Tony! Toni! Toné!
|Genres:||Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Soundtrack Urban|
|Tags:||soul rnb new jack swing neo-soul neo soul 90s|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs lyrics wikidata wikipedia|
This swingbeat trio from Oakland, California, was formed by brothers Dwayne (14 February 1963, Oakland, California, USA; lead vocals, guitar) and Raphael Wiggins (b. Charlie Ray Wiggins, 14 May 1966, Oakland, California, USA; lead vocals/bass), and their cousin Timothy Christian (b. 10 December 1965, Oakland, California, USA; drums). They arrived with Little Walter in 1988, a US R&B number 1 hit, which combined the best traditions of soul with new age rap. The trio remained at their most successful when moving, unceremoniously, from tight, gospel-tinged harmonics to assured, laconic hip-hop, as on 1990s hit, It Never Rains In Southern California. Despite their high profile (notably as support on Janet Jacksons 1993 US tour), they still retained a sense of propriety and musical history. Christian played for his church when at home, while Raphael made his public debut at age seven playing bass with his fathers...