Plunky & Oneness | Never Too Late (Go-Go Remixes)

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Never Too Late (Go-Go Remixes)

by Plunky & Oneness

Maxi-single CD featuring go-go remixes of the song by DJ Dyn-O-Might. The CD single contains five special go-go beat versions of “Never Too Late” for R&B, hip-hop and jazz radio and club deejays. Produced by J. Plunky Branch and J. Fire Branch
Genre: Urban/R&B: Go-Go
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1. Never Too Late (Full Go-Go Mix)
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3:59 $0.99
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2. Never Too Late (Hip-Hop Mix) [feat. Danja Mowf]
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4:00 $0.99
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3. Never Too Late (Jazz Mix)
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4:14 $0.99
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4. Never Too Late (DJ Break Down Mix)
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3:54 $0.99
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5. Never Too Late (Instrumental Mix)
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3:57 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
2014 was a stellar year for Plunky & Oneness: the band released their Never Too Late album, and celebrated their 40th year anniversary, and continued to perform at festivals and venues. The group’s upward trending continued with the release of the “Never Too Late” EP single, featuring multiple go-go remixes of the song.

The album and title song were originally written and produced by J. Plunky Branch and J. Fire Branch and the new single’s remixes were concocted over the go-go beats and styles of DJ Dyn-O-Might of Washington, DC. The five mixes on the maxi-single compilation demonstrate the pervasive versatility of the Afro-funk beat called go-go. It is a rhythm that can conform itself to and enhance the dance-ability of several other genres: including R&B, hip-hop, funk, jazz, and even reggae and rock.

The “Never Too Late” single is deejay conceived project. After hearing the song DJ/promoter Mr. G of Richmond, VA (RVA) immediately envisioned a remix of it for his line dance parties. Mr. G solicited DC’s DJ Dyn-O-Might to create a go-go version of the song. DJ Danja Mowf was recruited to write a rap for the song and worked with Fire to create the Never Too Late go-go hip-hop version.

The jazz mix was produced by adding keyboard, guitar, bass and sax playing the vamp of Plunky’s 1976 song, “Follow Me” with the go-go drums and vocals of “Never Too Late.” Plunky says of that version, “It’s like we added something from the past to create something new. It’s not jazz in the classic sense, but it does swing!”

So, the participants in the production of this “Never Too Late” single compilation range from an OG (Original Go-go-ist) to deejays and hip-hoppers who can chart the future of go-go. J. Plunky Branch was one of the earliest purveyors of the Afro-funk that led to the creation of go-go in the mid-1970’s. Fire, Plunky’s son, is a hip-hop beat maker and producer. DJ Danja Mowf, who co-produced Plunky’s hit song, “Drop,” is a rapper, producer and media mogul who has worked with Missy Elliot, Allyah, and Doug E. Fresh among others. DJ Dyn-O-Might, one of DC’s most prolific producers, is a recording engineer, turntablist, and a professional party starter. Also involved with the remixing and conceptualizing were Trez Iwuola and, of course, RVA DJ, Mr. G.

The song conveys a valid and inspired message that it is never too late to be all you dreamed of being; or to make a new start; or to find love; or whatever. It implies that you should never give up on finding happiness and it is never too late to appreciate it when it comes. In the context of the night club dance floor, it is never too late to get the party started, so “…get down, right now!” The new EP single features go-go funk, go-go swing, hip-hop, break-down and go-go jazz versions of the song, thereby proving that it’s never too late for new, classic, genre-blending go-go.

Note to Deejays of the World: “Never Too Late” has all the ingredients for inspiring partying with a purpose: a strong groove, message and go-go beat. Feel free to use it, often…


J. PLUNKY BRANCH BIOGRAPHY

Saxophonist J. Plunky Branch is an experienced performer, songwriter and music and film producer. He is president of his own independent record label, N.A.M.E. Brand Records, through which he has released 25 albums. At one time Plunky was a studio musician for television's top-rated sitcom, "The Cosby Show.” His song “Every Way But Loose” was a top-ten soul music chart hit in London in the 1980’s. He has appeared on avant-garde jazz albums by Pharaoh Sanders, Hamiet Bluiett and others. Nowadays Plunky spends his time leading his band onstage playing rousing funk, R&B, jazz, African, reggae, gospel and rap and making music in his recording studio.

His latest releases are the CD album Never Too Late, the 5-CD compilation Plunky & Oneness 2012 Collectors Box Set; and his DVD Plunky & Oneness of Juju - Live In Paris. Plunky’s European touring has taken him to England, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He twice toured Ghana, West Africa, once for the Ghana National Commission on Children, and again as a cultural specialist for the U.S. Information Agency. Recently he has performed in Paris; traveled to Brazil; and twice to Cuba to research and produce music recordings and a documentary film, Under the Radar – A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music.

With his group, Plunky & Oneness, he has opened shows for Patti Labelle, Ray Charles, Earth Wind & Fire, Yellow Jackets, and Frankie Beverly & Maze, LL Cool J, Chuck Brown, and more. Plunky & Oneness performed at the New Orleans World’s Fair, the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta (four times) and twice at the Capital Jazz Festival in Maryland. For more than 15 years Plunky has toured continually with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA).

Plunky’s career accomplishments are as varied as his music and his diverse interests, which include: African art and culture, history, digital technology, politics and the media. In addition to being a veteran saxophonist and composer, J. Plunky Branch has served as an administrator, lecturer and teacher. He has been a frequent arts panelist for the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Plunky is a two-time recipient of NEA Jazz Fellowships and he was appointed to the Governor’s Task Force for the Promotion of the Arts in Virginia. He has been Director of the Jazz Ensemble at Virginia Union University as well as an instructor of Afro-American Music History at Virginia Commonwealth University, both in Richmond.

Recognized by Richmond Magazine as Musician of the Year for 1999, Plunky is a sought after artist-in-residence and performer for public schools systems. He has written film scripts, journals of his travels, poems and over 400 songs.

Throughout his career Plunky has entertained and taught thousands, and in the process, has developed a broad and loyal following. During his 1987 West African tour, critics proclaimed Plunky "one of the greatest living saxophonist!" In a context where rhythm, ritual, power and emotion reign supreme, he just might be!

For further information contact: J. Plunky Branch, 2218 Rosewood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220, 804-355-3586, Fax 804-355-7240, Email: plunkyb@aol.com

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