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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Homespun: Funky Butt Brass Band, Cut the Body Loose

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 4:59 PM

In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviewed the Funky Butt Brass Band's album, Cut the Body Loose. He had this to say: 

The sextet transplants the New Orleans brass-band tradition to St. Louis on Cut the Body Loose, but the group's love for the NOLA-bred music is far from slavish devotion. In fact, it's safe to say that the Funky Butt Brass Band uses the New Orleans brass tradition as a base and then builds off of it. "If You Love Me Like You Say" is a heartfelt soul number in the Stax Records tradition, while the slide guitar gives a country & Western flair to the taxpayer's lament on "Hey Yeah." With only four horn players, the band's sound isn't as thick and boisterous as it could be, but each instrumentalist adds his own flair. 

Read the rest here. The FBBB is holding its album-release shindig tomorrow night (July 24) at the Broadway Oyster Bar. It starts at 10 p.m., and expect it to go late. As in, post-2 a.m. late. Check out an MP3 below.

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