A Life To Remember

by Tomi Jenkins

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kimpac61 this album has little a kinds of flavor ;
Cameo Funk,Old 2 step, New school R&B, Liitle jazz Favorite track: Masterpiece.
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With "A Life To Remember," singer, songwriter and producer Tomi Jenkins has tapped into a deep well-spring of creative and exciting, wholly original music.
With composing and expert track and vocal production assistance from producer Lee Hurst, engineer and producer Greg Charles, producer/writer John Crossley and his S&S Entertainment Management crew, along with the legendary Leon Sylvers lll and his talented son, Leon lV, Tomi masterfully covers a range of diverse genres.
The album erupts with the funk blast of “Barbarians," a blistering commentary on the state of current American politics, segues into the bumping “Real Life Superman” then slides easily into the jazzy mid tempo love song “One Of A Kind." Following that is the Leon Sylvers lll and Leon lV produced title track, “Life 2 Remember,” a beautiful string-laden ballad that recalls the classic sound of the past while maintaining a firm foothold in the present.
“Stepper Delight” will have those familiar with the popular dance known as “stepping” flooding dance floors around the world, while “Masterpiece” brings to mind the breezy, lyrical style of Seal, or Sting. “Automatic” closes the collection as it began, with a nod to Tomi’s rock-funk roots with Cameo, including a guitar solo by long-time Cameo partner Charlie Singleton.

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released May 31, 2017

1- Barbarians - Words - Tomi Jenkins. Vocals-Tomi Jenkins. Additional background vocals - Deniese "Nieci" Payne. Vocals arranged by Tomi Jenkins. Music produced and composed by Lee Hurst. Additional guitars - Charlie Singleton.
2- Real Life Superman - Music composed and produced by John “Swan” Crossley of SSEM. Vocals - Tomi Jenkins. Lyrics by Gregory Tabor and Kenyatta Whitfield.
3- One Of A Kind - Words- Tomi Jenkins. Vocals -Tomi Jenkins. Produced by Tomi Jenkins, Lee Hurst and Greg Charles. Vocals arranged by Greg Charles and Tomi Jenkins. Bass, Guitar, Keys, Drum programming – Lee Hurst. Guitars – Charlie Singleton.
4- Life 2 Remember - Written, produced and composed by Leon Sylvers lll and Leon Sylvers lV. Lead vocal - Tomi Jenkins. Background vocals - Leon Sylvers lll, Tomi Jenkins. Vocals arranged by Leon Sylvers lll.
5- Stepper Delight - Music composed and produced by John “Swan” Crossley of SSEM. Vocals - Tomi Jenkins. Lyrics by Gregory Tabor and Kenyatta Whitfield
6- Masterpiece – Words by Tomi Jenkins. Vocals - Tomi Jenkins. Vocal Arranged by Tomi Jenkins. Music produced and composed by Tomi Jenkins, Marvin Sperling and Lee Hurst. Guitar and Bass - Lee Hurst. Synths, String programming - Tomi Jenkins, Marvin Sperling.
7- Automatic - Words by Tomi Jenkins, Produced by Lee Hurst and Tomi Jenkins. Vocals - Tomi Jenkins. Vocals arranged by Greg Charles and Tomi Jenkins. Synths, sampling - Jeffrey Nelson. Bass Guitar, Guitar, Synths - Lee Hurst. Guitar - Charlie Singleton. Drums - P.J. Spraggins.

Barbarians- Recorded and mixed at Relentless Entertainment Studios Atlanta by Lee Hurst and Himalayas Los Angeles by Yeti.
Automatic and One Of A Kind- Recorded and mixed at Need More Recording Studio, Atlanta, GA.
Engineered by Greg Charles. Mixed by Lee Hurst.
Masterpiece- Recorded at MarvinBass Digital Audio, Sherman Oaks, CA. and Relentless Entertainment Studios, Atlanta, GA
Mixed and Engineered by Marvin Sperling, Lee Hurst and Tomi Jenkins.
Real Life Superman and Stepper Delight- Recorded at Studio 11 Chicago. Engineered by Steve Anderson.
Vocals recorded at Himalayas Los Angeles. Engineered by Yeti, Mixed by Yeti, Lee Hurst and Steve Anderson.
Life To Remember- Recorded in Los Angeles, CA. Engineered and mixed by Leon Sylvers lll and Leon Sylvers lV.
All tracks Mastered By Mike Tucci, NYC.

Special Thanks to everyone connected with the production of this record, you put your heart, soul, love and unparalleled musicianship into it, and I will be eternally grateful. Also to Ingrid, D. Channsin Berry, Marvin Sperling, Chris Rutherford, Aaron Mills, Jeff Nelson, Charlie Singleton, Nieci Payne, and DHT.
Dedicated to Thomas L. Jenkins, Helen Jenkins, Kim Goodson, Carla Jenkins, Nina Jenkins, Paizley Carwell-Bowens, Kylee Carmouche, Hasha Ali Smith, and Brian Hall.

