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C Phineas

by C Phineas

C Phineas is new soul music. Never before have elements of the Roots, John Coltrane and James Brown come together to create this sound. The band is dedicated to performing and recording original live music.
Genre: Urban/R&B: R&B Rap mix
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1. Memory Lane
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2. Heaven
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3. The War Of Art
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4. June
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5. Apocalypse
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6. Let's Sleep On It
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7. Stand Up
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Live in New York City C Phineas is the new soul music. Never before have elements of the Roots, John Coltrane and James Brown come together to create this sound. The band is dedicated to performing and recording original live music. Blending rap, improv and old-school soul, C Phineas leads the future of soul music with an energy that could never be produced by machine.

Drummer, composer and founder Chris Smith, composes creative music tuned to ears of current pop culture. He didn\'t have to look far to find amazing musicians excited about his concepts. The musicians - Jonathon Celestin (vocals), DiMaggio (EmCee), Landon Knoblock (keyboard), Josh Paris (bass), Vito Chiavuzzo (bari sax), Chris Shade (alto sax) and Sam Ryder (tenor sax) - are a cast of characters that come with unique and sometimes flat out weird backgrounds. They say C Phineas the man, is an Irish, African, Dutch and Mexican descendant who loves football, Disney music, Xbox, jazz, and 20th century German Literature. He lives on a sheep farm in Holland and has a phobia of oranges.
Surely he’s at every C Phineas show.

The 2007 launch of their self-titled album created immediate buzz in NYC. Don\'t miss their live show, where energy and improv make each show a unique event.



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A mix of everything I love... rap, soul and jazz improv
This is not your average rap album and it has killing sax solos. Listen to the words my friend, and you won't be disappointed.

Brad at CD Baby

Live band hip hop groups (ones that feature actual musicians providing the backing tracks) are at an instant disadvantage when it comes to putting out a record, because there's not much of a chance that a studio recording is ever going to equal the energy and spectacle of their live show. While it must be endlessly defeating and frustrating, it didn't seem to stand in the way of these cats. Focusing on tight knit grooves and vocal approaches that toggle between lyrically timeless raps and smooth soul singing, this record comes across as fine tuned and controlled, but not holding anything back. Wisely, the bass and horns are in the forefront for the majority of the tracks, laying thick lines for the vocalists lock in with. The drums and keys here, unassuming at first, really become essential in adding those little nods to hip hop that makes these songs really go over. These are some accomplished musicians, so they're also given space to solo and improvise, which cant help but add to the legitimacy and intricacy of these already well crafted songs. It's this impressive playing that really opens up their sound and lends it to accessibility from a wide audience. The playing is spot on and unpredictable, the raps are intelligent and filler-free, and the hooks and melodies are pure soul.


Great band!
This band is really amazing. It's the mix of hip-hop and soul I've been waiting for, and they do it live. Not only do they play good songs, but there are a lot of solos as well. This is awesome music.


Awesome Movement of Expression!!
Wow, I am loving this cd. If you're ready to be touched in every possible way through musical expression in it's rawest form, I definately recommend the purchase of "C Phineas: Real, Live Music.


WoW !!! thats hot
jam on! Luvin it! very creative.Keep groovin man!!!


Great grooves and tunes. Love the diversity of influences!