Just as the title suggests, the music turns up the listener’s energy level while delivering a slow laid back dance groove. BJ’s rich falsetto vocals are reminiscent of the Reverend Al Green.
At first, BJ seems to be begging some lover to keep turning him up, but the meaning becomes clear when he asks music to take him away. We realize that just as we are feeling taken away by the funky, bluesy instrumental, BJ also is being transported by the music.
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About the Curator, Caitlin Moss:
Drum set player and percussionist Caitlin Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has performed at such venues as the Skirball Center and the Ford Amphitheatre and has toured nationally and internationally, including performances in Mexico and Cuba, with Grammy-winning bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal. She performs and records in Los Angeles as a freelance musician and as a member of several original bands. Caitlin is also teaching drum set, percussion, piano, and music production classes at a youth arts center operated by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.