Thursday, December 12, 2019

Larry Loftin: Promo EP (BMG Music Publishing, 199x)

The first of a series of posts on songwriters beginning with Larry Loftin, a Brooklyn singer/songwriter who spent most of his career being shunned by major labels as they did not know how to market him. His music is not your typical run-of-the-mill R&B but has elements of blues, rock and even country. Regardless he managed to carve out a pretty decent career writing for many notable artists and some of his most biggest achievements to date include "All That I Am" by Joe (featured here) and "Thugz Mansion" by Tupac. Also recognizable is "I Fall So Deep" which was later recorded by UK pop artist Gary Barlow for his 1997 album "Open Road." I don't know if any of the other songs featured here were recorded by anybody else but may have been used in TV shows and movies (his original demo of "I Fall So Deep" was featured in the movie B.A.P.s.) His first full length album "Masterpiece" can be found on CDBaby.

Heartbreak Road 4:16
I Fall So Deep 4:00
Only One Road 3:31
I Will Be Waiting For You 3:27
Rain 4:01
All That I Am 3:19