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Feel Good Song of the Day: Raphael Saadiq – “Never Give You Up” (ft. Stevie Sonder & CJ Hilton)

DOWNLOAD: Raphael Saadiq – “Never Give You Up (ft. Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton)”

From his newest album, The Way I See It.

WOW, I strongly echo what Adriel wrote here. Every song on this album is FIRE.

Although doing what was popularized recently by white musicians Mark Ronson, Amy Whitehouse, and more recently, Duffie – that is, revisiting the sound and recording technique of soul music from the 60’s – The Way I See It doesn’t come off as a “recreation” or “tribute.” It just is. Effortless, transparent, and beautiful.

Need further validation? Stevie Wonder blesses this track with a guest appearance in the form of a harmonica solo. A STEVIE WONDER HARMONICA SOLO, DUNNY!

Check out this video of him performing the track “Oh Girl” from the album, followed by the Tony! Toni! TonĂ©! classic, “Lay Your Head on My Pillow.” Watch how even his stage movement changes from one style, one era, to the next:


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