Album: This Is… Speedometer Volumes 1 & 2 (Re-issue)
Label: Freestyle Records
Release date: February 28, 2011
Genre: Deep Funk, Jazz, Soul
Format: mp3, Quality: CBR 320 kbps
Originally released separately on the small, independent Blow It Hard label, and very hard to find, now in 2011 Freestyle Records is proud to announce the re-release of Speedometers debut and follow up album, available on one CD for the first time!
Back in 1999, The UK’s premier funk band started out as an instrumental quartet gigging in small clubs in the Southeast of England, paying homage to classic funk tunes by artists such as The Meters and The JB’s. The band soon expanded and writing original material, adding the highly regarded horn section and vocalists in 2001, which has enabled them to deliver the powerhouse deep funk sound they are renowned for.
In addition to their own albums, singles and live shows, Speedometer have backed many of the US funk & soul legends including Sir Joe Quarterman, Eddie Bo, Marva Whitney, Sharon Jones, James Bell of The Highlighters, Lee Fields, and funky jazz vibes man Billy Wooten. All these artists were blown away by Speedometer’s authentic, original soul-funk sound.
This Is Speedometer 1 & 2 also boasts brand new artwork and sleeve notes from the band founding member and leader Leigh Gracie and DJ, producer, author and of course, star percussionist Snowboy, as well as a selection of sleeves, gig flyers and live photos that illustrate Speedometers development over the past decade.
From the gritty funk instrumentals like Monkey Stick, the punchy latin grooves Return To Palmetto through to the 60’s style soul ballad You Got Me Started, it’s all here on one handy 22 track fully remastered album, This Is Speedometer Vol 1 & 2 is the perfect retrospective collection from one of the greatest funk outfits of the last decade.
1. Monkey Stick (3:17)
2. You Know You Can (Just Do It) (3:38)
3. Wait Up (3:33)
4. Just Keep On (Doin The Do) (3:10)
5. Mullet (2:54)
6. It’s Our Turn (3:19)
7. What Am I Gonna Do? (3:47)
8. All I Ever Need (3:22)
9. Episode in Palmetto (3:15)
10. The Best You Can (3:57)
11. Growbag (2:55)
12. At the Speakeasy (3:17)
13. Have You Got the Message (2:58)
14. Dapper Dan (3:24)
15. Speedtrap (3:11)
16. Work It Out (3:04)
17. You Got Me Started (3:58)
18. Foot & Mouth (3:14)
19. Return to Palmetto (3:26)
20. Power Generation (3:51)
21. City Strut (2:59)
22. Crew Cut (3:16)
Download: Speedometer – This Is… Speedometer Vol. 1 & 2 (2011)