Danny Ray Hubbard
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Gorilla, an urban tale being performed by Danny Ray Hubbard...The Godfather of Gospel Jazz.
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play hi-fi  Do You Remember (ft. guitarist Marc Holmes)
play hi-fi  Gorilla (Remix) ft. Patricia Edwards)
play hi-fi  Baptized (ft. The 148th St. Jazz Players)
play hi-fi  Thank You Father (ft. Paulette Jurich)
play hi-fi  Wrong Side of Bakersfield
play hi-fi  Red Sea (Remix)
play hi-fi  Reflections
play hi-fi  Justified
play hi-fi  Riverside
play hi-fi  Vulnerable (For Foxy Brown)
Harvest Tyme Productions' first facility was the living room of its founder and CEO, gospel-jazz vocalist / song writer Danny Ray Hubbard. At that time the studio contained only a Bösendorfer piano, a soundproof booth, and a 32-channel mixing console, custom-designed by Neve to Hubbard's specification. Amazingly, today, all recording, mixing, mastering, duplication, and distribution are performed at the state of the art Studio North Recording Studio and Distribution Center located in beautiful Lynnwood, Washington--a quiet suburb situated just outside Seattle..
Aesthetically, concerned with both the quantitative and qualitative elements of recorded music, Harvest Tyme Productions produces and promotes only music that seeks those ends.
Why this name?
After leaving the Jimmy Jules Trio the way that I did, I knew I had to have my own band. Like Jules, when I formed The 148th Street Jazz Players, I soon discovered that having a working band is an awesome responsibility; but I also realize now that the honor of working with so many wonderful and talented people has yielded me immense intrinsic rewards.
Do you play live?
Yes, I love playing live--especially at churches and benefits...This is one reason why The 148th Street Jazz Players are so interchangeable; when you get a lot of gigs you better have some reliable back-up musicians. Perhaps our most memorable show was a few years ago at a party sponsored by Microsoft and held at 88 Keys in Seattle, WA. At that time I had a broken wrist and was not sure if I could play the piano...Fortunately, with Gods help, I completed the show without a hitch. Reviewers and critics even proclaimed that it was my best performance ever!
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Allowing access to music online can be a great way of promoting releases, events and other related products. Not only could users who access the music end up purchasing it at a later date, they could share it on their social media profile and promote it to their followers and contacts.

There are several embeddable music players which can help distribute music to different social networks. Zimbalam, SoundCloud, or Bandcamp apps all allow tracks to be streamed from other sites. Artists also now have a specific ‘listen’ function built into their Facebook pages, further evidence of the tight integration of music with social media.

Many music access sites now require users to login via Facebook, with SoundCloud, Mixcloud, and Spotify being built around that platform. what this means is that activities on these music sites can translate into visible activities on Facebook which promote the artist, music, event or product.

Music is an inherently social experience, even more so than any other form of art or expression, and digital music is no exception. While sharing owned music is technically illegal, and can involve creating additional physical copies, streaming services are designed with sharing in mind.

Giving away free downloads might seem like the wrong way to promote music, but streaming doesn’t work for some audiences – they are only interested in owning music. These users are far more likely to buy music and related products if they are given a free download.

Some marketers giveaway low bitrate mp3s for free in the hope that listeners will end up paying for a high quality mp3, wav or flac file. This works particularly well for DJs who need high quality audio to play at high volumes on large sound systems.

Indeed, music isn’t doomed, it’s just that the way it is being consumed is changing. As the industry begins to get to grips with new technology we can expect to see musicians and record labels do a better job of marketing, distributing and monetizing digital music online.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yes, under the right set of circumstances, I would consider signing with one of the major record companies.
Band History:

2010: West Coast Groove (Upper Room Records)
ISBN: 18179-6049-2

2012: Body Combo (Upper Room Records)
ISBN: 18179-6059-2

2012 Fat Tuesday (Upper Room Records)
ISBN: 18179-6060-2
Your influences?
Perhaps, my greatest influence came from my grandmother Merdie Nolan; a voice teacher and gospel singer... As far as artists go, I have gained much inspiration from Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles.
Favorite spot?
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (USA)
Equipment used:
To be quite honest with you, since starting Harvest Tyme Productions and Upper Room Records a few years ago, I have, on occasion, made use of every piece of musical equipment imaginable--including world-class analog and state-of-the-art digital technologies.

Anything else...?
Harvest Tyme Productions (http://harvesttymeproductions.webs.com/) is a global recorded music and entertainment company with a roster that includes a broad array of stars. The company boasts a growing catalog that comprises some of the most inspiring productions of our day. It is home to premier record labels (Upper Room Records and Highway 99 Records), representing music from every genre.

At Harvest Tyme Productions, we are committed to providing services for artists and consumers with the highest degree of integrity and customer satisfaction – we will do everything humanly possible to meet your expectations. Moreover, with a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!
Danny Ray Hubbard
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