Canadian funk legends ..." />Crack of Dawn Celebrate the Legends of Funk and Soul with ‘Ol Skool’ – The Hype Magazine

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Published on April 27th, 2019 | by Guest Editor


Crack of Dawn Celebrate the Legends of Funk and Soul with ‘Ol Skool’

“There’s nothing like that old school groove…”

Canadian funk legends Crack of Dawn are paying tribute to the legendary days of soul and some of the greatest singers to have graced the earth with their latest single ‘Ol Skool.’

With a glorious video featuring the sharpest of suits and the flashiest of cars and boats, this latest release proves that these soul legends are aging in style. ‘Ol Skool’ follows their breakout single, “Spotlight”, which is taken from the album of the same name.

“You got the OJs, the Commodores, sweet Mariah, Aretha, and Gladys, Earth Wind and Fire…”

Prior to this latest release the band had been out of the spotlight for a little while – as their various members performed in some of the most famous soul and reggae bands around… Guitarist and producer Carl Harvey has been lead-guitarist with Toots & the Maytals since their 1980 “Live at Hammersmith” album, sharing in their Grammy win in 2004. His work with Toots & the Maytals included world tour support slots with the likes of Rolling Stones and Santana. Also aboard is Rupert Harvey, founder of Canada’s most successful reggae band, Messenjah, not to mention, sax player, Alvin Jones; trombonist, Trevor Daley who has played with reggae behemoths, Third World; the Latin tones of trumpeter Alexis Baro; keyboardist Bela Hayman; drummer Carl Otway, percussionist Mark Daniels; bassist Charles Sinclair who has played with Al Green, and, not leastly, the generously-buttered soulful voice of Michael Dunston, an aural experience like dipping your head in whipped cream.

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