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12Dec
2012
9

Shelby J’s “North Carolina” Feat Anthony Hamilton Produced By PRINCE Now Available!

Shelby J.'s "North Carolina" featuring Anthony Hamilton and produced by PRINCE is now available for purchase!

You can purchase the song NOW on Amazon and iTunes.

Shelby had this to say about the single being released digitally;

The single "NC" will only be available for digital download.
But if folks dig the cover, no worries….the cd artwork will be available with the full length physical "in yo hand" copy Shelby J's 10 song solo debut cd coming out in Spring 2013 :)

Congrats Shelby!-DocFB

Diagnosis: 12-12-12 is starting out very soulful....

7Dec
2012
15

Listen Now To The Jam Of The Week “North Carolina” By Shelby J. Feat. Anthony Hamilton Produced By PRINCE

 

Here is the FIRST single from Shelby J.'s upcoming album which will be released in 2013. The single is entitled "North Carolina" featuring Anthony Hamilton and produced by PRINCE. The song is our jam of the week!

The track was debuted yesterday on WNAA 90.1 FM in Charlotte yesterday where Shelby hosted a 2 hour radio special where she interviewed Andy Allo and played some of her favorite jams.

We are digging "North Carolina" and like the honesty of the lyrics, taking it where others wouldn't dare to go.

Check out the song above and let us know what you think. Make sure to buy it when it is released on 12-12-12 to support real artists like Shelby J.!!!!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Elisa Dease's daughter is too cute!

4Dec
2012
11

Shelby J. Set To Premiere “North Carolina” Duet With Anthony Hamilton; Produced By PRINCE

"North Carolina" a duet between Shelby J. and Anthony Hamilton, produced by PRINCE is set to premiere this Thursday, December 6th on WNAA 90.1 from 12-2pm (Eastern Time.)

Shelby will also be interviewing fellow NPG band member Andy Allo as well and will be taking requests as well.

Here is a tidbit of the info she posted;

Look forward to.....An Interview with singer/songwriter Andy Allo as she talks about her new album "SUPERCONDUCTOR", working with Prince & the NPG, & her plans for the future. I will also have a Holiday "Shelby J's Favorite Thangz" call in giveaway, & Much Much MORE!!!
(Drum Roll Please.......)
During the show we will have the WORLDWIDE RADIO DEBUT of my song "NORTH CAROLINA" featuring Anthony Hamilton & produced by PRINCE!! Yaaaaaaay! This will be the 1st single off my 2013 solo project! Yaaay!! ♥ Ain't GOD GOOD!!! Time 2 tell MY STORY ♥ Wurd!

As soon as we have the links to share on where to listen, we will post them and AFTER the song debuts on the station, will have it up on the site for you to enjoy.

The past few times I have ran into Anthony, I have asked him about this track and he was looking forward to it's release, just like us.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Tune In Thursday!

2Aug
2012
6

The NPG’s Shelby J. Talks “We’re All In This 2Gether & Upcoming Solo Album

We're All In This Together Drfunkenberry Cover Edition


A few months ago, after the Trayvon Martin incident, we asked readers of Drfunkenberry.com to send in photos of them in hoodies and we would use it for a future project. That project is a special cover of the Lalah Hathaway "We're All In This Together" song featuring Shelby J., Anthony Hamilton, Take 6 & Crazy Ned.

We caught up with Shelby J recently and talked about Trayvon;

"We must continue to fight for the Justice we need in this World for all of God's children. Trayvon will not be 4gotten or the 100's of other "Trayvon's" that don't get justice."

Also, Shelby told us that the world should get ready for her first upcoming solo album entitled "Just Shelby" and it WILL be released this year.

Shelby's team is currently weighing her many options for who will have the honor of distributing this cd full of as Shelby says "songs with purpose, sayin' somethin', ya dig. Not just rhyming words with no message!"

Shelby believes in true substance over flash in the pan style or "a look" that's here 2day...4gotten about next week! Like Adele said, "She makes music 4 the ears not the eyes". But Ms. Shelby is Very easy on our eyes.

I know folks will feel the depth of soul, struggle, joy, love, determination & experience in her music. She states
I write it, produce it, & stand behind it! A true artist paints their OWN picture."

This being said, I did hear a rumor that some of Shelby's many musical friends may be making guest appearances on her project. But not too many, she says. "I don't get when an artist puts out a record & has a guest artist on like 8 out of 10 songs. I never understood that. Aretha didn't have to do it."

You can also download "We're All In This 2gether" free  HERE!!-DocFB

16May
2012
4

FREE Download! “We’re All In This Together” Feat. Lalah Hathaway, Shelby J., Anthony Hamilton, Take 6, & Crazy NED


Here is "We're All In This Together" remix by Lalah Hathaway, Shelby J., Anthony Hamilton, Take 6, & Crazy NED.

NPG member Shelby J. was asked to be on the remix by Miss Hathaway herself. Lalah opened for Prince & The NPG on some "Welcome 2 America" dates last year.

We talked to Shelby J. about the song and she said "The song has a healing power. I can listen to it over and over and it just makes me FEEL GOOD and it reminds me what is IMPORTANT in life and how we are ALL connected on the Earth, therefor we must CARE for each other & Love one another. No matter what color, race, religion or location!!"

"We must stomp out hate, and teach our children to LOVE their fellow man...It is the only way we will have a better future. Because....We're All In This 2gether!!! Ya Dig???"

It is no coincidence that you see some of the stars of the video and others wearing hoodies. This is a big shout out to Treyvon Martin.

There is a huge message in this song and that is why the song is available as a FREE download.

Shelby explains "Good music with a good message is like water...we all need it. You could drill a hole in a boat if you want...but we will ALL sink!"

