Top Tune of the Week

Week of June 1, 2011

Kendra Morris - Charms of the Arms of Love

Bobby Hebb’s deserved legacy will remain his iconic “Sunny”… the voice and pen that crafted that multi-format standard took four years to create his follow up, 1970’s Love Games - which has been hailed “as exquisite an album of adult contemporary R&B as you’ll find.”

Historians have noted that the under-appreciated “Love Games” would serve as an unofficial blueprint for much of the classic R&B that dominated the US charts in the years that followed – comparing it to Gamble and Huff’s best work, as well as Stevie Wonder’s revolutionary early 70s output.

“Charms of the Arms of Love” is one of those great soul classics you’ve never heard. In 1972, the great Alice Clark recorded a stellar version of the tune on her critically revered and criminally unheard debut (and, sadly, only) release. Since then it remained a relatively unknown tune, except for a small army of soul music enthusiasts.

Recently Notable’s Kendra Morris and Jeremy Page took to the studio to reinvent “Charms”… conjuring classic R&B grooves as well as the ghosts of spy movie themes of yesteryear in the process to craft something totally unique and worthy of the tune. We’re so happy to share with you this brilliant re-imagining of one of Notable’s classics by two who represent Notable’s future. The tune is now available for purchase on iTunes, or wherever fine digital music is sold.

Kendra and Jeremy are currently hard at work on recording Kendra’s debut album for Wax Poetics, which is set for release next Spring. In the meantime, Kendra will hit the road this week as vocalist with the legendary guitarist and songwriter Dennis Coffey (he of the Funk Brothers, etc), including stops at Bonnaroo and some international dates along the way:

Sat, Jun 04, 2011
Brooklyn NY
Bell House

Sun, Jun 05, 2011
Allston MA
Brighton Music Hall

Tue, Jun 07, 2011
Philadelphia PA
World Cafe Live

Wed, Jun 08, 2011
Cleveland OH
Beachland Ballroom

Thu, Jun 09, 2011
Chicago IL
Lincoln Hall

Sat, Jun 11, 2011
Manchester TN

Tue, Jun 21, 2011
Paris FR
Jazz a la Defense

Wed, Jun 22, 2011
Paris FR
La Bellevilloise

Mon, Jun 27, 2011
London UK

Fri, Jul 08, 2011
Toronto ON
Horseshoe Tavern

Sat, Jul 09, 2011
Ottawa ON
Cisco Ottawa Blues Fest

Sun, Sep 11, 2011
Los Angeles CA

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