The Progressive Underground Show 186 feat. CHANTE MOORE & TONY! TONI! TONE!

Chante Moore Music/TTT Music

This installment of The Progressive Underground features interviews with internationally-renowned soul songbird CHANTE MOORE and legendary R & B trio TONY! TONI! TONE! as Chris Campbell profiles the soul acts and dips into their respective music catalogs.  Also featured will be new music material from Chaos in the CBD, Princess Freesia, Marie Dahlstrom, Softglas, Jordan Rakei, Tom Misch and many more!

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Chanté Moore, the daughter of a minister, grew up on gospel music and albums by George Duke and Lee Ritenour, sometimes applying her lyrics to their music. Moore decided as a teenager that she wanted to become a singer after an inspirational performance in a high-school rendition of The Wiz. In addition to her writing and singing talents, she was a successful beauty pageant contestant. 

At the age of 22, she was discovered by producer and executive Louil Silas, who signed her to Silas Records, his MCA subsidiary. In 1992,Moore was featured on El DeBarge‘s Top 15 R&B single “You Know What I Like,” and she released Precious, her debut album. Propelled by the singles “Love’s Taken Over” and “It’s Alright,” it went gold. Three more albums for Silas/MCA, all of which either dented or flirted with the Top Ten of the R&B Albums chart, followed through 2000. 
Though she didn’t release any solo material for several years, she recorded a pair of albums — 2003’s Things That Lovers Do and 2006’s Uncovered/Covered — with her then husband, Kenny Lattimore. She followed those releases in 2008 with Love the Woman, issued on the Peak label. Three years later, she and Lattimore divorced. She then signed with the Shanachie label, where she released Moore Is More in 2013. Around the same time, she appeared in TV One’s R&B Divas spin-off R&B Divas LA.
Brothers Dwayne and Raphael Wiggins and cousin Timothy Christian have proven themselves durable guardians of the soul and funk tradition, while also infusing their music with enough contemporary devices to remain popular. 
This Oakland trio scored a number one R&B hit right out of the box in 1988 with “Little Walter,” a song that generated some criticism from gospel audiences for its use of the melody from “Wade in the Water.” 
But they’ve since been able to keep things going on their own, as their LPs, The Revival in 1990 and Sons of Soul in 1993, have also been enormously successful. Tony! Toni! Toné! released their fourth album, House of Music, in the fall of 1996.

When Raphael Saddiq went on to a solo career, other members of TTT have included Elijah Baker, Carl Wheeler, Randall Wiggins, and Amar Khalil, who is the current lead singer of the group, and Antron Haile

Song Artist Album
Significant Other Chaos in the CBD 12" single
One More Reason Marie Dahlstrom 12" single
Humid Softglas 12" single
Toko Jordan Rakei 12" single
Here I Come (Moods Remix) Izo FitzRoy 12" single
Life's Dancers (Floating Points Remix) The Invisible 12" single
Follow Tom Misch feat. Laura Misch Reverie
Crying for Love Manoo and Francois A Feat. Dyanna Fearon ‎ 12" single
Big Bounce Theory Jneiro Jarel Three Piece Puzzle
Ms. Urbane James Tillman 12" single
Workin Out Princess Freesia 12" single
Softly (Veda Nu Jazz Vocal Mix) Jaidene Veda Wanderlust
Girl The Internet Ego Death
Do It Do It Disco Myron and E 12" single
Please You Atjazz feat. Clyde 12" single
Song Artist Album
How Far Ego Ella May 12" single
Searchin' Chante Moore A Love Supreme
Love's Taken Over Chante Moore Precious
Blooming Flower Chante Moore This Moment Is Mine
Candlelight in You Chante Moore Precious
Wey U Chante Moore Waiting To Exhale (Original Soundtrack Album)
My Special Perfect One Chante Moore A Love Supreme
Cry Me A River Chante Moore Moore is More
Diary Alicia Keys feat. Tony! Toni! Tone! The Diary Of Alicia Keys
Just Me & You Tony! Toni! Tone! 12" single
Let's Get Down Tony! Toni! Tone! House of Music
Slow Wine Tony! Toni! Tone! Sons of Soul
Song Artist Album
What's Really Going On (Strange Fruit) Dwayne Wiggins Eyes Never Lie
It Never Rains (In Southern California) Tony! Toni! Tone! The Revival
Couldn't Keep It To Myself Tony! Toni! Tone! Sons of Soul
Anniversary Tony! Toni! Tone! Sons of Soul
I Got It Amp Fiddler & Dames Brown 12" single
Native Bush Trinidadian Deep Native Bush EP
Use the Force Jamiroquai Travelling Without Moving
Georgia Ave. Butcher Brown 12" single
That's the Way It Goes Swing Out Sister The Living Return
Time Flies Cro magnon feat. Steve Spacek II
War of the Heart Sade Promise
One Nation Under a Groove Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove
Pulse of the City Om'Mas Keith City Pulse
Inflight Wave Beat Spacek Modern Streets

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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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