The Sureshot Symphony Solution The Mighty Pope – Mr. Fortune & Fame
Label: Sureshot Symphony Solution
Format: Vinyl, 7", UK style punchout center hole
Limited to 500 copies.
Hard Picture Sleeve Designed by Freddy Anzures for props
Country: USA & Canada
Released: Jul 2011
Genre: Funk / Soul, Rock
A Mr. Fortune & Fame Vocal 2:56
B Mr. Fortune & Fame Instrumental 2:56
Background Vocals – Shane Sureshot Hunt, Kevin sipreano Howes, Isacc Izzy Weiser (tracks: A)
Electric Bass – Isaac Izzy Weiser (tracks: A, B)
Electric Guitar – Joshua Pollock (tracks: A, B)
Engineered – Jamie Gadget Kahn (tracks: A, B)
Mastered – Mike Wells (tracks: A, B)
Produced Mixed And Arranged By – Shane Sureshot Hunt (tracks: A, B)
Vocal – Mighty Pope, The (tracks: A)
The Mighty Pope is one of Canada’s first major Soul artists and black music pioneer who migrated from Jamaica to Toronto in 1966.
He quickly lit up the local music community fronting underground legends The Sheiks, Frank Motley's Hitch-Hikers (where he replaced notorious R&B singer Jackie Shane), and later as a solo act.
Embraced by the UK Northern Soul scene (“If You Want A Love Affair”) and championed internationally by both deep funk and disco DJs for his work with the likes of David Van dePitte (Marvin Gaye-What’s Going On) and Gino Soccio, his career was revived by the Seattle-based Light In The Attic Records Jamaica-Toronto reissue series (2004-2008)
that saw Pope return to live action after a lengthy absence from the spotlight.
Meeting US producer/DJ Sureshot Symphony (The Sharpshooters) in 2007 over jerk chicken and Canadian beer at the second Jamaica to Toronto concert, it took three years for the pair to realize their goal of recording together, bridging cultures, generations, and geography in the process.
Captured in San Francisco, “Mr. Fortune & Fame” combines powerful vocals, raw instrumentation, and Sureshot’s ruff and rugged drums to crucial effect, a modern day funk scorcher ..
for DJs, music lovers, open-minded radio programmers, and cultural media outlet advisors.
“Mr. Fortune & Fame”! Remember, this is a grassroots affair made with love. We need your help in spreading the good word
A damn funky cut from Sureshot Symphony – one that's made even better by raw soul vocals from The Mighty Pope!
, belting out with a late 60s deep soul approach, over some break-heavy funk from the symphony – nice reworked drums and some riffing guitar, topped by a tasty blast of horns!
Sureshot Symphony Solution featuring The Mighty Pope - Mr. Fortune & Fame