JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound —
Want More ... CD Bloodshot, 2011. Used ....
The second album from Chicago's great raw soul torch carriers JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – their debut for Bloodshot, and a record that's gonna catapult them to the forefront of the live soul scene, in the Chi and everywhere else! The group's proved over the past couple years, via ... read moreCD
Breaks, beats and funky drums from Bumps – aka Dan Bitney, John Herndon and John McEntire of Tortoise – a mightily thumping set that sounds very little like their much vaunted flagship operation – serving up raw, funky beatcraft all the way through! Tortoise has always worked ... read moreCD
A nice one from Nashville modern funk veterans Sky Hi – balancing hard grooving grit and emotionally resonant soulfulness on this great set for the increasingly impressive GED Soul label! The group has been kicking around the region for the better part of a decade leading up to this album, ... read moreCD
Funky grooves, psychedelic sitar, and mod Hammond organ – a magnificent blend that's every bit as dynamic as the image on the cover – served up as the long-awaited debut album from this cool European combo! The album's got a feel that's somewhere between 60s spy soundtracks and Brit ... read moreCD
Trombone Shorty continues to charismatically do away with genre definitions of all kinds as well as defying convential expectations New Orleans brass band jazz, soul or jazzy soul – he's been doing that for years and it's still his way on For True! Trombone Shorty is also B-3 Shorty, Drums ... read moreCD
For a few years, the folks at Desco have been putting out cool little limited edition funky 45s of material that's been recorded by some of the new generation of "super-heavy" funk artists. Those 45s were limited to 500 copies each, and just about every one of them is out of print now ... read moreCD