Saturday, August 27, 2005

Cody Chesnutt signs with Al's Records and Tapes.

Al's Records and Tapes empire continues to grow.

Al's signed Cody Chesnutt and I am very happy to be able to help spread the gospel on my friendc. I think Cody is one of the most talented and inspiring people I have ever known. You may remember the four star review in Rolling Stone, the cover of the Fader magazine... all the hoopla about Cody- all of it deserved, because he is a baaaaaad man- I am really proud to say Al's is the label that got him. Sony? nah. Warners? nope. Interscope? I think not.

-Cody poolside.

Cody was on the Roots records- I think it was the first single, called "The Seed." You may remember... "If Mary had a baby girl tonight, I would name her Rock and Roll." They played it everywhere- in the movie "Collateral" and on MTV all day.

If you have not heard him, make it a point to go listen. He is a unique man with a singular viewpoint and musicality that matches his humanity- all of which is apparent when he sings and plays. There are writer/singers like Cody who pop up every so often- guys/gals who will wring every ounce of truth out of a song without ever overreaching- Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Aretha... D'Angelo- and Cody.

Anyways, "The Headphone Masterpiece" is amazing- check it for yourself. And look forward- we are going to get Cody to make a new record- I promise.


Johnny St. Clair said...

for real?

feels like i've been waiting too long...

DivineJoy said...

patiently waiting...