Snowboy - Snowboy's Soul Spectacular

Killer jazz and soul work from Snowboy -- some overlooked sides that are easily some of the best grooves of his scene at the time! Snowboy first got his start as a Latin percussionist -- adding a lot of firey energy to the London jazz scene in the early Acid Jazz years -- but by the time of these recordings, he'd stretched out in his groove a bit more -- working under his own name, or with his MFOS combo, all in a mode that's overflowing with influences from 70s funk, soul, and club! The style here is quite different than the Snowboy you might know -- and the production is surprisingly wonderful, and very faithful to the older roots of these music -- just warm enough to get the groove right, but never too much so to sound commercial. Vocalists include Noel McKoy, Anna Ross, and Paul Taylor

1. Lucky Fellow (Featuring Noel McKoy)
2. Give Me The Sunshine (Featuring Noel McKoy)
3. Astralisation
4. Girl Overboard (Featuring Anna Ross)
5. Where Is The Love (Featuring Bob Battersby)
6. The New Avengers
7. Funky Djembe
8. Call For Bobby (Featuring Paul Taylor)
9. El Padrino
10. 24 For Betty Page
11. Jazzacuti
12. Where Love Lives (Featuring Anna Ross)
13. Where Is The Love (Reprise)

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acidjazzy said...

glen said...

Hey Joshua - thanks for dropping by my blog and glad you're feeling the mix, although after I looked through your blog I could see why it was up your alley :)

Just trawling through all your posts and links now, so much gold!

Thanks again for visiting me at

All the best,

Anonymous said...

:**: lovely this album! keep up the good work :**:

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".