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“Psst..Spellbound Has A New Album. Pass It On”

Written By: Bobby Moon

Blogged By: Bobby Moon

Posted By: De De Tillman

Media: Bobby Moon

Posted: Thursday October 8, 2015 @ 6:55 p.m PST

Photo published for Pase La Voz by Spellbound on iTunes

SPELLBOUND BLOG
The Korean front man of the funk and Latin groove band Spellbound, Bobby
Moon, has shared with me the new album “Pase La Voz”, which translates
from Spanish as “Pass It On“. The song was written and produced by
Spellbound founders Paul ’Pablo’ Thomas and Bobby Moon and is about the
human need to pass on our heritage from one generation to the next. It’s
in our genes..passing on musical traditions, artistic knowledge, crafts
and history.

The title song focuses on the passing of the drum culture of ancient
Africa, the different tribes, captured as slaves and scattered throughout
the New World. The musical beats secretly echoed the old traditions,
camouflaged in the new religions and traditions forced upon the African
peoples.  This “code” evolved into a musical entity all it’s own as
exemplified in Gospel, Jazz , Rhythm & Blues, and ultimately Rock and Hip
Hop in the U.S.

In Cuba, the coded African traditions lead to Afro, Bolero, Charanga, the
Conga, Contradanza, Donzon, Descarga, Guajira, Guaracha, the Mambo &
Son…the Spanish conquistadors being the main “exporters” in the African
slave trade.

But “Pase La Voz” took on a whole new meaning when Salsa legend Johnny
Polanco, whose last in-studio recording was on the title song.  He passed
away suddenly on June 2, 2015. He was a mentor for Spellbound and it’s
biggest supporter. Johnny Polanco, his music and his spirit, lives on in
Spellbound’s best album yet, “Pase La Voz.”

Spellbound

  HOLLYWOOD-APRIL 8, 2011

MY INTERVIEW WITH THE BAND “SPELLBOUND”

BY: De De Tillman

Photo Assistant By: La Tray

 

 

SPELLBOUND

 

It’s a pleasure to be able to interview the band “Spellbound” I’ve been in contact with the band for a long time and thanks to Musician Robert Watson who gave me a chance and granted me my first interview,  I got the courage to ask “Spellbound” If I could interview them and they said “YES”

HERE IS THE INTERVIEW WITH THE BAND “SPELLBOUND”

De De:  Where did you get the name Spellbound?


Spellbound:  Well we were originally called “The Spellbinding Sounds And Enchanted Rhythms Of Bobby Moon, Paul Thomas, And Assorted Guest Artists.’ Someone wisely suggested that we shorten it to just ‘Spellbound.’
De De:  How many members are in the band? What are the names of the members?

 

 

Spellbound:  Spellbound is based on the songs by Paul ‘Pablo’ Thomas and Bobby Moon. Throughout the history of Spellbound, we’ve performed anywhere from a duo all the way to a 10-piece band. Recently, we’ve been performing live as a quartet (4-piece). Also, in addition to Bobby and Pablo Spellbound has a revolving group of  musicians and guests which include:

Mike Daigeau (trombone); Candi Sosa (vocals and percussion); Johnny Polance (tres guitar); Art Webb (flute); Plas Johnson (sax); Mike Turre (sax); Asdru Sierra (trumpet); Roger Joseph Manning (keyboards); Mark Adams (vocal); Sonora (vocal); David LaFlamme (violins); Linda LaFlamme (vocal); Question Mark (vocal); Papo Rodriguez (percussion); Rudy Mangual (percussion); Manny Silvera (bass); Jack Gold (congas); Bartel Diks (percussion); Charo Salinas (vocal); Anthony Gil, Jr. (sax) and others..

De De:  Who plays instruments if any?


Spellbound:  In addition to those mentioned, Bobby Moon on vocals, percussion and some keyboards with Paul ‘Pablo’ Thomas on guitars and keyboards.
De De: Where is your hometown?

Spellbound: Los Angeles, California.

De De:  What material do you have out or currently working on?

Spellbound:  Our current album is ‘United Front’ (2010) and Funqueros (1999); Respete El Pasado/Respect The Past (2001); Tropicalifornia (2002); Spellbound Sampler: Assorted Spanglish Favorites (2003); Encantos (2005); Poolside Fiesta (2007); Brighter Days Ahead (2008).

6. Where can your fans find your music? What genre is your music?

Spellbound: The CDs mentioned above are all available on CD Baby (see: http://www.cdbaby.com/all/spellboundband)

 

Also, all the titles mentioned above can be downloaded on iTunes. Our music’s genre is Funk with Latin influences.

De De: Are you performing anywhere?

Spellbound:  Our next scheduled show is on Sat., July 2nd, 2011 at Buffalo Fire Dept. in Torrance, Ca. From 6-9pm. Check our website www.spellboundband.com as the performance date approaches for more info!

Thank you so much guys, It’s been a lot of fun interviewing you, good luck with the show,  your tours, most of all I wish a successful music career.

Spellbound: We thank you for the interest and the support.

De De: You are most welcome and thank you for this interview.

Spellbound: Keep in touch!

De De: I certainly shall.


The End:

Photo Credit/Courtesy By: SPELLBOUND