Tuesday, September 8, 2009
THE BAMBOOS have received critical acclaim across the board from Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop publications for their previous Tru Thoughts album ‘Step It Up’. The Australian funk six piece are big funk collectors and inspired by artists such as The Meters, Mickey & the Soul Generation, Jimmy Smith and Reuben Wilson but have a contemporary Deep Funk sound too. ‘Rawville’ still embraces the deep raw organ based funk aesthetic of their album ‘Step It Up’, but it also embraces different flavors.
The album is half vocal based tunes and half instrumental. Vocals include those from label mate Alice Russell as well as vocalists Kylie Auldist, Tyra Hammond (Opens Souls), Fallon Williams and Ohmega Watts (Ubiquity).The Bamboos took a larger horn section into the studio for this album, so the horns are thicker and more experimental in terms if harmonies. You will hear influences from the J.B’s, Alice Clark, and early Kool & The Gang coming through on the horn arrangements.
Super fresh funk album...The Oz is holdin it down on the funk tip.
01. The Bamboos Theme
02. Bring It Home feat. Alice Russell
03. Get In The Scene feat. Ohmega Watts
04. The Witch
05. My Babay's Cheating (I Sure Got The Feeling) feat. Fallon Williams
06. I Don't Wanna Stop feat. Kylie Auldist
07. Head I The Clouds feat. Tyra Hammond
09. Rockin' It feat. Ohmega Watts
10. Pussy Footin'
12. Tongan Steel