Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Gumbo Brothers - Funky Freedom (2007)

Artist: The Gumbo Brothers
Title Of Album: Funky Freedom
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: The Gumbo Brothers
Genre: Funk / Jazz / Jam Band
Format: MP3
Bitrate: V2 VBR Kbps
Tracks: 13
Total Time: 52:53 min
Total Size: 78 MB


01. Funky Freedom
02. Dr. Kronic
03. Shakedown Street
04. Get Your Freak On
05. Burnin' Up
06. Gumbo Strut
07. People Say
08. Spyboy Groove
09. Feelin' Good
10. Booty Movin'
11. Do You
12. Sweet Drip
13. Lose Your Self

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Band Members:

Johann Stein - Guitar & Vocals,
Greg Sonnier - Bass Guitar & Vocals,
Jon McBride - Keyboards (Wurlitzer & Organ), Saxophone,
Marc Joseph - Drums & Percussion.

The Gumbo Brothers
Over the last seven years,The Gumbo Brothers have firmly rooted themselves in the eclectic artistic tradition of Venice Beach, California with weekly performances at various local venues and parties. Since 2003, they have been entertaining the Venice community with an annual Mardi Gras parade on the boardwalk including a traditional brass band, funky drum corps, stilt walkers, dancers and costumed bead-throwing revelers. The band's debut cd, Funky Freedom, was released in 2007. According to CDBaby, "This collection of swampy funk is deep in the pocket, right where it should be. The grooves are thick, the vocals are sparse and always add texture to the interplay between the musicians, and the vibes never get bogged down...The Gumbo Brothers say they're 'going to hit you with some ass-shakin' funk!' They got that right. Prepare yourself." It was followed up in 2008 by The Gumbo Brothers On Fire, a collection of original Mardi Gras songs.
Influences include: The Meters, Dr. John, War, Grant Green, Ivan “boogaloo” Joe Jones, James Brown, The Dirty Dozen, Galactic, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington. With over 300 shows behind them including notable appearances at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, The House of Blues in LA, and venues up and down the west coast, this Venice-based quartet is bringing their infectious, booty movin' bayou grooves to swamp-funk fans throughout the southland and beyond.

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