[pullquote quote="I've been rolling dice my entire career, taking risk my whole life, and still doing so. I'm Stone Rollin' once again." credit="Raphael Saadiq"] [lastfm]Raphael Saadiq[/lastfm] is a true talent and teacher, giving you a history lesson with Stone Rollin'. On this fifth album, the GRAMMY-winner takes you on a journey through the different eras of soul music. Saadiq, who cut his teeth on tour with [lastfm]Prince[/lastfm] has since worked with everyone from [lastfm]Mick Jagger[/lastfm] to [lastfm]Jay Z[/lastfm]. The album's opener, "Heart Attack," lays down the high-energy groove of [lastfm]Sly & The Family Stone[/lastfm] while "Radio" emulates the early R&B roots of Rock & Roll. Further along in the record, Saadiq tips his cap to [lastfm]Marvin Gaye[/lastfm], [lastfm]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm], [lastfm]Curtis Mayfield[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Ray Charles[/lastfm] -- among others. [pullquote quote="I was forced to become a solo artist." credit="Raphael Saadiq"] This album nails the classic Motown sound, but that's not to say he's stuck in the past. On "Day Dreams" Raphael marries a [lastfm]Bo Diddley[/lastfm] shuffle with the steel guitar of [lastfm]Robert Randolph[/lastfm], who he calls out by name. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHyalVRUXrA?rel=0&w=385&h=249] [pullquote quote="It's a bluesy song about REALLYcurvy women." credit="Raphael Saadiq on Stone Rollin'"] Saadiq has always been much more than a throwback artist. Stone Rollin's title track is a straight-up jam. The vision behind the groove praises the assets of a big, voluptuous woman. What's not to love? Download your copy of the song right here: [audio url="http://cbswxrt.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/05-stone-rollin.mp3" artist="Raphael Saadiq" name="Stone Rollin'" podtrac="true" config_file="configE.xml"] Raphael Saadiq - "Stone Rollin'" [DOWNLOAD] Tracklisting 1 Heart Attack 2 Go To Hell 3 Radio 4 Over You 5 Stone Rollin 6 Day Dreams 7 Moving Down The Line 8 Just Don't 9 Good Man 10 The Answer
Free MP3 Download: Raphael Saadiq, "Stone Rollin'" See photos of Raphael Saadiq from SXSW Download More Free MP3s Listen To Full Albums [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dakQdEOyBk?rel=0&w=385&h=249]

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