Posts Tagged ‘Zulu Guru’

Photo by Carol Grady of Rhythmic Images

A few nights ago, I had the pleasure of experiencing an intense soul session that completely satiated my rhythmic thirst.  Chicago native Jesse Boykins III (an Audio Gumbo favorite) touched down in Atlanta at The Five Spot and shared his “Romantic Movement” and his glorious ‘fro with his adoring listeners.  His opening acts included Micah Freeman and Gilles, whom I, unfortunately, missed out on but word is, both gentleman threw down.  I’ll be checking them out.  Another opener was the dope ass band Bosco.  Led by the funky fresh Brittany Bosco, ATL’s finest served up tunes with their last show of 2012.  Brittany B. killed with her rendition of Ralph Tresvant’s “Sensitivity,” completely transforming it into a soulful, rock joint.



If you’ve been sleeping on Jesse Boykins III, now would be the time to wake the hell up.  You’ve seriously been missing out on the sounds of an incredibly talented crooner.  While anticipation for his newest project, Zulu Guru, with producer Melo-X is rising, the Chicago singer/songwriter has released a track to “fulfill the hunger.”  Dubbed a “re-fix,” “Restless Dreamer” features the undertones of King’s “Hey.”  Sexy, intimate, and sensual, JB3 brushes against the line between love and lust.  Hot!