New Release: Norah Jones – ‘Covers’

 

Norah Jones has just released a very special new album called Covers. As suggested by the title, the album features all covers in the form of “ten rare and unreleased tracks recorded over the first decade of Jones’ career.”

Listeners can look forward to some of Norah’s favorites, which include Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Wilco, and Horace Silver.

Above, find a video of Norah covering Johhny Cash’s “Cry Cry Cry” live!

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Nikki Jean Releases ‘Pennies In A Jar’

 

We’ve all heard of Nikki Jean. Whether it was through her candid YouTube diary or her work with Lupe Fiasco, Nikki was always full of sincerity and spirit. Three years ago, she embarked on an ambitious journey to travel cross-country and collaborate with the who’s who of American songwriting.

What resulted was Pennies In A Jar, an album of twelve original songs co-written with Nikki and a grab-bag of songrwriting legends of various genres and time periods: Bob Dylan, Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Carly Simon, Lamont Dozier, Jimmy Webb, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Paul Williams, Jeff Barry, Thom Bell, Bobby Braddock, and Luigi Creatore. The sound plays out like a masterly woven history of pop, and beautifully displays Nikki’s growth as an artist along with her insatiable passion we’ve all grown to love.

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Colin Munroe: The Revox Suite- Vol. 1

Always treading the genre line, Toronto based producer and singer/songwriter Colin Munroe drops a new suite today of his vocal remixes titled The Revox Suite – Vol 1. Featuring vocal remixes of Paramore, Jackson 5 and Sky Ferreira as well as a vocal mash-up of La Roux x Nicki Minaj. It also includes a revox of Bob Dylan‘s “Who Killed Davey Moore” previously released on the acclaimed mixtape Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero. Available exclusivly as a digital download, you can head to Colin Munroe‘s website and get the full suite in exchange for an email.

J. Period and K’NAAN – Part 1 of The Messengers

J.Period & K’NAAN are pleased to present the first installment of The Messengers, a tribute to Fela Kuti, Bob Marley & Bob Dylan. Episode #1 pays tribute to Fela, Nigeria’s eminent musical activist and arguably the most influential artist to emerge from Africa this century. Fela grew to international fame with his revolutionary, political views and an innovative style of music called “Afrobeat,” a genre he invented, combining soul, funk and African rhythms. Join J.Period & Somali-born MC K’NAAN as they pay tribute to Fela by remixing and reinventing his classic work on part 1 of The Messengers.

Guest MC’s include: Zumbi (Zion I) & Bajah (Dry Eye Crew) from Sierra Leone.

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The Messengers: Fela Kuti, Bob Marley & Bob Dylan

cc-thumbJ Period and K’NAAN collaborate to form The Messengers mixtape.  The Messengers is a project dedicated to three different music legends: Fela Kuti, Nigeria’s eminent musical activist; Bob Marley, Jamaica’s emissary of struggle and unity; and Bob Dylan, America’s reluctant Civil Rights song leader.

Weaving afro-beat, reggae, ska, folk music and rock into this genre-bending musical experience, The Messengers stretches the boundaries of hip hop—and the mixtape genre itself. Remixing the classic work of Fela, Marley and Dylan, The Messengers captures the timelessness of their sounds and the continued urgency of their messages.

J.Period & K’NAAN will pay tribute to each of “The Messengers” individually with a new release every Tuesday in September:

Fela Kuti (September 1)

Bob Marley (September 8 )

Bob Dylan (September 15)

The Messengers in its entirety (including additional bonus tracks and artwork) on September 22.

Download “The Messenger” (Digi EP), a 3-song sneak preview of The Messengers