Levi’s Pioneer Sessions: Raphael Saadiq

With only a mere few more sessions left to come we are happy to present to you the very talented Raphael Saadiq performing a classic 70’s track by The Spinners.

Co-written by Stevie Wonder, the vintage track is certainly fitting for Saadiq’s own sound which is deeply rooted in soul and R&B (it’s also quite apropos that he wears sunglasses the entire video). “It’s A Shame” was laid down at L.A.’s Blakeslee Recording Studio and has to be one of our most favourite tracks yet so be sure and give it a good solid listen or two below!

Nas – “Hey Young World” by Slick Rick
The Swell Season – “Young Hearts Run Free” by Candi Staton
She & Him – “Fools Rush In” by Rick Nelson
The Dirty Projectors – “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” by Bob Dylan
Colbie Caillat – “Maria” by Blondie
The Shins – “Goodbye Girl” by Squeeze
Raphael Saadiq – “It’s A Shame” by The Spinners
Bomba Estereo – “Pump Up the Jam” by Technotronic
Jason Mraz – “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum
John Legend and the Roots – “Our Generation” by Ernie Hines