Motown/soul/R&B funk was the first music I fell in love with as a kid and that sound still gets my attention. Slick, danceable, bass-and-drum groove, a kickin’ horn section. Hall & Oates kept the sound alive through the 80s and now in the 2000s there is a “new” band fusing that sound with their own. Let me share this with you.
The group is Fitz and the Tantrums, named for their lead singer/producer Michael Fitzpatrick. They loved this style of music and were inspired by, among others, Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates. Long story short, they got together with him last year on Hall’s web site “Live from Daryl’s House” and recorded some of their songs with Daryl singing along and vice versa.
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I don’t know if they have any radio play yet, but they are all over TV: Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives, VH-1 and last week they were on Leno.
Here is a Fitz & the Tantrum song “MoneyGrabber”. Enjoy. Dance.