‘Neo-ragtime’ band Parlor Social -Dessy Di Lauro and Ric’key Pageot- have released the visuals for their cover of the classic ‘I Put A Spell On You’.
Jazz/Soul duo PARLOR SOCIAL cover Screamin' Jay Hawkins with their own special twist fusing elements of RnB, Blues, Pop, Jazz, and Hip Hop while still maintaining the hauntingly beautiful musicality of the original score.
I claim late gang on this one #Growns. Parlor Social dropped this gem off in the inbox and your boy hadn’t been to the Student Union all weekend. I think I might have still been celebrating Homecoming or something like that. Comprised of Dessy Di Lauro and Ric’key Pageot we’ve featured their great reworking of “No Diggity” with the one and only Teddy “Ready With the 1,2 Checka” Riley
Dessy Di Lauro and Ric’key Pageot- aka Parlor Social- are bursting back on the scene and staking their claim with the premiere of their take on an old classic.
Just in time for the holidays, the duo’s much-loved genre of speakeasy-soul is thrown for a loop in their latest cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkin’s “I Put a Spell on you”.
Dessy Di Lauro and Ric’key Pageot, now known as Parlor Social, releases its speakeasy/soul rendition of the Screaming Jay Hawkins’s classic ‘I Put A Spell On You’. It became such a crowd favorite at their live shows that their fans were requesting the duo to release it as a single. The song is finally released today, just in time for Halloween and you are all in for a treat.
Parlor Social has managed to bring new life to a song that has been covered by many incredible artists such as Nina Simone, Annie Lennox and Buddy Guy. While still paying homage to the signature horn riff from Jay Hawkins’s original version, singer Dessy Di Lauro truly makes the lyrics and melody her own with a breathtaking vocal performance as the band is led by producer/musician Ric’key Pageot’s squeezebox accordion. The track is also driven by a thumping kick drum, stabbing horns, and a melodic banjo, but the true icing on the cake here is the 20-piece orchestra led by none other than Dr. Benjamin Wright who is also known for his horn and string arrangement work on chart topping songs and albums such as Michael Jackson’s ‘Don’t Stop ‘til You get Enough’ and ‘Rock With You’; Outkast’s ‘The Love Below’; Raphael Saadiq’s ‘Instant Vintage’; Tony Toni Tone ‘It Never Rains in Southern California’ and ‘Anniversary’; Frank Ocean’s ‘Pink + White’ and countless of other artists spanning the last 40 years - check out Ric’key Pageot’s Spotify playlist for an extensive list of songs.
Hiring an entire orchestra comes with a price tag that exceeds most indie band’s budget but when there is a will there is a way. So with the help of an ongoing crowdfunding campaign, Dessy and Ric’key were able to fund the recording session for Benjamin Wright’s orchestra resulting in a stunning performance that takes their listeners on a musical journey.
If you would like to contribute to their ongoing crowdfunding campaign to help further finance the production of their music video for this single, please log on to gofundme.com/PutASpell They’ve got exclusive gifts and Madonna memorabilia draw prizes for donations of $5 and more. Campaign ends and winners will be announced on October 31st. Look out for Parlor Social’s new album in early 2018.
When you’re the performing husband and wife team of pianist Ric’key Pageot and Dessy Di Lauro, you make it work. And with Parlor Social, so far, so good, as the Montreal exports excel creating a hip-hop/ragtime sound that secured their place in the “Hot 100 Unsigned Live Artists and Bands in the USA”
When Dessy Di Lauro and Ric’key Pageot headlined at Montreal’s Diese Onze in February, they packed the intimate jazz club for their first homecoming show in four years.
The musical Pageot family was out in full force, sharing the stage with Dessy and Ric’key — renowned Montreal drummer Anthony, flutist Steve and their father, Fritz, on bass. “Before that night, I had played music with all of my brothers, but Diese Onze was the first time we played together in public,” Ric’key Pageot said.
#Growns now you know this is what we’re all about here at Grown Folks Music… this is truly bridging the gap! Check out this great chat the features Parlor Social (a dynamic duo – Dessy Di Lauro (vocals), Ric’key Pageot (keys) – that was voted one of 2014’s “Hot 100 Unsigned Live Artists and Bands in the USA” by the national trade Magazine, Music Connection) with none of other than one of the late 20th century’s maestros of music Teddy Riley!
Informative and inspirational, these are the stories that we pull from the past to insure that we can move our present forward.
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Co-produced by the legendary Teddy Riley, “No Diggity” was a massive hit for Blackstreet in the 90s. More recently, neo-ragtime duo Parlor Social teamed up with Riley to perform a version of the song live in Los Angeles, and, subsequently, the pair have been introduced to a whole new and global fan-base.
This is why the real music fan loves to see live shows. Yeah, you can go and listen to all that New Jack Swing created by the impresario of that sound, Teddy Riley for groups such as Guy, Wrecks ‘N Effect and Blackstreet. And sure, you can hear Dessy DiLauro bring back fond memories of Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savanah Band by recrafting that sound in her own image for the 21st Century.