On March 18th, legendary musician, Cliff Driver died at the age of 84. Cliff had a long remarkable life as an accomplished jazz, rhythm & blues, and gospel organist and band leader.
See photos from the Daptone Super Soul Revue at the Famous Apollo Theater via The New York Times.
Take a trip to Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn for a visit with Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens.
Out July 29th. In Summer 2013, with Gabriel Roth at the helm, Naomi & co. hit the studio and cut onto tape what can only be described as bonafide Soul Excitement of the highest order!
Listen to the single, “Sinner,”, at NPR.
Pre-order the album at iTunes and get the single, “Sinner,” immediately.
Get the newest 45 “Sinner” b/w “Everybody Knows”
With Gabriel (Bosco Mann) Roth at the helm, Naomi and company went into the studio Summer 2013, and cut onto tape what can only be described as bonafide Soul Excitement of the highest order! At the heart of it, Cold World is a Soul record but the cross section of sub-genres the album weaves through makes it difficult to label it plainly as such. There are tracks like ‘Sinner’, ‘Heaven Is Mine’, and ‘Humble Me’ that capture the group’s penchant for Soul grooves, seasoned with Naomi’s tough vocal delivery, and the Queens melodic interplay, which captures perhaps better than any of the other tracks, NSGQ’s live show. Then there’s some hard funk by way of ‘Bound for the Promised Land’, ‘Cold World’, and ‘Thank You Lord’ – the percolating church rave-up of ‘Get Up, Child’, the country heavy ‘One Day’, and ‘I Earned Mine’, and the bouncing rumba of ‘Everybody Knows.’ This album is a menagerie of Soul music at its finest, untied by the strong message-laden lyrics. Trust us, the wait was worth it.
Upcoming Tour Dates
May 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Jalopy Theatre and School of Music TICKETS
June 25 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Jazz Festival TICKETS
July 12 Rochester, NY @ Big Rib BBQ Festival TICKETS
July 19 Cahors, France @ Cahors Blues Festival TICKETS
July 20 Antibes, France @ Jazz A Juan TICKETS
August 8th-10th Regina, Canada TICKETS
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