Big Sam's Funky Nation's fourth album, King of the Party, extends Big Sam's reign beyond the kingdom of Funk! This Hypersoul Records release embodies the full of life and celebratory attitude of band's hometown of New Orleans, and adds to it a funk-charged, rock n' roll, jazz and hip-hop infused vibe.
The title track and anthem, "King of the Party," declares that the party has arrived. The energetic drumming and gritty guitar work lay it down for Big Sam's funky trombone to blow you away as he flexes his musical muscle and takes on new musical territory. Big Sam wants you to dance, and sets out to do so with high energy and playful Parliament Funkadelic-inspired funk-rock jams like "Krunked Up" and "Rage On!"
The album takes a turn to a more soulfully-inspired groove with "Rock Yo Soul." A powerful drum intro, heavy guitar and bass lines underlie Big Sam's deep trombone in this funk-laden tribute to the classic rock gods such as Sabbath, Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones.
BSFN allows you to catch your breath with "Take 5," then pushes forward full-throttle with driving and upbeat rendition of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle." The straight BSFN party continues with horn heavy funk tracks "Big Ole Booty" and "Work It."
If you've ever seen BSFN live, you know exactly what Sam is talking about with "See Me Dance." The horn-heavy song swings into a bouncy beat and breaks it down to the nitty gritty-- Big Sam is a dancing machine and you'd better be ready to shake too it when you come to a live show.
King of the Party closes strong with "Dance Floor," an electronic funk track with lively vocals that could make a robot second line. King of the Party is full of pure musical energy andtranscends the confines of homegrown New Orleans funk to a momentous blend of funk, rock, R&B and jazz that will keep the party going all night.
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