The video is powerful and directed by Shelby's friend and musical collaborator Butter and co-directed by Trevor Gale.

Shelby J. is currently rocking Australia with PRINCE & The NPG on the Welcome 2 Australia tour and receiving rave reviews. There is MUCH more coming from Shelby J. in 2012 and we are excited about it all. Shelby J. is the truth and and her voice and spirit need to be heard by millions! She is the real deal inside and out.

We are loving the Lalah Hathaway jam with Shelby J., Anthony Hamilton, Take 6, and Crazy NED. We hope you dig it too!

Here is the FREE Download to "We're All In This Together"-DocFB

30Mar
2011
3

Video Premiere: “Stone Rollin’” By Raphael Saadiq

 

Here is the new video "Stone Rollin'" By Raphael Saadiq, the follow up to his "Radio" video in January.

Raphael recently backed up Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger at the Grammys. 

I am digging the old sound groove of the song. It reminds me of recent Anthony Hamilton songs and that is a very good thing. 

It def gets a funk pass from me.  What do you all think?  Funk it or Dunk it?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: Raphael is Stone Rollin' not Stone Playin'

6Jul
2010
3

Video Premiere: Farnzworth Bentley(?) & Anthony Hamilton “Greener”

I guess he does do more than hold an umbrella for P. Diddy. Farnzworth Bentley has released a video for "Greener" with Anthony Hamilton.  Seriously?

No, it is not a song about manure being planted into the earth although it is called "Greener" but maybe after hearing it, you might wish it was.

His rapping flow..is different.  Doesn't mean it is good.  So I ask.....

"Greener"  Funk it Or Dunk It?-Dr.FB

10Feb
2009
13

Exclusive! Just Dance; Prince’s Grammy After-Jam With Whitney Houston

( We did get a review! This was sent in to us!)
 
o whatta nite!

We'd been hoping the rumors were true about a potential 77 afterjam Sunday nite. We got the word last minute: it's on!

As guests like Tyler Perry, Herbie Hancock and Jennifer Gordon (you'll know who she is real soon, trust us) mingled in the kitchen, we heard a few strums of an acoustic guitar around the corner in the ballroom. How cool is this -- a surprise acoustic set with Prince on guitar, Shelby J and Liv Warfield on vocals and tambourine and Frederic Yonnet on harmonica. They opened with "North Carolina," Shelby J.'s theme song. Inside track on this song is that Prince and Shelby are really taking their time about creating classic material before recording Shelby's debut CD. They've dabbled in the studio but after fleshing the tunes out in a live setting, the songs take on a life of their own. Expect big things from this project. The quartet stopped briefly to congratulate a newcomer to the party, Whitney Houston, on her triumphant return to the stage the previous night during the pre-Grammy Bash at the Beverly Hilton.

After a few down-home jams, Prince -- still strumming and singing --  led the procession downstairs to where the rest of the band was already set up in the basement.

Without dropping a beat the crew kicked into "Ol Skool Company" , a new song from the fourthcoming MPLSound CD This is gonna be 2009's "Days of Wild", people. Seriously, it's treacherous.
Let's pray Yonnet stays with this bunch because his virtuosity on the harmonica gives this band a mature sound that is somewhat lacking when Renato Neto isn't present. Sidenote: Marva King, we were told, is no longer with the band. She is bowing out to pursue solo endeavors. Liv Warfield gave her all and then some on the song "When Will We be Paid." Sounding like a younger version of Mavis Staples in her heyday (think Wattstax), this sister is a more than able replacement. Other highlights from the night included Anthony Hamilton lending his soul to the brew...at one point saying "Prince's karaoke night is the hardest. Me and Cee-lo still having nightmares 'bout the last time we were here." We love us some Ant...brother you can't do no wrong! 

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" (the Aretha Franklin arrangement, not Simon and Garfunkel although they wrote it) really got the crowd teary-eyed. Another point that should be mentioned is that hearing Prince rip through classic cover instrumentals like "Stratus" or "Frankenstein" is always gonna be a treat because they take on an otherworldliness that can only happen when dipped in purple. Boy must have gotten some new pedals or something because there were sounds coming from that guitar that sometimes turned into color. Sounds crazy but true.

 

The room filled up with faces familiar and not, groovin' to  "Crimson & Clover", "I'm Going Down" "Long Train Running" and "Kiss" Dance joint of the night tho was "Hollywood Swinging." They just couldn't stop that sucka, no matter how hard they tried. Everyone -- the servers, DJ Rashida , the security, even the housekeepers -- YES everybody was dancing!  Nobody outdanced The Twinz' mother tho, who, dressed in white, was auditioning for her daughters' vacated spot.

It seemed like one big family, everyone chill,  having fun regardless of background, age, gender, race, social status. None of that mattered. It felt a lot like any Prince concert -- music is the bond that unites us all. Being in a room of totally satisfied people cannot b overstated. It's utter bliss. Try it sometime. Invite your favorite people over and put on some of your favorite music and just dance. Don't even think about it, just dance. Like Holly Robinson, Sanaa Lathan, Chris Tucker, Bria Valente, and her handsome and gracious father, Tyler and Whitney did...just dance.

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Wow.  Sounds amazing.  Only thing missing is me....and 5,000 of my friends!   Thanks to the no-name reporter who sent this in.-DR.FB
25Nov
2008
5

Watch Now! Dr.FB’s Jam Of The Moment: Anthony Hamilton & David Banner “Cool”

"If you're cool / Then I'm cool / Then we're cool ...Quit your crying lady / We can conquer the world"

Hamilton's new album The Point Of It All hits stores on December 16th.-Dr.FB