After writing four songs on Joe’s 2013 release, “Doubleback: Evolution of R&B,” Alvin Garrett reconnected with the crooner for his 2014 release, “Bridges.” The first album yielded two chart-topping singles, “I’d Rather Have a Love” and “Love & Sex” feat Fantasia, and a resurgence of Joe’s presence on the R&B scene. Maybe it’s the Alabama heritage shared by the two singer-songwriters. Maybe it’s the preacher’s kids connection. Who knows? All we know is that IT WORKS. The formula works.
Joe kicked off the promotion for his new album, “Bridges,” with the remix “Love & Sex pt 2 Feat. Kelly Rowland, for which he would win a Soul Train Award for best Independent Soul Performance. Alvin Garrett, who wrote and arranged 9 songs on the album, including the award-winning single and the title cut, has truly found a way to impress Joe enough to allow his extensive input. Their latest single, “If You Lose Her,” is hanging steady in the top 10 Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary charts.
If you haven’t already purchased these two Joe albums, which include the songwriting and vocal arrangement of Alvin Garrett, you are missing out on a winning formula that will truly bless your ears. Get your copies NOW!