About The Shelby/Daniels songwriting team

Like most familiar stories, Rita and Willie began in the church. While Rita was sitting at her mother’s side on the piano bench, Willie was cranking out holy wonders for congregations throughout Memphis, Tennessee. They met while at Overton High School of the Performing Arts. Many years later they reconnected in Los Angeles and collaborated on the music for A Date With A Song. Rita brings the words and melodies. Willie brings the music to complete the masterpiece! Four of the Shelby/Daniels collaborations appear in the DVD Walk By Faith and “Cherish The Moment” is in another DVD titled ‘Fair Game.’ Rita and Willie share a passion for music and they hope to join the long list of songwriters who have made history. Here are the new standards, here is the music of Rita Shelby and Willie Daniels.

LaRita Shelby and Willie Daniels Co-composed four songs for the movie Walk By Faith; including the title track. Our specialty is jazz and gospel but we write in all genres!

Listen to some of our songwriting work at MySpace.com/RitaShelby


Willie Daniels, ASCAP

Short Film List Resume

Music: Film-- Song
Fair Game dir. Michael Whaley
Cherish The Moment
Kings of the Evening dir. Andrew Jones
Can’t Let These Times Get The Best Of Me
No Joke dir. Akintunde’ Warnock
The Funny Man
Walk By Faith dir. Jill Maxcy
Walk By Faith, Heaven Send Me A Sign Finish What You Start, God Never Fails

Shall Be Productions specializes in customized quality programming with a unique message aimed at reaching your target demographic. Each project gives brand identity while reinforcing positive cultural values and consumer empowerment. Shall Be Productions was formerly contracted for seven years by the Department Of Defense to produce the LaRita Shelby show for Armed Forces Radio. Other clients include Deniece Williams, Malik Yoba, 1 Plus One Marketing, Information Network Radio and Sankofa Communications.

Shelby brings to her company the same vision and passion that fuels her position as Vice President of Special Programming for Bailey Broadcasting. Whatever your needs are, our motto is; “Tell us your idea, let us create the masterpiece!”

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