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Plunky's autobiography, PLUNKY: Juju Jazz Funk & Oneness will be released June 20, 2016.
Plunky: Juju Jazz Funk & Oneness, is an overnight success story, 50 years in the making. It documents James Plunky Branch’s career in music and arts activism, and delivers his memoir as a straight forward recollection of anecdotes, journals, and photographs. An early proponent of Afro-jazz and funk, Plunky, with his group Oneness of Juju with their deep rare grooves and progressive political themes, received international critical acclaim.
Plunky: Juju Jazz Funk & Oneness is all about decades of transitions, completed circles, and momentous meetings. It is not a standard sex, drugs and rock & roll exposé; rather it is an insider’s look behind the scenes of the independent Black jazz and soul music business and Plunky’s philosophies and methodologies that allowed him to persevere and come out on top.
Special advance copies of the book for super fans are available now for $25 by special request only.
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Plunky & Oneness Release New EP single - "In The Mood"
N.A.M.E. Brand Records announces the February 2016 release of “In The Mood,” the latest EP single by the legendary jazz funk group Plunky & Oneness. Available on CD or download from CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, itunes.com, etc.
Smooth jazz saxophone can set just the right tone for intimacy so the Plunky & Oneness soulful sax version of “In The Mood,” should lead to lots of romance. This reprise of the Whispers’ hit song is a bit more subtle but just as suggestive as it is crooned by Plunky’s tenor sax and answered by the enticingly sexy vocals of his musical soul mate, Charlayne “Chyp” Green.
Written by Kenneth “Baby Face” Edmonds and Darryl Simmon, the song is a mellow mood setter; and Plunky’s saxophone version is a musical arrow in cupid’s Valentine’s quiver, or an invitation for warm cuddling on a cold winter’s night, or a mellow soundtrack for a blossoming springtime rendezvous. The song is perfect for getting lovers “in the mood…”
Plunky & Oneness' album NEVER TOO LATE now available. View the snippets video:
Plunky & Oneness announce the release of their new “Never Too Late” Maxi-single featuring go-go remixes of the song by DJ Dyn-O-Might. The CD single contains five special go-go beat versions of “Never Too Late” for R&B, hip-hop and jazz radio and club deejays. Produced by J. Plunky Branch and J. Fire Branch, the song is the first single from the Never Too Late album released earlier this year. The single uses a timeless, potent message and a strong go-go groove to get the dance floor jumping to inspire music lovers of all ages.
Check out the Go-Go Single Video:
Late - The Documentary (the 30 minute Producer's Cut Version)
“Never Too Late” is the title of the latest CD album by saxophonist J. Plunky Branch and his critically acclaimed funk jazz group, Plunky & Oneness. But it is also the title of the documentary film about Plunky’s 40th anniversary of performing and producing music in Richmond, VA. Here is the 30 minute Producer's cut version of the documentary