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Raphael Saadiq

We time travel to the past and future with master Raphael Saadiq, global music tastemaker.

Raphael Saadiq sings during the 2010 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Friday, July 2, 2010. (AP)

Raphael Saadiq sings during the 2010 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Friday, July 2, 2010. (AP)

Grammy-winning artist Raphael Saadiq grew up in love with Stevie Wonder, Chuck Berry, Little Walter, Sly Stone. Grabbed a guitar to stay centered in a tough life in Oakland. When the world zigged to hip hop, he zagged to “neo-soul” in “Tony! Toni! Toné!”

Instant Vintage was his first solo album – taking the past and making it sublimely new. Now he’s being called a massive influencer. You can hear it all around.

This hour, On Point: to the past and future, with Raphael Saadiq.

-Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Raphael Saadiq, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Time Magazine just named him one of the 100 most influential people on earth.

Tim Riley, music critic and assistant professor at Emerson College. He’s editor of the “Riley Rock Index” website.

From Tom’s Reading List

Time “Raphael Saadiq has been on my radar since the first Tony! Toni! Toné! album, Who?”

Pop Dose “The name Raphael Saadiq still probably isn’t familiar to the average casual music fan, but that shouldn’t discount the fact that the Bay Area native has been perhaps the most consistent R&B singer/songwriter/producer of recent times”

Video: Stone Rollin’

Here’s the video from Stone Rollin’ from the album of the same name.

Video: Let’s Take a Walk

Here’s the video of Raphael Saadiq’s Let’s Take a Walk from the album “The Way I See It.”

Video: The Hot Seat

Raphael Saadiq shares his favorite album, who he feels has the greatest voice of all time

Playlist

Heart Attack                   (Stone Rollin’, 2011)
Day Dreams (Stone Rollin’, 2011)
It Never Rains (In Southern California)(The Revival, 1990)
Go to Hell                    (Stone Rollin’, 2011)
Keep Marchin’             (The Way I See It, 2008)
Radio (Stone Rollin’, 2011)
Love of My Life (An Ode To Hip-Hop) (Eryka Badu, 2008)
Rumor Has It                   (21, 2012)
Never Give You Up (ft. Stevie Wonder) (The Way I See It, 2008)
Stone Rollin’ (Stone Rollin’, 2011)
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love (53rd Annual Grammy Awards)
The Answer (The Way I See It, 2008)
Love That Girl           (The Way I See It, 2008)
Just Don’t                (Stone Rollin’, 2011)
Good Man                  (Stone Rollin’, 2011

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