Here's what Planet Ill said about the Leela James & Dwele July 9 performance at B.B. King in New York City...
She began her set with a “It’s a Mans Man’s Man’s World”, a soulful rock rendition of James Brown’s original while donning a black and white glove on her right hand as an ode to the late Michael Jackson. She then transitioned to one of her best-known records, a jazzed up “Good Time”.
After lecturing the crowd about not dancing and vibing with the music, Leela along with her back-up singers draped in red and black did a mini choreography routine to Rick James’ “Give It To Me Baby”, then grabbed a photographer in the front stage and pulled him up for a dance with the pint-sized chanteuse.
Dwele hit the stage to a collection of screaming women as he opened with “Body Rock” from his latest album, Sketches Of A Man (Koch). He then went into “How I Deal” a track he created in between albums, singing the all too familiar story of chasing the almighty dollar as those in the standing room area of BB Kings moved closer to the stage.
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