no doubt about it: parlor social’s big band cover of blackstreet’s “no diggity” is a winner

September 26, 2016

What happens when you take an R&B classic, add a horn section, the Inspector Gadget theme, and an impeccable jazz arrangement? 7 minutes of glorious, big band greatness. Parlor Social and Teddy Riley connect to bring new life to Blackstreet’s jam “No Diggity,” a song that has been kept alive in the contemporary conscious by the likes of everyone from Chet Faker to Ed Sheeran. Ric’key Pageot’s arrangement, buoyed by Teddy and lead vocalist Dessy Di Lauro’s alto, bring new life to the this nostalgic R&B hit. What a way to celebrate the fact that the 20th anniversary of its release is Friday! Stream the live performance below!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

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