Friday Funk – Kings Go Forth Twofer!

30 07 2010

Kings Go Forth’s album The Outsiders are Back is one of the most impressive debut albums of 2010, mixing a funky old homemade shed soul vibe with stirring arrangements, unique vocals and strong songs. It’s an album packed with party starters. We’ve been playing it for months chez SoulCuts and it’s so good we had to offer up two cuts for this week’s Friday Funk. The first being the album’s opener, One Day. This is some Curtis-styled hotness, indeed (vocalist Black Wolf even recorded at Curtom back in the day as part of the group, The Essentials)! Check out this live version and try not to move. I dare you!

The second cut is Don’t Take My Shadow, the lead single from the album, out now on Luaka Bop (go HERE to get some!). I’ve included the Tom Moulton mix here. Yep, Tom Moulton. You know it’s quality right. Get that damn groove on.

While other bands reviving that 70s funk sound tend to put too much emphasis on the groove and not enough on crafting great songs, KGF manage to deliver something both sincere and fresh in their 70s-tinged tunes, with a little extra magic sprinkled throughout, lifting their work above that of other artists tagged with the ‘retro’ stain. Get down!




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