Management and Booking - Dwayne Sparks at Sparks Entertainment Group for SRI International.
Please contact-sparkseg@gmail.com

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Tomi Jenkins San Francisco, California

Tomi Jenkins is an original member of the Legendary Funk/R&B group Cameo. He's co-written many of the groups biggest hits like Word Up, Candy, Single Life, Flirt, and more. Life 2 Remember is the first single from his upcoming EP A Life To Remember, which also features 6 more eclectic and diverse tracks that traverse his 40 year funk, rock, R&B career. The Ep will be available soon. ... more

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Track Name: Barbarians
Barbarians

Verse1:
Take a look around
the circus lost a few clowns
now they're loose on the streets
accomplishing impossible feats
great at sleight of hand
stories they tell are laid in quicksand
got the whole world shook
no way we let 'em off the hook
Change:
We won't be fooled, those days are over
You just been schooled, keep looking over your shoulder
now you see how it feels
Hook:
Barbarians are at the gate
Time to investigate
gotta reevaluate
the current state
Barbarians are at the gate
spreading ill-will and hate
never gonna tolerate
we've been strong too long
Verse2:
Now we've been here before
The wounds too fresh to ignore
now they're trying to take us back
moves we made are under attack
And they're lighting up the worst
why not celebrate the best in us
part of the master plan
good people won’t you understand
Change:
We won't be fooled, those days are over
You just been schooled, keep looking over your shoulder
now you see how it feels
startin’ to get real
Hook:
Barbarians are at the gate
Time to investigate
gotta reevaluate
the current state
Barbarians are at the gate
spreading ill-will and hate
never gonna tolerate
we've been strong too long
Track Name: Real Life Superman
Real Life Superman

Verse1:
She's working overtime, six in the morning til nine
all the bills are due, don't forget tuition, too
she's crying out silently she's strong but she needs a savior
have no fear I'll be right there when you call I'll catch you when you fall
Hook:
Look up in the sky it's a bird it's a plane
not your average guy cause I'm riding on the train
I'm your Real Life Superman (2x)
I'm your stress relief and I'm here to ease your pain
Got nothing to lose and everything to gain
I'm your Real Life Superman (2x)
Verse2:
She's got a set a set of twins
no pops, no call, no show on the weekends
absentee on their birthdays
got her crying out, saying what am I to do
she's feeling it in the worst way
she's strong but she needs to be saved
have no fear I'll catch you when you fall I'll be there when you call
I'm your Superman, yeah
Hook:
Look up in the sky it's a bird it's a plane
not your average guy cause I'm riding on the train
I'm your Real Life Superman (2x)
I'm your stress relief and I'm here to ease your pain
Got nothing to lose and everything to gain
I'm your Real Life Superman (2x)
Bridge:
Here I come to save the day (2X)
yeah I’m your Real Life Superman
Hook:
Look up in the sky it's a bird it's a plane
not your average guy cause I'm riding on the train
I'm your Real Life Superman (2x)
I'm your stress relief and I'm here to ease your pain
Got nothing to lose and everything to gain
I'm your Real Life Superman (2x)
Track Name: One Of A Kind
One Of A Kind

Verse1:
There's something 'bout the way you move
explore the grooves on my body
take me there, don't tell me when
is this a sin, then let somebody know
you're even sexy when you smile and laugh and let your feelings show
I'll never do a thing to disturb this flow, no
Hook:
I've got something no one else has
like some far out modern jazz
you're rare and One Of A Kind
and you're mine
Like a diamond gleaming blue
and the love I feel for you
It's rare and One Of A Kind
glad you're mine
Verse2:
So won't you stay, don't go anywhere
do you dare finish what you started
how can I fake the love we make
you inspire me to heights I've never known
even if I live three lifetimes I can be sure I'll never be alone
take your place on your throne where you belong
Hook:
I've got something no one else has
like some far out modern jazz
you're rare and One Of A Kind
and you're mine
Like a diamond gleaming blue
and the love I feel for you
It's rare and One Of A Kind
glad you're mine
Bridge:
I don't know what heaven's like
but I'm pretty sure it's like looking in your eyes
and everyday is a new surprise
I'm thankful for who you are
and if I lose my way you're my northern star
by your side I'll never be far
Hook:
I've got something no one else has
like some far out modern jazz
you're rare and One Of A Kind
and you're mine
Like a diamond gleaming blue
and the love I feel for you
It's rare and One Of A Kind
glad you're mine
Track Name: Life 2 Remember
A Life 2 Remember

