Raphael Saadiq has a release, "The Way I See It" that has one cut that is getting a little bit of play, definitely on The Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Look, I'm a funk-a-teer, and born in '63, but there are certain songs from the late 60's that I remember, like "My Cherie Amor". That song really got to me, even as a kid. But what does that have to do with Raphael Saadiq? Well, "The Way I See It" is a REAL old school release. THIS is a throw back! THIS is R&B!And it even has that SOUND from the old studios!
This CD is GOOD!!!!!
The cuts I like:
- Sure Hope You Mean It
- Keep Marchin'
- Big Easy
- Just One Kiss, Featuring Joss Stone -- This is HOT!!!!
- Love That Girl -- (Reminds me of The Temps with Eddie Kendricks up front)
- Never Give You Up (Featuring Stevie Wonder) -- Stevie does a harmonica part but the person Saadiq duets with, CJ, makes this cut
- Lets Take A Walk
- Sometimes -- Hmmm... Otis Redding?
- Kelly Ray -- definitely Al Green
When Saadiq did some songs on Earth, Wind, & FIre's last CD, only Saadiq got the real essence of EW&F. Dude is music.