Funky (Late) Mondays - Week 4
But anyways, this week I want to highlight my second favorite band from the short-lived Acid Jazz phase: The Brand New Heavies. Their stuff was always great, but they never had that spark that I felt with Jamiroquai. In fact, the legend has it that Jamiroquai's lead singer, Jason Kay, only formed his band after an unsuccessful audition for the Brand New Heavies vacant lead singer spot. I guess that's why I always viewed the BNH as the "Poor Man's Jamiroquai."
But enough of the back story. This week, I couldn't select just one BNH song, so here's two of my favorites: Their take on "Midnight at the Oasis" and one of their more popular tracks "Sometimes" (check out the shout-out to Playboy in the video).
Midnight at the Oasis:
Update: Alright, I have to include the video to the "Sometimes" remix which includes a few bars of Q-tip's nasally rhymes: