AFTER A WHILE, by Wee Willie Walker and The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, is an album of great music, plain and simple. Great music. This is a stand alone CD, no comparisons, no peers. If comparisons must be made, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding might come to mind. The eight originals are fresh as are the five covers. AFTER A WHILE debuts Wee Willie Walker’s talents as a co-writer, and coproducer. The honest collaboration between Walker and Paule gives listeners a musical feast for the heart and soul.
The idea of creating an old school soul revue was born in Italy at the Porretta Soul Festival. In 2015 we had the honor of being asked to be the house band at the 28th edition of this legendary festival. What this meant was writing charts for 60 tunes, learning the material to back most of the singers, and then after a brief rehearsal, hitting the stage with our A game! The task was immense, but the band rose to the occasion and we were asked to return in 2016 and 2017. The experience was inspirational and empowering, and the result is the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra.
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