PLUNKY & ONENESS

PLUNKY
2006-07-25
Plunky & Oneness
08/26/2014
J. Plunky Branch
Plunky & Oneness
2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
08/26/2014
J. Plunky Branch
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Frankie Beverly
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
01/15/2014
Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness
2014
Plunky & Oneness
PLUNKY
2011-02-03
Plunky & Fire

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Plunky On Fire - the new release by J. Plunky Branch and his group Plunky & Oneness. 

Funk jazz saxophonist J. Plunky Branch has always needed a list of genres to characterize his music.  With his new release Plunky On Fire, he continues to create urban contemporary music that amalgamates funk, jazz, R&B, and global soul, crafting a sound that is unique and fresh. 

Plunky & his son, Fire, have produced an album of new songs that are both retro and ultramodern by utilizing the lyrical styles and melodies of R&B and jazz in conjunction with the techniques and technology of hip-hop.  The result is a new, organic-techno soul music that is highly danceable, listenable and funky.

This album consists of 13 new soulful songs spiced with several live performance clips, skits and spoken word interludes; so it has the flow of a theatrical production.  All of the studio tracks were created by Fire, and the whole project was co-produced as a father-son collaboration.  So the headline might be Jazz Saxophonist Father and Hip-hop Beat-Making Son Find Common Ground in R&B Music. 18 Hot, spicy, rhythmic, deep-grooved, quirky, genre-bending, idiosyncratic tracks…

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PLUNKY
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PLUNKY & ONENESS
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J. Plunky Branch

Lyrics

Does everybody do like that/ Does everybody do like we do Does everybody do like that/ Does everybody make it unique and new Does everybody do like that/ Does everybody do like we do Does everybody do like that/ Does everybody make each other feel brand new Does everybody do like that/ Does anybody else have a clue Does everybody do like that/ Or is it just me and you When we come together/ and we’re moving all around It’s like a funkin’ earthquake/ shaking our bodies down to the ground We make the whole house tremble/ from the floor up to the rafters And we keep on getting it on/ until the morning after (or don’t call 9-1-1/ this sure ain’t no disaster) It’s like thunder and lightning every time we get together Every time is better than the last/ and that was the best time ever We’re so in our groove/ we go and come at the same time We’re so on the one/ we come and flow with the same mind I want to take a survey/ by a show of hands If you and your crew (Boo) should be in movies so the world could understand Why you scream so loud when you’re grooving and you can’t wait to do it some mo’ Make some noise if you know what I’m talking ‘bout / if you’re feeling it, say YO Grooving high and on a roll / Everybody should be so bold Shot calling big balling/ rising and never falling Does everybody do it like we do / If they don’t I think it’s tragic Does everybody do it like that / Supernatural black magic Does everybody do it like that / Smooth funky and nasty Does everybody do it like we do/ tripping the light fantastic We’re fabulous just being us/ doing what we must We’re super-bad and we know it / so we might well show it Or are we the only ones / who really have such (this much) fun Who kick it to the top non-stop / doing the cosmic slop Does everybody do it like that /Does everybody feel it like that / Does everybody live it like that
PLUNKY & ONENESS
2006-07-25
J. Plunky Branch & Setworkrz
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Story

