Sunday, November 16, 2008
Man..That new Raphael Saadiq joint
I really can't say much but, BUY THIS ALBUM!!!!! Possibly one of the best releases I've heard in a long while. There is allot of re-vamped soul/funk coming out (mainly coined Gordy-Stax-Invictus influences) This is pretty true to that era(and there are quite a few era's he picks from too). That "Oh Girl" track has been on constant rotation. Has that Delfonics/Temptations vibe. Just solid and the production is excellent.Nice to hear songs that have actual feeling & influence from an era where love songs were really....love songs! Ballads man,Ballads!!!!!Beautiful over-dubs of duets in the background, reminds me of later Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man" s/t.The harmonizing is to a tee & very well composed as a whole.
Allot of guest appearances including Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Joss Stone and plenty of other folks.
Have a peep and hope this is some incentive to go and purchase.
Much Peace and Respect,
Never Give You Up (w/ Stevie Wonder)
100 Yard Dash
Staying In Love
That Jay-Z remix is pretty fresh too.
Oh Girl (Remix w/ Jay-Z)