Antibalas (Spanish for “bulletproof”), a Brooklyn based band modeled after Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri’s Harlem River Drive Orchestra, has been steadily recording, and touring all of over the world since 1998. For those of you who have witnessed them in concert or even on Broadway blowing the roof off of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on a nightly basis as the band (and arranger) for the production of Fela!, you know how powerful, joyful and inspirational they are.
“Dirty Money” was co-written by our very own Marcos Garcia (aka Chico Mann), a longtime guitarist/vocalist for the group. Growing up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, Marcos was greatly influenced by the sounds of Fela Kuti, Celia Cruz, Willie Colon, Lisa Lisa, & Afrika Bambaata. In 2011, the band reunited with producer and former Antibalas guitarist Gabriel Roth at Daptone Studios in Bushwick Brooklyn to record their fifth full length album titled “Antibalas”. The album was released on August 7, 2012 on the Daptone label.
Peep the official video HERE & check out the Antibalas horns supporting Alabama Shakes recently on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel show HERE. Turn it up!!
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Sep 19 2012
Nothing can beat getting swept off your feet by a real. live. girl…sings Jack Jones on this gem from his 1963 album, She Loves Me. The song was originally sung by Sid Caesar from the hit Broadway musical Little Me running that same year which went on to be nominated for 10 Tony Awards.
Discovered singing in clubs in San Francisco by Peter King in 1961, Jack Jones was quickly signed to the Kapp label. Paired with arranger Jack Elliott for this one, Elliott captures the breezy, playful spirit of the song by Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leah but throws in some bossa nova for good measure.
I’ll take the flowering hat
And the towering heel, and a squeal
of a real, live, girl.
hey, he’s just sayin’.
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Sep 12 2012
Sometimes maybe we feel like we might make any deal in the world not to let it end. It was Bobby Hebb’s personal outpouring of grief over his divorce that’s been said to have fueled the beauty, anguish, and wistful hope displayed on his quietly influential 1970 album, Love Games.
“I’ll Be Anything For You” with an incredible arrangement by James Fleming and Dave Roberts, seeks to close that deal. The Love Games album came four years after Bobby Hebb’s monster 8 million selling single multi-format classic, “Sunny”, and a full two years before similar work by Gamble & Huff & The O’Jays. It would provide the template for the direction R&B would take through the late 70′s and early 80′s, music that one keeps for special moods, private times, and most of all, as David Morpheus points out on the original liner notes, for times perhaps when one is not in love at the moment but should be.
You can hear the full results on the remastered version of the album (thank you Rob Santos) HERE.
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Sep 05 2012
On October 23, 2012 Columbia Records will release Tony Bennett: Viva Duets. The third in the multi-platinum duets series for Tony, the album pairs Mr. Bennett with Marc Anthony, Miguel Bose, Roberto Carlos, Ana Carlina, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernandez among other greats and features the Cy Coleman/Carolyn standard “The Best Is To Come” in a duet with Chayanne. View the official preview HERE.
Sep 04 2012