Wednesday, October 22, 2008
GOING THE DISTANCE
Some of you may remember hearing the name of the Menahan Street Band last year when Jay-Z sampled one of their horn lines for his single "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)."
The Menahan Steet Band is led by Tommy Brenneck, guitarist of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Budos Band. Collaborating with his buddies from Antibalas, El Michels Affair, and Budos Band to complete the Menahan Street Band lineup, their LP Make The Road By Walking is named after a membership-based organization located around the corner from Menahan Street that promotes social and economic justice for the community through organizing, lawyering, and numerous forms of advocacy.
The album is full of hazy, rich afro-soul grooves and can't be recommended enough. Check out their version of "Going the Distance" (from the "Rocky" movies):