Sep 122011

Brooklyn rapper Theophilus London showed he has respect for his elders a few months ago with his cover of soulman Jessie Boone’s “No Particular One,” and now he’s paying his respects to one of the most esteemed figures in Jazz and Big Band music, the legendary Nat King Cole. To fully capture the fat jazz horns on the song, London gets help from The Dap Kings, best known as Sharon Jones’ band and the horn section on Amy Winehouse’s “Back  to Black.” Continue reading »

Jul 142011

Brooklyn rapper Theophilus London is preparing to release his first full-length next week, and in anticipation of the record he’s released a few b-sides on the web, including just recently his cover of “No Particular One” by Jesse Boone and the Astros. London must have done some digging through the racks (or YouTube) to find this soul rarity, giving this forgotten artist a deserved tribute with his cover. Continue reading »