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Come Together

by Tweed Funk

Final studio recording of the late Joseph "Smokey" Holman. Award Winning Album with 10 original tracks that critics are comparing to Daptone Records Artists like Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley. Finalist in the Blues Foundation's Best Self Produced CD.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Light up the Night
3:32 $0.99
2. Don't Give Up
3:17 $0.99
3. Muse
2:44 $0.99
4. Sweet Music
5:19 $0.99
5. Come Together
3:06 $0.99
6. Embrace
4:01 $0.99
7. Who Is This
4:19 $0.99
8. Love Ain't Easy
3:51 $0.99
9. Bullet
4:57 $0.99
10. Soul Rockin
3:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
Joseph "Smokey" Holman was a couple of months away from his multiple myeloma cancer diagnosis when the band recorded what would become his final studio album. Not feeling well and unsure of what ailments bothered him, Smokey came to the session and absolutely killed it with every take. The band often used Smokey's first take when mixing the album. These songs gave strength to Smokey and the band as they battled together through his cancer playing shows for another 1 1/2 years before Smokey finally passed away.

Blues 411 Jimi Award for Best R&B/Soul Release of 2016
Finalist for The Blues Foundation's Best Self Produced CD Award
#1 for Blues Spins for 2016 on WEFT Champaign-Urbana
#1 on the Roots Music Report Top Wisconsin Albums for 2016
#6 on the Roots Music Report Top Soul-Blues Albums for 2016

But "Come Together" — incredibly — is its best offering yet. The inspirational and autobiographical "Sweet Music" is on par with Daptone Records soul darlings Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley. - Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Come Together reminds of the glory in Vintage Soul music both in the groove and in the words as the band stands tall to deliver stories of breaking out and breaking free. - The Alternate Root Magazine

This disc offers superb songwriting, vocals reminiscent of an earlier era, musicianship that drives it home and background vocals I haven't heard the likes of since the 60s. When I heard this for the first time, and realized that it was all original material, I was floored. I have heard cover bands that did a fair job of resurrecting that style and time period...but this is almost as if someone, on a trip through the vaults, had discovered a long lost gem. With each time through the album a heard more and more...all of it reinforcing my initial thoughts on the material. This is the real deal. These cats could not have done any better if they had deliberately tried to copy the sound. - Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue

The lyrics of “Sweet Music” recall his (Smokey) working with Rufus Thomas and Willie Mitchell in Memphis, his disappoint with Motown and his big break with Mayfield. The title track is a genius number, calling for people of the world to “Come Together” while referencing the iconic Booker T & The MGs album, McLemore Avenue, all in a style that hearkens to early 70s Marvin Gaye. Another favorite track is “Who Is This”, a greasy, jazz-infused, sliding note instrumental that showcases the talents of saxophonist, Andrew Spadafora and Roomful of Blues veteran, Doug Woolverton on trumpet. - JD Nash, American Blues Scene



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