Welcome to the official Web Site of the legendary Afro-funk Jazz group PLUNKY & ONENESS, Band leader J. PLUNKY BRANCH and N.A.M.E. BRAND/BLACK FIRE RECORDS. Scroll down for our latest news; visit the NEWS BLOGS & JOURNALS section for further information and press releases go to LINKS section to see our music videos.        ***** 



Dance/Crazy, the latest EP by Plunky & Oneness showcases two singles: "Dance the Night Away" and "Crazy Lately" featuring Charlayne "Chyp" Green.  The double song affair will be officially released May 1, 2019.

Check out the videos for the two songs:

"Dance the Night Away" is Afro-Dance, soulful house music made to move you.

The lyrical R&B song "Crazy Lately" references recent political and social tumult but the song exudes calming optimism through the vocals of Charlayne Green sweetly proclaiming "...we're gonna be all right!"






 Plunky Receives Prestigious 50 For 50 Award


Saxophonist-producer J. Plunky Branch has received a prestigious 50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Award from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for excellence as an Outstanding Artist. The award was presented at the Commission’s 50th-anniversary program in, January at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. More than 300 artists, arts leaders, and award recipients attended from Virginia and across the country.  (For further info go to News Blogs & Journals page.)





Plunky & Oneness will release a new two-song EP Dance/Crazy on January 15, 2019.  "Dance the Night Away" and "Crazy Lately" featuring vocalist Charlayne "Chyp" Green will excite Afro Dance and R&B music lovers alike.  Watch the videos of the two songs coming soon. 





Plunky's autobiography, PLUNKY: Juju Jazz Funk & Oneness 



Plunky: Juju Jazz Funk & Oneness, is an overnight success story, 50 years in the making.  It documents James Plunky Branch’s career in music and arts activism and delivers his memoir as a straightforward recollection of anecdotes, journals, and photographs.   An early proponent of Afro-jazz and funk, Plunky, with his group Oneness of Juju with their deep rare grooves and progressive political themes, received international critical acclaim. 


Plunky: Juju Jazz Funk & Oneness is all about decades of transitions, completed circles, and momentous meetings.  It is not a standard sex, drugs and rock & roll exposé; rather it is an insider’s look behind the scenes of the independent Black jazz and soul music business and Plunky’s philosophies and methodologies that allowed him to persevere and come out on top. 


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  Late - The Documentary (the 30 minute Producer's Cut Version)

“Never Too Late” is the title of the latest CD album by saxophonist J. Plunky Branch and his critically acclaimed funk jazz group, Plunky & Oneness.  But it is also the title of the documentary film about Plunky’s 40th anniversary of performing and producing music in Richmond, VA.  Here is the 30 minute Producer's cut version of the documentary