Now for something hip, tasty and free.
It’s a track by L.A. vocalist Joy Jones, an independent artist who combines electronic beats, old soul flow and an African diasporic sensibility (being that she is of Trinidadian descent and lived in England a couple of years).
Click here to hear her cover of Nina Simone’s “Be My Husband,” streaming on my Vox blog.
To download the FREE MP3, right-click this link (or, if you’re a Mac user, CTRL-click then hit “Save Link As...”).
Ms. Jones’s debut album, “Godchild,” is coming out in two weeks.
But she’s been doing her thing in Los Angeles for years. Embedded below is a 2003 in-studio radio interview with the great Garth Trinidad of KCRW.