Sunday, February 03, 2008

Kudos to the Budos

Ahhhh the funk. You can't beat a bit of the funk. I'm no funk soothsayer but I'm sensing a bit of a revival (before anyone says anything, yes I'm sure the funk never went away, but it's been a bit quiet of late...maybe it had a cold...albeit a funky one). Blame/thank Mark Ronson in part for his use of the Dap-Kings for much of Amy's Back to Black album perhaps. Whatever the reason, the funk is once more alive and well, not only in Birmingham's very own Anyone For Shark? but also, it seems, in a thriving New York based scene. Home to the aforementioned Dap-Kings and Miss Sharon Jones, appearing soon at The Yardbird(April 13th I think) - yet another cool looking local venue that I've not yet been to - and the frankly awesome Daptone Records, I've also come across these dudes...the Budos Band. Check out their My Space tracks. Damn that's some funky shit...

8 comments:

russl said...

That's really funny 'cos if someone had shouted all such as "HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE BARON?" suddenly and not given my panicing self any chance to think about my reply, the first thing I would have blurted out would have been "funk soothsayer".

The Baron said...

That's agreed then...from here on in I am The Baron - Funk Soothsayer. Now all I need is a costume...one of those Bootsy Collins numbers I think. I'll get my funky ass down to M&S and pick one of those mothers up...

Ken Davidson said...

You're not kidding anyone Baron, we all *know* you've already got that costume, I've seen you parading around in it ;)

Mrs B said...

The whole caboodle - the platforms, the afro and the glittery spandex! His Funky Soothsayer outfit for very special occasions!

Ken Davidson said...

I thought he wore it for work.

Mrs B said...

He does! Funky glittery spandex boxers under his jeans for work especially from M&S!

The Baron said...

You should see my diamond encrusted jockstrap...then again...

Ken Davidson said...

Enough, I've run out of Gaviscon.