Plunky Drops Cold Heat CD– Cool Horns over Hip-hop Fire Cold Heat, the new CD album by J. Plunky Branch, is a 14-song collection of soul, R&B and jazz percolating over hip-hop beats. On Cold Heat Plunky makes it phunky, playing with fire and keeping it cool. Plunky is a world-class saxophonist, songwriter, and producer who for over 35 years has been making some of the most avant-garde Afro-jazz funk on the planet. His recordings are collections of the widest range of progressive Black music, like John Coltrane jamming with George Clinton and P-Funk. On Cold Heat, his 21st album, Plunky is still blowing his horn and he is now also singing his songs about life, love and the pursuit of the groove. With lyrics that teach, soar and inspire, Plunky’s songs on Cold Heat elevate, caress, and inform slamming hip-hop rhythm tracks produced by Setworkrz, the Virginia-based production duo with the Dirty South address and the international flavor. Setworkrz is composed of Plunky’s son, Jamiah “Fire” Branch, and his partner, Al Dokes. These two young producers prolifically generate hip-hop beats so hot that rappers, singers, writers, moviemakers, and television producers all clamor for Setworkrz tracks and the krunk grooves they embody. It was Fire who suggested that he and Plunky should do a father and son project and essentially Cold Heat is the result of that idea and lots of collaborative production work. Plunky wrote or co-wrote the songs and all the lyrics, then produced the recordings, soliciting the assistance of his longtime band mates: vocalists Tonya Lazenby-Jackson, Charlayne "Chyp" Page, Monica Jackson; bassists P. Muzi Branch and Ken Friend; keyboardists Howard Boisseau and Devon Jefferson; guitarists John Jackson, Ras Mel Glover and Carl Lester El; and drummer of Corey Burch; in addition to hip-hop producer A. Danja Mowf Maples Plunky is a jazzman known for his multi-faceted musical interests and he has often ventured into the realm of funk to become the life of the party or to explore the politics of the times. Like those who’ve inspired him, including Carlos Santana, Maceo Parker, George Duke, George Clinton, Herbie Hancock, and so many others, Plunky is a veteran in the mold of the ageless bluesmen who continue to play as long as they have something to say. Versatility and boundless energy is reflected in his output. Plunky continues to tour, performing in festivals, clubs, concerts, studios, schools, on television, and church. Ways2Move of France has released the Plunky & Oneness of Juju Live in Paris concert and documentary DVD. Plunky regularly lecturers on the history of Black music, runs his own record label, oversees his son’s hip-hop productions, travels internationally and he produces music videos and film, including the award-winning documentary, Under The Radar - A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music. Like much of Plunky’s ongoing work, Cold Heat rolls right along the cutting edge. It is a compilation of songs about love, aspirations and time shifts between yesterdays, tomorrows, and enjoying the moment.
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2005-11-30
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Lyrics

Come with me Come spend the day with me Come fly away with me Come have your way with me Come with me Come spend the night with me Come take a flight with me Come make things right with me Come with me To a land of ecstasy/ a place where we/ Can just be/ you and me Any place & time we share/ becomes a world without (a) care If we dare/ to go there/ together/ to a place called now & forever Come spend your life with me Come into the light with me Come make things bright with me Come with me To a land of ecstasy/ a place where we/ Can just be/ you and me Any place & time we share/ becomes a world without (a) care If we dare/ to go there/ together /to a place called now & forever Come spend your life with me Come to the highest heights with me Come with all your might with me Come with me
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Lyrics

Vote In November 

(We got to) be about the future and remember/ the future begins in November

Save the date and remember/plan to participate in November

Have faith and hope/ but remember/ register so you can vote in November

Have faith and hope/ don’t surrender/ (you’ve got to) vote in November

 

(We got to) be about the future and remember/ the future begins in November

Save the date and remember/plan to participate in November

Have faith and hope/ but remember/ you may need ID to vote in November/

Have faith and hope/ don’t surrender/ (you’ve got to) vote in November

Listen we have no time to waste/ we got to do what we can do to save this place

Make the case/ to help the ones you’d like to win the race

This is a special time coming around/ around the country and in your town

This is not the time to be standing down/ we got to stand up to stand your ground

 

You got to be counted if you want to be heard/ Think it doesn’t matter - don’t be absurd

Some spend millions to spread their word/so we got to take action / vote is a verb

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The campaign terrain has been blighted / By the redefining of the words “citizens united”

 

Cast your ballot/ (cast your) vote/ don’t jive/ This is how we keep hope alive

To give you this chance some have died/ So now this is how we decide

 

(Four more years of joy or tears/ it’s up to you and your peers)

 

Against all odds come whatever/ One person one vote we’re stronger together

 

(You got to be counted if you want to be heard/ So we got to take action / vote is a verb)