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The Book of Jonah

by Nadir

Detroit’s Metro Times said it best. This album is “…a dirty, honest little funk ’n’ roll record recalling George Clinton, early Stevie Wonder and the MC5 in a big sonic soup.”
Genre: Rock: Detroit Rock
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1. A Hustler (In Spite of Myself)
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2. Go It Alone
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3. Love Thang
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4. Stickin'
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5. In Your Dreams
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6. 95 Miles Down the Road (feat. Mayaeni)
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7. Nothing
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8. The Bottle
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9. Rockets and Dreams (For Jeff Turk)
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10. Belly of the Whale
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11. 95 Miles Down the Road (feat. Mayaeni)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“To label Nadir as a neo-soul artist would be neglecting his rock roots; to call him a rock artist would be overlooking his hip-hop and jazz influences. Fully encompassing all the talents that Nadir possesses would be comparable to expanding the mathematical term Pi to its last digit.” – The Michigan Chronicle, Detroit, Michigan

The music that flows from the mind and soul of Nadir Omowale simply defies genre classification. R&B, Rock, Funk, Hip Hop and Jazz are spun into such a heady mix through his recordings and performances, that the listener no longer has any interest in limits or labels.
A world traveler at an early age as a military son, raised in Tennessee and immersed in gospel and Nashville songwriting traditions, now steeped in the rich Motown, Rock, Hip-Hop and Electronic legacy of his Motor City home — thirteen-time Detroit Music Award winner, Nadir Omowale’s, musical influences are myriad and deep.

“Some of my earliest memories revolve around my family’s old console stereo,” says Nadir, “My dad’s Curtis Mayfield and Al Green records, mom’s Aretha Franklin and James Cleveland, my brother’s P-Funk, Kiss and Van Halen albums — all fired my imagination long before I knew my ABC’s or could write my name.”

This heritage is evident in every note on The Book of Jonah. For his third full-length album, Detroit’s soul scribe penned a bold anthology of prose, parable, prophecy and fable, expertly fusing 21st Century blues, modern rock, progressive soul and new Detroit funk – often in the same song.

SoulTracks.com calls The Book of Jonah, “…one the top albums of 2012. Highly Recommended.”

Metro Times Detroit says The Book of Jonah is “fantastic! …A dirty, honest little funk ’n’ roll record recalling George Clinton, early Stevie Wonder and the MC5 in a big sonic soup.”

Detroit Free Press agrees: “Nadir reveals a fantastic collection of songs with a positive message about everyday life.”

BlackGrooves.org says The Book of Jonah is a “funk workout”.

A patriotic citizen of planet earth, Nadir is always tuned into the global conversation of politics, culture and change. He developed a strong following amidst activists and tastemakers throughout the US, Europe and Canada while touring in support of his two earlier releases, Distorted Soul 2.0 (2004) and Workin’ for the Man (2008). Nadir is a fearless voice of reason and resolute advocate for positive change, who has earned tremendous respect from the broader artistic and cultural community.

Nadir’s music represents the evolution and celebration of an ancient blues credo, in that it tells stories from the heart, for the heart. It is also a reflection of all that is funky and joyful. The soulful vocals wrap up the entire package for an unforgettable listening and live experience. Join Nadir as he continues his journey down the road of honest and contemplative song crafting, conveying to us all just the right helping of magical, musical soul food at exactly the right time.

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