Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Quick Hits: Groovy Purple Fox, Para-Dox's Santa Song

When you think about San Francisco and music, people of a certain age (ahem) automatically drift to tie-dyed shirts and bell bottom jeans. Purple Fox and the Heebie-Jeebies do nothing to dispel this legend with the cover of their first CD, MY PURPLE FOX. However once you're inside, you learn that they're more about the funk. And there's even some vocoder on the title track.

Sounding very much like a West Coast version of AudraRox, Purple Fox raps "I Got Mad Style" with brassy horns and seems to love the concept of infinity, with two songs – "123 Infinity" and "I Love You, Infinity." There's a little Secret Agent 23 Skidoo in "Red Hot Lava" and the adjacent "Red Hot Hot Rod" will get your youngsters' dance engines revving.

There are 10 musicians credited with making the funktastic sounds of Purple Fox. But focal vocalist Josh Friedman is the main man (recorded in his studio). When you think of red and blue and white tinsel this holiday season, also think of a little tie-dye and some funky foxes.

MY PURPLE FOX is available from Purple Fox and the Heebie-Jeebies' website, Soundcloud, CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes.

Something's going on with Uncle Dox...  Just in time for the holidays, he's decided to re-write Camila Cabello's "Havana" for the Christmas holiday. In its place... behold "Santa Claus." The video is here for all the enjoy. And for all who enjoy, a happy holiday daze for you. You can also get Dox's music at Bandcamp.


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