Black Dub

Black Dub is a musical collaboration that consists of soul girl Trixie Whitley on vocals and occasional guitar & piano, Brian Blade on drums, Daryl Johnson on bass, and the instigator of the project and the fantastic Daniel Lanois who writes the songs and plays guitar & piano.

Black Dub - I'd Rather Go Blind


Black Dub - Surely


Black Dub - I Believe In You


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Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain (rare recording)

This fantastic song written by Ann Peebles and her husband Don Bryant, has been covered by many greats. Here is one of the early live recordings of the song which was made during the making of her album titled Full Time Love.

Howard "Bulldog" Grimes was on Drums, Thomas Bingham on Guitar and Don Bryant on the Wurlitzer keyboard.

Nneka featuring Ziggy Marley & Eeday

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Anyone who has read from this blog, or the archive, knows of Nneka. Here is a track not available on iTunes U.S., but is available on iTunes in other markets. The track entitled "Express Yourself" features features Ziggy Marley & Eeday.



Last year, Nneka toured the U.S. opening for Ziggy Marley's brother Damian Marley. It's great to see the Marley clan has embraced Nneka's music. I feel that Bob Marley would surely appreciate Nneka for the messages she puts forth in most, if not all, of her songs. She is one of my top 5 favorite artists since I first heard her music! gc

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Studio Killers - Ode To The Bouncer

MusicTelevision.Com presents Studio Killers - Ode To The Bouncer

Fanfuckingtastic! That's all I have to say. GC

Studio Killers - Ode To The Bouncer (Official Mix)


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P.S. - If you find your cannot get enough of this song, you will enjoy this remix :)

Studio Killers - Ode To The Bouncer (Jack The Video Ripper vs Manhattan Clique Remix)


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Nneka - THIS IS "IT"

Photo of Nneka by Gregory J. Chamberlain for Music Television

There is no better way to describe Nneka than to simply say she has "it".

Her songs are and lyrics are deep and complicated. They personify an independent voice and rebel spirit that challenges the status quo where greed and corruption in her native Nigeria and throughout the world is rampant. Right out of the box, in the feel and groove department, she has that "it" thing too. It's one of the main ingredients.

What separates Nneka from most of the rest in the supposed top tier is that her songs dig hard to say something important. This leads me to wonder why she is not in the top tier, yet.  I long for the day that she and artists like her are the top tier that exists. Perhaps in due time, substance will trump bling.

Her songs weave in and out from what seem like love songs at first, into geopolitical humanitarian statements often pointed at unnamed political leaders. At least her songs naturally conjure thoughts of certain leaders without even mentioning their names. Her songs make those who listen think. Nneka really reaches deep for truth which she considers to be real love.

This first song below is one of my all time favorites. It is a beautiful and timeless recording, as is the music video, and it is a very heavy and sad statement about the state of affairs in many parts of Africa and where she originates in Lagos Nigeria, where this video was filmed.

Nneka - Africans (originally released in Europe 2007)


This is an amazing live take of Nneka performing one of her signature songs titled Heartbeat. The studio version of this song (second one down from here) is the very first song I ever heard of Nneka's years ago. And, it did not sink in at first listen. It took a few listens to interpret the meaning of her lyrics clearly, but when I did I felt her depth and it had impact. The song is screaming at political leaders questioning if they hear the heartbeat of their electorate or in the case of dictatorships, the people they rule. I like the interview that follows live take in the video below. It's a tiny window of insight into Nneka. I have had a few chances to speak with her in person and I came away feeling her authenticity is genuine.

Nneka - Heartbeat (live in France with French/English Subtitle after song - 2009)


Nneka is some sort of female Bob Marley in terms of that activist spirit as she stumps for a conscious state.

She has a new record out for late 2011 titled Soul Is Heavy. It has not yet been released in America, but Amazon is offering up expensive import CD's. No idea why Sony Music is withholding the U.S. release, but they making a big mistake, in my humble opinion. Nneka is the kind of artist who deserves development and big pushes in the marketplaces of the world, everywhere.

This next track kills me. I love the live one, that is first below, as well as the next one which is the studio version. The song seems to be about politicians who make promises, but who fail to remember or live up to their promises, but it could be interpreted many different ways.

Nneka - Do You Love Me Now - Studio Version from Soul is Deep album.


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The photograph at the top of this post, as well as the written portion of this post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on November 7, 2011 with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva

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Before switching to this latest page format for MusicTelevision.Com, this handpicked playlist below was featured. Enjoy! It's mostly filled with favorite emerging artists from 2010 through early 2011.

Song #25 - Holly Smith - Will You Be The One


Song #24 - Ikira Baru - Besame Mucho


Song #23 - Avery Sunshine - Live at The Blue Note, NYC


Song @22 - Lowkey - Terrorist


Song #21 - Lowkey - Obamanation


Song #20 - Adele - Rolling In The Deep


Song #19 - Malcolm Holcombe - Sittin' Sad - Backstage: Tennessee Shines


Song #18 - Blind Faith - A 1969 live perforance of Can't Find My Way Home not long after the song had been written. It features Steve Winwood on organ and cocals, Eric Clapton on guitar, Ginger Baker on drums and Ric Grech on bass.


Song #17 - Steve Winwood - Acoustic version of Can't Fine My Way Home


Song #16 - Unkle - The Answer


Song #15 - The Shapeshifters - Helter Skelter


Song #14 - Shauna Brittenham - When I'm Pretty


Song #13 - Solomon Burke (Tribute Video)


Song #12 - Hollie Smith - Philosophy of Soul


Song #11 - Avery Sunshine - I've Got Sunshine


Song #10 - Hollorado - Americanarama


Song #9 - Cree Summer - Savior Soul


Song #8 - Nina Simone - Ain't Got No... I've Got Life


Song #7 - Esperanza Spalding - I Know You Know


Song #6 - Nneka - Africans


Song #4 - Karima Francis - Use Somebody (live) (Originally performed by Kings of Leon)


Song #3 - Susan Colloway - Chasin' The Sun


Song #2 - SHEL - The Latest Greatest Blueberry Rubber Band


Song #1 - Ayo - Life is Real


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