Monday, February 11, 2008

Anthony Hamilton

I discovered this guy by accident when I was going through the American Gangster soundtrack. Hearing his tunes (almost) renews my faith in popular music. His sound is very much like a more modern Marvin Gaye or Donny Hathaway.

This is an original song called "Charlene" which sounds a lot like Marvin Gaye's style of music during the What's Goin On era. It should also be noted that the backup singers are singing the hook to the Chi Lites classic "Have You Seen Her" at various points in the song.

This one is from the American Gangster soundtrack and it's called "Do You Feel Me." The backing band on this one is the Dap Kings although they really sound like they could be straight out of Memphis in 1967. This track has a vintage vibe to it and is reminiscent of the classic Stax sides of the mid to late 60s.

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