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How Do You Do

Mayer HawthorneAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

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Mayer Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, and vividly remembers, as a child, driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul and jazz history the region provided. “Most of the best music ever made came out of Detroit,” claims the singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, who counts Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, Mike Terry, and ... Read more in Amazon's Mayer Hawthorne Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 11, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Republic
  • ASIN: B005HWUBZ0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,132 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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About the Artist

The "retro soul" tag is added to almost any contemporary work that sounds like it was originally recorded before 1980, and Mayer Hawthorne is aware of how trends come and go.

But, he says, he's not interested in taking it back to the "good old days," as much as he is in creating the "new good days." And to fans like producer Mark Ronson, who said, "I have no idea what this is, old or new, but it's fucking good!!!" upon first hearing Hawthorne's music, age ain't nothin' but a number.

On How Do You Do, his first major label effort for Universal Republic Records, Hawthorne proves that he is not part of a trend. The classic Motown sound that provided the blueprint for his self-produced independent debut, A Strange Arrangement, remains, but is joined on How Do You Do by music reminiscent of late 1960s California pop and the best work from the likes of Steely Dan and Chicago.

"Hawthorne emerges with a jaw-dropping collection of classic soul," RollingStone.com proclaimed upon hearing A Strange Arrangement, but with this latest release, the formula has been updated. The vocals are stronger, the music more varied and vibrant, but it's still Mayer Hawthorne. And the message is love.

Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, and vividly remembers, as a child, driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul and jazz history the region provided. "Most of the best music ever made came out of Detroit," claims the singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, who counts Smokey Robinson and famed songwriting trio Holland, Dozier, Holland among his influences, but also draws inspiration from Michael McDonald, Juan Atkins and J Dilla.

Hawthorne has produced and played instruments for much of his life, but never intended to become a singer. What he became, however, was a new school soul sensation, touring globally and earning accolades from Playboy, NPR and Entertainment Weekly. "He's an able singer...an arranger of astonishing precision," wrote the New York Times when Hawthorne first hit the scene.

On "The Walk," the first single from How Do You Do, Hawthorne plays a man scorned and content with saying "So long, you did me wrong" to the lady in his life. "A Long Time" is both a brilliant homage to Steely Dan's "Hey Nineteen" and a storied history of Hawthorne's beloved Detroit, followed by a duet - yes, duet - with the incomparable Snoop Dogg on "Can't Stop."

"It's Snoop like you've never heard him before," Hawthorne told Billboard.com before the two performed together at the South by Southwest music festival in March.

The rest of How Do You Do is a trip through generations and tales of love cherished and love lost. Songs like "Hooked," "You Called Me" and "You're Not Ready" are vintage fare, while "The News" and "No Strings" add a modern, 21st century flair to the proceedings. The album culminates in "Henny & Gingerale," an ode to the signature cocktail complete with the party banter and pulsating dance floor R&B of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."

Snoop Dogg once heralded Hawthorne as his new favorite artist, praise shared via Twitter by other stars such as Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and John Mayer. With the release of How Do You Do, such sentiment is sure to grow, just as Hawthorne himself continues to grow as an artist and performer. It was soul music from which he came, and those roots will never be left behind. But there is more to this artist than just soul music.

"A lot of my other influences are coming out on this record," Hawthorne told Billboard.com. "There are a lot of other genres that are blending in now.

"It's just turning into me."

Product Description

2011 album from the singer, songwriter, producer and DJ. The Retro Soul tag is added to almost any contemporary work that sounds like it was originally recorded before 1980, and Mayer Hawthorne is aware of how trends come and go. On How Do You Do, Hawthorne proves that he is not part of a trend. The classic Motown sound that provided the blueprint for his self-produced independent debut, A Strange Arrangement, remains, but is joined on How Do You Do by music reminiscent of late 1960s California pop and the best work from the likes of Steely Dan and Chicago. On this release, the formula has been updated. The vocals are stronger, the music more varied and vibrant, but it's still Mayer Hawthorne. And the message is love.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Groove! October 13, 2011
Format:Audio CD
I need to start this review with a confession for perspective's sake. I bought this album on the recommendations I read online of Mayer Hawthorne's strong melodies. Ordinarily, I would not have given an album in the soul/ R'nB genre much of a chance, but for some reason, this time I decided to go for it!

I am very happy I did, because what I discovered in Hawthorne's music is a great sense of melody, high quality production and some seriously catchy tunes. (I totally dig the feel of songs such as "A Long Time" and "Hooked") While he does not have the greatest voice ever, his style of singing is infectious enough to overlook that fact.

If I had to choose one word to describe the album it would be "groove". This album grooves from start to finish, from the low, grinding, greasy feel of "Can't Stop" through to the carefree pop/ soul of "Finally Falling". Hawthorne certainly has the ability to compose a great song, and I seriously doubt that talent like his will remain under the radar for much longer!

