Sweat Tears and Milage is the 6th CD project from Samuel Archer. Consider it The Best of Samuel Archer’s music featuring selections from the previous albums commemorating 14 years as a featured vocalist. The new album includes his most recent offering which also carries the title of the album – Sweat, Tears and Milage.
The concept of Sweat Tears and Milage cements the return of Samuel Archer as an artist after a brief hiatus. His album brings his loyal fans back together and he is gaining new fans. His song writing style is based in bringing relevant conversation pieces, intellect and sound musicianship back to music with Caribbean flare.
“Soca Therapy,” was released in the summer of 1998, which debut Samuel Archer into the worldbeat genre, respectively soca. Just to note, Soca Therapy has never been formatted for Internet downloads and it’s presently out of print, however this new project features two strong favorites namely “Caribbean Man (In America),” and “Soca Therapy.” In 1999 he followed with “The Return,” which reflected inspirations from his trip to West Africa. The song “Till We Do Something About It,” became an anthem for various progressive causes and also cemented Samuel as an artist with a message. His biggest selling album to date is “De Gospel According to Sam,” which resonated well with the Caribbean market, primarily the American Christian market and the European Christian markets respectively.
Sweat, Tears and Milage features musicians: Scipio Sargeant on guitar, Clifford Johnson on percussion and Earl Brooks on Steel Pan. Romano “OneDread” De Souza did engineering and mixing.
Samuel Archer has performed in the US, St. Thomas, Senegal, Trinidad & Tobago, including popular venues like SOB’s, (Sounds Of Brazil) and 1st Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum.
This album re-introduces Samuel Archer into the world of performing, writing and producing after a brief hiatus. The album features his composition and own version of “Baby Girl,” originally recorded by B2K. The song was also featured in the first installment of the movie “Barbershop,” starring Ice Cube.
The album is presently available on iTunes, CdBaby, Amazon and many other digital downloading outlets. Physical CDs can be purchased at VP Records retail, Star Music (113-15 liberty Ave), Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts Gift Store (80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn NY) and JW Records (2833 Church Ave, Brooklyn NY)