Hariet by Dangerfeel Newbies is a brilliant concept album inspired by the story of Mr. Dangerfield Newby, one of five African-Americans of the John Brown party. I love music that entertains, inspires as well as teaches listeners something of value. Dangerfeel Newbies is based out of Atlanta, GA and consists of Jamal Ahmad, (DJ) Mark Angel (DJ) and Darren Wagner (DJ, Keyboardist, Musician).
Hariet’s sound encompasses so many genres such as House, Soul, Funk, Jazz and a little Hip-Hop and it all flows together effortlessly. When Hariet opens with the smooth jazz feel of“Hariet’s Theme” and goes right into the groovin’, “You Make Me Something” featuring Lamaj, you know you are about to embark on a wonderful wave of music. Songs like, “Shine” featuring Mashan Da’Lyric, and “Swinging with the New Jacks” are so melodically refreshing and uplifting. They both either make you want to dance or nod your head to the rhythms in appreciation. The world renowned vocalist and jazz artist, Julie Dexter is also featured in “I’ve Got To Live My Life”. A lovely song about making a change, her voice and the track just take you away. It’s just beautiful.
If you haven’t heard of them yet or you have and haven’t had the chance to check this album out, please just do it. You will love this album. It should serve as a collector’s item for all of the real music heads out there. By the way, take the time to research the rich history of Mr. Dangerfield Newby and his story. This is a perfect example of music entertaining us and bringing somewhat obscure information about our history to the forefront. Check out Hariet and let them know what you think!
Dangerfeel Newbies, Hariet is now available on iTunes
Dangerfeel Newbies, “Shine”
Dangerfeel Newbies, “Always With Me”