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Gizelle Smith and the Mighty Mocambos

Die Mocambos sind mit Sängerin noch besser. Seit sie mit Gizelle Smith zusammen arbeiten, haben sie auch mehr Erfolg. Ihre Single “Working Woman” ist ja ein großer Hit in der Funkszene gewesen, und wurde sogar später durch einen Kenny Dope Re-Edit geadelt. Nun haben Gizelle Smith & The Mighty Mocambos eine gesamtes Album vorgelegt.

Gizelle Smith & Mocambo now step up with a full-length album of bonafide sister funk.
In the days of digital recording and Pro Tools editing, they show true exception to modern techniques and create their highly regarded, unique and raw soul sound, by making use of simple dynamic microphones and reel-to-reel tape machines.
In a genre which is often littered with overused clichés of the past, the charismatic Gizelle Smith adds a lot of her own flavour rather than slavishly copying icons of bygone decades. The result is a refreshing alternative to post-millenium plastic pop without being a mere retro rip-off.

From the heavy and determined “Gonna Get You” to vulnerable, gospel-tinged laments such as “Coffee High”, the album is just as deeply rooted in the music from the golden era of soul as it is a modern masterpiece in its own right.
Blazing horns, soulful guitars, driving drums and basslines combined with Gizelle’s gripping and powerful voice all weave together to create a long player that is varied and coherent at the same time.


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