Paving the way into summertime……
01 – Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band – Survivin’ [purchase]
02 – Incognito – I’ve Been Waiting [video | purchase]
03 – Sy Smith – Spies [site | purchase]
04 – Plantlife – Sumthin About Her [myspace]
05 – Estelle featuring Cee-Lo – Pretty Please (Love Me) [myspace]
06 – Reel People – Perfect Sky featuring Joy Rose [purchase]
07 – Jimmy Abney – Hello [myspace | purchase]
08 – Lina – Feel The Love [myspace | purchase]
09 – Miles Bonny – Closer Love [myspace]
10 – Duo Live featuring Angie Stone – Summer Stacks [myspace]
11 – Peter Hadar – Painted [myspace | soulbounce]
12 – Algebra – No Idea [myspace]
13 – Lalah Hathaway – Breathe [site | purchase]
14 – Jennie Laws – Heavenly [site and podcast | download]
The first track, Survivin’, is from Joey Negro’s Sunburst Band’s new LP Movers and The Shakers. As I mentioned to a friend of mine, this may very well be a summer anthem of mine. As I am a longtime fan of Maysa and Incognito, this track is a much-anticipated release, and the video only underscores my love for this track.
Plantlife’s Sumthin’ About Her is one of the tracks from their second album, Time Traveller. As Voxefx stated, “Jamiroquai + Outkast + Jamie Lidell + Deelite sprinkled with Prince, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton and Rick James.” Estelle’s duet with Cee-Lo, Pretty Please (Love Me) is from her new LP, Shine, followed by one of my personal favorites so far this year, Perfect Sky by Reel People, with vocals by Joy Rose. Jimmy Abney’s Hello is from his new CD Return to Forever, released off of Osunlade’s Yoruba Records.
Lina’s Feel The Love is another great track from her third album Morning Star, followed by trumpeter/DJ/vocalist Miles Bonny’s Closer Love off of the EP of the same name. Duo Live’s track, Summer Stacks features vocals by Angie Stone. Peter Hadar’s Painted is the first single off of the upcoming album, Well Dressed for the Art Show which is available next month. Algebra’s No Idea, is a single off of her current album Purpose. Lalah Hathaway’s Breathe off her new LP, Self Portait, is followed by a solid track from a new artist from Toronto you should be on the lookout for, Jennie Laws. Her new EP is available now – check on her webiste link above for more info.