Daya World, LLC in association with Soul City Cleveland Stories is pleased to announce the release of internationally renowned artist Navasha Daya’s cover of the General Caine classic ‘For Lovers Only’.
Originally released in 1982, ‘For Lovers Only’ was co-written by Mitchell McDowell and David Chadwick. The song was performed by the band General Caine (Los Angeles) and featured on the band’s “Girls” album.
While fans of Black music in Cleveland may be able to effortlessly summon the song’s lyrics and chorus, many may not be aware of the innovative role that the late great Cleveland radio personality Lynn Tolliver Jr. played in selecting the original version of `For Lovers Only’ as the theme song for WZAK radio’s unforgettable late night segment of the same name.
40 years after its original release, East Cleveland (Ohio) native Navasha Daya’s rendition of General Caine’s alluring ballad pays tribute to both the song, and Tolliver’s vision in helping to introduce the original version of `For Lovers Only’ throughout Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
Navasha Daya will help to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ‘For Lovers Only’ in Ohio in partnership with Soul City Cleveland Stories- a culturally responsive community arts project founded by cultural arts organizer Fanon Hill. Soul City Cleveland Stories is designed to connect youth and young adults residing in under-resourced communities in Ohio to elder Black artists and career paths in the entertainment industry.
We celebrate the genius of the late Mitchell “General Caine” McDowell whose untimely death in 1992 refuses to silence his artistry! We celebrate the late Lynn Tolliver Jr, whose genius and innovation cemented his place in the pantheon of legendary Black radio personalities in Cleveland, Ohio and beyond decades prior to his death!
Thank you Mr. Mitchell “General Caine” McDowell.
Thank you Mr. Lynn Tolliver, Jr.
`For Lovers Only’ plays on.....
released February 14, 2022
Executive Producer: Fanon Hill
Co-arranged by Navasha Daya & Fanon Hill
Recorded at Wright Way Studios (Baltimore, MD)
Recorded, Engineered and Mixed by Steve Wright (Wrightway Studios, Baltimore, MD)
Mastered by Anthony Eichler at Tone Bridge Masterworks, Orlando, FL
CD Cover Graphic Layout & Design by Daya World
CD Cover Photo By Kenya Barnett Mason
For Lovers Only
Original song written by Mitchell McDowell & David Chadwick
Cover song produced by Fanon Hill
Cover song co-arranged by Navasha Daya & Fanon Hill
Cover song vocal arrangements: Navasha Daya
Navasha Daya: Lead & Background Vocals
Kevin Walker: Bass guitar
Mathew Chase: Guitar
Charles Wilson: Drums
DeAndre Shaiffer: Lead Synthesizer (Moog)
Lorenzo Johnson: Fender Rhodes Mark II
Moziah Saleem: Percussion
Leroy "Boogie" Greer: Congas
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