Fonzworth Bentley, From G’s to Gents to… Go-Go? – [DC Local Music Examiner]

By Andrea Jill Greenleigh DC Local Music Examiner Everything happens for a reason.  “It had to have been one of those Divine Appointments,” emphatically states Fonzworth Bentley, artist, author and television host.  Bentley, whose real name is Derek Watkins, is speaking of his chance meeting with Charles “Shorty Corleone” Garris on a street in the DMV. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE ——————————————— MAKE YOUR COMMENT VIA FACEBOOK BELOW: Continue reading Fonzworth Bentley, From G’s to Gents to… Go-Go? – [DC Local Music Examiner]

Charles “Shorty Corleone” Garris: A Christmas Story

From IAMOnlineMag.com Shorty Corleone may have thought he put his Mafioso personality aside when he took on his birth moniker for Charles Garris Presents: It’s Christmas, but this album is less like Bing Crosby and more like what the soundtrack would be if “Belly” were a Nativity movie. In his version, the story about Frosty uses The Delfonics’s “Hey! Love” sample that our generation may most famously remember as the foundation of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Playa Hater;” the story of Rudolph has a reggae beat; and every other track has a go-go swang. Garris became a professional vocalist at age 14 … Continue reading Charles “Shorty Corleone” Garris: A Christmas Story