Aloe Blacc – Good Things

it’s hard to believe that the timeless yet contemporary sounding artist Aloe Blacc has only been recording music for 5 years

and though unknown to most his song I Need A Dollar is known all over as it is the intro song for the HBO programme How To Make It In America

that song has already gone on to become the most covered release by Blacc’s record label Stones Throw and is the opening track to his new album Good Things

Good Things is a superb and beautiful record that will please fans of Al Green, John Legend and many more besides. this is a classic that while acknowledging its past it’s unquestionably a record of today. a wondrous blend of soul and funk with production from Truth & Soul and help from the Expressions and El Michels Affair

as a Velvet Underground fan i must point out his great cover of Femme Fatale, though it’s just one gem in a chest full of treasure

below you can see the video for I Need A Dollar, secondly DJ Vadim‘s Re-Edit feat. Pugs Atomz and then a great live studio performance of the song Politician which is also from Good Things

Good Things by Aloe Blacc will be available on 28th September on Stones Throw Records (also as a 3LP vinyl version made up of a double album and a third disc of instrumentals)

2 Responses to “Aloe Blacc – Good Things”

  1. that picture is an aloe blacc single from a few years ago. The real album cover is not much better but it’s here:
    http://www.stonesthrow.com/store/album/aloeblacc/aloe-blacc-good-things

    Great record though!!!

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