ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE, ONLY BELIEVE!
Welcome to Danny Brooks' new Texassippi Soul Man site! – Hello and welcome to my site. Please take the time to surf my videos and discography, which includes my latest release Texassippi Soul Man. I grew up listening to Hank Williams, Reverend Jumping Jim Jericho and Taj Mahal when older brother Greg turned me onto Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, and Bobby Blue Bland, and that laid the bedrock for my writing and vocal styling. CBCRadio: Ringo Starr once said, that “you’ve gotta pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues”, then Danny Brooks has enough life experience to share with a dozen fledgling performers. But more importantly, he has uncommon chops as a musician and songwriter. Anyone who cares at all about music - and I mean REAL music that comes from the soul - should make themselves aware of Brooks winning blend of blues, R&B, and Stax". -Mark Rheaume
TEXASSIPPI SOUL MAN DANNY BROOKS & LIL MISS DEBI ARE SINGING THE "GREEN CARD BLUES"!
Danny Brooks (C)
"I ain't green with envy, for what you have or what you do,
I'm happy in my own skin, and what I'm going through.
I don't ask for much, but Lord I'm calling on You,
to give me strength to handle, these low down, Green Card Blues!"
His House Records is proud to announce that Texassippi Soul Man’ Danny Brooks and Lil Miss Debi are now ‘Permanent Residents’ of Llano Texas, receiving their Green Cards after a 20 month process! It has been quite a ride these past five months! They have been unable to work and without drivers licenses! It is through the kindness of the Llano Cowboy Church, and other friends that they have managed to make ends meet to which they are very grateful! Since they arrived in Llano five years ago they have declared themselves to be proud new Texanadians and now it is official! Next step citizenship!
During this ordeal, there were many times when doubt crept in and looking back now, they are able to see how it galvanized their spirit and marriage. While waiting out the process they completed two books ‘Miracles For Breakfast / The Journey Continues’ which received a glowing endorsement from renowned author/motivational speaker Denis Waitley/Seeds of Greatness and ‘Miracles For Breakfast / The Lonely Battle’ that will be part of a 7 book ‘Miracles For Breakfast’ Series. The Journey Continues while having some similarities to the the first book ‘Miracles For Breakfast / How Faith Helped Me Kick My Addictions’ published by John Wiley & Sons in 2008, is a different book in that it leans more to the motivational/inspirational aspect and even has a ‘political’ ending, speaking on the beginnings of the USA and its relationship to the country of Israel. The Lonely Battle focuses on the time frame of coming to realize you have an addiction, getting help and the crucial two year period upon leaving rehab. It is a powerful read and will be a help to any family or corporation dealing with loved ones/employees with addictions. Both books are full of practical motivational and inspirational incentives that will assist the reader, to discover the God given potential for joy, peace and success in us all.
The winter/spring tour is being booked and the Brooks’ will be offering a new service in the form of a ‘Music Motivational & Creative Stimulation’ presentation that will underscore the power in us all to BELIEVE in who we are and what we are capable of doing. The Journey Continues opens with this: "Adversity is the bridge to greatness. We all go through difficult and trying times and it is seldom 'convenient.' Nevertheless at a later time we see how it fashioned certain ideas and added some muscle to our character. God works in amazing ways and uses our adversity that we may get a better understanding in all things. He is well acquainted with grief and adversity. Adversity is the bridge to greatness! "
Danny and Debi Brooks would like to thank Tom Clarke for connecting us with our congressional office and ensuring that we were not lost in the shuffle! So thankful to Nancy at Congressman Mike Conaway's office for all her efforts! Thankful for Ethel Schneider and Billy-Bob Schneider for being our chauffeurs during the wait! We are also thankful for the understanding of all the venues and promoters where gigs were booked and had to be cancelled, especially after they did promotions and who are now willing to bring Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks and Lil Miss Debi back!
Anyone interested in pre-ordering the book ‘The Journey Continues’ please contact us at HIS House Records. Watch for excerpt chapters to be posted on the website.
Breaking News! Danny Brooks' song ‘Caught A Fire’ from ‘Texassippi Soul Man’ aired on Fox’s TV Show ‘New Girl’ February 3, 2015 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. Central Time. "Caught The Fire" can be purchased at ITunes and on CD Baby.
