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Mayer Hawthorne & the County – Live, Stones Throw

In celebration of Stones Throw Records 15-year anniversary, the label is hosting a series of shows with Stones Throw artists recording live, directly to vinyl, in front of an intimate audience at Capsule Labs studio/pressing plant. Each series is invite only to 100-150 lucky fans. The sets are recorded straight to vinyl LP in real time. No computers, tape, or digital gear are used in the recording. Side D is blank. Limited to only 500 units on vinyl!

The County is Topher Mohr – Guitar; Joe Abrams – Bass; Quincy McCrary – Keys; Quentin Joseph – Drums; Todd Simon – Trumpet; David Moyer – Saxophone.

Episode10 Soul

1. Mayer Hawthorne – I Need You, Stones Throw
2. HE3 Project – Just Like Magic, Family Groove
3. the Stars Beams – Disco Tromp, Trans Air
4. Herbie Hancock – Virtual Hornets, Columbia
5. Leroy Hutson – Feel the Spirit, Eastend
6. Curtis Mayfield – Move on Up, Buddah
7. Chico Hamilton – Homeward, Columbia
8. James Brown – Why I Treated So Bad, Polydor
9. Fred Wesley and the J.B.´S – Damn Right I´m Somebody, People
10. Johnny Hammond – Los Conquistadores Chocolates, Eastend
11. the Isley Brothers – Cold Bologna, TNeck
12. the Kay Gee´s – Wondering, Gang Records

Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer HawthorneMayer Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, and vividly remembers, as a child, driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul and jazz history the region provided. “Most of the best music ever made came out of Detroit,” claims the singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, who counts Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, Mike Terry, and Barry White among his influences, but draws the most inspiration from the music of Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, and the legendary songwriting and production trio of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland Jr. The “retro” tag is added to almost any contemporary work that sounds like it was originally recorded between 1966 and 1974, and Hawthorne, among the newest contributors to the genre, is aware of how trends come and go. After being introduced to Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf by mutual friend Noelle Scaggs of the Rebirth, even his current boss was skeptical. “He showed me two songs and I didn’t understand what I was listening to,” Wolf recalls. “I asked him if they were old songs that he did re-edits of – I couldn’t believe they were new songs and that he played all the instruments.” And after meeting in person, it was even harder for Wolf to believe that Hawthorne.



Mayer Hawthorne – I wish it would rain, Stones Throw

Mayer Hawthorne – One track mind, Stones Throw

Mayer Hawthorne – Green Eyed Love, Stones Throw

Mayer Hawthorne – When I Said Goodbye, Stones Throw

Mayer Hawthorne – I Need You, Stones Throw

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1. Stevie – Super Stich On, Killer Funk
2. the Jb´s – (It´s not the express) It´s the Jb´s Monaurail, Polydor
3. George Benson – the World is a ghetto, Warner Bros
4. Mayer Hawthorne – I wish it would rain, Stones Throw
5. the Fatback Band – Keep on steppin, Polydor
6. Mayer Hawthorne – One track mind, Stones Throw
7. Frank Mantis – Pick it up, Sonorama Records
8. James Brown & Jb´s – World of Soul, Polydor
9. First Choice – Doctor Love, Rams Horn
10. Riccio & LTJ – Good Vibe, Hidden History Recordings
11. Tina Fabrique – Alive with Love, Dureco Records
12. Eddie Kendricks – Keep on Truckin, Unknown

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