JKriv’s Song of the Week: Personal Touch’s “It Ain’t No Big Thing”

Ed. note: Jason Kriv (aka JKriv) brings you the post this week. His label Deep&Disco put out the “Call Girl” remixes. He also plays bass in Escort and will be performing with the disco group and TRN this Friday at The Metro. “Personal Touch – It Ain’t No Big Thing” 1976 – PAP Records Written/ProducedMORE

Cover Up #3: “Don’t Let Go” by En Vogue

Episode 3 of our Cover Up series pairs Stef and Brendan up with a three-chord burner from the 90s, En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go.” And yes yes, a little help from the 808. Enjoy this cut from our rehearsal space in Chicago, and hit our Facebook page with requests for more Cover Up tunes!

SONG OF THE WEEK: JESSIE WARE’S “WILDEST MOMENTS”

Stef turned me on to Jessie Ware last week and I’m hooked. She’s a great pop singer with R&B influences galore. Here’s “Wildest Moments.” Catch Jessie Ware live at Lincoln Hall for the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival in January. – Brendan

Cover Up #2: “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones

Longtime band friend Mike Roeder pitched us “Gimme Shelter” for the Cover Up series. He really wanted us to take on Merry Clayton’s version (she’s the singer that provided the soulful backup vocals on The Rolling Stones’ original version). We took a few elements from Merry’s version and threw in some TRN flavor. Enjoy andMORE

Cover Up #1: “No One” by Alicia Keys

Is there a cover song you’ve always wanted to hear Stefanie sing? Hit us up (leave a comment or email us at info@therightnow.com) and we’ll feature it on our brand new blog series, Cover Up. Fans have been asking Stef to cover Alicia Keys for years, so we decided to start it out with “NoMORE

SONG OF THE WEEK: AKINA ADDERLY & THE VINTAGE PLAYBOYS’ “SAY YES”

I heard about Akina Adderly from Roberta Moore Patterson, a friend of ours that has done some PR work for the band. Akina boasts a soulful voice and an musical family (as in Cannonball & Nat Adderly are her kin). Check out “Say Yes,” the title track from her new record due out November 6th.

Sage advice from cranky old Lefsetz

It’s been forever since we’ve done a blog post outside of “Song of the Week.” This isn’t really a post either, but I think it’s pretty important stuff. Entertainment lawyer Bob Lefsetz writes a daily email called The Lefsetz Letter that goes out to almost anyone who gives a shit about music business. He canMORE

SONG OF THE WEEK: ROBERTA FLACK & DONNY HATHAWAY’S “BACK TOGETHER AGAIN”

Herb Kent did it again. The King of the Dusties played this week’s tune on v103 during our drive home from Saint Louis on Sunday. Greg and I heard “Back Together Again” last Sunday as well and marveled at the ridiculous bass playing (it’s Tinker Barfield for all you concerned music nerds). Roberta and Donny did thisMORE

SONG OF THE WEEK: THE BOBBETTES’ “MR. LEE”

There’s something comforting about driving back to Chicago on Sunday after being on the road on Saturday night. It’s a great feeling to get out of Indiana, head over that nameless bridge, and glimpse our magnificent skyline. Without fail our soundtrack is always set by the King of the Dusties, the Mayor of Bronzeville, HerbMORE