New Primitives

New Primitives

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Performing regularly in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, New Primitives work to explore popular music through high-energy Rhythm & Blues, Ska Reggae, Calypso and World Dance Music.

Biography

New Primitives was formed in 1999 by childhood friends Stanley Kipper and Chico Perez. Kipper and Perez are both Mid-western Rock and Country Hall of Fame members. They have won multiple music awards including four Minnesota Music Academy Awards for “Best Performance” and “Best Reggae/World Band.”

The band’s debut self-titled album, New Primitives, was a mix of inventive originals, “Wild Horses”, “Bring me Down”, “Kiss and Run” and refreshing covers of Johnny Cash’s "Ring of Fire" and The Young Bloods’ "Get Together.” The album hit the national charts and garnered coast-to-coast airplay.

Their latest project, American Nomad, was 4 years in the making. It was recorded at Snow Tracks in New Hope, OBT in Champlin and MMI in Edina. Special guests on the album include Erick Anderson from Atmosphere, Zack Lozier from Davina & The Vagabonds and Matt Darling from The Honeydogs. Primary songwriter, Stanley Kipper says this album differs from their first album in that they “took more time in the studio to get at what they were trying to do; it’s much more dramatic than the first. The performances are richer and funkier and the new vocal vibe with all of us singing changes makes the music deeper.” The album was featured in the December 2011 issue of Relix Magazine and "Must Be Love" was featured on the issue's CD sampler.

Their explosive live shows and passionate energy have earned them a loyal following whenever they perform at concerts, theaters, and colleges and universities across the nation. New Primitives is a juggernaut of multi cultural soul music that never fails to get a crowd on its feet, they have been knocking out crowds nationwide since 2003 and continue to explore their deepest musical roots!

Lyrics

Didn't I Tell You

Written By: Stanley Kipper

I told you girl to take a look, keep two eye's on your steez
That nice young thing's lovin, you been messin with
Will bring you to your knees
Just when you think you found everything...
He got honest eyes
He calls you up the telephone
He got a hand full of gimme and a mouth full of much obliged

Oh Oh Oh Didnt I Tell You
Oh Didnt I
Oh Oh Oh Didnt I tell You
I Sho Did Tell You Now

You said yourself
You couldn't take it for too long
Cause when you seen him everyday
Then your whole situation went wrong
Now look what he made you do
He put the spell some, some kind of spell on you now
I just have to sing it

Oh Oh Oh Didnt I Tell You
Oh Didnt I
Oh Oh Oh Didnt I tell You
I Sho Did Tell You Now

Yeah, its in the you walk
Mama its in the way you talk now
Whooo its in the way you move
Baby it's all up in your groove now

You said yourself you couldnt take it for too long
Cause when you seen him everyday
Then your whole situation went wrong
Now look what he made you do
You said yourself you dont believe it's you

Oh Oh Oh Didnt I Tell You
Oh Didnt I
Oh Oh Oh Didnt I tell You
I Sho Did Tell You Now

Must Be Love

Written By: Stanley Kipper

Didn't you say
That you were gonna love me
Until the sun comes up
Didn't you say
That you and me were gonna mix it up
Now I can't see
How we're ever gonna make till the morning comes
Cause it's you an me right now
Lets start the fun right now

No doubt about it
It must be love
No doubt about it
It must be love
No doubt about it
It must be love
No doubt about it
It must be love

A girl like you, you know you look so fine
Yes it's true baby, you can take my breath away
So I believe, I'm gonna have to keep you here by my side
Cause it's you and me right now
Tonight it's love

No doubt about it
It must be love
No doubt about it
It must be love
No doubt about it
It must be love
No doubt about it
It must be love

I must be crazy to love you like I do
Straight up loco, you must be crazy too
So I believe I'm gonna have to keep you here by my side
Cause it's you and me right now tonight it's love

No doubt about it
It must be love
No doubt about it
It must be love
No doubt about it
It must be love
No doubt about it
It must be love

Rogues Moon

Written By: James C. Johnson adapted by Stanley Kipper

Moon so bright you can almost feel it
Coming down like rain
Not a soul in sight, just a movin shadows
Then the sound like a distant train

Rogues Moon, Rogues Moon
Shine down
Rogues Moon Rogues Moon
Shine down

Rogues Moon,
A fleeting shadow, it's yours, I know your secret light
And I've known you ever since I was a baby
Out here cryin' in the night

Rogues Moon
Shine down
Rogues Moon
Shine down

Rogues Moon
Your love like fire, slowly creeps into my mind
No good luck charm or Gypsy magic is gonna help me
Bring you in this in time

Rogues Moon
Shinedown
Rogues Moon
Shine down, this what I know...

Sally Go Round The Roses

Written By: Spector Abnew

Sally go round the roses
Sally go round the roses
Roses they won't hurt you
Roses they won't hurt you
Sally don't you go, don't you go downtown
Sally don't you go, don't you go downtown
Saddest thing in the whole wide world
Is to see your baby with another girl (see your baby with another girl)

Sally go round the roses (Sally go round the roses)
Sally go round the roses (Sally go round the pretty roses)
They won't tell your secret (they wont tell your secret)
They won't tell your secret (no the roses won't tell your secret no)
Sally baby cry let your hair hang down
Sally baby cry let your hair hang down
The saddest thing in the whole wide world
Is to see your baby with another girl (see your baby with another girl)

Sally go round (Sally don't you go)
Round and around (let your hair hang down)
Sally go your round (yeah let your hang down)
Round and around
Saddest thing in the whole wide world
Is to see your baby with another girl (see your baby with another girl)

Sally go round the roses
Sally go round the roses (Sally go round the pretty roses)
Sally go round the roses
Sally go round the roses

What You Want To Hear

Written By: Jorge Calderon

You are so undemanding with your love so understanding
Well so am I
Through my blindness you have led me
Through my saddness you have kept me by your side
Always eager to protect me, always eager to live out our compromise
Sometimes I wonder what you're seeing through those American eyes

We are too big dreamers too huge prisoners of time
We share dreams of a million, while we're still paying last year's fines
When the morning comes a warning comes to wake us up and make us realize
That we two been so long together were starting to believe each other's lies

Yesterday I felt like dying, felt like flying off the canyon hills
Tried so hard to justify it I found my nerves weren't really made of steel
Now I know the joy of love is trying, tryin to make our world be somewhat real
Like a fool I sit now with you, telling you what you want to hear
Now I know the joy of loves is trying, tryin to make our world be somewhat real
Like a fool I sit now with you, telling you what you want to hear

No matter what you say and do, real love will see you through
No matter how you move, real love will see you through

Discography

"American Nomad" - 2012
1. Love Walks In
2. Didn't I Tell You
3. Must Be Love
4. Average
5. What You Want to Hear
6. Rogues Moon
7. Brand New Day
8. Love Is All I Need
9. Primative Road
10. Working Man
11. Give It All Away
12. Sally Go Round The Roses
13. Holding On To Yesterday
14. Cakewalkin West

"New Primitives" - 2003
1. American Town
2. Wild Horses
3. Bring Me Down
4. Kiss And Run
5. Sky Blue Cadillac
6. Peach Prelude
7. Get Together
8. Bangkok Elle
9. Ring of Fire
10. We Don't Look Back
11. Se Lo Que Soy