The Pulse of Entertainment:
Ray, Goodman & Brown Headline Soul Train Cruise January 20 - 27, 2019 and ‘Love Hard' by Joyce Ruiz Available as
Book and Audio
"I love ‘Special Lady' and types like that," said Billy
Brown of the legendary Ray, Goodman and Brown who are headlining the Soul Train
Cruise (January 20 - 27, 2019) to the Caribbean with Gladys Knight, The Chi-Lites, Morris
Day and the Time, New Birth, Ohio Players, George Clinton and Evelyn "Champagne"
King, with a special performance by Smokey Robinson (January 23rd). "But I really love ‘Love
on a Two-Way Street' it was recorded before...it didn't do anything. I told Joe (Robinson) I like that record
and he said, ‘You like that syrupy stuff' and he took the 45 and flipped it across
the room and said, ‘take it and learn it.' I learned it that night and the next
day I recorded it."
"Love on a Two Way Street"
became a break through single of Sylvia and Joe Robinsons via their label Stang/All Platinum Records
through the group The Moments. It reached #1 on Billboard's R&B Charts. It was re-recorded by the label
with Brown in the lead vocals as Ray, Goodman and Brown in 1969 for legal reasons. It
sold over a million copies. That hit single and others from Ray, Goodman and Brown such
as "Sexy Mamma" and "Look at Me (I'm in Love") has the group constantly
on tour to this day - 50 years later.
Brown continued, "So I
took him the ("Love on a Two Way Street") recording and he said, ‘This is the new single'.
The way they released it was crazy too...the next day the distributor called for 50,000
more copies. And as they say the rest is history."
You get to see how legends perform if you
are on the Soul Train Cruise taking off January 20, 2019 for seven entertaining days.
A passion for the love of her children's artistic talents Joyce Ruiz, along with her husband, sacrificed
and the result was their children reaching unbelievable heights in entertainment. Twins Ashton and Ashley
are named 2-UNeek and have toured as opening act for Disney's Raven Symone, Beyonce's
Texas pre-show and Robin Thicke. They have also performed as actors in major sit-coms
and films. Now Joyce Ruiz offers in more music with poetry in a book called "Love Hard."
The topic however is on finding the passion of love in your marriage.
worked with 2-UNeek, the Texas Twins, as far as getting them out there," she explained
about her part in the husband and wife management team.
Today Joyce promotes her own projects with the help of her children. The "Love
Hard" book is also an album version produced by her son Ashton. As a producer Ashton
is known as Tone and his credits include a commercial for a Texas Company's advertising campaign.
"I had no desire or intent to do so (publish a book) until that tragic season when
I got the news of my husband's transitioning. I felt God birth this project to me. At first it was one poem, then
I said...put music to it. It built from there. I talked to my son, who produces under
Tone, that one poem led to 22 poems so he did 21 original tracks and one track is from
a producer out of Germany."
of sweet and inspiring selections cover all topics with one selection dedicated to her late husband simply titled
"A Prayer for my Husband."
"Our family is musically inclined," she explained, indicating
the depth and level of talent the Ruiz family has to offer. "2-UNeek, myself and
my husband, he was a DJ on the side. We were very much into the music scene."
"Love Hard" by Joyce Ruiz, featuring Tone is available at Amazon and
COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million
with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and
Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large)
for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENT: "Uplifting Minds II" Free Entertainment Conference annually in Baltimore (Saturday April
20, 2019) and Los Angeles (October/TBD). Offering Entertainment Business panel and a talent
showcase and competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) with over $15,000 valued
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