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Cody ChesnuTT: Landing On A Hundred
Buy! - (self-released)
Ten years after dropping a promising debut album of lo-fi soul, this LA-via-Atlanta singer-songwriter sounds revitalized on his stunning second album. More fully produced than his debut, Landing On A Hundred was recorded with a 10-pience band at Memphis’s Royal Studios (famed for Willie Mitchell’s classic production work with Al Green and many others). The album’s steeped in the expansive ‘70s soul sounds of Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green and Stevie Wonder, blending funk and soul with shades of Afro-beat, gospel, reggae, smoky jazz and more, highlighted by ChesnuTT’s frank, confessional songwriting and limber, falsetto-laden vocals. 10/5/2012 - Don Yates