April 14th., ‘Texassippi Soul Man’ Danny Brooks and Lil Miss Debi will be filming a live performance interview on 100 Huntley Street to be aired at a later date throughout North America, on the Global Television Network and YES TV in Canada and GEB America in the USA. The performance/interview will be showcasing songs from the new CD 'This World Is Not Your Friend' and the 'Blue Highway Tour 2015' as well as sharing their life on the road performing in clubs, prisons, rehabs and halfway houses.
'Texassippi Soul Man' Danny Brooks and Lil Miss Debi are excited to be returning February 4th., to perform a concert for the inmates at Angola Prison in Louisiana.
‘Texassippi Soul Man’ Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi will be going out on their ‘Blue Highway 2015 Tour’ in support of new CD ‘This World Is Not Your Friend’/HIS House Records. The CD was recorded at Larry Nye’s La-Z-L Studio, in Kingsland TX right by the beautiful Colorado River smack dab in the middle of Hill Country under the shadow of ‘Lookout Mountain’ which overlooks the beautiful bay/river. The record was produced/mixed by Larry Nye and Danny Brooks and mastered by Bill Johnson. The tour starts Jan. 31st in Katy TX (Houston) heading for Florida, 10 states, Ontario, British Columbia and back in Texas for June 5th at The Bugle Boy. A summer tour is starting to come together and will be posted in the new year. HIS House Records is happy to be working with Peter Hay of Twin Vision Radio Promotions to Americana/Triple A and College Radio. We are grateful to the fans who call in to local radio to request airplay for ‘This World Is Not Your Friend', and for coming out to support our live shows. The Brooks’ have been working hard touring the past two years and have developed a new live show, a tougher sound and with a beefier Yorkville PA System. The new CD is 18 songs strong and showcase their new duo sound, that covers Southern Soul, Americana, Hill Country, with a little Gospel and Reggae all sewn together with deep blue threads. Songs will be up on site very shortly and like all Brooks CD’s will have a 20 page booklet with lyrics and how the songs came to life. You can pre-order your copy of 'This World Is Not Your Friend' here.
ABC Family TV Show 'The Fosters' aired Monday February 10th, and Saturday February 15th, featured Danny Brooks' song 'You'll Find A Way' from his "Soulsville" Rock The House CD. Song is available on CD Baby and Itunes.
Danny Brooks, Muscle Shoals, ‘No Easy Way Out’ CD / Rockin' Camel Music 2007
I will never forget walking into Johnny Sandlin’s (Capricorn Records Producer) Duck Tape Studios in Decatur Alabama that cool spring morning in 2007 and meeting music legends ‘David Hood’, ‘Spooner Oldham’, (see below) and the rest of the Muscle Shoals players. They were down home, gracious and gave of themselves, and I will never forget David Hood’s telling me in his southern drawl after listening to the first song we were about to record ‘Ain’t That The Truth’; “Y’all could’ve been born down here Danny....”
Produced by Johnny Sandlin, recorded and mixed by Johnny Sandlin and Jeremy Stephens. additional engineering, by Jeff Coppage. Recorded and mixed at Duck Tape Music Studio, Decatur Alabama. Mastered by Jonathan Russell at Masterfonics, Nashville TN. Photos by Debi Middlebrook. For reviews and more go to CD Baby.
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DANNY BROOKS - MIRACLES FOR BREAKFAST: Originally published by John Wiley & Sons, the book was purchased April 2013 by Harper Collins Canada and it is available as an e-book on all the media-selling platforms.
The book is equal parts biographical, inspirational. motivational with a look at the music industry and overcoming addictions, as well as experiencing the miraculous. It is a heartwarming story that mixes humor to offset heavy subject matter and shows that the underdog can overcome and become a winner from the most difficult of circumstances. It is Brooks' belief that no matter who you are, what you've done, how far down you've sunk and how bad you may feel about the present, there is absolutely nothing that God and you can't work out together and get back on a winning, happy and peaceful track. You may purchase your personally autographed copy direct from us, sending a cheque for 25.00/Danny Brooks, which includes tax/shipping (address on Contact Page) or from various online book outlets such as Amazon, Kobo, Sony Make Believe, Google etc.
Danny Brooks is currently writing ‘Miracles For Breakfast / The Journey Continues’ slated for a release 2016. This book will be the first of a series of 7 books Danny and Debi have planned for the Miracles for Breakfast series...
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