals. It isn’t often that a younger artist receives this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Angel Sessions recorded and duet with Lenny Williams, William Hart of the Delfonics, LJ Reynolds of the Dramatics. She sang back ground vocals on Freda Payne’s’ album and wrote a song placed on Brenda Holloway album “It’s a Woman’s world, single called “Don’t keep running in and out my life. She also sang a duet with the late Ali Woodson of the Temptations single entitled “Vow” that was placed on the movie sound track, Down ‘N Dirty, a Fred Williamson production, and background vocals for Earth, Wind and Fire and The Stylistics. Introducing Angel Sessions’ album has a song titled “Hello Love” a duet with L.J. Reynolds, lead singer of The Dramatics. Angel writes all of her own songs. She has won two honorable mention in the Annual Billboard worldwide song contest for her writing and singing. Angel has also had a write up in the Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine, Say What News Magazine, and Find Success Magazine. She has acted in 2 movies, Down ‘N Dirty produced and staring Fred Williamson, and A smile like Yours with Lauran Holly. She has toured with Mary Wilson of the Supremes as a backup singer around the country. One of Angel’s most fun experiences was when she sung in the School Entertainment Activity Program (S.E.A.P) in Los Angeles. Many other artists including Angel traveled to different schools to sing for students who truly appreciated their music. The students where inspirited by the performances. Many artists sang in this program to introduce their new songs. Such acts were Usher, SWV (Sisters with Voices), Destiny’s Child, The Spice Girls, Brandy, Wild Orchard, Rome, Tyrese Gibson, and Britney Spears just to name a few.
Angel released her gospel single title “You Got Him… You don’t, world wide on line and her EP entitled “You”. Her follow up LP released “You and Me” was released on December 15th 2012. Angel Sessions released her single “Will You Be Ready” on March 26th 2013. Her current album “You Send Me Higher” was released on September 24th 2013. Angel has made many fans from all around the world who loves her music and continues with more writing and sharing her songs with her fans. Two videos are also released from the EP album, “Chasten” and “You got him, you don’t. She expresses in her song that salvation is of the Lord. He does all of the work of saving a person. “The mercy of God to save anyone is amazing to me, say’s Angel.” Yet His divine love though His word penetrates my heart, He guides me to write my songs which are such a blessing to me.”
Angel Sessions has worked with some of the hottest producers in the music industry. Preston Glass,
Antonio Tizone Streets, producer of Mary J Bilge on the album “Share My World” KC and JoJo and Keith Sweat, Felton Pilate, the late Oji Pierce, producer of the song “This is how we do it” with Montel Jordon, Marcello 9, producer of “No Scrubs” by TLC. Tony Camillo, producer of “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight, Claytoven, Larry Batiste, and Trevon Jefferson, producer of “Fine China” by Chris Brown.
Single: “You Can” on the DRT National Radio Charts, Taken from the LP “You and Me”
I Heart Radio “You Send Me Higher” LP and “Will You Be Ready” single from LP
Pandora Radio: “You Send Me Higher”
New EP: “If You Love Me” 2013. Angel Sessions will be releasing her 9th studio album on June 24th 2014 intitled “Hearts of Broken Love” world wide on all on line stores DO YOU HAVE A STORY? EMAIL ME AT TOPSTORYNEWS@YAHOO.COM