Kinsman Dazz Band gets us grooving "Tonite"

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    (February 26, 2024) The Kinsman Dazz Band, like the self-contained R&B and funk bands that dominated the scene from the late 1960s through the seventies and into the eighties, could operate on all musical tempos. They could make dance floor jams like “Let It Whip,” “On The One for Fun,” or “Joystick,” turn out the light ballads such as “Invitation to Love” and “Knock Knock” and anything in between.

    “Let It Whip” is an anthem that can still be heard in sports arenas around the nation, but the group’s slow jams can get slept on. This is a band that knew its way around a slow jam, and that is why their latest, “Tonite,” is so infectious. “Tonite” has a sensual percussive shuffle beat that is deeply influenced by the Trinidadian music of Michael Calhoun’s father, who was from that island.

    (February 26, 2024) The Kinsman Dazz Band, like the self-contained R&B and funk bands that dominated the scene from the late 1960s through the seventies and into the eighties, could operate on all musical tempos. They could make dance floor jams like “Let It Whip,” “On The One for Fun,” or “Joystick,” turn out the light ballads such as “Invitation to Love” and “Knock Knock” and anything in between.

    “Let It Whip” is an anthem that can still be heard in sports arenas around the nation, but the group’s slow jams can get slept on. This is a band that knew its way around a slow jam, and that is why their latest, “Tonite,” is so infectious. “Tonite” has a sensual percussive shuffle beat that is deeply influenced by the Trinidadian music of Michael Calhoun’s father, who was from that island.

    The track also incorporates elements of both blues and rock through the guitar performance that includes blues inspired riffs and a slashing guitar solo, and lyrics that include a simple, yet passionate plea issued from a man to the woman whom he hopes to woo. The Kinsman Dazz Band has been making beautiful music since 1976, and “Tonite” shows that they still know how to do it. Check out “Tonite” by the Kinsman Dazz Band here.

    By Howard Dukes

     
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