"Ain't nothing like the real thing," Marvin Gaye once sang, and the real thing, in terms of soul and musicianship, is just what went down at Off Broadway for the KDHX event "How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye."
The sum of Ransom Note's sound is much bigger than its five musical parts.
With 50 years in the music business, Andre Williams does not disappoint. The documentary "Agile, Mobile, Hostile: A Year with Andre Williams" was screened before the show and only made one wonder what kind of show was about to happen.
Somewhere in St. Louis, there's a candle-lit lounge where the rhythms flow, the singer croons and the soul never dies. Ransom Note is playing all night.
A sense of timing is imperative to the success of launching a record label, playing a good show and throwing a party.