We first heard from Raymond “The Voice” Coats last year upon the release of his single “Tell Me What It Is.” That soulful slow jam introduced readers of The Static Dive to a legend of Northern California Soul with a career that spans four decades. In those years he has brought his timeless R&B groove to stages all over the world. He has been featured on hundreds of recordings and performed thousands of gigs. He even appeared in a Michael Jackson video.
Raymond Coats has been busier than ever in recent years. Since 2019 the prolific artist has released sixteen singles. He has connected with fans around the world with cross-platform hits like “You’re Making Me Dance.” However, through all of his musical endeavors Coats is best known as a Sacramento Soul man.
“Carmichael Girls” is the latest single from Raymond Coats, released worldwide to all major streaming services on March 13, 2022. The fun and funky track pays homage to the ladies of Carmichael, CA, a suburb of the San Fran native’s adopted hometown of Sacramento. An electric piano and guitar trade syncopated riffs and chords over a mellow bass and drum Funk groove. Raymond delivers a conversational spoken word rap about his favorite California girls as vocalist Kathy Kosins drops smooth backing harmonies. Coats joins her for a bit of Soul in the song’s memorable chorus.
“Carmichael Girls” was written and composed by Raymond Coats and produced/recorded/mixed at BJW Studios in Hercules, California. Raymond is joined on the track by Dante M. Roberson (drums) Butch Coles (guitar), Thomas Hughes (piano) and Kathy Kosins (vocals). The song was mastered by JKNorthrup of Alien Studios in Carmichael, Ca.
You can hear “Carmichael Girls” on the Deep Indie Beat playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Raymond Coats. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of his music… past, present and future.