This week Fiore Jam of the Day is presenting a music historical sample of hot contemporary jamz and their hot predecessors.
Today’s jam of the day comes from Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears. It goes without question that this band is the face of soul today. They arrive from all the best but with a completely original and often music historical tinge. Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears tribute th rawkus past of soul with their hard-hitting Austin stomp and mean hitting soulful spells. Any given song reminds one of Marvin Gaye, the Dap Kings, Elvis, James Brown, Janis Joplin, delta blues, punk, and the best of gospel but with a unique sound that easily represents some of the best of the genre to come out over the past decade plus.
Today we are exploring Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears early track titled “Bitch I love You.” Let’s face it, this jam is hot as hell and while it came out two years ago, I think it warrants a who sampled what jam of the day. The opening horns is a definite tribute to fellow Austin Diva, Janis Joplin’s “Cry Cry Baby” but also is reminiscent of the Beatles “Oh! Darling.” I think there are also strokes of James Brown and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Either way, this song kills and the Honeybears don’t fuck around. Go see them if you get a chance.
Here’s to Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears, their bad assery, music historical mindset, and their uncompromisingly soulful and hard hitting original sound.