Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin' (Colombia)

A new Raphael Saadiq album is always something to celebrate, he is constantly interesting and holding down the quality and the new album Stone Rollin' is no exception.

This time he has gone back in time and paid tribute to all his musical heroes with a 'real' R&B album, not the modern lightweight pop manifestation of the term. Just to prove he is the real deal he also plays the bass, mellotron, keys, guitar, percussion and even drums on most of the tracks, now that's talent.

He nods his head towards Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Little Walter and Sly Stone but gives all the tracks some Saadiq 'sabor' and throws in a few special guest as well - Larry Dunn (Earth Wind and Fire), Robert Randolph (The Family Band) and displaying his eclecticness even Yukimi Nagano from Little Dragon.

Here's a little video taster of what to come

Raphael Saadiq EPK from Columbia Records on Vimeo.

You can also head over to the Colombia records website and grab the album's title track for the price of your email address.

Raphael Saadiq Website