The Mighty Imperials - Thunder Chicken
New Orleans style raw ass funk. Heavy Gut Bucket Soul.
None of these distressingly talented musicians had yet reached the decrepit sum of 17 years at the time of these sessions, recorded in the now sadly defunct Desco Records studio, NY, just before 2000. Joined by former gospel singer Joseph "Who's the King" Henry for several tracks, and some juicy horns are added into the mix on occasion, but the majority of these 40 minutes are simply the sound of the preternaturally attuned foursome taking the instrumental cornerstones of funk and giving them a good workout via their own compositions.
Posted by wino at Saturday, October 07, 2006