Dyke & The Blazers, one of very few funk bands that could stand next to James Brown & The JBs without
blushing too bad.Two and a half hours of smoking grooves that should be worth anybodys money. If you
love raw funk, and especially James Brown, you got to have this.
Hit Me Again, Two Times!
Gotta Gotta Have This!
Gotta Gotta Gotta Have This!!
The songs on both discs are presented in full length versions.
On Disc 2 Dyke Arlester is joined by musicians from The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, a supertight unit
that somebody once branded "stonerfunk". After listening to everything they recorded with Charles Wright,
it's not difficult to agree, they kind of had more of a rock n roll feel to their funk, but as The Blazers,
they serve the funk straight up.
The only thing you could hold against them is that the songs doesn't have a whole lot of variety, and Dyke
wasn't the greatest singer, but the man sounds cool, and it just goes to show that feeling and attitude
often carry more weight than ability.
Scratchy guitar riffs, fat horns, greasy organ and Dyke hollerin'!