Verse1:
I've got stories I ain't ever told
spent millions all around this globe
had women at my beck and call and guess today that's what they call ballin'
I did things most men could only dream off
no boasting just a testament to what I've done
but everything I did in my time is so insignificant
til you came into my life
Hook:
Your making this A Life To Remember
For me this a Life to Remember
I'm saying you make this a Life To Remember
Forever making this A Life To Remember
My love I surrender
Verse2:
The rest of my life has begun (with you)
you are my only recreation
the old crew that I used to run with
best believe baby I'm done with
straight home after work no regrets
I'm good
If life dealt me the same hand best laid plans for me
cause all I've been through led me to you and this changed man
Hook:
Your making this A Life To Remember
For me this A Life to Remember
I'm saying you make this A Life To Remember
Forever making this A Life To Remember
My love I surrender
Change:
You know this life with you is better
than any one I've known
no more reasons for me to roam this really feels like I'm home
If there's any thing you want or need
all you have to do ask me
oh, and keep doing what you do you're every exception to the rule
Hook:
Your making this A Life To Remember
For me this A Life to Remember
I'm saying you make this A Life To Remember
Forever making this A Life To Remember
My love I surrender
Track Name: Stepper Delight
Stepper Delight

We're gonna do this thing all night
we're gonna dance til the morning light
so let's step to the left and right
step on step to Stepper Delight
Verse1:
Come on and dance with me I'm in the mood
now that the dj's spinnin' let's catch this groove
it's more than a party show love fellowship with everybody
all the cups filled up we know what's up
we come to have good time
it's an outdoor indoor good old ghetto party
and if you wanna get ya groove on the dance floor grab somebody
Hook:
We're gonna do this thing all night
we're gonna dance til the morning light
so let's step to the left and right
step on step to Stepper Delight
it's therapeutic know you can do it just dance til the morning light
we're gonna do this thing all night step on step to Stepper Delight
Verse2:
Let's one two step and follow me
give it all you got just let me lead
keep the eye contact while they watch our feet
get the timing right come on just follow me
I know you never did this before just trust in me
let's one two step and follow me
give it all you've got just let me lead
keep the eye contact while they watch our feet
Hook:
We're gonna do this thing all night
we're gonna dance til the morning light
so let's step to the left and right
step on step to Stepper Delight
it's therapeutic know you can do it just dance til the morning light
we're gonna do this thing all night step on step to Stepper Delight
it's an outdoor indoor good old ghetto party
and if you wanna get ya groove on the dance floor grab somebody
Track Name: Masterpiece
Masterpiece
This is the way
This is the way

Verse1:
You're a Masterpiece
more beautiful than any painting I've ever seen
and when the moonlight hits your eyes just right
only then do I know what life means
you whisper to me words of love only I can understand
and when the sun goes down only you know what to do with this man
Change:
How can I say this and would conversation really be sufficient
baby why would we miss this a chance to reach heights never reached before
when you kiss me like this my heart opens wide to except your passion
don't leave me like this
I can't wait another day not one more hour
Hook:
This is the way love was meant to be
it fills all those tiny little spaces
This is the way it was meant to be
no boundaries of time or distant places
This is the way love was meant to be
won't know by touch or taste only feel
to know that it's real
Verse2:
It's the way we are
no one else I've ever known can compare
I look at you and can't believe after all these years we're still here
there's no way I can live, live without you constantly in my life
and sometimes when I'm dark inside all I ever need is your light
Change:
How can I say this and would conversation really be sufficient
baby why would we miss this a chance to reach heights never reached before
when you kiss me like this my heart opens wide to except your passion
don't leave me like this
I can't wait another day not one more hour
Hook:
This is the way love was meant to be
it fills all those tiny little spaces
This is the way it was meant to be
no boundaries of time or distant places
This is the way love was meant to be
won't know by touch or taste only feel
to know that it's real
This is the way
Hook:
This is the way love was meant to be
it fills all those tiny little spaces
This is the way it was meant to be
no boundaries of time or distant places
This is the way love was meant to be
won't know by touch or taste only feel
to know that it's real
Track Name: Automatic
Automatic

Verse1:
Something so familiar you know it just as soon as you hear
funky music bumping and assaulting your ear
so how feeling knowing that the time has arrived
crazy vibes let you know you're alive
so what I'm saying better not let it pass
this moment is built to last
turn it up and let the funk blast
talking 'bout me you know you don't have to ask
Hook:
It's Automatic and we got to have it
like the air we're breathing this funk the world be needing
It's Automatic and we got to have it
just like the air we're breathing this funk the world be needing
Verse2:
No matter how ya feeling you ain't gon have the same attitude
giving thanks and abundant gratitude for the music
getting deep in your soul
don't mind you're never growing old
so what I'm sayin' we won't let it die
and you know we can't deny
front to back first to last
this here is unsurpassed
Hook:
It's Automatic and we got to have it
like the air we're breathing' this funk the world be needing
It's Automatic and we got to have it
just like the air we're breathing this funk the world be needing
Bridge-
Hook:
It's Automatic and we got to have it
like the air we're breathing this funk the world be needing
It's Automatic and we got to have it
just like the air we're breathing this funk the world be needing