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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Greyboy Allstars

I suppose this post can again be considered one about a retro-groove band, that is intent on bringing back the feeling of a time not too long ago. The Greyboy Allstars make delightful music that finds itself somewhere between funk, blues, and doo-wop. Kids-break out your clarinets and saxophones, bring the bassist along, don't forget the drummer, and don't even think about taking this trip without some funky guitars and vocals. I know, you'll need a pretty big car to bring all that along, but believe me, it's worth it.

Their newest album, What Happened to Television, doesn't really fit into any one genre--instead, it effortlessly floats from one to the next, doing considerable justice to each. Something that we here at CSV love is when you can tell that bands are having fun making their music. It's a sign that it means something to them, that they don't take themselves too seriously. And so, that's why What Happened to Television is so enjoyable. The smooth jazz tracks like "Left Coast Bungaloo" may not necessarily be the most original, but songs like "Pigeons Under Water" have got a pretty solid bassline that combine jazz and some keyboard funk that make for a good time. My personal favorites are "Give the Drummer Some More", which features a role playing game of sorts between the different instruments, and "How Glad I Am", which is a doo-woppy, delicious ditty that can only be described as incredibly cute.

So go and get What Happened to Television.
Listen to "How Glad I Am" (4.86/5)
Listen to "Give the Drummer Some More" (4.63/5)

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

been a fan of these guys for a while. this is definitely a solid effort. i think it may even be becoming my favorite album of theirs. by the way i like the name of you blog- if it means what i think it does than i'd have to say its one of my favorite songs off of the illinois album.

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Blogger Esteban Novillo said...

The best Smooth Jazz in Spanish: Las 1001 Musicas del Jazz. Check my radio show: http://las1001musicas.blogspot.com

4:08 AM  
Anonymous Milaz said...

I'm a HUGE fan of the GBA and I can't stop listening to this new album. From the James Brown-esque "Still Waiting" to the remake of Kiki Dee's "How Glad I Am" this CD is great from the first to the last songs. My faves are also "How Glad I Am" and "Give the Drummer Some More". It's also great to get DJ Greyboy back into the mix.

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