Formats and Editions
1. Hurry Up This Way Again (Radio Mix)
2. Hurry Up This Way Again (Extended Mix)
A well-known and highly respected vocalist on the Washington, DC scene, Ron Queen was considered something of a "secret weapon," often recruited by established bands who were searching for that special voice to make their live shows pop. His first exposure to a large audience came at the age of nine when his mother thrust him on stage with the one and only James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. From then on in, Ron knew he was destined to be a performer. By the time Queen was a teenager he was singing in about 15 different bands in the DC area. The first well known act he sang with was the popular Motown group known as the Dynamic Superiors, who scored a huge hit with the romantic sweet soul ballad "Shoe Shoe Shine." It was then that Ron's reputation as a "singer's singer" began to grow beyond the confines of the local scene. After performing for a few years on the Dynamic Superiors live shows, Queen was approached by Major Harris, who recruited him to sing in his band and he toured with Harris for nearly three years, further establishing his reputation. Because of his exceptional talent, he rarely found himself with any down time. After all these years, Ron is currently in the studio with the legendary Philly Soul producer Butch Ingram and is working on his first ever, long overdue, solo album. The first single from the upcoming album, "Hurry Up This Way Again" is a song originally recorded by The Stylistics. It reached #18 in the U.S. R&B chart and was written by Cynthia Biggs and Dexter Wansel in 1980. It has been covered by Phyllis Hyman on her album, Forever With You; and sampled in the song, "Politics As Usual" by Jay-Z, on his debut album, Reasonable Doubt. The song has long been a favorite of Ron's and he delivers it as masterfully as anyone has before him. These are exciting times for Queen, as he steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for his highly anticipated debut as a solo artist with few peers. Long live Ron Queen!