... till what, you may ask – Well, till my much-mentioned (but with good reason cos they're “Brill”, as we all say in the bistros of Beauchamp Place) – yes, till my chums, the brill Mamma Freedom release their acoustic album of songs selected from their two previous rocking/soul sounds albums “Preachers and Criminals”and “Voodoo Suite Sessions Vol 1”.
They've got some great fun videos on YouTube, too, of their live performances at, for example, London's Jazz Café. Sort of a video diary, don't you know, and some others of “behind the scenes” at recording takes of the “Voodoo Suite” sessions.
Now alas ... yes, alas, I must admit I don't feature in any of these, but I trust one can console oneself with the stellar sounds and the outstanding musicianship.
So I won't warble on ad-infin... - I'll just strongly suggest, and I am fairly confident of my ground here when I say these boys are the business. Oh yes indeed, in fact it was just listening to the strains of “Being Good” from the new acoustic album “Altered State” that put me in mind of this whole bally writing style I've got stuck in today.
So there we are – take my advice, come Sunday deploy the old plastic card number via the usual business and grab your copy of “Altered State” before they're all gone – yes indeed, you take it from Robertson, these chaps are quite the dernier cri, and as far as cris go they don't come much more dernier than them.
Disclaimer: The fact these boys are working on backing me up and, to a large extent “carrying me” through my latest musical effort has no bearing on the above ; although I must say, the swirling organ, the kicking drums, and the sublime trumpet by Mr Marsh on my “Stopped Making Plans” does incline one to recommend their sound rather highly – well that, and the fact that they are all great musicians, playing knockout funky soul/rock compositions.
~ Author of fiction