BN.com Gift Guide

Got to Get Back!

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Scott Bomar, the bassist/auteur of this large, horn-enhanced, Memphis-based retro-soul band, is nothing if not steeped in authenticity. Along with Brooklyn's Dap-Kings and Nashville's Dynamites, he's referencing the tough soul sound of the '60s and '70s to create contemporary yet retro-inspired roots music clearly indebted to its forebears. Working out of Memphis gives him a leg up on the competition, since he can call in original musicians who are still active to give his project more legitimacy. That's what happens on this 2011 follow-up to the 2004 Bo-Keys debut by utilizing guitarist Charles "Skipp" Pitts (the man who played the distinctive wah-wah on the opening to ...
See more details below
CD (Digi-Pak)
$13.23
BN.com price
(Save 11%)$14.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (1) from $8.27   
  • New (1) from $8.27   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Scott Bomar, the bassist/auteur of this large, horn-enhanced, Memphis-based retro-soul band, is nothing if not steeped in authenticity. Along with Brooklyn's Dap-Kings and Nashville's Dynamites, he's referencing the tough soul sound of the '60s and '70s to create contemporary yet retro-inspired roots music clearly indebted to its forebears. Working out of Memphis gives him a leg up on the competition, since he can call in original musicians who are still active to give his project more legitimacy. That's what happens on this 2011 follow-up to the 2004 Bo-Keys debut by utilizing guitarist Charles "Skipp" Pitts (the man who played the distinctive wah-wah on the opening to "The Theme from Shaft"), drummer Howard Grimes (member of the legendary Hi Rhythm Section), and keyboardist Archie "Hubie" Turner (also from the Hi crew) to help create a second dose of sizzling Memphis soul just like they did it in the old days. Unlike the first disc, which was all instrumental, some veteran singers including Otis Clay and William Bell join this one to add their stamp to a handful of tracks. Most of the songs are written by Bomar, although in a few cases, particularly the "Green Onions" rewrite of "Jack and Ginger" where even the organ solo sounds like Booker T., the similarities to other tracks from the music's golden era are so obvious that he should consider sharing credit with the original songwriters. A six-piece horn section brings tight, tough brass to the arrangements, giving the blues of "Sundown on Beale" (a showcase for guitarist Pitts) real heft. Harpist/vocalist Charlie Musselwhite takes control of the midtempo "I'm Going Home," singing with his distinctive weatherbeaten voice and laying his electrified harmonica (which frustratingly fades out during a second solo) over the production. Pitts does his best Wolfman Jack growl, talking through "Work That Sucka" against his unique wah-wah lines and horn charts right out of Shaft. Clay tears it up, sounding like Wilson Pickett in his prime on "Got to Get Back (To My Baby)," the album's standout track and grittiest performance, which is reprised as "Pt. 2," showing what happened in the studio after part one faded out. While unlikely to appeal to those who aren't fans of Memphis music's golden age, the Bo-Keys' uncanny reproduction of all that is memorable about that genre makes this a terrific listen. It might even make listeners dig back and explore the previous work of its veteran guest stars, which would be just fine with Bomar.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2011
  • Label: Electraphonic
  • UPC: 600385211727
  • Catalog Number: 106
  • Sales rank: 72,012

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hi Roller (2:54)
  2. 2 Got To Get Back (To My Baby) (3:25)
  3. 3 Just Chillin' (3:31)
  4. 4 Catch This Teardrop (2:49)
  5. 5 Jack and Ginger (3:05)
  6. 6 Sundown On Beale (4:03)
  7. 7 Weak Spot (3:54)
  8. 8 90 Days Same As Cash (3:10)
  9. 9 I'm Going Home (3:55)
  10. 10 Cauley Flower (2:58)
  11. 11 Work That Sucker - Charles "Skip" Pitts (3:59)
  12. 12 Got To Get Back (To My Baby), Pt. 2 (2:15)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Bo-Keys Primary Artist
Ben Cauley Trumpet
Howard Grimes Percussion, Drums
Willie Hall Percussion, Drums
Floyd Newman Baritone Saxophone
Jim Spake Baritone Saxophone
Archie Turner Keyboards
Al Gamble Keyboards
John Gary Williams Background Vocals
Spencer Wiggins Background Vocals
Scott Bomar Bass, Percussion
Marc Franklin Trumpet
Kirk Smothers Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Derrick Williams Tenor Saxophone
Charles "Skip" Pitts Guitar
Technical Credits
Larry Nix Mastering
Adam Hill Engineer
Scott Bomar Producer, Engineer
Marc Franklin Horn Arrangements
Kevin Houston Engineer
Conley Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted July 4, 2011

    A modern Memphis soul classic!!

    In a world of ersatzes soul here we have the real deal, a record that literally drips the sweat of deep soul and the righteous grooves of classic Memphis soul. These are not the Dap-Kings, this is a band made up of real Memphis soul giants including Charles "Skip" Pitts, Howard Grimes, Willie Hall and Floyd Newman among others. Led by bassist Scott Bomar, The Bo-Keys are vets from Stax and Hi Records are not pretenders to the throne but the real kings of soul. The disk itself is a wonderful mixture of classic Memphis soul instrumentals ("Hi Roller" and "Just Chillin'"), funk ("Work That Sucker") and blues (I'm Going Home"). It features great vocal guest spots from the Stax master singer William Bell ("Weak Spot") and Hi Records Otis Clay ("Got to get Back to my Baby") and gospel/soul singer Percy Wiggins ("Catch this Teardrop"). The disk even has the Memphis blues tradition covered with a wonderful blues with harp master "Memphis" Charlie Musslewhite. If you have any love for traditional soul grooves do yourself a favor and get this fabulous CD IMMEDIATELY!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews