HEAR YE: Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It


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WALL STREET JOURNAL: It’s been a big week for R&B performer Raphael Saadiq, whose critically acclaimed new album, The Way I See It, has just been named iTunes #1 Best Album of 2008. With an average customer rating of four-and-a-half-stars, The Way I See It is praised in an iTunes online review for “inhabit(ing) the atmosphere of late-Sixties Motown and Philadelphia International, incorporating the distinctly echo-laden drum shuffles of Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye, as well as the swelling string choruses of the Delfonics and the Stylistics … music pours from this performer as easily as it did from Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder before him.” On Wednesday night, Raphael Saadiq, whose groundbreaking sound combines the best elements of traditional and contemporary Rhythm & Blues, garnered three Grammy nominations including Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals (for “Never Give You Up,” a key track from The Way I See It featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton); Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (for “Love That Girl,” another deep groove from The Way I See It) and the big one: Best R&B Album for The Way I See It. MORE

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lindacohen_1.jpgLINDA COHEN is a Philadelphia Musician and Teacher (at Classical Guitar Store) She has been a staple of the Philadelphia music scene since the late 70’s. She has lost many wages due to her dealing with Lung Cancer. We are trying to raise money to cover these loses. KENN KWEDER is one of the greatest unknown singer-songwriters. Kweder hails from Philadelphia, and has been writing songs since the early seventies. Also known as the Mayor of South Street, he plays folk/rock music. His voice is edgier, and has more energy and power than your average folk singer. He had offers from major labels, but declined. He has had a career of complete freedom and has no regrets. PLUS, the folk/ tropical/psych folk of LIZ FULLERTON and visuals by VJ MARGE (aka RICH WEXLER). VJ MARGE has been a video artist/ VJ since 2000. Large Marge started VJ-ing avant-garde footage, commercials, stop motion animation, ’70s and ’80s videos, Found Films and more to create live projections for DJs and bands.

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