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Thursday the 28th of October, 2010 Los Angeles gets perpaired for an amazing soulful night with LIVE performances by Bilal, Quadron and one of my absolute favorites J*Davey!
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On August 30th, 2010, a very special rendition of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” was recorded in Los Angeles.
It was a very special day. Perfect weather, a studio reminiscent of a studio in Capitol Records during the 60’s, a great cast of musicians… the stars aligned and this video was made.
Plug Research approached Bilal and Miguel separately with the idea of doing cover songs. Since they’re both friends and admire one another’s work, (Bilal performed at Timeless: Suite for MaDukes), it was a easy match.
It was Bilal’s idea to work on “Is This Love.” Miguel booked the talented cast of musicians, many he had worked with before, and wrote the basic charts. Bilal made sure to get the sound he was looking for.
A couple of songs were recorded during this session… So if you’re interested to hear how Bilal’s renditions of Soft Cells “Tainted Love” turned out, or even Portisheads “Strangers”… well you’ll just have to check back. But for now, enjoy Bilal’s rendition of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love.”
Airtight’s Revenge on Plug Research is Bilal’s first album in 9 years. Make sure to get a copy of it by clicking HERE.
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (musical director, violin)
Om’Mas Keith (piano)
Dennis Hamm (rhodes)
Brandon Coleman (organ)
Marcel Camargo (guitar)
Gabe Noel (bass)
Gene Coye (drums)
Allakoi Peete (percussion)
Executive Producer: Tom Bacon
Produced By: Plug Research
Shot by: Greg Ponstingl and Denny Kim
Edited by Greg Ponstingl
Recorded by Benjamin Tierney
Mixed by: Benjamin Tierney & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Bilal‘s New Album | Airtight’s Revenge | Out September 14th, 2010 (PreOrder on http://Amazon.com)
1. Cake & Eat It Too – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
2. Restart – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
3. All Matter – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
4. Flying – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Nottz
5. Levels – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Shafiq Husayn
6. Little One – Produced by Conley “Tone” Whitfield
7. Move On – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
8. Robots – Produced by Bilal Oliver
9. The Dollar – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
10. Who Are You – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
11. Think It Over – Produced by 88 Keys
Artist: Shafiq Husayn Song: U.N. Plan
Album: Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka Label: Plug Research plugresearch.com
Director: Joslyn Rose Lyons Director of Photography: Jamal Farley
Editors: Roy Miles Jr. & Joslyn Rose Lyons Art Director: Peter Bishop
Gaffer: Tammy Massa Set Photography: Yoram Savion AC: Ethan Tabor
Production Assistant: Alex Godinez Production Coordinator: Alan Vasquez
Talent: Ammbush, Hana Siddiqi, Ron Heglin, Pablo & all the beautiful children!
Mural: Trust Your Struggle artists collective Locations: Cafe Valparaiso & La Pena Cultural Center