I've been rolling dice my entire career, taking risk my whole life, and still doing so. I'm Stone Rollin' once again.
” Raphael Saadiq Raphael Saadiq 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 Prince has since worked with everyone from Mick Jagger to Jay Z.
The album’s opener, “Heart Attack,” lays down the high-energy groove of Sly & The Family Stone while “Radio” emulates the early R&B roots of Rock & Roll. Further along in the record, Saadiq tips his cap to Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield and Ray Charles — among others.“ I was forced to become a solo artist.
” 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 Bo Diddley shuffle with the steel guitar of Robert Randolph, who he calls out by name.
“ It's a bluesy song about REALLYcurvy women.
” 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?
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Raphael Saadiq – “Stone Rollin'” [DOWNLOAD]
1 Heart Attack
2 Go To Hell
4 Over You
5 Stone Rollin
6 Day Dreams
7 Moving Down The Line
8 Just Don’t
9 Good Man
10 The Answer