Monday, April 18, 2011
THE RAH BAND :: ATJAZZ REDIT
The Original track from Rah Band always reminds me of Dam Funk. I remember meeting Damon over at Funkmosphere back in 07/08 before Funkmosphere was a big party. Damon would always drop "Messages from the stars", which is a big tune.
I personally have heard this track way to many times which is why I'm posting this nice re edit from Atjazz who did a fantastic job modernizing this tune.
Hewson founded the The RAH Band - of which he was the sole member and which took its name from his initials - in 1977 in order to release an instrumental called "The Crunch". The piece climbed to number 6 in the UK Singles Chart. Hewson played all the musical instruments himself. A number of jazz funk releases followed. The second big hit single for the RAH Band was in 1985, when the soul ballad "Clouds Across the Moon", also reached number 6 in the UK chart.This single was recorded in conjunction with his then wife, Liz, on vocals.
In July 2007, Hewson released a remixed "Clouds Across the Moon '07", now featuring vocalist Emma Charles.
The drummer on "Clouds Across The Moon" was Peter Boita. The Simmons SDS7 drums that were featured were recorded at Hewson's home studio, and plugged directly into the recording desk. Boita also played drums on other RAH Band's tracks: "Falcon", "Perfumed Garden", "Messages from the Stars", "Are You Satisfied? (Funka Nova)" and "Sorry Doesn't Make it Anymore". The RAH band's releases were issued under a variety of record labels, including Good Earth Records, DJM, KR Records, TMT Records and RCA.
THE RAH BAND - MESSAGES FROM THE STARS (ATJAZZ REDIT 2010)