Someone said recently that music label Stones Throw is to hip-hop what Blue Note Records is to jazz. And while that might be true, Stones Throw is definitely more than a hip-hop label; it's also home to a couple of outstanding young Soul singers. One is Aloe Blacc, who I've already written about here a couple of times. The other is Mayer Hawthorne, a nerdy-looking but highly talented singer from Michigan whose vocal style is a throwback to the pre-Motown R&B and Soul era of over 50 years ago. His latest single, "I Need You" is a bittersweet, midtempo love song that was originally recorded by '60s crooner Otis Leville. You can stream it by clicking the link below.
- "I Need You" (via stonesthrow.com)
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