Composer, lyricist, arranger, orchestrator, musical director, record producer and musician, Ernest
McCarty has written and arranged scores for stage, screen, television,
commercials and recordings. All of McCarty's musicals have been produced
and performed in theaters in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and
Pittsburgh, as well as other cities across the country. His impressive
career in the music business includes musical director for the legendary
blues, folk and gospel singer Odetta; for
the “Queen of Disco” Gloria Gaynor;
for Ja’net Dubois of “Good
Times;” for legendary rhythm & blues and jazz singer Oscar
Brown, Jr.; for actor, director, singer, composer, musician and
screenwriter Noel Harrison; and for singer,
pianist and arranger Buddy
Greco. As musical director and musician (bassist and pianist),
he has performed all over Europe, the United States, Asia, Africa, Australia
and South America. His score for The Martin
Luther King Suite brought NBC-TV an Emmy.
With composer and musical director Ernest McCarty at the helm, Theresa Davis' vocals on "I Remember Love" raises the standard for all divas. Theresa (Tee) Davis, a former member of The Emotions, is at her highest level. Every love song, a gem by McCarty, is wrapped in velvet and silk, and will remind you why are craving to hear a singer with real vocal talent these days. The dozen songs written and arranged specifically for Tee are perfection and delivered with her usual mesmerizing vocalizations.
Davis’ new CD “Someone
You Want To Love” contains songs written especially
for her by composer and arranger Ernest McCarty. It has been said that
Tee is the
quintessential singer’s singer and a songwriter’s dream. Smooth
and tender, Tee’s voice
has been likened to water for its purity, clarity and tranquilizing effect.
While the entire
CD is excellent listening, you are sure to find several songs that you
will claim as favorites.
Diva on the rise,
Theresa Davis doesn’t disappoint on her new CD, “Someone
You Want to Love.” Her creamy smooth jazz stylings shine through
in the title song and "Love Take A Walk." Tee brings
us to a deep and romantic zone with "Winter's Here" and "Do
You Remember" and ends with the R&B
fun of "You Are the Answer." A wonderfully produced first effort
for Tee as a soloist, you will never
tire of the dreams she and Ernest McCarty spin for those in love or looking
for love. I recommend
that you give this as the perfect gift of love to your favorite friends
Phillips, WHPK-Radio, 88.5 FM, Chicago
has a wonderful voice and the songs in her debut CD, “Someone
You Want To Love,” are lyrically strong with wickedly good support
from the music. I would recommend a good glass of
beer and an interesting friend with this CD set on repeat. Believe me – when
brew slides down and the conversation pauses, your mind will be filled
with the magic of Ms. Davis'
vocals. I really liked “Winter's Here” and “Do You Remember.”
McCarty, producer and composer. “Dramatic
spoken word love story...”
On the surface, he’s a bum, a homeless creature passers-by don’t
even want to gaze upon.
But when he spits the verses he’s a griot, a soothsayer, a dread-locked
John the Baptist crying in
the urban wilderness...."The Poet’s Corner" reminds us that
not as much difference between
us and the guy on the street as we like to think. There’s usually
a reason people behave the way
they do. If we care to listen, they might just tell us.