This morning we’ve got some exciting music out of Spain. The Sling Shots are a band who’s sound was born out of the love of artists such as Eddie Bo, Mickey and The Soul Generation, The Meters, and Syl Johnson, among others. This Barcelona seven piece has a soft spot for funky Jazz, warm Soul, and Deep Funk that goes a long way. They make music to dance to, a sound that gets you off of your feet and moving in ways you may not have known you could. Since 2008 they have been moving audiences from Barcelona to Lausanne and beyond. Their latest effort is a double sided banger on Rocafort Records, “Coffee Cold” b/w “She Ain’t Got No Soul”.
First of all, a band that dares to cover Galt MacDermot, and not something from his Hair compositions knows their stuff. They are confident enough to tackle this genius music, and to boot they put their own Latin Jazz Funk on it. “Coffee Cold” is a track that definitely falls into the unfuckablewith category as far as we are concerned here at Flea Market Funk. However, from the time I dropped the needle on this side of hot pie, it was a go all the way. Replacing the piano with the organ, this now upbeat version of the Galt classic comes correct with the horn section as well as slick back beats all the way through. With a Latin flair, The Sling Shots do this song justice. They take a downbeat song and not just make it their own, but create a whole different animal, while still giving a nod to Galt’s originals. Both original tunes (vocal and instrumental) are excellent, however, the instrumental is money for us here at FMF. The Sling Shots add a few shots of espresso to their version and won’t stop until that caffeine has worn off. If you’re a fan of upbeat, jazzy Funk with a Latin tinge (and the organ as well), you will love this record.
Check out The Sling Shots on the web.
Buy the record here.