First Sunday Blues
Rapper Nas (Nasir Jones) is the son of Olu Dara Jones, my featured artist this week. Nas actually encouraged his dad to start recording his own stuff.
Dara has a style immersed in African-American tradition, playing an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, and storytelling, with tinges of funk, African popular music and reggae. [via]
Sounds cool, right? His groove is definitely that — mellow, chill, and laying down the vibe in Rain Shower
Check back again the first Sunday of every month when I share more favorite Blues tunes.
Note That Might Interest Only Me
Dara also co-wrote and starred in Blues Rooms, a combination of Blues music, theater, and dance way back in the ’90s — certainly wouldn’t mind seeing a revival of that show some time!