Friday, May 19, 2006

 

Something For The Week End

It's Friday and I've finished working for the week, the temperature is looking up it's starting to to reach the 30° mark. So how about some hot music for the week-end? They call themselves the Bo Keys, they are from Memphis and they sure sound like it. Their combined pedigree puts lesser bands to shame, as these boys have backed real legends; Rufus Thomas, Ike Turner, Al Green, Mar Keys, Blues Brothers, Isaac Hayes, it was indeed their guitarist who was responsible for the wha wha introduction to 'Shaft'. Back in '98 they got together and recorded an album at the legendary Royal Studios, thus the unimaginative title 'Royal Sessions'. It is all to obvious that titles are the last thing on their mind as they are more pre occupied with cooking up an infectiouss groove as in the hey day of their heroes/colleaguess at Stax. True it's not the most original of records, but just close your eyes and imagine you're in some smokey club on Beale Street, as I'm sure on stage they really do set the house on fire. So two tracks for you to tap your feet to this week-end the latin flavoured funk soul of 'Spanish Delight' and the Booker T meets Neville Brothers soul mumbo that is the albums closer 'Bling Bling'. Those of you that don't appreciate the sound of a Hammond B3 should desist! I've just checked out on Amazon and the album is still available, so there's no excuse download, listen, like and buy.
So that's it for this week, I'll be back on Monday in the mean time I'll be listening to some music and trying to put some order in my garden.

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