I bet when you first saw the photo for this post you thought, who the hell is this child molesting, middle school swim substitute-teacher looking dude that Nexx is posting about now? Maybe not that exact thought, but I’m quite sure that I was close, right? Well, for your information this gentleman is not anything of the sort, but most would consider him a jazz legend. His name is Michael Franks (if you didn’t know already) and he was making music before I was born, but this is my dude! I am constantly playing his albums in the whip and around the house just because I never get tired of his stuff. His jazz vocals are nothing exceptional compared to many of the greats, but they are definitely catchy after a few listens.
Truthfully, I am not doing this post on M. Franks to turn the masses on to his music, because I’m guessing that many of my frequent visitors probably wouldn’t give his stuff a fair listen. I am doing this post to answer a question that I get asked over and over and over again! Every time someone in my presence hears this particular M. Franks song they always ask me about it. I’ve even gotten a few emails about this track as well.
So, today I am posting this song so that everyone can hear it and know what the title is. The song is a classic in my book and it is called “When Sly Calls (Don’t Touch That Phone)” and the song’s hook is addictive. After the first listen you just might find yourself singing the hook all day long literally? I suggest that you put ears on this joint if you've never heard it before...
"Yo, this is Sly man...call me right away, cuz I got some bad news for ya bruh!"