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Dukakis People

Rank #11 US Kansas City, KS Indie / Alternative Soul / Rock
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Sounds Like: Living Colour, Fishbone, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Lenny Kravitz

Label: BVS Recording Corporation, Ltd.

Manager: Rasul Ree

Bio: The Dukakis People are an American alternative soul music band formed in 1990 in Kansas City, Kansas. The groups original line-up consisted of Rocky Jones Ree (multi-instrumentalist, vocals & chief songwriter) and DJ Frank "Todd" Tabron (drum programming and turntables, (from 1991 - 2001)). Th... See Full Bio

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“Dukakis People/ Good People/ (BVS) Remember Michael Dukakis? The former presidential candidate won't be throwing his hat into the ring for the 2000 election, but the Dukakis People have an excellent chance of winning over Missouri. The group's third album, Good People, contains a high-potency blend of styles, with jazzy intros leading into synthesizer-induced bliss while trunk-rattling bass pounds in the background. There's also plenty of emotion, with the haunting "Sad But Beautiful Dream" and the poignant dedication "My Dear Brother". Other highlights include the pulsing dance track "Word", and "Baal", which recreates the sublime sound of early Prince. "I'll Do Anything" provides the perfect example of this group's genius: a pulsing keyboard line gives way to a chorus that samples the vocal line 'I can't go for that'. First Dukakis, then Hall and Oates-- this trio has a way of making stiff white guys seem cool. Maybe Al Gore should give them a call.”
—  Andrew Miller, Pitch Weekly
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  • DJ Antonio (Artist) DJ Antonio
    I like your sounds, today I have enjoying your talented music, while enjoying the weather. Greetings DJA
  • Gibran The Sleeping Giant (Artist) Gibran The Sleeping ...
    Great music! Lovin that sort've quirky retro soul vibe. Cool sh--
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    Absolutely brill music and beautiful voice, a pleasure listening to heaven. RuthyB
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    Hey, just stopping by to have an other listen. Great tracks guys!
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    Licks got a good bite... I'm just letting them sink their teeth in!
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Q: How in the world did you come up with the name Dukakis People?
A: We were looking for a moniker that would be uncommon as well as something that you would google and it be the only thing that would pop up! But in actuality we we're fascinated by the double worded names of many of the groups we admired (Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, Parliament-Funkadelic, Prefab Sprout, etc.). So our original name started as Project 10-35, but when the band was revamped in 1988, Michael Dukakis was running for president and someone mentioned how you would refer to all the people who voted for Mr. Dukakis, so it seemed oddly enough! Plus it was just so silly nobody else would use it!!!

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