"How Do You Do" has taught me to not write off an album simply because it is part of a particular genre without first giving it a chance. I am now keen to check out Hawthorne's earlier releases, and I look forward to seeing where this very infectious album is going to take him.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MAYER, YOU'RE TWO FOR TWO October 16, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Happy days are here again! I loved his first CD A Strange Arrangement and this collection of songs is even better than the last. Unusual for a relatively unknown artist to have two incredible albums back to back, but Mayer Hawthorne has accomplished just that. Henny and Gingerale is, in my opinion, the best of the lot and he saves it for the very last. I love the short and sweet The News, what a great tune. Among the other standout tracks are Get To Know You, The Walk, No Strings just to name a few. Finally good music is back and if you love old sounding R&B with a new twist, this is THE MAN. What a great CD, thanks Mayer, I can always count on you for great music.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music December 1, 2011
By Rich
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We saw this group on Letterman and loved the song "walking" I took a chance on the album but was not expecting much as the music today is not for me. Yes I am over 60. My wife and I loved the entire album and have played it many times.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Several weeks ago while channel surfing I came across a most extraordinary musical talent performing on the PBS series "Live From The Artists Den". The artist was Mayer Hawthorne and the tune that caught my ear was "The Walk". I thought that Mayer's vocals were extraordinary and the background musicians exceptionally gifted. I had never heard of him. I stuck around for the balance of the show and shortly thereafter decided to order his latest disc "How Do You Do". It turns out to be an amazing album.

What most impresses me about "How Do You Do" is that Mayer Hawthorne a/k/a Anthony Mayer Cohen wrote every one of the dozen tunes on the disc. I was at a bit of a loss to categorize the specific genre of music I was listening to. I guess it can be best described as "retro soul". Although he currently resides in Los Angeles Hawthorne grew up in Michigan and has a great love for the "Northern Soul" sound that was so popular in the 1960's and 1970's. Mayer counts among his influences people like Isaac Hayes, Smokey Robinson, Barry White, Curtis Mayfield and the legendary Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland. I could listen to this guy all day. Not surprisingly, "The Walk" is still my favorite track but there are quite a few other numbers on this disc that caught my attention. I have always been a fan of catchy pop tunes and there is no shortage of them on "How Do You Do". I particularly enjoyed "Dreaming", "Finally Falling" and "Hooked" while "Stick Around" reminds mean of something that might have been written and sung by the great Smokey Robinson. Check it out! Unfortunately, you just don't hear stuff like this on the radio anymore. And for more of a funky sound check out Mayer's duet with Snoop Dogg called "Can't Stop".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Music, excellent quality! October 1, 2012
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
The music itself is brilliant and wonderful -- typical from Mayer who is a genius and a wonderful performer.

The only quib I had about this product was that the hole seemed jagged and coarse. Also, I did not like how there were 2 vinyls with 3 songs on each side. Seems very cumbersome to have to switch after only 3 songs.

Music: 5/5
Package or execution: 1/5
Price and Value: 5/5
Jamming to Mayer at night with a lover: 100/5

Pros:
+ Great value
+Beautiful music

Cons:
- Too few songs on each vinyl
- Hole in the middle was damaged and difficult
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Find! June 18, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I'll admit, I had never heard of Mayer Hawthorne until a recent episode of '90210' and he was performing "You Called Me". I was instantly hooked and had to go and download the album - and glad I did. His songs, vocals and melodies are AMAZING! After downloading 'How Do You Do', I went and purchased other songs. One of my favorites is a cover he does of Chromeo, "When The Night Falls" - great song! There are a few artists I listen to over and over again, but I can honestly say I listent to his songs pretty much on repeat because they are just that good. I can't wait until his next album and looking forward to seeing him on tour. I highly recommend this artist to anyone who enjoys good music!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good music, saw them open for One Republic. Its got a different twist which is great!
Published 26 days ago by Vertical
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Great music, a take back to classic Motown. Perfect for dancing and smooching. The honey loves it too. I'll buy more.
Published 1 month ago by Larry
5.0 out of 5 stars Blew my socks off!
If I didn't have the CD art, I would have never have guessed this guy to be Jewish & white. Throws down some amazing '60 & '70 Motown & Philly sounds. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Connor
5.0 out of 5 stars Purchased for my oldest son for Christmas!!
He loves "The Walk" and I ordered this CD, came so quickly. My son loves it!!! I love it. Great CD, glad I bought it for my son!!
Published 4 months ago by FloZmo
5.0 out of 5 stars The very surprising Mayer Hawthorne
If you have never heard of Mayer Hawthorne it is about time to find out who he is like I just did. He is a very talented young man who will certainly surprise you.
Published 4 months ago by JOSEPH JEDLICKA
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd!
This cd is great. Enjoy a modern Motown like sound. The tunes are all melodic, sing a long, dance a long. Catch Mayer Hawthorne in concert if you get the chance. Read more
Published 4 months ago by robert appelbaum
5.0 out of 5 stars HOW DO YOU DO
AS I WAS LOOKING THROUGH THE MP3 MUSIC, I NOTICED THIS SONG BY THIS GROUP. THIS IS ONE OF MY NEW FAVORITE MUSICIANS SO I HAD TO PURCHASE THIS. IT IS GREAT.
Published 5 months ago by Tab
3.0 out of 5 stars Alright
He does have a great voice and he has more of a classic R&B sound. I don't like as many songs as I was hoping, but my mom really likes the album because it has an oldies sound. Read more
Published 5 months ago by lmdhoward
5.0 out of 5 stars lookout mayer hawthorn fresh and new
one funky beat after another genius new school mix old school awsome. dancegrooves and soulful lyrics mayers my new fav artist
Published 5 months ago by darius draper
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
His music is so enjoyable to listen to. It puts me in a good mood and is great for long distance driving listening pleasure.
Published 6 months ago by nanawabbit
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