Underappreciated Musician of Color #18: Tatum Jones

God and damn, y'all.  Why the hell aren't  these men more famous?  Like...seriously?  Can I get an explanation, please?

I first heard about these gents while researching Ming-Na Wen ages ago, but in all the years she was managing them, I'm disappointed they haven't gotten much further.  I mean, they've got actual talent, y'all.  And they are so in tune with one another.

 Formerly known as "At Last" (2002-2006), Tatum Jones is now three members strong (yep, that's a long ex list they've got) but these three, as you can hear, have their shit down, and they've got fans.  In the meantime, there's little info on them, which pisses me off (I mean, they were on America's Got Talent, for pygmy's sake) .  In part it's due to their former name - "At Last" is not an easy name to research, especially since most people think Etta James when you drop that shit.  Secondly, switching to a new name when the last name hadn't gone household yet was probably not the best route.

But you gotta love them nonetheless.


  1. I dug their accapella version of "Ain't No Sunshine." It was well done and I tend to be very hard on re-makes.

  2. I concur. I haven't enjoyed an a capella version of "Ain't No Sunshine" since Soul For Real's debut album.


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