Greyboy Allstars - West Coast Boogaloo

The Greyboy Allstars were formed in San Diego in 1993 by DJ Greyboy and saxophonist Karl Denson (known for his work with Lenny Kravitz). Bringing on fellow members Elgin Park (guitar/vocals), Chris Stillwell (bass), Zak Najor (drums) and Robert Walter (keyboards), the group quickly became a West Coast underground sensation, blending acid jazz, '70s funk, swing and other groove-laden music to create artistic yet danceable compositions.

In 1995, The Greyboy Allstars teamed up with reknowned funk trombonist Fred Wesley to record their first album, West Coast Boogaloo. The group then recorded a live album in 1997. Their latest release, A Town Called Earth, was issued on their own Greyboy Records label in late 1997.

01. Soul Dream
02. Let the Music Take Your Mind
03. Fried Grease
04. Fire-Eater
05. Tenor Man
06. Miss Riverside
07. Gravee
08. The Browns at Home

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acidjazzy said...

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pw = friedgrease

Anonymous said...

Ohh, more more more.....

Oregarus said...

Hey acidjazzy.

Thanks for the heads-up on your blog. I like it.

The zip file for the Greyboy posting is missing track 4. Fire-Eater.

Again thanks for the acidjazz and good luck.


What is Acid Jazz?

Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music.

The compositions of groups such as The Brand New Heavies and Incognito often feature chord structures usually associated with Jazz music. The Heavies in particular were known in their early years for beginning their songs as catchy pop and rapidly steering them into jazz territory before "resolving" the composition and thus not losing any pop listeners but successfully "exposing" them to jazz elements in "baby steps".

The acid jazz "movement" is also seen as a "revival" of jazz-funk or jazz fusion or soul jazz by leading DJs such as Norman Jay or Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge, also known as "rare groove crate diggers".