I have practically worn out my copies of "From Manhattan to Staten" and "The Urban Grooves," so as soon I heard that "Spread the Word" was being released I knew I had to have it right away. DTTB has released another masterpiece of jazz funk that will knock you right out of your shoes. The fellas have taken a slightly different turn in this effort, with all the tracks having a '70s feel to them (similar to those great musical scores from Blaxploitation movies like "Shaft," "Super Fly," "The Mack," and "Trouble Man"), but from the first note of the CD you will hypnotized and transported to a zone where you find yourself tapping your feet, swaying your body from side to side, and bobbing your head to the beat.
As usual for DTTB, this is a strong CD from beginning to end with not a filler to be found. After listening to "Spread the Word" for the 6th time (in 2 days) I'm having a hard time deciding what my favorite tracks are, but I especially like the grooves of "Keep on Keepin' on," "Sound as a Pound," "Righteous Reeds," "Downtown Shuffle," "The Lowdown (acid jazz legend Gota plays drums on this track)," and "Mighty, Mighty Fine."
I urge you to run--don't walk--and snap up this CD. It's excellent background music for a party, your stairmaster routine, driving around town, when you're toiling away at the office, anytime your spirit and mood needs lifting. "Spread the Word" provides a 61 minute cure for what ails you.