MUSIC NEWS - Daryl Hall and alternative hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang celebrated a City of Brotherly Love reunion on the 56th and latest edition of Live from Daryl’s House as the Philly natives join in for a special seven-song set. The performance includes a special appearance by Frank Stallone, who first became friends with Daryl in the 60's and, like him, also sang in local doo-wop groups. The new episode of the award-winning web series and nationally syndicated program premieres July 15 at www.lfdh.com.
Daryl and Chiddy Bang perform versions of the Daryl Hall and John Oates songs “Fall in Philadelphia,” a Hall-penned original tune from the duo’s 1972 debut Whole Oats album, along with “(She) Got Me Bad,” featured on the album Do It for Love. Daryl and the group also perform songs off the Capitol Records album, Breakfast, including the singles “Mind Your Manners”, “Ray Charles,” "Talking to Myself” and “Opposite of Adults" from the duo's mixtape The Swelly Express.
Daryl and the guys were later joined by Stallone, who brought along his friend Chef Vito Marcello to cook meatballs, prepared from Frank’s mom’s recipe, before performing “Take You Back,” his hit
from brother Sylvester’s legendary Oscar winning film, Rocky.
The actor/singer was pumped to join his long time friend. "It was a career highlight to sing with my friend Daryl, who has always been at the top of my list as a singer-songwriter.”
"Playing music together with a legend like Daryl was definitely a moment Chiddy and I will not forget. And to cook together…damn!” enthused Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresin, one-half of the band with partner Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege. The two met while attending Drexel University in Philadelphia , releasing a series of popular mixtapes which spread virally on the Internet, starting with the 2009’s The Swelly Express which led to them getting signed by EMI U.K. ’s Parlophone label.
Chiddy Bang went on to tour extensively at colleges accross the USA and appeared at numerous music festivals like Lollapolooza, Austin City Limits, Bamboozle, Bonnaroo, Wireless, Glastonbury and Electric Forest. Their major label debut Breakfast was released this past February via iTunes. The first single, "Mind Your Manners," is also featured in the soundtrack for the EA Sports game Madden NFL 12 and was included on Now That’s What I Call Music! 39.
Daryl was delighted to play with his Philly home boys: “Like all good musicians from this town, these guys are steeped in all the right influences, from soul and R&B to hip-hop, with a style all their own. It was a lot of fun.”