featuring Black-n-Blue pRODUCTIONS!
Welcome to SolomanBlue.com home of
black-n-Blue pRODUCTIONS! We
specialize in Beat and music production,
as well as commercial voiceover, and
tracked out background cover music for
your live performance or rehearsal needs.
The heart of our production is a studio
xps desktop 435 with an I-7 intel core 920
processor, vista 64 bit, a 640 gig
hard-drive, with 6 gigs of tritail memory.
We use cubase 5.5 as our D.A.W. and
incorporate cakewalk, virtual2, Izotope
ozone, kontact, synful, and e-mu among
We also use M-audio, Alesis, A.R.T.,
Roland, Yamaha, Hafler, Sony, Korg, Cad,
Shure, and JBL products as the essence
of our studio. We have vintage equipment
as well....such as a Sunn Coliseum 300
amp with a 2X15 Sunn cab, a korg poly
800 synth, a Korg DSS1 sampling
keyboard, and a Sunn 2212 12 channel
mixing board. Email us at
Lbowedout@yahoo.com with your needs.
details. details. detaileneeds.
Allen G. Black Jr A.K.A Soloman Blue, is originally from Los Angeles, California. He
migrated in the 70's to Oregon, then to the Seattle area where he began to take his
music interests to the next level. The first stop was the the home of the late Audrey
Pederson who traveled the world entertaining and teaching. These first lessons for
piano, and voice instruction, were the first formal lessons that he had incurred at
that time. This union eventually took Blue to Seattle central where he continued
piano. It was here that other aquaintances were made and influences sought. After
several early jam sessions, the love of the bass guitar quickly took over, and that
first bass guitar was purchased. It was a hondo plywood replica of the popular
precision jazz bass. Instruction came soon after at the hands of Frank Martz, a local
Kennelly Keys manager and bass enthusiast.
It was around this time that recording with a four track became the thing for home
enthusiasts as opposed to juggling cassette players, so a Fostex was purchased
along with an EV mike. From the time Blue was very young , he had a pen in his
hand because writing and english were his favorite subjects in school. Lyrics came
quickly and easily in those early recordings but life soon took a change as his first
son Tyler was born in 1982. At this point, bandlife became more important and
recording took a backseat. Blue was in and out of many different bands but the
focus was on working because number two son Sheldon was born in 1989.
"I always wanted to follow in my mother's footsteps" Soloman Blue claimed as his
mother was a nightclub singer who sang around Los Angeles and attended the now
defunct L.A consevatory of music in the 50's. She once had sang with the late Count
Basie, and had the opportunity to go on the road, but declined.
Flash to the year 2008...Black-n-Blue pRODUCTIONS was spawned! Working as a
commercial electrician at the time, Blue started to purchase studio gear. With the
kids now grown, and after getting hurt on the job in late 2009 with surgery following
in 2010, he began to kick up his recording. In an attempt to "find" the sound that so
many influences would lead him to, Blue started to record different style of music.
His father Allen G. Black Sr. is an avid jazz enthusiast, so jazz is the first musical
influence for Soloman Blue. He will tell you that he remembers a time when his
mother and father would debate about who was going to listen to what on the
"hifi" in the early years, his dad spinning the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter
Gordon, Hank Mobley, John Coltrane...etc...while his mother preferred Billie
Holliday, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn, Billy Eckstine, etc. His mother would be
heard to tell her husband that many of the bluenote recordings that he cherished
reminded her of "practice" music...much to his chagrin! Add the motown influence,
disco, the "real" randb of the 60's-90's, rock-n-roll, blues, funk, soul and reggae....
and there are a lot of ideas floating around in Soloman's mind!
Now happily married to Camilla J. Black....Soloman Blue finds himself back in the
southern California area writing music as his full passion dictates. "Follow your
dreams wherever they lead! Life is very short and I have been blessed with this
opportunity, though it took risk. The absolute excitement of it all is being "free" to
create after all of these years, and being left to the mercy of my own devices!"And
the beat goes on!
Caution...This site heavily under the influence of "OLD SCHOOL!