03.26.11 Ben Harper featured on song by Jamaica Rafael (available now at Amazon, iTunes, & cdbaby)

by kevin

Ben Harper featured on song by Jamaica Rafael (available now at Amazon, iTunes, & cdbaby)

An artist named Jamaica Rafael has released an album featuring "a cameo by Ben Harper singing and playing acoustic slide on a traditional folk song arranged as a duet by Jamaica and Ben called 'Just Kiss Me Once'" (quote is from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jamaicarafael) . The song is available at Amazon, iTunes, & cdbaby. Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TNC3WC/ref=dm_dp_trk10?ie=UTF8&qid=...

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/california-girl/id428131242

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jamaicarafael

Just Kiss Me Once (feat. Ben Harper)
Jamaica Rafael | Format: MP3 Download
From the Album California Girl
Original Release Date: March 29, 2011

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Ben plays a beautiful acoustic slide guitar solo at the end of the song that sounds like classic, old school, 'Welcome To The Cruel World' era Ben. I love this song!

I wasn't familiar with Jamaica Rafael, so I searched for a little info. Here are some links:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jamaica-Rafael/10770970517

http://www.myspace.com/jamaicarafael more»

03.23.11 'Give Till It's Gone' featured in Rolling Stone Spring Music Preview

by kevin

'Give Till It's Gone' featured in Rolling Stone Spring Music Preview

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/photos/spring-music-preview-lady-gaga-...

Ben Harper
Give Till It's Gone
5/17

After five records with various bands, for his 10th disc, Harper assembled a broad range of solo material, from acoustic ballads ("Feel Love") to feedback-tinged rave-ups ("Rock N' Roll Is Free"). He recorded the set last year at Jackson Browne's studio – Browne sings harmony on one track, and Ringo Starr, with whom Harper has recorded and toured, played drums on two more. "It's the most Beatles-sounding song I've ever done," Harper says of the trippy "Spilling Faith," "but it has an actual Beatle on it, so I have license!"

03.23.11 New Biography from Amazon has 'Give Till It's Gone' information including quotes from Ben

by kevin

New Biography from Amazon has 'Give Till It's Gone' information including quotes from Ben

http://www.amazon.com/Ben-Harper/e/B000APEERA/ref=ac_dpt_sa_bio

Ben Harper Biography from Amazon

"I've never made a record that was such a timeline," says Ben Harper of his new album, Give Till It's Gone. "It's a real extension of the last year and half in my life, and all these sounds are inspired by my experiences. It's as honest a musical statement as I could make."

The recent past has certainly seen Harper at a creative peak, juggling several high-profile, far-flung projects. Yet somewhere amidst all this activity, he found the time and the focus to write a new set of songs that represents the most personal and diverse collection in his career.

The first clue to his intentions can be found in the fact that Give Till It's Gone is credited simply to Ben Harper. "You can't tell which band is playing—it just sounds like me," he says. "I wanted to create a fresh sound that was also directly connected to the feel of everything I've ever done." more»