Mama's Cookin' | Let the Record Ride

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Let the Record Ride

by Mama's Cookin'

Let the Record Ride blends thought provoking lyrics with bass heavy jazz, world beats, blues and hip hop to create a completely original sound that you must hear now. This 2004 release is classic.
Genre: Rock: Jam-band
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1. The Call
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2. Let the Record Ride
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3. Just Cruise
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4. Hollywood
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5. Now Will Be Then
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6. Spirit
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7. Sweetness Leaves
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8. The Mission
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9. Get You Down
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10. Moribayasa/ Dun Dun Ba
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11. Funkani intro
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12. Funkani
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13. Mr. Continental (featuring Brian Jordan)
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Hittin The Note Magazine

The stew of Mama's Cookin' defies the band's Gunnison, Colorado origins. Mixing easy blues, ripe jazz, and given a swift stir of hip-hop style, the quartet brews an urban feel from the mountains with enough soul and swagger to change the preconceptions of a place known, more for bluegrass as for skiing. Teaming up in 2001, Zebuel Early (guitar, vocals), Todd Holway (keys, vocals), Steven Labella (bass) and Mike Adamo (drums) mashed up a variety of styles while immersed in Colorado's music scene. Since then, their velvety glide has coalesced, allowing the loose-lipped freestyle skills of Early to skim above a cushion of laid-back funk.

Mama's Cookin's debut release, Let the Record Ride, plays out as the title suggests: a spinning groove pierced only by the needle-sharp ability of each player. Wile tight, the band projects a carefree air to their seamless compositions. The title track is a metropolitan blues with a fuzzy texture, smoothly shifting from chord to chord, lazy yet fortified. "Hollywood" is propped up with a space jazz cane and a side-cocked cap, wile "Sweetness Leaves" bares emotions under a silky sheen. The track entitled "Mr. Continental" features guitarist Brian Jordan from Karl Denson's Tiny Universe on guitar.

For a group of mountain men, Mama's Cookin' defy their origins, brewing up something a little sweeter, a little easier, and little more polished with a well worn, urban rag.


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Erin Almeranti

an amazing creation - packaged with care and thought
The first song sold me and the rest thrilled me. This cd is a combination of funk, rock, jazz...a melding of many styles and served fresh everytime.

Taylor, Angel Fire

Can't Stop Jamming It
This is the CD that I can't get away from. Everytime that I look for a CD, no matter what mood that I'm feeling, I always end up with Let the Record Ride in my hand. Each song takes you on a different journey. I LOVE IT! You have got to hear it.


Funky, different, eclectic, brilliant!
Opens with a great song that puts you in a great mood. Styles vary from rock with a southern twang to jazz to old school funk. Awesome african drumming, distinctive vocals, never boring. BUY THIS CD! NOW!

Beav Wilderbee

Lots of diversity, every song has something to offer.
A beautifully crafted album that flows nicely and has a lot of diversity including jazz, hip-hop, delta blues, and west african music. Fortunately the many influences are blended subtly so the album is consistent. The songs are a mix of songwriting and instrumental prowess, I would almost say that they have created a new genre... Almost but not quite. They still remain true to all of the genres they draw from and make a point of doing their best to reach the audience.


best find of the year
wow, didn't know anything about this band, only found the cd on cdbaby while searching for brian jordan side projects. when i popped it in, i was completely blown away song after song, the little hairs on the back of my neck were standing up, i had goosebumps, i had completely forgotten about brian jordan by the time i got to the track he sat in on. amazing array of songs, all diverse, but all with that special "it" i love. the best record i've found in quite some time.


Amazing mixture, Mama's have captured the Colorado sound and created musical exc
After letting this record ride for the past few days I have to say that this album is absolutely on fire. The mixture of sounds and styles ensures that the listener is never bored. This isn't an album with one or two hot songs - no, this is a work of excellence that needs to be taken in full. Songs numbers 1, 9, and 10 are my personal favorites but all the rest have their own special place. Well done to the band and highly recommended to anyone looking for something new! Check it out!


Since Let the Record Ride came in the mail I have not taken it out of my player. I am spreading the word to all my friends. This CD is AMAZING, Love it!! Thanks Guys keep up the good work.

Beverly Lqangston

Loved it. I felt like I had gone back to the delta where i was a teenager
I first heard this record at Curtis Early's house and fell in love with it. Even though I have know Zeb all of his life, I didn't know how tatented he was. The music is awesome and the words really hit home. The group will be around along time with tatent like this.

The Audball

The "Get Your Groove On" CD!
This CD is a 100 steps up from House of Good Spirits! Each song blends a mix of Delta blues, jazz, funk and psychedelic rock that will groove the body down! So buy it and turn it UUUUUPPPPP!


Exquisite Listening
This CD is brilliant! My experience with this CD has been an enjoyable one each and every time! It has been everything I ever hoped for and much more! Thanks for the great tunes!
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