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Jon Scott: Some R Beautiful [album] Summer [single]
Jon Scott: Some R Beautiful “A few months ago we
  reviewed the fabulous
n B singer/songwriter
  Jon Scott’s sunny and
  vibrant single, Summer.
  Now he
s bouncing back
  onto our players with his
  album Some R Beautiful
  a wonderful collection
  of songs that will put the
  heat back into the
  dark winter nights...”

THE MAN WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR IN HIS VOICE and a penchant for sun, sand, sea and salsa is winning ears and hearts with his blend of great African rhythms infused with jazz, pop, rock, soul and ballads.

Born with music in his bones, Jon was a child star back home in his native Nigeria — where he was befriended by the legendary Fela Kuti — and has appeared on stage a number of times, including in versions of Jesus Christ, Superstar and the acclaimed South African musical Ipi Tombi.

Some R Beautiful is a beautiful album in itself with a great tracklist
that not only includes the outstanding Summer but also another great song, Suzi Walker, that is tipped to be Jon's next single release.

Carrying his culture in his blood, his ancestry burns in his songs with a gentle enthusiasm that stirs the heart — especially noticeable among the tracks of Some R Beautiful.

There is a second album due out in late Spring 2008. Jon put Some R Beautiful together with the mega-talented Gordon Hulbert as his co-producer — Gordon's credits include Chaka Khan and the incomparable Suzi Qatro.

Couldn't be more beautiful, Jon.

Jon Scott's CD album release Some R Beautiful is out now from Caravan Music Promotions.

Some R Beautiful Tracklist: Everything's Beautiful; Summer; That's The Way; Suzi Walker; My Blues; Eyes Like The Sun; Mood 4 You; Passing Thru; A Beautiful Country; Guy; Everything's Beautiful (Full Mix); Summer (Full Mix).

Check out www.jonscott and www.myspace.

OVER — not that 2007 will be remembered as having many of them. So welcome Summer, Jon Scott
's single and enjoy them all over again!

OH, GOSH! What a voice — what a single. Summer is full of African sunshiny days and dancing for joy. Difficult to believe it comes from the vocal chords of a lawyer.

A star in his native Nigeria as a teenager, Jon Scott became friends with one of his neighbours — the legendary Fela Kuti, whose regular night spot was the Kalakuta Republic Club, where Jon would hang out and watch the Afro-Beat king perform.

Playing his friend his own latest songs, Jon was given so much positive feedback from the artiste he so admired that he gained in confidence and his song-writing flourished.

Fela Kuti has clearly been an enormous influence on Jon and to mark the tenth anniversary of the legend's death, the soul-pop singer released Summer as a commemorative single on 6 August.

Kuti was not only a great in-fluence on Jon's music. Jon became very politically and socially aware of the conflicts and ethnic issues that were problematic in his unsettled country. His parents also began housing refugees.

Music remained Jon's passion, but when he was in his early 20s his parents expressed a wish for him to have a good education and Jon moved to the UK to pursue a successful career in Law.

Jon has now returned to his first passion. The publicity machine says that "Summer has all the right ingredients to become a dancefloor filler, fusing sexy Café del Mar-esque Balearic beats with Scott's sweet soul vocal."

It smacks of tantalising strains of exotic melodies, frivolity, fun and laughter. Summer evokes the art of Fela Kuti; unfettered, untamed and with a personal touch that is all Jon Scott's own.

Produced by Gordon Hulbert — whose credits include many of Chaka Khan's and Angie Stone's biggest hits — the track is taken from Scott's forthcoming album Some R Beautiful and it is already receiving a great deal of airplay and is playlisted on MTV Dance.

Presented in a colourful, arty sleeve, Jon Scott's upbeat single Summer was released on 6 August and is widely available. Check
out www.jonscott and