Plunky & Oneness | Dance / Crazy

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Dance / Crazy

by Plunky & Oneness

R&B and Afropolitan dance music made to make you move and inspire you to take action; like Fela Kuti meets Erikah Babu.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Disco (R&B)
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dance the Night Away
4:48 $1.25
2. Crazy Lately
4:10 $1.25
3. Dance the Night Away (Fire Mix)
4:51 $1.25
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Dance/Crazy, the new EP by Plunky & Oneness, showcasing two songs: “Dance the Night Away” and “Crazy Lately” featuring Charlayne Green, will be officially released on May 1, 2019.

“Dance the Night Away,” is an Afropolitan/house music song about the dance floor as a place to take a break from the rigors of working, evolving and resisting. The track is built on an orchestra of acoustic and electronic percussion which propels saxophones, keyboards and other instruments forward. The techno density of the track’s layered polyrhythms is tempered by soulful vocals which urge us to “come take a ride to paradise” and follow the song’s command “to dance the night away.” At the club or house party or wherever you wanna get down, “this Afro-groove is made to move you and everyone else too.”

Dance the Night Away (video)

The lyrical R&B song “Crazy Lately” references recent political and social tumult, but the song exudes calming optimism with Charlayne Green’s sweet, expressive vocals proclaiming, “…we gonna be all right.” The song’s verses talk about watching the news and demented politicians and finding shelter in a helter-skelter environment. But the track’s overall impact is reassuring in ways similar to “Be Optimistic” by Sounds of Blackness or Tevin Campbell’s “Tomorrow” or Bob Marley’s “Don’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing” or any number of other positive chants.
Crazy Lately (video)

Saxophonist J. Plunky Branch started making Afro-jazz in San Francisco and in New York in the 1970s. Since then he has released 25 albums, written 450 songs, toured in Europe, been to Africa six times, visited Cuba twice, played hundreds of gigs, made documentary films, written his autobiography, and received numerous prestigious awards.

Plunky’s journey brings him to this place and time with this new EP that anticipates a new Plunky & Oneness album coming in the spring. The music says yes, the future is now.

Plunky & Oneness is a band of musical nomads based in Virginia. The group includes three Branches: Plunky (saxes, vocals), Muzi (bass, vocals) and Fire (percussion, tracks), Plunky, his brother and his son. Featured vocalist, Charlayne “Chyp” Green, has been with the ensemble for almost 20 years, but she is both seasoned and fresh. Keyboardist J. L Harris and guitarist Carl Lester El combine forces with master percussionists, Asante and Abdou Mohammed to create Afro-grooves to make you dance.

Plunky & Oneness – Dance /Crazy EP
Produced by J. Plunky Branch and J. Fire Branch
1. Dance the Night Away (J. Plunky Branch)
2. Crazy Lately (J. Plunky Branch, Charlayne Green)
3. Dance the Night Away Fire Mix

Songs published by Shekere Music, BMI

J. Plunky Branch – saxophones, vocals, percussion, keyboards
J. Fire Branch – electronic percussion, rhythm track production
Charlayne “Chyp” Green – lead and background vocals
P. Muzi Branch – bass
J. L. Harris – keyboards
Abdou Muhammad – djembe drum
Okyerema Asante – talking drums, percussion
Lamont Fleming – background vocals
Kala Page – background vocal



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