Saturday, April 23, 2011
New music for old people:
Raphael Saddiq is a veteran of the music business, getting his big break in Sheila E.'s band back in the 1980's when she toured with Prince, then founding his own bands Tony! Toni! Toné! and Lucy Pearl.
He released an album in 2002 called Instant Vintage, which describes his music pretty well. While the recording techniques may be modern, a lot of his songs would fit perfectly into the rotation of a soul music radio station in 1968.
The You Tubes are being fussy about embedding videos, so instead I offer a link to his new single Heart Attack, which has kind of a Sly Stone/James Brown vibe to it.
Matty Boy says check it out.