PLUNKY & ONENESS

Plunky's Newsletter 4-10-07

Plunky Newsletter “Drop” to Receive National Distribution Liaison Distribution, home of R&B, jazz, gospel, and Washington, DC Go-Go groups, including Chuck Brown, recently reached out to us in response to strong demand and continuing airplay of “Drop” in the Washington/Baltimore, Virginia and Atlanta markets. Our discussions have led to a national distribution agreement with Liaison assuring that the growing demand for our Cold Heat CD can be met through all types of retail outlets. Our agreement with Liaison Distribution will also make available our N.A.M.E. Brand Records back catalogue of 20 albums by Plunky & Oneness including early classics by Oneness of Juju. We are pleased to be associated with this renowned music distributor. Liaison Distribution can be contacted at 9435 Washington Blvd., Suite M, Laurel, MD 20723, 1-800-841-6201. * * * Plunky & Oneness will be appearing at the Capital Jazz Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD on Sunday, June 3. The Capital city Jazz festival is one of the biggest smooth jazz festivals in the world and the group is excited to be a part of this major music event. Plunky & Oneness will extend our long-term performance run at the Martini Kitchen & Bubble Bar, 1911 W. Main Street in Richmond, VA through the end of 2007. Unless we are touring or appearing in concert elsewhere, the group appears at the club every other Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 9:30 PM, rocking the beautiful people with progressive funk, jazz and hipness. On March 31, 2007 Plunky & Oneness performed at the African-American Trailblazers Awards at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Honorees included Maya Angelou, Jessie Jackson, Mayor Douglas Wilder, Tim and Daphne Reid, Willie Lanier and Dr. Johnnetta Cole, among others. In addition to performing during dinner Plunky & Oneness performed a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald as she was honored posthumously. Two days later the group performed for the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus annual reception hosted by Chairman Delegate Dwight C. Jones. The event was attended by members of the legislature, Governor Tim Kaine and over 150 business and community leaders. Plunky’s Documentary “Under The Radar - A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music” was screened and discussed at the 2007 Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, April 4 – 7 in Boston. The film then moves on for screenings in Vancouver, Canada April 12 – 14. Setworkrz, the prolific production duo of Plunky’s son Jamiah "Fire" Branch and Al Dokes, continue to produce slamming hip-hop and R& B tracks. They have a library of 12 CD’s including over 200 beats and instrumentals. So if you are in need of backing tracks for raps, or songs for your next album, or if you are in need of music for your film or television show, contact Setworkrz by email to plunkyb@aol.com and we’ll hook you up with the most up-to-date, melodious, magical beat-songs. * * * Plunky and Oneness continues to garner attention and activity through its online presence at the following web sites: www.plunkyone.com www.cdbaby.com/cd/plunky10 www.myspace.com/plunkyandoneness Here are comments from buyers of Cold Heat through our CDBaby page: Awesome!!!! Reviewer: P. H. I had to have the CD for DROP!!! It turns out the entire CD is HOT!! Who is Plunky? Reviewer: BigSniz Had never heard of Plunky until I heard the cut "Drop". Man I went on an immediate search. This CD is straight up TIGHT! Get it while it's hot, but I think it will be hot for a long time. I knew I had to have this CD the very first time I heard "Drop"!. Reviewer: C. P. What a groove!!!! You will never forgive yourself if you miss out on buying this CD. Well Alrighty NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reviewer: M. M. C. Hey Plunky, You did it AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!! This CD is righteous. I love it. Please keep up the good work. Keep Richmond on the musical map. Wonderful Reviewer: L. W. This is a wonderful CD, varied and played with real talent. Thank you! Buy This Album!!! It's Outrageously Good!!! Reviewer: Mo Cold Heat gets constant play on my stereo because the songs are absolutely moving. I LOVE dancing to the entire album. Songs like Drop, Does Everybody Do It, and Hop, Skip & a Jump have an extra sexy vibe that gets the party goin'. Hollar Back and Why Don't You Love Me are deeply touching and the latter has moved me to tears more than once. That's some raw pain y'all! But it hurts so good 8-) I just love it! Do your self a favor and pick this one up. It's the complete package with strong sexy vocals, soulful deep lyrics, bold and vicious beats...all blended into a rich, funky, stunning work of art. 8-) Drop is hot!! Reviewer: Ange Song #1 Drop is hotter than my morning cup of coffee. Love the new CD. Email from L. N. J. Plunky, your music is phenomenal! I absolutely love it! The Cold Heat CD has a little bit of everything for all types of dance! I have given that particular CD out as gifts to at least 4 people! * * * Well, that’s it for this time. Have a great spring…