Live​.​.​. From RnR Hotel​-​DC

by Black Alley

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    Welcome back #teamblackalley.... We have a couple of extras for you guys when you purchase the whole album. Nothin' major - we just wanted to give a little bit more to show our appreciation. Please feel free to download our commemorative recap of the night of the album release concert and/or a nifty little flyer that'll link you to a free download of our single "SHAKE.STOP" which is cool since we didn't play it at the concert. That's all. Like we said, nothin' major. But like your Mom always reminded you, "It's the little things that count..."
    Enjoy... -Black Alley

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Complicated, Insanity, Black Alley presents... Happy / Runnin' Live MashUp, Recycle Bin Vol.1, Live... From RnR Hotel-DC, and SOUL.SWAGGER.ROCK.SNEAKERS.. , and , .

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One year ago to the day (3-18-12), two years of hard work, prayers, and whatever-it-takes fortitude came to a head on the stage of DC's Rock n Roll Hotel. Finally, our debut street album, SOUL. SWAGGER. ROCK. SNEAKERS. was here. It was real. Fans had a Black Alley CD to rock out to at home, or work, at the gym or in their cars...

The building was packed (literally sold out!). The atmosphere was electric. Menacing beats made love to meaningful words, while heads banged and asses shook! To put it simply - it was heaven!

That album release concert was a celebration. It was a love letter to our family, fans, and city. Note-by-note we were trying our best to say, "Thank you so much for all you have given us..." It was our way of paying homage to our homegrown heroes like Chuck Brown, Marvin Gaye, and Backyard, as well as other major influences like Erykah Badu, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, and Tina Turner. Simultaneously, we were signaling to ourselves and our supporters, THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING!

Josh on Bass (our fly ass bass player) once shared with the rest of the band that success is not about how many people you impress, but about how many people's hearts and lives you make an impression on! Honestly, that's always been our artist prayer - to make music that means something and cranks like shit at the same damn time! One year after the release of our debut album and album release concert, we want to share the magic of that night with the world. We want you to feel the energy. And we want to make sure you make plans to make the next one....

- Black Alley


released March 18, 2013

Special Thanks to...

Nicholas Ryan Gant aka Nick.Incredible; Don Demarco Myles aka Don; Columbus Wynn III aka Blue; Raheem DeVaughn aka The R&B-Hippie-NeoSoul-Rock Star; Beat Ya Feet Kings; DJ Jerome Baker III; Lachelle and Manny aka Twenty28 Public Relations; Apuje Kalu; Elisha McKinney aka Teapot; Myra T. Mathis aka Madame Myra; Y'anna Crawley aka Y'anni; Frank Marshall aka Frank Sirius aka Scooby; Claude McKay; Kenni Ford; Tinea Porter; Backie T. & Cool Kids Forever Films;Tony Keene and Justin McKay aka Starfleet Transportation; Jamil Boozer; Mike Tucker; Shelby Ebanks, Danzell Bussey; Rock n Roll Hotel, Jamil 'Face' Johnson aka PHASE Recording & Media... And everybody else who helped make 3-18-2012 a reality!

Most importantly, thanks to each and every one of our fans - it is our mission in life to keep rockin' just for you!

"Black Alley - Live... From Rock n Roll Hotel" - All rights reserved, (c) AlleyHouse Entertainment, LLC. Original songs on this compilation (c)2012 and 2013 AlleyHouse Entertainment, LLC. Manufactured and Marketed by AlleyHouse Entertainment, Washington, DC 20019. FBI Anti-Piracy Warning: Unauthorized copying is punishable under federal law. All rights reserved. (c) 2013 AlleyHouse Entertainment



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Black Alley Washington, D.C.

For more than 4 years now, Black Alley has been pushing the DC music scene to its rhythmic limits. Determined to create a unique musical elixir, Black Alley has taken the finest ingredients of funk, jazz, soul, rock, and go-go to create a sound all their own – they call it soul garage. So, listen with your heart and park your ears... Ladies and gents, welcome to Black Alley! ... more


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