We Married - The Bride Slide

We Married - The Bride Slide!  A Pop/R&B "JAM" with an Old School flava! 

We Married 
The Bride Slide 
Pop/R&B Club Radio Edit 4:40

Lyrics by:  E. Walter Smith

Music by:  John Beal, III and Guy Mitchell, Jr.

Produced by: Wizard Jones

Featured Vocalist: LaVoria Reese

Sax by: Darian Emory

Wedding DJs around the world have started “rockin’ receptions” with my HOT new ‘club banger,’ We Married –The Bride Slide, featuring LaVoria Reese.

I know I’m usually known for romantic ballads, but this song portrays the raw emotions of every bride and groom as they complete the final chapter of an old school courtship and celebrate the beginning of a life filled with unbridled passion and the start of a new family.

Bringing a new groove to a bride’s “Must Play” list, We Married – The Bride Slide opens with the heart thumping chant of:

Got a new ring on my finger
Sang “I DO” with the wedding singer
Nothing can stop us now
We’re livin’ our wedding vow

I got Atlanta Gospel Choice Awards Nominee for the "Best New Female Artist," Lavoria Reese to bring a “realness” to the song to which women all around the world can relate. Where Madison Avenue typically portrays a modern bride as a youthful size 4, Reese “brags” We Married as a gorgeous, chocolate, full figured, faith filled and full grown woman.  

When asked how she feels about becoming the “poster girl” for brides around the world, Reese says, “Wow! Is this me?  LAVORIA? The church girl is now the wedding funky party singer?!   What diversity I have!”

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Wizard Jones has served as music director for the likes of the Soul Train Music Awards, Toni Braxton, TLC, Silk, SOS Band, New Edition, and Bell, Biv, DeVoe and is the keyboard player for Justin Bieber.  Wiz provided the funky “ol’ school flava” that grabs you in the center of your dance soul as the celebrated producer of We Married – The Bride Slide.  He then laced the re-mix version  (Wizard’s Re-Mix) with the powerful presence of orchestra blasts and a masterful cross pollination of contemporary Latin, House and Club arrangements that blend the essence of a wedding’s romantic innocence with the honeymoon’s anticipated passion and bliss.

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Guy Mitchell, Jr. who co-produced the platinum hit My Baby’s Daddy and John Beal, III who also co-wrote “I DO” with Smith, collaborated with Smith on this song.

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After several spot dates with George Duke, world class drummer Sonny Emory, and Kool and the Gang’s JT Taylor, Darian Emory blew up We Married – The Bride Slide with a sax solo that yanks you right from the bridge of the song to the middle of the dance floor. The funkiest guitar groove in music was stroked by former Rick James guitar player, Maurice Richardson.   

Since this song is having such an impact on how weddings across the world are being celebrated it’s only fitting to announce the often unsung heroes of every song: The sound engineers. Without them it’s like seeing the bridal party dressed in jeans and t-shirts.   The amazing production of We Married – The Bride Slide was recorded at Wizard’s Majik Lab Studio in Atlanta, Georgia, Orange Room Studios in East Point, Georgia and Reggie Moore’s Mosart Muzik Studios in Snellville, Georgia.  

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The vocal mixing mastering, like the icing on a wedding cake, was engineered and mastered by John Henry Johnson, Jr. CEO/President of Mad At It Records, LLC in Los Angeles. (Darryl Swann (Macy Gray) Akon (Colby O’Donis), YoYo

I also introduce a new line dance specifically for a wedding…The Bride Slide.  Choreographed by Jennifer Melchor (Mary J Blige, SWV, LL Cool J, Salt & Pepa) The Bride Slide is a simple line dance that can be done by everybody at the reception. 

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“I’d gone to my parent’s house for Christmas only to be awaked one morning by the sound of classic line dance music.   When I went down stairs they were in the middle of the dining room practicing a new line dance for the annual Couples Club Holiday party. So, as a special surprise I wrote We Married - The Bride Slide as a dedication to them as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. 

Over the years a lot of brides and DJs have asked me to write a hot dance song that they can play to replace “dreaded four.”  (The Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide, Macarena and Cupid Shuffle).  Well, let’s just say I hope they make room for We Married – The Bride Slide!