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    Thumbs up James Percell-Bronx guy, homeless but with a voice

    James Percell from the Bronx has been homeless for nearly five years. He offers to trade vocal lessons to anyone willing to give him food or money. Now, this video of him created last year has gone viral. For more on James, please go here: http://www.youtube.com/user/redmonkey340

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    I like this guy better than Don Williams and this guy doesn't appear to be strung out like Williams was. The vid is now viral

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    OK, I've watched (listened) several times today. At first I was expecting a rendition of the classic Q tune (Bernard Ighner), or one from Oleta Adams, et al.

    Instead, I now realize this is apparently James Percell's own song by the same title.

    His pitch is sometimes off and he is also out-of-tune from time to time. No matter, he is singing a cappella, on the street no less. My musical mind let the annoying ambient sounds give him some bass lines or guitar riffs here & there...

    He sings from his heart...deep feeling, moving tonal quality to his voice...love it!

    All he needs is a chance in the studio, to sing on top of a track. I hope he gets that opportunity, now that this video has gone viral.

    Bless him!

    P.S. Thank you, Jacie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shana View Post
    OK, I've watched (listened) several times today. At first I was expecting a rendition of the classic Q tune (Bernard Ighner), or one from Oleta Adams, et al.

    Instead, I now realize this is apparently James Percell's own song by the same title.

    His pitch is sometimes off and he is also out-of-tune from time to time. No matter, he is singing a cappella, on the street no less. My musical mind let the annoying ambient sounds give him some bass lines or guitar riffs here & there...

    He sings from his heart...deep feeling, moving tonal quality to his voice...love it!

    All he needs is a chance in the studio, to sing on top of a track. I hope he gets that opportunity, now that this video has gone viral.

    Bless him!

    P.S. Thank you, Jacie!

    ~jmo~
    You're welcome. I hope he does well too. Living on the streets, especially in the Bronx, can't be easy.

    He impressed me because his voice was so pure. He has a really good energy from within. I looked past the little flaws too, because he was just singing, no warm up or gimmick. They both had jackets/hoodies on so it wasn't warm out.. I also liked the fact that it was his song, his words.

    I think, if given the chance to be in a studio, he would be awesome.

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