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Thread started 11/10/17 5:46pm

babynoz

MORE RO JAMES!



The raw, gritty texture of that voice.....love his sound.





Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #1 posted 11/11/17 12:35am

JoeyC

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That's nice... thumbs up! His voice reminds me of an old soul singer but i can't picture a face.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #2 posted 11/11/17 7:06am

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Have u heard "Lisa"? Sounds like Prince a little.

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Reply #3 posted 11/11/17 5:39pm

babynoz

Graycap23 said:

Have u heard "Lisa"? Sounds like Prince a little.



I have all of his EPs. Coke, Jack and Cadillacs.....Lisa is on the Jack EP.

I LOVE Lisa, but it doesn't really remind me of Prince, but he has a couple of unrelased songs on soundcloud that remind me a lot of Prince. One is titled Who and the other is Satisfied.

The EPs are all on Amazon and well worth buying.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #4 posted 11/11/17 5:59pm

babynoz

JoeyC said:

That's nice... thumbs up! His voice reminds me of an old soul singer but i can't picture a face.



I know, right? People keep comparing him to Prince and D'Angelo but on some verses he reminds me of Sam Cooke or even a little of Jackie Wilson. With the Prince thing, I think it's the similar tone of voice because if you listen to them in back to back interviews their speaking voices have a similar tone.


But when you go a little deeper into his work you realize that what you hear is mostly Ro James. The various textures and the way he uses his voice is very distinct. His whole style and songcraft has that old soul vibe but at the same time, his sound is very fresh and updated. His tracks are very diverse and he's not afraid to experiment with ideas.

This is Rosie Gaines's nephew and I keep wondering if they will collaborate at some point?


I ain't gonna let nobody sleep on dude. lol


Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #5 posted 11/11/17 6:11pm

babynoz

I saw him live last month and I plan to see as many of his shows as I can. The next gig is December 21st in Cali...I won't make that one, sad


http://www.bandsintown.com/RoJames



But I will be front and center to see him perform on the Soul Train Awards Nov. 26th! biggrin


https://www.bet.com/shows/soul-train-awards/2017/performers/living-in-the-spotlight-featuring-ro-james.html





Cali edit.

[Edited 11/14/17 14:56pm]

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