Napoleon Demps Norma Jean / Norma Jean (Instrumental)

Daptone | Item No: 765065
Vinyl 7" | 2020 / US – Original | New
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It gives us great pleasure to introduce the baddest new voice in the land, Napoleon Demps. A Flint Michigan native, he grew up listening to Soul luminaries OV Wright, Willie Hutch and Sam Cooke, whose influence led Demps down a path to becoming an accomplished Soul singer himself - scoring his first hit at the age of 24 in the still thriving Southern Chitlin Circuit of the early aughts. Demps, having been a long time Daptone fan, connected with the Dap-Kings at a soundcheck at a Detroit nightclub for an impromptu rendition of “A Change is Gonna Come.” Bosco Mann was floored by his voice and swore they would meet again. Last year, with that sweet soulful voice still ringing in his ears, Mann would reconnect with Demps and bring him out to Penrose Recorders in Riverside, California to finally cut his first Daptone side. "Norma Jean" is a funky soul groover that lands somewhere between the nuanced big city sounds Chicago and Detroit were pumping out in the late '60s: think the grit of Twinight's houseband Pieces of Peace, kissed by the sophisticated Motor City production of Dave Hamilton or The Brothers of Soul and you're getting warm. Napoleon's smooth, commanding voice injects a je ne sais quoi that's wholly fresh, bypassing the affected trappings that plague many of today's singers. In short... Napoleon Demps is a Soul singer's Soul singer. Take a listen and hear for yourself!
Item Details
Item No: 765065
Artist: Napoleon Demps
Title: Norma Jean / Norma Jean (Instrumental)
Label: Daptone
Catalog No: DAP1134
Format: Vinyl 7", Vinyl, Singles, 7"
Pressing: US – Original
Release Date: 2020
Genre: Organic Grooves
Style: Funk | Soul
Available since: 2020-11-24
Condition: New
Price: 11,99 €
Weight: 80g (plus 250g Packaging)
A1 Norma Jean
B1 Norma Jean (Instrumental)
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