“Hold On Stay Strong” is part prayer, part invocation, and part musical therapy to give us all the strength and a mantra to keep our heads while dealing and surviving through this virus and all of its ramifications. Dedicated to health workers and all service workers globally and people suffering in the ambulances on their way to the hospital. Hold On Stay Strong.
Cynthia Scott, voice
Jeb Patton, piano
Paul Beaudry, bass
Dwayne ‘Cook’ Broadnax, drums
Don Braden, sax solo
Bob Magnuson, sax
Bennett Paster, organ
Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR2wVzqrhxA&feature=youtu.be
Get the music: https://cynthiascott.hearnow.com/hold-on-stay-strong
Cynthia Scott will do her first live Zoom on Facebook on Alternative Venues For Jazz, hosted by Gail Boyd, on Friday, May 8th at 5 p.m. ET. Tune In HERE
Jazz, R&B and Gospel Influenced Singer Releases New Single ‘Hold On Stay Strong’ as an Emergency Song
Known predominantly for her work with the iconic Ray Charles, Cynthia has traveled the world as an American jazz Ambassador. Her career has taken her music to four continents with concert and nightclub performances.
“Hold On Stay Strong” is one of the tunes that was being recorded for a future recording called “Hear It For Yourself” that was still in studio production when the COVID-19 epidemic hit.
The production was put on hold until a stranger contacted Scott and requested she share the song now, knowing the song would give strength and hope to a world that was experiencing the devastating effects of COVID-19.
Ms. Scott decided to release the song– finishing it online– as a single. The song is positive, the lyrics are poignant, and the sentiment is heartfelt. The aim is to try to support people emotionally through her music, and to give hope and peace to people who might need it.
It is dedicated to health and service workers globally and to all of us affected. Giving us an uplifting message to “Hold On Stay Strong” as we all navigate these very trying times.
“In a rich, soulful voice, she sings messages of hope and compassion.” – Jazziz
“But her real accomplishment has been her ability to draw people in with her own style; something that mixes R&B, Jazz, Blues, Soul and Gospel into a character that is solely her own. ” – National Musical Academy of Ukraine
“The whole focus of the United Nations Millennium goal is to reach around the globe. We all share the same emotions, same burdens. This beautiful soulful message by Cynthia Scott gets to the core of the people the world over. Music breaks thru the language barrier..” – Gloria Starr Kins, United Nation Correspondent
“The best kept secret on the New York Jazz Circuit…” – The Amsterdam News
“Great Scott” – Rod Harrington, El Dorado News-Times
“A mesmerizing vocalist” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Jazz Critic