The Progressive Underground Show 183 feat. JEFF CANADY

AMAC Records

On this weekend’s installment of The Progressive Underground, host Chris Campbell will interview noted producer/multi-instrumentalist Jeff Canady along with profiling works from his discography.  Canady is one of Detroit’s more prolific producers and has been garnering regional and national acclaim with his work producing acts such as David Myles, Lin Rountree and Larae Starr and performing with  international-renowned artists such as Michael Franks, Chante Moore, Kenny Lattimore, Rashaan Patterson, Rachelle Farrell and Peter White.

In addition to the interview, Campbell will delve into Canady’s discography to bump tracks from his albums “Expressions of Me” and “From Heart & Soul.”  Campbell will also bump tracks from artists such as Rhian Benson, Essence, Nia Andrews, The Cosmic Children, Azymuth, Octave One, Floating Points, Twilight Network and many more.  The action happens from 8-11 pm EST on 101.9 WDET.  


Born and raised in the city of Detroit, Jeff Canady began playing the drums at age four.  Because of his extraordinary talent, Jeff became the full time drummer at age seven at the church the attended.  At the youthful age of seventeen, Jeff co-founded a soulful jazz ensemble called Enchanted which secured weekly engagements and regular performances until the group disbanded to pursue other musical endeavors, but for Canaday, it was just the beginning.  

Over the years, Jeff has performed with Lin Rountree, Yancy, Karen Clark-Sheard, Evelyn Agee, Derrick Mylan, David Myles, Mark Mix and Lola Morales to name a few.  In addition to performing with these artists, Jeff has recorded and produced songs with David Myles, Lin Rountree and Larae Starr.  He has opened for numerous artists including Michael Franks, Chante Moore, Kenny Lattimore, Rashaan Patterson, Rachelle Farrell and Peter White.

While Jeff continues to perform locally and tour, he is prepared to release his debut CD titled “From Heart and Soul” this year…a CD that he has written and produced.  Once you have been captivated with his performance, you are sure to be amazed with the multiple levels of talent he displays on this powerful collection of music! 

The energy, sound, creative style and deliverance of Jeff’s performance captivate and hypnotize his audience, creating more fans with each drum beat.  As a talented performer, songwriter and producer, Jeff has been able to continue to develop his craft while working with some of the industry greats.

(Excerpted from AMAC Records web site)

Song Artist Album
Schiller Promenade IAMOBODI 12" single
Mellow Boris Blenn Berlin Future Lounge
Just a Touch (Jazz Element Mix) Essence (aka Wayne Gardiner) 12" single
Say How I Feel Rhian Benson Gold Coast
Grimm Rick Wade The Grimm World Of Tones
Notes on a History Nia Andrews Introducing Nia Andrews: Colours + Collaborations
Entro Senestre Rosegold 12" single
Talking About Love Nicholas Shoes Off EP
Deep Burnt Pepe Bradock Burning EP
Kayne, Rapping On Sunset The Cosmic Children 12" single
You Brought the Sunshine Elements Of Life feat. Lisa Fischer & Cindy Mizelle ‎ 12" single
House I Lived In Azymuth Telecommunications
Six O' Clock Blues Solange Sol-Angel And The Hadley St. Dreams
Blackwater (Full Strings Vocal Mix) Octave One 12" single
Silhouettes I, II, III Floating Points Elaenia
Song Artist Album
Harmony Atjazz feat. Dawn B Labfunk
Come Smoke My Herb Me'Shell Ndegeocello Comfort Woman
Daylight Twilight Network 12" single
Can't Wait Jeff Canady Jeff Canady Project
Couldn't Keep It to Myself Tony! Toni! Toné! Sons of Soul
The Freak Ugly Drums feat. Kalakuta Soul Band 12" single
Oopsy Daisy Cherokee I Love You...Me
Not Over You Jeff Canady Heart & Soul
Where Do We Go Sweet Coffee feat. Jackie Jones Face to Face
Mr. Mahogany Larae Starr 12" single
Fresh Girl Jeff Canady Heart & Soul
Baby Your Love Jeff Canady Heart & Soul
Song Artist Album
Out of the Blue Gene King feat. Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd 12" single
Herbal Scent Tom Browne Browne Sugar
You're Not the Only One Aya Strange Flower
Reality Adriana Evans Adriana Evans
In Loving Memory Moodymann Silentintroduction
This Feeling Miguel Migs feat. Andy Allo Dim Division
In Your Eyes BadBadNotGood feat. Charlotte Day Wilson IV
Celebration of Oggun (Trinidadiandeep Remix) Sunlightsquare 12" single
When the Morning Comes Alton Miller feat. Amp Fiddler 12" single
Rise Aandra 12" single
Don't Play Games Nite Funk Nite Funk
Talk About It Seek Journey Into Day
Messages from Dub (Mike Huckaby Remix) Dubbyman Dubtroit EP
Two to Tango Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn
Lullaby Evil Needle Reminisce

Image credit: WDET

About the Author

Chris Campbell

Host/Producer, The Progressive Underground

Host/journalist/DJ/producer with a deep interest in curating Detroit’s rich music scene and presenting it to the world-at-large.   Follow @cambeaux

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