Soul Connection, the new release by Ray Edge on Solar Records is a showcase of original songs, with great vocals and stellar musicianship from some of Canada's finest. This is an infectious array of sing-able, dance-able music with classic rhythm and blues, jazz and latin influences, along with soulful ballads. Ray's background as vocalist for several prominent R&B bands, including Dollars and Dealer's Choice in the late 70s, and Ray Edge & The Sensations in the 80s made him a popular fixture on the Toronto scene. In 1984 he answered a second calling by relocating to England to undertake extensive training in homeopathic medicine while still performing at clubs and festivals in the UK. He qualified as a homeopathic doctor in 1990 and returned once again to Canada in 1994 to found one of Canada's original homeopathic medical schools, the Toronto School of Homeopathic Medicine. This CD was recorded at Toronto's Iridescent Music and mixed and mastered at Metal Works Studios in Mississauga. Soul Connection features Amoy and Ciceal Levy and Steve Grisbrook on background vocals, Gary Kendall, Pat Carey and Michael Fonfara from the Downchild Blues Band as well as Fathead's Teddy Leonard and Jim Casson from The Stickmen. Howie Moore, William Carn and Larry Bodner round out the horn section, while Toronto R&B veterans John Dickie, John Mays and Johnny Wright team up for background vocals on Real Good Thing. Ray Edge is back making music that satisfies body and soul.