Warren Doris started out as a musician who cut his performing teeth playing keyboards with several bands in New York City. As his skills and confidence increased, he decided it was time to record some of his own compositions. He had started writing songs as early as 1970.
In 1982, he recorded several songs as the featured artist - Escape, Play It On The FM, Lost in Space, In Love Again, among others. However, he was confronted by the lack of vision of the American record industry which was not ready for his hybrid mix of R&B, Reggae and Funky Jazz.
Undaunted Warren worked on writing and producing tracks for his seriously talented background singers. This was the birth of Affinity and Les Femmes. The result was the proto-house classic Don’t Go Away (Affinity) and the supersexy Yes You Thrill Me (Les Femmes).
Still unsatisfied with the opportunities coming his way in spite of the success of his work and less than than thrilled with the NYC music biz practices, Warren basically told ‘em **** off, went to college and left to start a career as a high school teacher.
...over 380 songs recorded and mixed, some
of which - three cds worth - are about to be
unleashed! Watch out!
Nothing however proved to be as satisfying as creating music. So he continued to compose and record. He remained convinced that the general toxicity of the industry would eventually ensure its demise - but he also saw the emerging opportunity for a whole new era of creative freedom afforded by the rapidly changing music technology.
He invested in his own recording studio and put to good use all he had learned during the time he spent with his friends and associates at the legendary Unique Recording Studios.
The Orishas are the emissaries of Olodumare or God almighty. They rule over the forces of nature and the endeavors of humanity. They recognise themselves and are recognised through their different numbers and colors which are their marks, and each has their own favorite foods and other things which they like to receive as offerings and gifts. In this way we make our offerings in the manner they are accustomed to, in the way they have always received them, so that they will recognise our offerings and come to our aid. Oyá is the ruler of the winds, the whirlwind and the gates of the cemetery. Her number is nine which recalls her title of Yansá or “Mother of Nine” in which she rules over the egun or dead. She is also known for the colors of maroon, flowery patterns and nine different colors. She is a fierce warrior who rides to war with Shangó (sharing lightning and fire with him) and was once the wife of Ogún.