The Long Beach Jazz Festival is near. I saw the line up and it is filled with some power houses such as Tyrese, Al Jarreau, Rachelle Ferrell, Hiroshima and thankfully no Robin Thick especially since Jazz Fest West was cancelled.
It seems that there has been some backlash regarding Robin Thick’s latest release probably because it is chock full of him begging for his wife, Paula Patton, to reconcile. How many songs will he sing before he finally gets the message; she ain’t buying it and nor is anybody else… From a listener’s perspective this is not the time for a musician to release a begging song when the hottest song out talks about them ain’t loyal… And that is beside seeing the video which by the way is the first of his music videos in which his wife does not appear, “Whoa!”
As I was in the mist of thinking about it I briefly wondered who would be her next. While I was doing this thinking I glanced again at the line up for the Long Beach Jazz Festival and I saw a white guy named Daley who I had never heard of so I figured if he was scheduled to appear at the festival he must be good.
I pulled out my phone, click the Youtube button, typed in his name and the first song that popped up was “Alone Together” featuring Marsha Ambrosius. As I pushed the button and begin listening to the song I was amazed. Here is this skinny white guy who I later learned was from England wearing big glasses, with a curly pompadour that was shaved on the side singing a song that you would think should not be coming from his mouth.