Thursday, April 17, 2008

Brenton Wood

In my post on doo-wop I mentioned the great love Chicanos seem to have for that fine genre. Here's a bit more.

I'd never heard of Brenton Wood, who had a couple of hits in the Sixties and is still performing, but this is just great soul singing.

Here's some modern Chicano rap. I'm not sure Lil' Tweety's persona is always as decent as he makes out on this one - a doowop oldie remade into a tribute to woman, child and hard-working, God-fearing lover-man. Respectable rap for a family chap.


Anonymous said...

A friend of mine sings lines from one rapper that quotes Shakespeare. Wonder if it's the same chap.

Anonymous said...

Brenton Wood is a genius.
Go to this link - Brenton Wood on Soul Source - and listen to his 'Two Time Loser'.