Okay, so as you can see from the photo above, I already have my brand spankin’ new copy of R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn’s latest offering Love Behind the Melody. Love it. So much so that I added it to my jukebox (center column) for you to checkout as well. Fav songs include "Woman," "Marathon," which features Floetry, and "Energy" featuring Big Boi of Outkast. Puhlleeze go and cop that…today! You won’t be sorry.
So I’m chillin at the house last Friday with a friend over drinks and not even really thinking I put on KCRW 89.9 FM. Jason Bentley’s Metropolis was on and all of a sudden I hear a song and I’m like I’ve got to have that song. So I go online where as luck would have it KCRW posts their hand picked music selection in real time and then I head into iTunes to check out some artist named Chungking that I’ve never heard of.
Chungking is a UK Brighton based band that popped up on the scene with their critically acclaimed album The Hungry Years a couple of years back. Their second album Stay Up Forever Chungking featuring members Sean Hennessey and Jessie is a perfect modern pop album.
So I found the song I was looking for, “I Love You” from their album Stay Up Forever Chungking released last year. But…I struck gold with their album The Hungry Years. A little Goldfrapp, a little Air mixed with Zero 7…check them out in my jukebox.
Apparently, the Elevaters are a Los Angeles based band that blend funk, rock, hip hop, and soul. They’ve played alongside the likes of KRS-One, De La Soul, and Medusa.
The track the that I heard “The One” was slammin’ so I downloaded their entire album from iTunes and also fell in love with the track “Patience.” You can check them out too in my jukebox.
Magazine Covers of Note
Mary J. Blige on Vibe
Janet on Billboard
And speaking of Janet and thinking how good music lasts forever, I uploaded my fav tracks from Janet’s Rhythm Nation album. Classic! Also check out my girl Angela Johnson’s track “Money Don’t Grow on Trees.” My boy Garth played that on his show Chocolate City on KCRW last Sunday and I hadn’t heard it in so long it was like hearing it for the first time all over again. Thanks Garth!