SOULSHAKER Vol.2Published on Mercoledì, 01 Giugno 2005
Real Funk, Soul & Groovy Club Soundz From Today's Scene
Get your dance-floor shoes ready as another long ride through the world’s groovy funk & soul club scene awaits you. Get started with The Voodoo Trombone Quartet and Lemon, quintessence of London’s legendary Club Montepulciano, here dealing with an overwhelming and breathtaking cocktail Latin “breakbeat” Boogaloo, followed by the similar "Kelvin Stardust", the opening track of Big Boss Man’s brand new second album “Winner”. Pass the hatchet baby!!! Let’s stay in the realm of groovy club soundz with "Gogo Sitar" by Germany’s Kahuna Kawentzmann, which already became a true underground hit thanks to the bootlegging of 7” by Jazzman Records, the same label that publishes the flaming Sharon Jackson and her Soul Destroyers. Blow your top! Quantic is among the leading figures of the new international club scene. “Don't joke with an Hungry Man" proves that this is a top class young talent, indeed in this case helped by the voice of the legendary Spanky Wilson! English band Speedometer deliver a preview taken from their second album “This is Speedometer vol.2”, which states all the je ne sais quoi of these Southeast boys. “Have You Got The Message”?!! The best of nowadays’ mod scene is embodied by Scottish band Boogaloo Investigators, by Italy’s LINK QUARTET, featured with the previously unreleased song "Sweet Little Apples", by American band DIPLOMATS OF SOLID SOUND and by the Nick Rossi Set, respectively dealing with "Loaf And Jug" and with the cover of "Foolkiller" by Mose Allison. Sharon Jones – who only just delivered a sold out performance at Camden’s Jazz Café - certainly doesn’t need to be introduced, as she is beyond question the number one lady of soul. "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In", which already became a classic of the northern soul scene thanks to the version by Betty Lavette, is an unreleased track that, at present, has been turning only on 7”. In order to remain within the classics, French band Slow Slushi Boys have no fear about a comparison with Ike Turner, just listen to their song “I Can't Believe What You Say”. And, what should we say about the hot Hammond-funk played by English band Sting Ray Davies & The Organites, a side project by Leight Gracie of Speedometer and Stoned Soul Picnic!!!???!! Wow!
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