Rhapsody App for
Rhapsody International, Inc.
Here's Willy Moon by Willy Moon
Released: May 2013
Label: Cherrytree / Interscope
It says something about how far R&B has come that Here's Willy Moon is slotted "alternative." This is R&B: Moon offers fresh takes on not-obscure tunes by Little Willie John ("Shakin'') and Screamin' Jay Hawkins ("I Put a Spell on You," duh). But he also samples Wu-Tang on "Yeah Yeah" and Kanye not once but twice (the "uh-huhs" from "Power" for the James Brown reimagining "Get Up," and the somber backdrop of "Jesus Walks" for "Railroad Track"). What's alternative is the anachronistic part -- the compelling way Moon crisscrosses old tunes and new beats.
Dan Weiss

Latest albums by Willy Moon

Rhapsody app on your desktop or mobile device.

Listen to the songs you love. Anytime, anywhere.

14 day free trial, then just $9.99/month for Rhapsody Premier. View all plans