Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Thursday, 23 June 2011 11:29

Charting the music: Raphael Saadiq, 'Stone Rollin''

Charting the music: Raphael Saadiq, 'Stone Rollin'' facebook.com/raphaelsaadiq
Written by Jill Cherkas
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Still waiting for the right summer soundtrack? Ladies and gentleman, it has arrived. Raphael Saadiq's Stone Rollin' is here to accompany your summer, and its spot on the KDHX charts shows it's here to stay.

Streaming Audio


Saadiq (pronounced saw-deek) started making groovin' beats in the '80s and hasn't stopped since. Destined for greatness at the age of 18, Saadiq toured in Prince's backing band in '84 and was then joined by his brother and cousin to form the talented R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné!. He later went solo. The Grammy award winner's fifth solo album continues his trend and truly exhibits this man's talent. It's full-flavored, filled with bubbly bass and fiery drums that makes the album sound like what you would expect from the equivalent of a contemporary Stevie Wonder.

The feel-good sound and lyrics of Stone Rollin' tell stories of the adventures of love and life through the use of funk and old school R&B mixed with a little rock & roll. Each track has the ability to set the mood for almost any situation that may pop up on a hot summer day and just begs to be played on your stereo outside, accompanied by a tall, cool glass of tangy lemonade. The song "Radio" must have been designed to make you move. It's hard not to with its surf-rock guitar and insanely catchy beat. On the track "Day Dreams," which is about Saadiq's yearning for objects he can't afford (a subject most Americans are probably too familiar with), steel guitar genius Randy Randolph adds an extra element of soul.

Want a suggestion? Pop Stone Rollin' into your car while driving with the windows down for a new, refreshing album that has the ability to make you reminisce of the days when penny loafers and polka-dot dresses were a common sight.

Written by Jill Cherkas, Music Department

On the KDHX Charts: #1 Hip Hop and #4 CMJ for June 14, 2011

This album can be heard on: Hip City, Memphis to Manchester and Rawthentic.

Upcoming Concerts

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

88.1 KDHX Shows

m-grill.jpg

KDHX Recommends

July
Friday
10

A Muscle Shoals Music Revue with Amy Black and Sarah Borges

Join powerhouse singers Amy Black and Sarah Borges for a soulful celebration of the incredible music that came out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the 1960s and 70s. Together, with a full band, they will perform classic songs originally...


July
Saturday
11

Brunch at the Stage: Jonathan Ramsey

KDHX is now curating a Saturday brunch series at the Stage with live music from local musicians and delicious, locally-sourced food and drinks from the Magnolia Café. Brunch at the Stage takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....


July
Tuesday
14

KDHX Get Down to Business Series: How to Land, and Nail, an Interview

KDHX and Arcade Apartments present the Get Down to Business series at the Stage. Get Down to Business is a series of professional development presentations geared towards the St. Louis arts community. On Tuesday, July 14th, at 7...


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

4 users and 8765 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook