The Time, The Gap Band, P-Funk, inspired [him]while not just repeating the past.The group accomplish this mission on their aptly titled 2018 sixth full-length Songs in the Key of Funk, Volume 1. Spending just five days at The Parlor Recording Studio in New Orleans, Big Sams Funky Nation emerged from the studio with an album tailormade for singing, dancing, and, of course, partying.Were going to keep the funk alive, he affirms. This is just Volume 1. Its just the beginning.Stevie Wonder made one of my favorites: Songs in the Key of Life. I thought it would be hip to build on the title. Funk is life for me. Funk is everything. We all need some of it in our lives, so guess whos here to give it to you?Funk is served up piping hot on the first single Poke Chop. On the track, a simmering beat punctuated by seventies-style synths gives way to lively horns, handclaps, and howls. Merging bounce energy and jazz virtuosity, the call-and-response culminates on Big Sam chanting a hometown phrase, Show me what you got for a poke chop.Elsewhere, Buzzin shimmies from talkbox into swaggering clean guitars. Painting a vivid picture of hot and heavy love at first sight on the dance floor, the frontman croons, Girl, you got me buzzin.As much as Big Sams Funky Nation represents the beating heart of New Orleans, they ultimately do so for funk music as well.When you see us live or listen to our records, were all going to have a good time, he leaves off. Thats what funk is all about. Thats what New Orleans is all about. Thats what Big Sams Funky Nation is all about. If you come to a show, youre going to party. Thats what were here for. BIG SAMS FUNKY NATIONBig Sam Williams - trombone, lead vocalsDrew Da Phessah Baham - trumpet, vocalsJerry JBlakk Henderson bassKeenan Butta Cream McRae guitarAlfred Sgt Gutta Jordan drumsKendrick Marshall keys
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