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Town Called Earth (+ Poster)
Greyboy Allstars
Town Called Earth (+ Poster)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

Although most people haphazardly toss them in the ever-growing acid-jazz bucket, reed player Karl Denson is quick to point out that his quintet plays boogaloo music. Popularized in the late 1960s by Pucho and Boogaloo Joe ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Greyboy Allstars
Title: Town Called Earth (+ Poster)
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Greyboy Records
Original Release Date: 6/10/1997
Release Date: 6/10/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Acid Jazz, Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Dance Pop, Funk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 702944000527

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Although most people haphazardly toss them in the ever-growing acid-jazz bucket, reed player Karl Denson is quick to point out that his quintet plays boogaloo music. Popularized in the late 1960s by Pucho and Boogaloo Joe Jones, boogaloo is a danceable funk-jazz-soul hybrid named after the popular jig of the period. The Greyboys borrow funk's urgent rhythms, jazz's sophisticated improvisation, and the polished, easy-flowing groove of soul. Their funk is not "nasty" as much as it is "tasty." They've also been wise enough to play with and learn from veteran soul-jazz men such as Melvin Sparks and Fred Wesley. (Wesley contributes particularly eloquent liner notes regarding the idea of "white boys playing Black Music.") These 10 creative originals include upbeat vamps, impressionistic free-funk, piano-driven blues workouts, and atmospheric mood pieces. --Marc Greilsamer

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Greyboy Allstars Tear it Up on "A Town Called Earth"
glenbags@hotmail.com | 07/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Karl Denson, former bandmate of Lenny Kravitz, has put together a band that is under-recognized and full of talent. These guys truly are all-stars on A Town Called Earth. Happy Friends (track 3), simply said, kicks butt. Listeners of this song know how much soul Mr. Denson brings to the table. The band is versitile, as they can slow things down like they did on the beautiful song, December's Bicycle. I highly advise anyone who enjoys quality jazz/funk to purchase this album. You'll be happy you got on the bus before The Greyboys become mainstream."
THE FUNKYEST BAND SINCE THE J.B.'s
glenbags@hotmail.com | 08/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I WAS TURNED ON TO THEM A YEAR AGO AND HAVE BEEN ADDICTED SINCE. IF YOU WANT A SOUL GROOVE TO MOVE YOUR BOOTY, THESE ARE YOUR BOYS! IF I COULD GIVE IT 10 STARS I WOULD. BUY THEIR STUFF! PEACE OUT."
FUNKADELIC soul-jazz for earthy ears
11/19/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These guys will take you straight into the 70's before you can even smile, and believe me you will smile! Smile, dance, and shake ya booty. "Quantico,VA" is one of the best jams I've heard in a long time. Giving each instrument it's own time to swing out on a groove. This alblum is just plain worth owning! "Turnip's Big Move" is another good jam with a hip-hop beat to move 'dem feet, but with horns soooo jazzalicious...put it this way I'm a allstars fan for life now that I bought this alblum. Pick it up ASAP and let the Earth move beneath your feet!"