Some Kinda CD (2005)

Artist: Dwele

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Label Virgin Records
SKU 64009918
UPC 724357141024
UPC 14 00724357141024
Format CD
Release Date 10/4/2005
Author Dwele
Technical Info
Producer Dwele; Mike City
CatalogID 71410
Lable Name Virgin
Released 10/04/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724357141024
Musical Guests
Slum Village
Boney James
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Dwele (vocals, guitar, trumpet, flugelhorn, Fender Rhodes piano, bass instrument); Shumetris Halford (vocals); Slum Village, Poppa Yo (rap vocals); Boney James (saxophone); Antwan Gardner (trombone).
From the opening measures of his sophomore effort, 2005's SOME KINDA..., Dwele makes it clear that something strikingly original is happening, and it's well outside the boundaries of any standard or even nouveau soul crooner's arsenal. The opener "Holla" slowly unfurls as Dwele lays a silken vocal--with echoes of both Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye--over a surreal landscape of hip-hop, acid-jazz, late-era Motown, and 1970s Philly soul. While Dwele is indebted to the musically adventurous spirit of his hometown of Detroit, particularly on off-kilter tracks like "Caught Up" and more traditional songs of seduction like "Weekend Love," this smart, smooth album has a unique, wholly organic sound all its own.
Professional Reviews
Vibe (p.214) - 3 discs out of 5 - "[H]is warm tones and heartfelt verses usually restore the romance, proving that he's capable of continuing in his hometown tradition."
Disc 1
1 Continued / Holla
2 Pimp's Dream, A
3 Know Your Name
4 My Lova / Movement
5 Flapjacks - (Interlude)
6 Caught Up - (Interlude)
7 Weekend Love
8 Lay It Down
9 I Think I Love U
10 Continuation
11 Keep On
12 Some Kinda Prelude - (Interlude)
13 Some Kinda...
14 Wake the Baby
15 Old Lovas
Product Attributes
Artist Dwele
Label Virgin Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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