100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: The Brand New Heavies’ ‘The Brand New Heavies’ (1991)
album. The formal introduction to the Heavies’ expert musicianship, Brand New Heavies was also the London-bred trio of Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew and Andrew Levy formed The Heavies—later rebranded as The Brand New Heavies—in 1985. After nurturing a devoted fan base across the local London club Album” below to explore each album or view the full album index here. THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES | The 100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: The Brand New Heavies’ ‘The Brand New Heavies’ (1991) The Brand New Heavies Brand New Heavies Delicious Vinyl (1991) | Amazon | iTunes | Listen Below Selected by Justin Chadwick
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Photo courtesy of the Brand New Heavies N’Dea Davenport’s three-plus decades musical career is a INTERVIEW: Dreamin’ On with N’Dea Davenport of the Brand New Heavies stints as the lead vocalist for British funk-soul outfit the Brand New Heavies, while also carving Brand New Heavies choice. “This was all before Brand New Heavies,” confirms Davenport. “And I’d made a commitment that I the Brand New Heavies’ Atlanta performance last month at Buckhead Theatre. “Therefore, I can be matter. We didn’t even have time to catch our breath (chuckles).” By the time the Brand New Heavies were
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Happy 25th Anniversary to The Brand New Heavies’ Heavy Rhyme Experience: Vol. 1, originally chic is the Brand New Heavies’ 1992 sophomore album Heavy Rhyme Experience: Vol 1. The British acid TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of The Brand New Heavies’ ‘Heavy Rhyme Experience: Vol. 1’ Brand New Heavies Chris Martin, or JAY-Z rocked out with Linkin Park, the Brand New Heavies were making live music for , especially in this current era of vinyl’s resurgence. BUY The Brand New Heavies’ Heavy Rhyme Experience: Vol. 1 via Amazon | iTunes LISTEN:
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with The Brand New Heavies and, in 2006, the group re-emerged with the release of Get Used To It and the UK acid jazz/funk band, The Brand New Heavies and for her pioneering contributions to the genre development deal with Delicious Vinyl, who made introductions to her future bandmates, The Brand New Heavies who The Brand New Heavies (Brand New Heavies): Amazon | iTunes Discography (N'Dea Davenport): Amazon | iTunes Listen:
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Brand New Heavies? JK: It was long overdue for me to try something new. I’d personally reached a wall funk/soul band The Brand New Heavies, the accomplished songwriter, producer and multi little stale. JC: During your tenure with the Brand New Heavies, you had the luxury of working with Brand New Heavies within the Brand New Heavies and there was a lot of frustration and dysfunction in the way the band
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early ‘90s had some amazing house/funk bands like Black Box, C&C Music Factory, and The Brand New Heavies. Decades Former Brand New Heavies Jan Kincaid & Dawn Joseph have brought the invigorating sound of ‘90s dance music to the present day via MF Robots. fire because Martha Wash's voice was strong and soul- from-the-gut. The original Brand New Heavies, which our interview with MF Robots & Brand New Heavies co-founder Jan Kincaid here.] The late ‘80s and the star power of the original group. Instead of the Brand New Heavies, Music For Robots dancefloor. However, two members of The Brand New Heavies, Jan Kincaid and Dawn Joseph, have brought the
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the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Brand New Heavies, Busta Rhymes, Common, The
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N’Dea Davenport (of Brand New Heavies fame) and Carleen Anderson, as well as the lyrically gifted
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and Eddie Piller co-founded Acid Jazz Records, also the Brand New Heavies’ first label. The band’s , allegedly in the wake of his not-so-successful audition to become the Brand New Heavies’ lead subject of an Albumism interview. Though in the interest of full transparency, Brand New Heavies founder
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the standard for the acid jazz movement which birthed them. But unlike their peers the Brand New Heavies and
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concluding The Brand New Heavies’ “People Get Ready,” you can smoke a spliff on a cliff, but
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the iconic acid jazz/UK funk group The Brand New Heavies is featured on a pair of songs dedicated
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Brand New Heavies and Weather Report samples, Po and Monch extol the virtues of mental acuity
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culture. Artists and groups like Erykah Badu, The Brand New Heavies, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Mint
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a crop of magnetic talents including Brand New Heavies, Incognito, Omar, and Soul II Soul. In
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that time it was Soul II Soul, The Young Disciples, The Brand New Heavies, etc. which gave me my first
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like Tone Loc and Young MC. He made his first appearance with the label on the Brand New Heavies’ Heavy
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the lyrics), and the Brand New Heavies’ closing “People Get Ready.” BUY the Juice Soundtrack via
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was “Soul Flower,” the closing track on the Brand New Heavies’ acclaimed funk/hip-hop fusion album
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verses over live instrumentation reminiscent of a Brand New Heavies track. The song also features the
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