Harry J Live Couch Series Pays Homage To Classic Songs
09/21/2022 by Press Release
Tara Johnson, daughter of Harry “Harry J” Johnson has launched the “Best of Harry J Live Couch Series” on September 18 on all music digital platforms. The virtual music concert series that created a much needed relaxation outlet for digital audiences; was an avenue used by Tara to honour her father’s friend Bob Andy upon his passing in 2020. Over time the series evolved into a channel for young musicians and artistes to do what they loved in an unprecedented health pandemic. After four seasons with artistes such as Alborosie, Zhayna Blvk H3ro, Roots Percussionist, Kalex, Ghirl, Valiant, Joby Jay and Truvi to name a few; Tara decided that the Best of the Season was a desirable reminder of how many persons within the Creative Industry got through two years of a halt to the global entertainment industry.
“In challenging times, it is music that lives. Producing it, performing it and playing it was the best part of the pandemic and I got to share that process with the world virtually. As we move out of the pandemic; our online community asked for a reminder of some of the best moments and though it was hard to choose just 10 songs, we enjoyed the selection process and launched the Best of Harry J Live Couch Series,” said Tara Johnson, Managing Director of Harry J Studio and Trifactor Records.
The forty-five minutes audio visual release [watch below] of the Best of Harry J Live Couch Series is a combination of classics that were recorded at the Harry J Studio with a few well produced new releases from the emerging artistes that graced the golden couch. “The team is excited about this release because it is a longer format of the original version of the series which our audience has been asking for. It is also an eclectic fusion of genres and performance styles which adds to entertainment value of the project,” Tara shared.
The nine artistes showcased was accompanied by the musical stylings of some of Jamaica’s most talented musicians. Now dubbed the “Couch Series All Stars” the band used comprised of Jevaughn Jones on Guitar, Jordan Williams, O’niel Dacres and Koriq on Keyboard, Ramone Smith and Keneil Delisser on Drums, Percussionist Malcolm Rober, Jerome Small and Lorenzo West on Bass.
When asked about future projects Tara responded that “as we emerge out of the pandemic; we will follow the same model of producing great music with our top of the line audio equipment while discovering new sounds through upcoming and established artistes. This is our way of adding to the proliferation of this great music we call REGGAE.”
01. Hector Roots Lewis - Country Boy (Cover)
02. Valiant - 9 To 5
03. Blvk H3ro - Mama
04. Joby Jay - Mood
05. Zhayna & Assured - Best Part (Cover)
06. GiHRL - With You
07. Truvi - Show You
08. Zhayna & Assured - Don't Let Me Down (Reggae Cover)
09. Tara J & Couch Series All Stars - Tilly (Cover)
10. Kalex - Bob Andy Tribute
WATCH BELOW: The Best of Harry J Live - Couch Series Showcase [Official Live Session 2022]