Aug 152015

Little Pebbles makes deep and moody music, with fans extending to the afterlife.


Little Pebbles Cover -FinHenry Stone, the titan of independent music who sold over 100 million records in r&b, soul, funk, disco, and hip hop, discovered the group in Morocco during his last vacation before passing away at the age of 93. Lying on his deathbed at Mt. Sinai Hospital, he implored his son Joe, the current head of Henry Stone Music Inc., to sign, record, and distribute the music of Little Pebbles.

Little Pebbles consists of lead singer Rhyse, guitarist K’Lib, and master percussionist Honey. Their music and creative ideas have carried them on adventures around the world and into the studio with legends including Notorious BIG & B.B. King.

“I met Rhyse on an ayurvedic retreat in India,” says K’Lib. “We had to take this vow of silence, so we didn’t speak for three weeks. Then one day while we were washing rice we came up with a little groove, and that’s how we discovered we were both musicians.”

They formed a group and traveled through the Sahara desert like gentle sand floating on the winds of time, finally settling in Morocco. There they met Honey, and began playing gigs at dark and smokey clubs in the heart of the old town.

“It was a funny day that fortune shined on us,” reminisces K’Lib. “Honey’s camel had gotten into our tent, and that damn thing ate an eight-ounce bag of Kashmiri hashish. So there we were, playing at a little bar in Marrakesh, smoking camel shit, when in walks Henry Stone.”

“He sat there with his wife Inez, and they listened to us all night, grooving on our tunes, with Henry stroking his goatee almost the whole time. We took a break, and he walks over, and says, “I gotta take you guys to Miami! I got a studio there in my back pocket. I’m the record man, dig? You’re not black, you’re not pop, you’re not r&b. But you got soul, some kind of magic soul.

Early this year, Little Pebbles packed up their gear and set up shop in the Miami vodou realms of Little Haiti, not far from Iggy Pop’s own Fun House. They’ve been writing and recording ever since.

The stark tracks invoke a road-weary love trauma that is both abject and inviting. “Our music is intentionally haunting,” says lead singer Rhyse, “but it’s honest in its darkness. It’s a feeling. A feeling of truth from the abysmal depths of a dark place where beauty and connectivity are born, live, and die inside a lonesome heart.”

“Nobody Cares” is a ballad in the Devil’s Interval, a series of minor chords pronounced as evil by the ancient religious-like state . Driven by a phasing distortion on the guitar and provocative lyrics, the song is a skeleton’s death-grip at the throat of love.

“Worthless And Weak” is for fans of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. This banjo lit death knell evokes a merciless but ultimately triumphant journey through the dark heart of Americana.

Aug 192013

Paulette Reaves – Secret Lover

Paulette ReavesNow Available for Download

1. Track Back Those Things I Said
2. Your Real Good Thing’s About to Come to an End
3. There He Is
4. Let Me Wrap You in My Love
5. There’s Fire Down Below
6. If You Don’t See Me Again
7. Love the Hell Out of Me
8. Secret Lover

Jul 302013

As heard on “Orange Is the New Black”
Benny Latimore’s “Move and Groove Together”

Available on Benny Latimore the Early Years

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Benny Latimore CD Insert 2TRACKLISTING
1. There She Is
2. Ain’t Gonna Cry No More
3. Girl I Got News For You
4. The Power and the Glory
5. It Was So Nice While It Lasted
6. Move and Groove Together
7. Love Don’t Love Me
8. Life’s Little Ups and Downs
9. It’s Just a Matter of Time
10. I’m Just an Ordinary Man
11. I’ll Be Good to You
12. I Pity the Fool
13. Have a Little Faith
14. I’m a Believer
15. Rain From The Sky
16. I Can’t Go On

The critically-acclaimed new Netflix show “Orange is the New Black” features a classic track by the multi-million selling gold-record artist Latimore. “Move and Groove Together”, from the world-renowned Southern Soul crooner, is used as part of the premiere episode.

The track comes in at 14:30 in the first episode, titled “I Wasn’t Ready”, in a very sultry scene with the main character, Piper Chapman, played by Taylor Schilling, dancing for her lesbian lover, Alex Vause, played by Laura Prepon. Netflix has recently received fourteen Emmy nominations for their original programming.

The track “Move and Groove Together”, available on the Benny Latimore The Early Years CD, has quickly jumped up the sales charts. It was originally recorded in 1968 at Bobby Dukoff’s studio and was written and sung by Latimore. It came out on Dade Records as a 45. This is a representation of the true Miami Sound, long before any of those other came out in the 80s.

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Born in Charleston, TN in 1939, Benny Latimore was influenced by country music, his Baptist church choir, and the Blues. WLAC, via the strong evening signal from Nashville, was a favorite in Latimore’s youth.

Benny Latimore, who was produced by Steve Alaimo, describes “The Miami Sound” as a kind of combination of R&B and Jazz.

In a career spanning over 35 years and beginning with recordings in the 1960s for Miami music legend Henry Stone, the gems on this CD were cut on the Dade label long before Benny’s success on the Glades/T.K. label. These early recordings for Dade are solid deep soul, graced by Latimore’s deep, sultry voice.

Included on this disc are the much sought after 1965 hits, “I Can’t Go On Anymore” and “Rain From the Sky”, originally recorded on Stone’s Blade label. These are treasures that until now only a few collectors were lucky enough to have. Today we bring them to you for the world to hear.

“Sensational” really is the best word to describe Latimore. He proved to be extremely adept as both a superlative vocalist and keyboard player par excellence. Benny Latimore is Florida’s master soul stylist.

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