Sherman’s Showcase Music Breakdown

Meet Sherman (Season 1, Episode 1)

Meet Sherman introduces Sherman McDaniels, host of Sherman’s Showcase. John Legend walks us through a history of The Showcase – from Sherman’s parentage, to the origin of the show, with highlights throughout the show’s run from 1972-present day.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (1:19 – 2:57)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“That Ain’t Right” (3:59 – 5:12)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Drop It Low (For Jesus)” (18:47 – 19:44)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
Written by Phonte Coleman, Diallo Riddle & Zuri Salahuddin
All Instruments by Zo!
Vocals by Zuri Salahuddin

“That Ain’t Right Again” (20:12 – 20:50)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

The Showcase Dancers (Season 1, Episode 2)

Host, Nigel Lythgoe introduces the dancers of Sherman’s Showcase and shares significant moments in the series, including marriages between dancers, dancer-based controversies, and the show’s only robotic dancer, the Funk-A-Tron 2000.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (1:19 – 2:57)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Time Loop” (14:23 – 16:51)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
Written by Phonte Coleman, Diallo Riddle
All Instruments by Zo!
Vocals by Ne-Yo

Behind The Charade (Season 1, Episode 3)

Host Morris Day, documents the rise, fall and rise of iconic pop star, Charade, from his discovery on Sherman’s Showcase through his historic 2007 comeback.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (0:50 – 1:44)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Vicki, Is The Water Warm Enough” (5:34 – 6:56) & (21:14 – 21:36)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
Vocals by Vic Mensa

Enemies (Season 1, Episode 4)

Sherman reflects on his many haters over the decades as we dig into the rivalries and feuds of The Showcase. Turns out, genuine friendship is a rare commodity in showbiz, especially if you’re talking about frenemies John Legend and Common.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (2013 Version) (0:38 – 1:35)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

The Ladies Of The Showcase (Season 1, Episode 5)

Host Mary J. Blige introduces just some of the female artists who used Sherman’s Showcase as a launchpad for their careers. Performances include an unusual rap battle, a black girl magic act, and a performance by Mary herself.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (2013 Version) (0:36 – 1:41)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Raise The Roof” (18:26 – 19:15)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Bresha Webb

“Louder Than Lies” (20:17 – 20:52) & (21:18 – 21:38)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Bresha Webb

July 8, 1995 (Season 1, Episode 6)

A very ’90s episode of “Sherman’s Showcase from July 8, 1995. Sherman’s producer called it “the single best episode in the history of the show.” Performers include Big Freddy Payne, a go-go band and a trailer for a movie about Montell Jordan.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (90’s Version) (1:06 – 1:52)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Runnin'” (3:52 – 5:20)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
Lead Vocals by Bashir Salahuddin

“The Black Kids in the White School (College Go-Go Song)” (8:59 – 10:18) & (21:18 – 21:36)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
Bass & Guitar by Zo!
Drums by Chris “Biscuit” Bynum
Percussion by Leroy “Boogie” Greer
Lead Mic by Phonte

“This Is My Fantasy” (18:44 – 20:58)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Bresha Webb

White Music (Season 1, Episode 7)

An aging punk singer explores the many different white artists who have performed on “Sherman’s Showcase.” Sherman used his show as a platform to try and bridge the racial gap. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it was awkward.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (0:50 – 1:32)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Ray J’s Showcase (Season 1, Episode 8)

In the season finale, Sherman is shocked to find himself in a world turned upside down, where Ray J is the host of his Showcase. Sherman races to uncover what triggered this alternate universe and finds himself face-to-face with an unexpected foe.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (0:41 – 0:51)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Gauntlet Song” (1:26 – 2:28)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Time Loop” (11:59 – 15:26)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
Written by Phonte Coleman, Diallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin
All Instruments by Zo!
Vocals by Ne-Yo

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (2013 Version) (19:48 – 20:25)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“That Ain’t Right” (20:46 – 21:06)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Black History Month Spectacular (Episode 1)

Celebrate Black History Month as only Sherman can. Sherman and his dancers are back to shine a light on Black icons in a way that will make the annual February observance of Black History Month all his own… in June.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (0:20 – 0:37)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Lift Every Trap And Sing (2:14 – 2:56)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
Vocals by Bresha Webb & Bashir Sulahudden

