3 True Loves Of A Disco Queen: Gavin Turek on Tame Impala, Brittany Howard And Raphael Saadiq
The Spark Parade
It's true. I got to talk to the incomparable Gavin Turek! Speaking to a singer of Gavin's caliber about the vocalists who have influenced her is already exciting, but that's before you know that her influences are Tame Impala, Brittany Howard and Raphael Saadiq! Gavin and I had a great chat about those legendary singers, her penchant for winning concert tickets from radio stations and so much more!!Gavin TurekTame ImpalaBrittany HowardRaphael SaadiqLucy Pearl
Raphael Saadiq is a well schooled soul composer. As much as he’s an auteur, he’s a curator whose vision is culled from the classics, with ears and eyes focused on the way ahead. In a class of groove savants like Prince, Erykah Badu, and Bilal, Saadiq’s stamp on Neo-Soul is bold, brilliant, beautiful, and touching–like his latest, Jimmy Lee. He chimes in with us to discuss the Jimmy Lee we all know and are. "What is Neo-Soul?" someone asked us recently. That’s a show in itself, more like one of those epics with an intermission. For the sake of time we rattled off a few choice cuts from this conscience driven fusion of funk, electronica, jazz, Afro beat and the proverbial kitchen sink. On cue: Freestyle Fellowship, 4Hero, Mos Def, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bilal, J Dilla, Spacek, Viktor Duplaix, plus plus plus. ABOUT THE MAJOR SCALE: Your attention please to a new program that celebrates and takes a fresh and bold look at the great American art form- JAZZ!!! The Major Scale is the title, the motto and the mission are, Jazz- past, present, future, and everything in between. A lot of focus will be on new and fresh sounds, deep cuts, closer looks at underrated artists, taking a different look at some of the titans of the genre, and getting the two cents worth from a number of surprise guests and sources. The Major Scale can boast amongst it's guests- legends like Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott, and Ahmad Jamal. The up and coming and the underrated-Kamasi Washington, Mia Doi Todd, Michael Blake. Fresh perspectives and commentary from the likes of Rock legend Al Kooper, who weighed in on the gospel. From The New Yorker, Amanda Petrusich expounds on her article about the movement to rename the Williamsburg Bridge in honor of Sonny Rollins. We explore the Soul-Jazz experiments of the Rascals. Grace Kelly from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talks about her pop-up/flash mob concerts. Plus Thundercat, Henry Mancini, Ghostface Killah, Jaimie Branch, Nels Cline, Badbadnotgood, Cecil Taylor, and more get pick up on the Major Scale radar. Produced in Central Florida, this program seeks to become one of the defining voices of this Native American art form, and everything else that finds itself under it's umbrella. Think about programming and content found on the likes of World Cafe, Philadelphia, PA. Tiny Desk from Washington D.C., and KEXP Live from Seattle, WA. and that's what the Major Scale strives to do. For the curious, and lovers of music who like the details in between. ABOUT KYLE EAGLE (Host): Kyle Eagle has been a contributing writer and producer for the NPR-WBGO, WUCF, WPRK, Wax Poetics, The Orlando Weekly, Artbourne, and The Fiscal Times, as well as several music and film releases- Light in the Attic's documentary "This Is Gary McFarland", and an upcoming film on composer Jack Nietzsche. Recordings- Call Me-Jack Wilson, Live at the Penthouse, Grachan Moncur III, Chico Hamilton, and Andy Bey. ABOUT CHRIS BARANYI (Producer): Chris Baranyi is a sound engineer and music producer. He splits his time between designing AV systems for theme parks and recording music. Chris has worked with many Orlando area musicians with backgrounds in jazz, fusion, hip-hop, funk, new age, and classical. Some of which have been featured on NPR's Echoes. His passion includes jazz, vintage microphones, and hot sauce.
Adrian Marcel Interview: Upcoming Album “2B Honest”, Single “Nowhere”, Raphael Saadiq Memories
SoulBack R&B Podcast
We were able to catch up with singer Adrian Marcel recently for an interview on Instagram Live. This comes on the heels of the release of his video for current single “Nowhere” which we were able to exclusively premiere on the site. During our conversation, Adrian discussed his four part video series that will be leading up to his next project. He gave us some background on the upcoming album which is called “2B Honest”. Adrian then took some time to reflect back on the release of his previous album “98th” which came out last year. We then talked to Adrian about how he originally linked up with Raphael Saadiq and was mentored by the Bay Area legend. This led to a discussion of Adrian’s first mixtape “7 Days of Weak” and what went into the creation of that standout body of work. The interview wrapped up as we discussed the time period that Adrian Marcel came into R&B and how things might have been different had he come out in the 90’s. Check out what he had to say in the video above!
