Nashville Jazz, Soul, R&B, Pop and Blues artist Paula James Chavis grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and began singing at four years of age at the historic Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity located in downtown Nashville. She continued to sing throughout Junior High, High School, and College. Her influences are many and varied, including Aretha Franklin, Sarah Vaughan, Gladys Knight, Nancy Wilson, Etta James and Tina Turner. She of course has developed her own style over the years, combining influences from those listed along with many others.
While continuing to engage in her music career performing on recordings, stage and television, Paula raised three children and was a teacher for Metro Nashville Schools. She was the lead vocalist in noted Nashville jazz artist Sam Levine's "City Lights" Orchestra and has performed with American Idol finalist Melinda Dolittle, Amy Grant, Charlie Daniels, The Drifters, Shirley Caesar, Kenny Rogers, The Chi-lites, Arthur Murray and several others, including Dr. Dorothy Marcic, acclaimed author of "Respect" and, the John Birdsong Trio at Nashville's Rudy's Jazz Room.
Paula has released her own jazz/soul CD entitled "Special Requests" and has done extensive Nashville studio demo and harmony work. She has also appeared in local Nashville and national television commercials, performed in the Super Bowl "Halftime for Kids" and was featured in an Opryland presentation for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS. She was also a regular member of the Nashville Symphony Chorus and has been a featured soloist with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Paula James Chavis
Jason Eskridge, Jaimee Paul Shires
Paula James Chavis, Melissa DuVall, Kris Koon, Mike Lusk
NASHVILLE SESSION PLAYERS
Guitars: Tim Galloway, Bob Hatter, Scott Neubert, Sol Philcox-Littlefield, Jason Roller
Keyboards: Steve Peffer, Dwain Rowe, Dennis Wage
Bass: Pat Lassiter, Matt McGee, Dow Tomlin
Drums, Shaker, Tamborine: Steve Holland, Wes Little, William Ellis
Banjo, Dobro, Mandolin, Steel: Scott Neubert
Fiddle, Violin: Jason Roller
Flute, various Saxophone: Sam Levine
01. Fix Up Me - 3:23
02. Find a Rose - 4:33
03. Freedom - 3:23
04. People - 3:35
05. Who Could Believe? - 3:58
06. Attitude - 3:46
07. What We Get - 3:45
08. Long Before Goodbye - 3:31
09. Rainbow - 3:28
10. Everybody Talks - 3:18
11. Stop the World - 3:53
12. Hard to Do the Same Thing - 3:57
13. Eyes of a Child - 4:24
14. Somebody - 4:20
15. What We Overcome - 3:55
(tracks below not included here)
16. Way Over Yonder (cover) - 3:52
17. Big Bang - 3:05
18. Pete's Song - 4:23
19. Where Were You? - 3:47
"Radio Creds" are votes awarded to artists by radio programmers who have
downloaded their music and have been impressed with the artist's
professionalism and the audience's response to the new music. Creds help
artists advance through the AirPlay Direct community.
Only radio accounts may add a Radio Cred. One week after the track has been downloaded the radio account member will receive an email requesting a Cred for each artist they've downloaded.