Around a year ago my brother Bob sent me the record you see to your right. We both like a pretty wide diversity in music.
Jon Batiste was the band leader for a few years on the Stephen Colbert late show. He is a crazy talented musician. Jon has performed and recorded with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Willie Nelson! Talk about diverse!! He also went to school with Trombone Shorty in New Orleans. Trombone Shorty is featured on this record as well.
This record gets a lot of time on my turn table. It starts off putting me into a toe tapping great mood. Get's sultry, loud, quiet and filthy. From marching band cameos to just a grind of jazz and soul melodies.
I try to critique things in my own mind. There is nothing to critique in this body of work. It's creative, original and soulful as a mother fucker.
I implore you to travel to your record store and buy this record. I didn't know of this LP's existence. Thank you, Bob, for sharing and caring because now this sweet bastard is blaring.
One of the best parts of being a sound minded person is that you can make rational decisions. One of my favorite decisions is to go to the record store on my day off. It's 28 miles from door to door. I normally go with an open and amiable mind.
Walking into Fort Walton Vintage Record store is always a great feeling. Greeted immediately. Either Jamie, Tim or Nick try their best to accommodate the green people. The tunes are always on a level that makes you want to just get whatever is playing. I've done that 10 or 12 times. It maybe the only thing I get that day. I picked up Genesis once because Illegal Alien was on and I remembered loving that song. Later, I discovered the theme song to Hard Castle and MCKormick (from the 80's)was also on this album.
I have a discogs account. I sell music on there. I hardly ever buy it. Why? Because I get my local record store to do that. Tim makes a few bucks. He makes a sale, provides a service and makes a customer happy. Keeping the doors open to local record stores is part of the reason I am doing this site in the first place. Tim, the owner often ships to his regular military that have been relocated. I love being a happy customer as I'm sure you do.
If you are ever in the Destin/Ft. Walton beach area, you should stop in and make a new friend. Walk out happy like I do. Toting an armful of licorice pizza is my idea of an afternoon well spent. And you will probably have met a like minded record/music geek like me. That's a good thing!