Sounds Like: Living Colour, Fishbone, Dukakis People, Lenny Kravitz, TV On The Radio
Label: BVS Recording Corporation, Ltd.
Manager: Rasul Ree
Bio: The Dukakis People are an American alternative soul, rock and avant garde funk 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...See Full Bio
“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.”