Cheer Up - You‘ve Made A Great CD Mr. Jones!
Royal Jones: You Broke The Circle
Artist: Royal Jones
Title: You Broke The Circle
You need to fling yourself down the rabbit hole
to prepare for this one. Why? Three words: Rick
Astley Syndrome. Remember hearing “Never Gonna
Give You Up” back in the '80s and thinking
“Luther Vandross,” and then turning on MTV and
thinking “Good Lord, someone gave Howdy Doody a
recording contract”? Well, this collection of
stream-of-consciousness Motown dance hip-hop
comes to you courtesy of a guy who looks like
he’s here to fix the refrigerator. Actually,
going strictly by the CD cover, he looks more
like someone who’s about to hurl himself off a
subway platform. Cheer up, Mr. Jones, you’ve
made a great CD.
This CD has one of the most credible street
vibes I’ve heard in a long time. This man leads
a colorful life. He opens the CD with “Sylvia
of Boston,” a morning-after voice mail message
from someone who’s been rode hard and put up
wet. Then the music kicks in. Brace yourself.
We’re going underground and experiencing what
made Sylvia sound that way.
You Broke The Circle is a trip through dance
clubs and time itself -- on “Echo” we fade
into old-fashioned dance hall cha-cha-cha. On
“Confused” Jones gets so incredibly Motown, I
could swear I’m listening to Gladys Knight and
the Pips. And I really mean Gladys Knight. Jones
sings like a Motown queen. I could have sworn
this was a female singer if it weren’t for the
occasional dip into bass territory.
My favorite track is “Ride Out of Control,” a
tribute to 70s funk, complete with a horn
section and lazy, drawling rapping. The hook is
the refrain, “If I ever come down, I’ll
behave, I’ll be good.” I can easily imagine
Chef from South Park taking on this one.
Somebody get me Matt and Trey.
The bottom line is that you will move to this.
Yes, it’s sample-happy and completely
synthesized, but it’s bursting with soul. Make
it your soundtrack for a Saturday night and see
if you don’t sound like Sylvia from Boston the
For more information and to contact the author, click on the author’s name at the top of the page.
» Hollywood Heavyweights Launch New Christian Music Label
» Round Hill Music And Zync Sign Madge To Joint Venture
» YG PLUS and Gracenote to Bring K-POP to Fans around the World
» Lithuanian Band Grabs Bronze at the Silk Road Indie Music Festival 2017
» HBC Fall Festival Celebrates 12 years of HBC Fest
Music Spotlight Directory
» [2018-09-16] Live Nation Electronic Asia Inks Deal With Budweiser For Creamfields Festivals; Together, Creamfields And Budweiser Will Focus On Building Entirely New Content For Dedicated Electronic Music Fans Throughout Asia
» [2018-08-23] Andy Ma Appointed Warner Music China CEO; Andy Ma Has Also Been Appointed EVP, Commercial And Business Development For Greater China
» [2018-08-23] IndieOn Connects Music To The Blockchain; IndieOn Is Confident Of Creating A "music Miner" Who Listens More And Grow Their Token Value
» [2018-06-23] The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing; International Music Industries Signing Of A Mutual Resource Sharing Agreement With Shanghai Conservatory Of Music & The China Records Group
» [2018-06-06] Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media; Created By James Hannigan, Award-winning Composer And Game Music Connect Co-founder, Screen Music Connect Builds On The Success Of The Sold-out Game Music Conferences
» [2018-06-05] Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business; As Well As Building BMG's European Infrastructure, Casimir Was Instrumental In Developing BMG's Recordings Business
» [2018-06-03] 13 Music Label Sold To MTN; DSN Music Spins Off Record Label To Albuquerque Music Entrepreneur's New Group
» [2018-06-02] CISAC 2018 Annual Report; A Comprehensive Overview Of The Confederation's Work To Serve 4 Million Creators And 239 Authors Societies Across The World
» [2018-06-02] MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Crisscross Through China With 12 Shows In 8 Cities, Including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Kunming, Jiaxin, Wuhan And Beijing
» [2018-06-02] Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records; Renowned U.K. Music Executive To Join Universal Music Group's U.S. Label Leadership
» [2018-05-17] Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing; The Official Launch Will Be On May 26 At Magnet Theater With A Performance Supporting Its First Vinyl Release: Píng Zè
» [2018-05-04] Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Kickoff In Shanghai Where The Band Will Represent Lithuania During The Country's Signing To The Silk Road Music Alliance
follow MusicDish on