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Tuesday Reviewsday: The Record Company, BJ the Chicago Kid and Lucinda Williams




Recording artist Fantastic Negrito
Recording artist Fantastic Negrito

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Every week we get the latest music that you should be listening to. This week Alex Cohen talks to music journalists Nic Harcourt and Chris Martins

Nic started us off with a selection from the L.A. area band, The Record Company

 

He says the Record Company contacted him via email years ago, then he played them on a syndicated show he hosted at the time and "we kept in touch."

The blues has been reworked and doing quite nicely these last ten years with bands like the white Stripes, The Black Keys and Alabama Shakes, this is another spin on the genre as the Record Company  blends raw bass and lap steel driven music

Chris brought in  BJ the Chicago Kid, who's done songs with Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, and Stevie Wonder. His parents were choir directors and his first gig was with Grammy-winning Christian duo Mary Mary.  

In My Mind is his new album, and Chris' favorite song is this one, Turning Me Up

Nic also brought us selections from Fantastic Negrito, whose new album is called, The Last Days of Oakland.

And Lucinda Williams

And Chris also talked about the group, Amthst.