Greetings people, keeping it short today, busy working on a new track for my next project but I just remembered something I wanted to share with you…
Basically Jamiroquai are most definitely one of my favourite bands of the last 20 years, at least where their
first album ‘Emergency on planet earth is concerned anyway, their authentic rare groove/ jazz drenched sounds along with their experimental Aboriginal edginess and killer bass lines from Stuart Zender was a winning formula, but what many people may not know is lead singer Jay Kay seems to have based his whole style around British recording artist Labi Siffre’s vocal style on ‘The Vulture’ from his 1975 album ‘Remember my song’.Take a listen…It’s a great track.
True right?, kind of ironic too title wise, you can really hear the influence in Jay Kay’s voice, and also in the string sections too, Brian Jackson who worked with Gil Scott Heron also had a very similar sounding style to Labi Siffre, particularly on the end of Gil Scott Heron’s track ‘It’s your world’.Not taking anything away from Jamiroquai, they’re a quality group that I will always rate highly.
Anyway back to the studio, Have a productive week and stay locked to Forward soul foundation on WordPress, follow and subscribe on YouTube and Twitter.