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Chuck Prophet: San Francisco Musical Treasure

Posted by Joe Goldmark, October 27, 2015 01:29pm | Post a Comment

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San Francisco rocker Chuck Prophet cut his musical teeth in the band Green On Red before embarking Chuck Prophet, Night Surferon a solo career in the early 1990s. Since then he’s recorded a dozen of his own unique albums. Although he’s had much critical success, he still flies pretty much under the radar as far as the masses are concerned. Luckily, he’s undeterred, and keeps releasing wonderful albums. He did have some commercial success when he scored a Top 40 hit a few years ago with “Summertime Thing,” a perfect summer anthem from his album No Other Love. His latest album Night Surfer is out now on Yep Roc.

Chuck’s songs are well written and hooky, and his production is clean and interesting. His lyrics are unusual and his “blue-eyed soul” vocals are strong and distinctive. We’re fortunate to have him in the local scene when he’s not touring the world. A shout out to Stephanie Finch, Chuck’s wife, who’s been a mainstay in the band on organ and vocals.
 

"Summertime Thing" – From No Other Love


"Just To See You Smile" – From The Age Of Miracles


"No Other Love" – From No Other Love


"Wish Me Luck" – From Night Surfer


"Ford Econoline" – From Night Surfer


"Summertime Thing" - live with Daryl Hall & Mutlu plus intros from Daryl’s Place

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