180 Gram Vinyl Record
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180-gram vinyl double LP gatefold set
Includes "On My Way To Harlem" and the R&B Grammy-nominated "Real Good Hands"
Gregory Porter exploded onto the international music scene with his debut CD, Water in May of 2010, and has racked up a continuing stream of amazing accolades and awards.
With Be Good, released on February 14, 2011, Porter surpassed the heightened expectations of his follow up to Water. Featuring Porter's winning combination of "outstanding original songs, erudite lyrics and social comment, top drawer musicianship and improvisation, and a voice to die for" (Jazz Wise), Be Good is a musical compendium of groove-driven delights, ranging from quiet ballads to up-tempo burners, from romantic charmers to powerful, blues-tinged anthems.
When his song Real Good Hands was selected as Itunes Song of the Week, over 200,000 new fans downloaded the song and were introduced to his signature soul-influenced jazz. Now that song also gained him a much-deserved Grammy nomination for best Traditional R&B Performance.
Be Good finds Porter surrounded by the core of his powerhouse working band, with whom he recorded his Grammy-nominated debut, and who have performed with him for over three years now: Chip Crawford on piano, Aaron James on bass, Emanuel Harrold on drums, and Yosuke Sato on alto sax. Under the sure hand of producer Brian Bacchus, Porter and the band rise to new heights on Be Good, which is further fueled by richly emotional horn arrangements by the CD's associate producer and musical director, Kamau Kenyatta, who produced Water and who continues to play an important role in Porter's sound.
|Painted On Canvas|
|Be Good (Lion’s Song)|
|On My Way to Harlem|
|Real Good Hands|
|The Way You Want to Live|
|When Did You Learn|
|Imitation of Life|
|God Bless The Child|