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Cold Heat

by Plunky

Funky jazz and soul sax with vocals
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Funk
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1. Drop PLUNKY
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2. The Meaning of Life PLUNKY
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3. Does Everybody Do It PLUNKY
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4. In This World PLUNKY
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5. Hollar Back PLUNKY
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6. The Near Future PLUNKY
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7. Hop Skip & a Jump PLUNKY
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8. Nevertheless PLUNKY
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9. What It Is Is What It Is PLUNKY
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10. Getting It Right PLUNKY
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11. Why Don't You Love Me PLUNKY
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12. It's You PLUNKY
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13. Rain PLUNKY
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14. Does Everybody (paris Mix) PLUNKY
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Plunky Drops Cold Heat CD– Cool Horns over Hip-hop Fire

Cold Heat, the new CD album by J. Plunky Branch, is a 14-song collection of soul, R&B and jazz percolating over hip-hop beats. On Cold Heat Plunky makes it phunky, playing with fire and keeping it cool.
Plunky is a world-class saxophonist, songwriter, and producer who for over 35 years has been making some of the most avant-garde Afro-jazz funk on the planet. His recordings are collections of the widest range of progressive Black music, like John Coltrane jamming with George Clinton and P-Funk.
On Cold Heat, his 21st album, Plunky is blowing his horn and singing his songs about life, love and the pursuit of the groove. With lyrics that teach, soar and inspire, Plunky’s songs on Cold Heat elevate, caress, and inform slamming hip-hop rhythm tracks produced by Setworkrz, the Virginia-based production duo with the Dirty South address and the international flavor.
Setworkrz is composed of Plunky’s son, Jamiah “Fire” Branch, and his partner, Al Dokes. These two young producers prolifically generate hip-hop beats so hot that rappers, singers, writers, moviemakers, and television producers all clamor for Setworkrz tracks and the krunk grooves they embody.
It was Fire who suggested that he and Plunky should do a father and son project and essentially Cold Heat is the result of that idea and lots of collaborative production work. Plunky wrote or co-wrote the songs and all the lyrics, then produced the recordings, soliciting the assistance of his longtime band mates: vocalists Tonya Lazenby-Jackson, Charlayne "Chyp" Page, Monica Jackson; bassists P. Muzi Branch and Ken Friend; keyboardists Howard Boisseau and Devon Jefferson; guitarists John Jackson, Ras Mel Glover and Carl Lester El; and drummer of Corey Burch; in addition to hip-hop producer A. Danja Mowf Maples
Plunky is a jazzman known for his multi-faceted musical interests and he has often ventured into the realm of funk to become the life of the party or to explore the politics of the times. Like those who’ve inspired him, including Carlos Santana, Maceo Parker, George Duke, George Clinton, Herbie Hancock, and so many others, Plunky is a veteran in the mold of the ageless bluesmen who continue to play as long as they have something to say.
Versatility and boundless energy is reflected in his output. Plunky continues to tour, performing in festivals, clubs, concerts, studios, schools, on television, and church. Ways2Move of France has released the Plunky & Oneness of Juju Live in Paris concert and documentary DVD. Plunky regularly lecturers on the history of Black music, runs his own record label, oversees his son’s hip-hop productions, travels internationally and he produces music videos and film, including the award-winning documentary, Under The Radar - A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music.
Like much of Plunky’s ongoing work, Cold Heat rolls right along the cutting edge. It is a compilation of songs about love, aspirations and time shifts between yesterdays, tomorrows, and enjoying the moment.


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Erica D. Brickus

Plunky
I LOVE THIS CD!!! I heard the song Drop on the Michael Baisden show and had to have it. The CD is worth every penny! This is the only place that I could find it. I hope to see him live in the VA area sometime soon.

A. HARRELL


Love the album. Some nice music to groove with while driving. Also the sounds are real instruments and you can tell the difference.

RICKY HICKS

Drop
The CD is great but do not buy it from cdbaby.com I ordered it 2 weeks ago and have not got it yet. Customer service stinks they keep telling me something different everytime I call.

Gino Wilson

hot new track
I have music by Plunky & Oneness from years ago, but now that Plunky has the hottest song on Michael Baisden show I knew I had to add this cd to my music library.

Percell

A good CD
I was on the radio for about 5 years back in my hometown of Chesapeake, VA during the mid '80s. So I knew about Plunky's (and his band) and how good they were. It always seemed that they were just one step behind the "hot artist" of the day. Now some 15 years later, Plunky has got a big hit. It sounds great!!! For those who inspire to sing, write or act; never give up...one day you will hit it big. Just look at Plunky!!!

April Epps

A Get Up & Get Down Groove
When I first heard the song Drop on the Michael Baisden show in D.C. I immediatley turned the volume up because the groove was so electrical. It was a cross between James Brown the Godfather of Soul and Chuck Brown the Godfather of Go-Go it was like they Clashed and Now Plunky. I've been all over the place trying to find the CD. Im going to order it on line. It should be in stores. Im gonna spread the word, Keep up the good work. You will be nominated for an award for that whole CD. Good Luck

pam

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pam

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i really enjoyed the cd i'm glad cd baby had it couldn't find locally any were. thanks cd baby i'll be back to order more

william epps

cold heat
plunky you gotta keep it funky with more hits like drop.love the cd.

Aloma

Funky and Groovy
It was a couple Saturdays ago when I heard DROP on WHUR in Washington, DC. The bass line and cowbells in the song immediately caught my attention. What a groove. I prayed that the DJ would announce the artist. It turns out that WHUR received so many calls regarding that song that he had to spell out Plunky's name since most of us had never heard of him. I went to four record stores and no one had or heard of the cd. So, I went on the internet and found it only on CDBaby. I wanted the cd so bad, I had it delivered next day.
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