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

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Written By: Bobby Moon

Blogged By: Bobby Moon

Posted By: De De Tillman; Asian Celebrity Re-Blogger

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…

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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 – “Whatever Makes You Happy” {New Video}

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source:Spellbound – Bobby Moon, Paul Thomas

Media:Spellbound – Bobby Moon, Paul Thomas – Scott Feingerts,

Posted:Saturday November 22, 2014 @ 6:28 p.m PST

 

 

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Whatever Makes You Happy” from Spellbound’s latest CD ‘Iluminados’ (Selfish Recordings 2012) – This video was directed, filmed & edited by Scott Feingerts, sharing his particular vision of this upbeat song. Filmed in various locations all over Los Angeles between summer & fall of 2014.

 

 

 

 

Spellbound:  (Paul): The two of us have known each other since high
school. We started out way back in the 20th century, with a band called
Life After Death. After an intense year or so, Bobby convinced me that we
needed to do something more substantial musically, and polish up our
sound. We also realized that we probably would feel weird putting on black lipstick and ‘guyliner’ playing this hardcore Post-Punk style of music
when were were in our 40s! Still, it was a major decision to quit Life
After Death, as the band was trendy and gaining exposure, and there were
girls lining up at our doors practically every day!

Bobby was living his’Elvis’ fantasy at one point, with a buddy acting as doorman, ushering girls in and out of his bedroom: “One at a time , please,” – that sort of thing. Amazing as it all was, the band members had very different ideas as to our musical direction, and Bobby and I just loved Funk, R&B, Latin and World Music, and we started immersing ourselves in those scenes. The other guys got more into Hardcore and Techno. That’s how Spellbound started its long, sometimes-rewarding, often-painful Independent musical career.

We loved recording studios, so our first approach with Spellbound was to make a demo and shop for a major label – very typical. Many demos later, we had lots of songs, but no label. Eventually the decision was made to just put out our own album. It was a fairly big deal back then for an Indie band to have their own Compact Disc (oooh…aaaah..), so we generated enough heat to continue to the next album and the next, and on and on! Soon there was no turning back. Many excellent musicians and interesting characters have passed through the band over the past twenty years, but the nucleus of Spellbound has always been Bobby Moon and Paul Thomas. (Bobby): Yeah, and as far as the name Spellbound,
I remember we decided we wanted a name without any
heavy philosophical meanings…something to reflect
our change in direction.

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