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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Menahan Street Band

Make The Road By Walking (Dunham 2008)

The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (Dave Guy, Homer Steinweiss, Fernando Velez, Bosco Mann), El Michels Affair (Leon Michels, Toby Pazner), Antibalas (Nick Movshon, Aaron Johnson) and The Budos Band (Mike Deller, Daniel Fodder), brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Amy Winehouse) to record hits in the bedroom of his Menahan St. apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. With influences reaching beyond the funk/soul/afrobeat architecture of their other projects into the more ethereal realms of Curtis Mayfield and Mulatu Astatke, the Menahan Street Band creates a unique new instrumental soul sound that is as raw as it is lush. Their debut album, Make the Road by Walking will be released on Dunham Records, Brenneck’s new imprint of Daptone Records, a joint venture devoted to bringing the Menahan Street sound from Brenneck’s bedroom out into the world. The album is marked by eerily quirky arrangements, featuring vibes, horns, piano, organ, percussion and even a strange bling sound that Brenneck creates by tuning and plucking the strings of his guitar on the wrong side of the bridge. However, it is not the textures themselves that make the new sound of Menahan Street so exciting, but rather the way the sounds are incorporated into the heavy rhythms and bold melodies of the compositions.


Tracklist:

01.) Make the Road by Walking
02.) Tired of Fighting
03.) Home Again!
04.) Montego Sunset
05.) Karina
06.) The Traitor
07.) The Contender
08.) Birds
09.) Esma
10.) Going the Distance


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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic ... many thanks for this one!

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Anonymous said...

Amazing album. You are wonderful! We seem to share nearly identical taste in music... so keep it coming. Thanks.

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Kevin said...

Hi there! I noticed that you had Sharon Jones on here as well as lots of other new funk. I posted a couple pictures and a review of the Sharon Jones Oregon Zoo show this summer. It was a fantastic live performance that will go down in history as one of my top ten best shows. You can find the review on my blog at this address:

http://eclectic-grooves.blogspot.com/2008/08/feedback-from-soul-sister-52.html

In addition to Sharon Jones, I have featured out-of print records from Howard Tate, Johnny Jenkins and Chubby Checker that can be found in the archives. I have already added you to my links. I would appreciate it if you would do the same.

Best, Kevin

http://eclectic-grooves.blgospot.com

xensma said...

i am very well surprised to find this one a few weeks after the official issue...thanks a lot for your very very nice blog!

Marceli said...

amazing album, simple one of the gratest productions of this year, maybe even better than new Matthew Herbert Big Band.
Many thanx

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