This week Sound Opinons welcomes prolific singer, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq. Perhaps most widely known as a member of the 1990s R&B band Tony! Toni! Toné!, he's also released five critically acclaimed solo albums, all the while producing notable work for others, including "Lady" by D'Angelo, and "Cranes In The Sky" by Solange. Plus, Jim and Greg bid farewell to legendary songwriter John Prine.
The multi-talented Raphael Saadiq is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer of records for a flurry of stars including D’Angelo, John Legend, Whitney Houston, TLC and Joss Stone. He spoke with Tom about his beloved brother Jimmy to whom his most recent record is dedicated following his passing, initially being too intimidated to accept an offer to collaborate with his heroes Earth, Wind & Fire, and why, for him, going on tour with Prince was equivalent to getting a degree. This episode is brought to you by Lumie, the original inventors of wake-up lights, whose Bodyclock Luxe 750DAB wake-up light mimics a natural sunrise and sunset. Shown to improve quality of sleep and to boost productivity in clinical trials, this remarkable device also features high quality audio with DAB+ radio, Bluetooth speakers, USB port and a selection of over 20 sleep/wake sounds. The Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750DAB can transform the way you start and end your day, especially if you struggle to wake up in the morning and/or get to sleep at night - it certainly did for me. Go to lumie.com to find out more.
Soul v technology with Raphael Saadiq and Samm Henshaw
In this week’s Music Life, singer-songwriter and Pharrell Williams collaborator Samm Henshaw gets inspired by the thoughts of Raphael Saadiq, Denai Moore, and Moses Boyd. Raphael Saadiq is a Grammy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is a member of the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné!, as well as being a critically acclaimed solo artist, and has worked with the likes of D’Angelo, Kelis, Mary J Blige, Solange, Whitney Houston and John Legend. Jamaican-born, London-based singer and songwriter Denai Moore is newer on the scene, but has worked with the likes of SBTRKT and released two solo albums to date. She’s also the founder of Dee’s Table, a weekly food pop-up and supper club serving vegan Jamaican food. And Moses Boyd is one of jazz's most exciting upcoming artists. He’s a multi-award winning drummer, composer, producer and radio host, who fuses jazz, grime and electronic sounds. Led by Samm Henshaw, the group tells us what colour would best describe the music they make, which of their songs they’d want to be remembered for, and how they find the balance when they use technology to create soulful music.
Raphael Saadiq’s Hits Have Some Dope Backstories + So Does His Name!
Cori and Charli stanned really #hoord for this week’s guest. Borderline embarrassingly so. It’s only because he’s so cool and chill and has HITS for days! Raphael Saadiq (@raphael_saadiq) aka ⅓ of Tony! Toni! Toné! aka Still Ray stopped by to talk about his latest album “Jimmy Lee” and gave us some little-known insight into his childhood, his early music choices, and his personal philosophy for turning out hit after hit over the years. Charli got to ask the question that’d been burning for quite a while: “What’s the story behind “Ask Of You”? (If you’re a REAL Raphael Saadiq fan and real 90s R&B/movie fan, you’ll want to rush to -insert timestamp- for that answer!) What’s your favorite track that Raphael Saadiq has blessed? Let us know using #YesGirlPodcast! Tag Cori (@corimurray) and Charli (Twitter: @ManWifeDog, IG: @charlipenn) and don’t forget to rate, comment, and subscribe to Yes, Girl! and share with a girlllfriiieeennnddd! **This episode is sponsored by Nationwide.** Yes, Girl! Hosts: Cori Murray (@corimurray) Charli Penn (IG = @charlipenn / Twitter = @manwifedog)Executive Producer: Tiffany Ashitey (@misstiffsays)Producers: Ashley Hobbs (@ashleylatruly) + Shantel Holder (@shadesofshan_)Bookings: Cori Murray, Charli Penn, and Tiffany AshiteyAudio: Josh Gwynn (@regardingjosh) + Anthony Frasier (@anthonyfrasier)Music: Gold Standard Creative (@gscdotnyc)
R&B Star Raphael Saadiq Explores Addiction And Loss In 'Jimmy Lee'
"I would dive into any Sam Cooke record and get lost inside the music," Saadiq told us. He saw a lot of tragedy early on after losing multiple siblings. Saadiq says music was a way of coping.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.