@@@ Jimi Cravity: Heaven EP (Sixstep records, 2016). Some electro pop rock gospel off the Apple Music front page. Heaven will bow to Jesus people, and there’s gonna be four on the floor when it all goes down. Imma peep one more for shits and giggles — I got nothing against the J Man, but keep your peanut butter out of my chocolate, you dig? This second tune Prada (The Luxury of Suffering) has taught me that the believers are down with some fat bass action just like the sinners.
@@@ The Milk: Favorite Worry (Wah Wah 45s, 2016) Some old school, part spy movie funk off the Apple Music soul/funk page. A relative of Al Green on the microphone. This first tune is pretty standard so let’s peep the second track. It’s a love song — Loneliness has Eyes. Oh yeah, this third track, No Interruptions has provided me with some interesting listening. Some fire to the band and a compelling arrangement.
@@@ Lettuce: Crush (Lettuce Records, 2016) A large ensemble rockin’ funk record also off the Apple Music soul/funk page. Big swaggering horn line mixed with some pushing drumming in this first track, The Force. Being the marketing wiz that I am if these guys could hook up with a soul band with tomato anywhere in their name that could be the tour of the year. Getting sponsorship, c’mon fuggedaboutit! Let’s peep more, no singer yet. Oh, they’re going more old school on this second track, Get Greasy, with some chicken peckin’ guitar and some fat drumming with some grizzy synth sauce accompaniment. Smells like this burger is vocalist free, oh yeah, sink your teeth in. Hard working drummer here, check him/her (or both genders, or none!) out.
YTD recordings listened to: 18
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 10
Not good music: 4
Honorable Mentions: 0
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