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (2013 Version) (13:35 – 13:43)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Whoop De Kids (33:48 – 34:35)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Sing Me A Lullabye (39:26 – 40:03)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
Lead Vocals by Vic Mensa
Background Vocals by Phonte

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (44:33 – 44:50)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Zo! – “Smile” (feat. Devin Morrison)

“Smile” is available on:
Amazon
Apple Music/iTunes

Deezer
Google Play
Spotify

Tidal

Smile featuring Devin Morrison
(L. Ferguson, D. Morrison, P. Coleman)
Produced by Zo! and Phonte for Chapter 3hree, Verse 5ive Music/The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
All instruments: Zo!
All vocals: Devin Morrison

Mixing and Mastering: Chris Boerner
Chapter 3hree, Verse 5ive Music (BMI)/Project Orange (BMI)/Daddy’s New Bowtie (ASCAP)

Photo Credit: Toine Jameson
Design: Chris Charles

From Zo!’s forthcoming album, FourFront

Video: Chris Charles | Model: Zoya Yaseka

Zo! appears on “The Negro League” Podcast hosted by Preach Jacobs

This episode of TNL, Preach (@preachjacobs) talks to Zo! (1:48)(@zo3hree5ive)about his ‘Piano & A Microphone’ tour with Carmen Rodgers as they are set to hit Columbia, SC May 4th – cop tickets HERE. We talk about his first music placement and even his Detroit Lions.

Next we speak to the founder of At Shaun’s Table (@atshaunstable) Shaun Adams (44:21) as we talk about black authors, black business and what it means to create food with love and other black foolishness.

Intro music: Ski Beatz (@skibeatz) Sponsored by Mo’ Betta Soul clothing: mobettasoul.bigcartel.com Enter code “Negro” to save 10%. Wanna donate? Hit us: $MoBettaSoul

WATCH: Zo! – ‘Making SkyBreak’

Man.
It’s here… It’s HERE!!
The Making SkyBreak Documentary is now available.
A personal album deserves a very personal film, right? I LOVE the way Digifé was able to capture behind-the-scenes work for #SkyBreak, accurately depict the personalities of my folks who contributed to the album… We even got Momma Zo! and my sister (Sister Zo!? lol) to sit down for interviews. I really can’t begin to go into how extremely PROUD I am of this project. I’m absolutely appreciative of the work put in by Donnie, Eric, Raphael and Avery… I’m even MORE excited that everyone now has an opportunity to watch the finished product.

Making SkyBreak includes appearances from Phonte, Carmen Rodgers, Sy Smith, Joi, Waajeed, Shana Tucker, Tamisha Waden, Duane Powell, LaDarrel “Saxappeal” Johnson, Kristopher Crosby, Kamau Inaede, Aaron Abernathy, RoddyRod and Zana Smith (of Spectacles Detroit)

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Zo! + Carmen Rodgers – “Piano & A Microphone” Dates

Saturday, April 13, 2019 – PHILADELPHIA, PA
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Doors: 7p | Show: 8p
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Saturday, May 4, 2019 – COLUMBIA, SC
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Mo’ Betta Soul Loft Sessions
701 Whaley
701 Whaley St. – Loft 204
Columbia, SC 29201
Doors: 7p | Show: 8p
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Friday, June 7, 2019 – HANOVER, MD
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Capital Jazz presents Indie Soul/Jazz Festival
Live! Casino & Hotel
7002 Arundel Mills Cir #7777, Hanover, MD 21076
Show: 11p – 1:30a
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Thursday, August 1, 2019 – JERSEY CITY, NJ
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Berry Lane Park Live Music Concert Series
Berry Lane Park
1000 Garfield Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304
6:00 – 8:00p
FREE

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – DETROIT, MI
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Cliff Bell’s
2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Show: 9p
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AFROSEXYCOOL NYE with Zo! + Carmen Rodgers – December 31, 2018 in St. Louis, MO

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Monday, December 31, 2018 – ST. LOUIS, MO
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Afrosexycool New Year’s Eve
The .ZACK
3224 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103
Doors: 7p | Show: 7:30p
**Use Promo Code: ZOLIDAY for $5 off of your ticket purchase**
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