What’s Old is New – there’s a plethora of new instrumental funk and soul coming out with that retro feel from the 60s and 70s and Sunday Afternoon from The True Loves is a great album in that mold. Ain’t nothin that gets FunkCity.net going more that some great horn work and without a doubt this is a horn-driven album. It’s a little bit of an unusual array with two trombones, a tenor sax and a baritone sax but it’s so effective at playing that deep funk with a heavy bottom.
The Seattle-based band is a mix of players from a number of different bands and includes Jimmy James and David McGraw of the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (DLO3). In fact, Seattle is a currently hot with funky bands including Polyrhythmics, The Dip, DLO3 and now these guys.
The closest comparison of The True Loves that comes to mind is The Menahan Street Band (MSB), the Daptone Records “house” band that shares some members with the Budos Band. MSB plays with that retro feel, and has some great soul and funk tunes like The True Loves.
On Sunday Afternoon, the band’s second album, every tune here is terrific with some real snap, crackle and pop.
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