The little label that could returns once again with an all star line up of players for the new forty five from The Lewis Express. The players: George Cooper, Piano (Abstract Orchestra) Neil Innes, Bass (The Sorcerers, The Magnificent Tape Band, Tony Burkill), Sam Hobbs, Drums (Dread Supreme, Tony Burkill, Matthew Bourne) and Pete Williams, Percussion (The Sorcerers, The Magnificent Tape Band, Tony Burkill) have all played on released ATA Records before. So this one is basically a family affair, and the result is spectacular. “Clap Your Hands/ Stomp Your Feet” was recorded over two days and is one of those under the radar records that will be filling up dance floors by the DJs who venture out and dig deeper on sites such as Flea Market Funk (who have previously given shine to ATA Records five years ago). The A, “Clap Your Hands” was heavily influenced by bands like Ramsey Lewis and Young-Holt Unlimited’s soul jazz stylings meets the booagloo fire of Pete Terrace and Eddie Cano. A dancer for sure. The flip, ‘Stomp Your Feet” is a modern jazz swinger through and through, with a tough back beat coupled with electric piano, hand claps, and more. It’s got the right sound, a mid to late 1960’s Cadet era that can pack a dance floor in a heartbeat. These Leeds players really know how to groove, and ATA Records’ star is definitely on the rise with this release. Although, let’s be honest, it has been on the rise for a while. This release is a sterling example of what a label like ATA can do. They are as authentic as they come, and both tracks will be rocking the set for years to come.
Listen to the record below: