New Releases This Week: Charles Bradley & Tony Cook

Charles Bradley has a new release out this week on Dunham Records, a sub-label of Daptone Records, the great Brooklyn-based home of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Dunham is the perfect fit for the re-discovered soul singer, whose 45 singles were relatively unappreciated in their time. After years of traveling and odd jobs, he was picked up by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth, and now he’s touring around the country with The Budos Band & The Menahan Street Band. His new album, No Time For Dreaming, is available in stores today. Get a free download below, and check out the video for “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” here.

 

 

Tony Cook is another comeback story with a new release out this week: Back To Reality. Tony was the drummer of the J.B.’s, and he produced the record “On The Floor (Rock It)” which later became known as “granddaddy of house records.” While funk gradually turned into disco, Cook began to produce on his own, merging genres that didn’t exist yet like garage and house (hence “the granddaddy of house records” title). Stones Throw Records is releasing some of these old recordings on Back to Reality, showing the music community’s cooperation between generations and genre labels. Download the single below, get the album on iTunes, and get more info about Tony Cook from Stones Throw.


Tony Cook – “On The Floor (Rock It)”

Tony Cook – On The Floor (Rock-It) by stonesthrow

Little Dragon: “Twice (Freddie Joachim Remix)” + MP3

Little Dragon news is spilling onto the internets, with their third album Ritual Union due for release this Spring and a world tour to follow. Last week they gave three killer sets here in NYC; check some of the photos by the great photographer Mel D Cole here. Along with the buzzing live shows, remixes have been popping up, like this Freddie Joachim remix of “Twice,” originally from Little Dragon’s perfect debut album. His remix takes the original tune to another level, upping the tempo to show off the melody. Freddie Joachim has a few releases of his own as a DJ and producer. His last release was on the San Francisco based label Mellow Orange.

Check the full Little Dragon tour schedule & more on the official site + US dates from Brooklyn Vegan

Talib Kweli’s “Cold Rain” Video + Single with Jean Grae

Talib Kweli dropped some more gems from Gutter Rainbows, his new album in stores tomorrow. He released a video for his first single “Cold Rain,” looking fresh off the set of The Book of Eli, plus a new track produced by Oh No featuring Blacksmith labelmate Jean Grae. With production from Ski-Beatz, Hi Tek, M-Phazes, E. Jones and Symbolyc One, and Talib’s ruthless hustle, Gutter Rainbows is looking to be one of the best hip-hop albums of 2011.

“Vicadin” by Jose James & Flying Lotus + MP3

VICADIN by josejamesworldwide

If only there were more info to accompany this track… all we know is that “Vicadin” is produced by Flying Lotus, and it may be a single from an upcoming follow-up to Jose James Black Magic. Jose just put this up on his Soundcloud account without much explanation, but we’re not complaining. Bonus Jose James download after the jump…

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Eliza Doolittle’s “Rollerblades” – iTunes’ Free Single of the Week

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Like Eliza Doolittle‘s single “Rollerblades”? Download the track for free on iTunes this week; find out why she’s featured as the hot new thing. The 22-year-old songstress performed at all major UK festivals this summer and will make her New York City live debut on February 10 at the intimate Lower East Side venue Joe’s Pub.

Purchase the full self-titled EP on iTunes

More Video and Streaming Tracks

Remixes of “Skinny Genes” and “Pack Up”