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December 9, 2011, 8:46 pm
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Jose James has a new album coming out  in 2012 “No beginning , No End” . His first single of the new album “Trouble” was released two months ago. But let’s face it … there is no better way to keep the buzz going than when you hit your fans up with some free downloadable modern classics.

I guess there is nothing more to add just start streaming …

September 1, 2011, 9:10 pm
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Damnnnn … have I stumbled upon something delicious you most definitely will enjoy.

Recorded and filmed in a warehouse space belowthe E1 London design studios AllSaints Spitalfields continue to bring you new music and exclusive content in the form of their widely acclaimed Basement Sessions project.

This time is it was Jose James turn and he performed two new tracks you can stream below. If you’ve seen the videos and you can get enough …click here and head over to



Fulgeance covers Jose James by strangefruitmusic
April 17, 2010, 12:20 pm
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The original is taken from José’s second album Blackmagic, here comes a version of “The Greater Good” produced by French beat honcho Fulgeance. On his soundcloud Fulgeance says he s returning with this song to his first like in music soulfull and jazzy. Hopefully he will keep making this returns. 

Jose James & Jef Neve – For All We Know by strangefruitmusic
April 11, 2010, 4:04 pm
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“This record is all about capturing the moment,” José James says of For All We Know, his upcoming Impulse! release.  The album, a collaboration between James and noted Belgian pianist Jef Neve, finds the charismatic young vocalist applying his warm, rich baritone to a sterling assortment of timeless jazz and pop standards.  The result is an eloquently spare, effortlessly expressive set, with James’ vivid performances and the intimate duo format lending new emotional depth to such beloved classics as “Tenderly,” “Body and Soul,” “Everyday I Have the Blues,” Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life” and George and Ira Gershwin’s “Embraceable You.”  (VerveMusicGroup)

We Can t wait for this one. The release date will be 11th of may 2010. (i tunes)

José James “I Want You” (Marvin Gaye) @ La Bellevilloise (Paris) LIVE by Noggy
March 29, 2010, 6:21 pm
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José James playing “I Want You” (Marvin Gaye) at la Bellevilloise in Paris on March 28, 2010. Jordana de Lovely (guest vocals), Richard Spaven (drums), Grant Windsor (keys), Neil Charles (bass).

Jose James – Code (Musicvideo) by Noggy
February 2, 2010, 7:56 pm
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Jose James talks about Black Magic by strangefruitmusic
January 22, 2010, 9:40 am
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Our countdown till the drop of Jose James’ Black Magic album started some time ago and while we’re waiting it doesn’t hurt to get some of the details. So from his lips to your ears!!

The Black Magic EP will be available for purchase in January on white vinyl featuring productions from Flying Lotus, Moodymann, DJ Mitsu The Beats and Taylor McFerrin a week before the full Black Magic album is released on the 1st of February 2010.

Related Post: Taylor Mc Ferrin and Jose James

Taylor Mc Ferrin and Jose James by strangefruitmusic
November 15, 2009, 10:13 pm
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The 22nd of November Taylor Mc Ferrin will be in Rotterdam at Rotown for the next edition of “Strange Fruit Live”. Some of our readers might have seen him a few years ago when we flew him in for one of our infamous parties. At that time his EP Broken Vibes had just been released and generated a great number of good reviews.

As you might already know Taylor has produced some tracks for Jose James new Album Black Magic due for release in January 2010. Apart from Taylor Mc Ferrin artists like Flying Lotus and DJ Mitsu the Beats have also been involved in the production of this Album.

Through our friends of we discovered this Taylor/Jose track. We are not sure if this one is going to make the Album. But we do know that we like what we’ve heard so far.

To hear the song “Love Conversation” just click here and you will be forwarded to the Loveonthebeat website.