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Muscle Shoals Horns – Born to Get Down (1976/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Muscle Shoals Horns – Born to Get Down (1976/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:59 minutes | 944 MB | Genre: R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Epic – Legacy

Born To Get Down is a 1976 album by Muscle Shoals Horns and the original releases became their debut album for Bang Records. Produced by Barry Beckett and backed by the cream of the Muscle Shoals studio talent, this set was a complete surprise. Who would have expected a horn-based outfit to debut with so much enthusiasm. The album was simply terrific and had they avoided the dreaded trap of disco banality as showcased on funky Ken Bell guitar riffs and the showcasing of Thompson’s flute playing. Breakdown found the group adding a rawer funky edge to their sound with a blazing Bell lead guitar solo and an extended Eades sax solo taking the spotlight. Showcasing Calloway on vocals, Where I’m Coming From was a slinky bluesy ballad with a surprisingly confrontational slice of social commentary. The slinky disco-tinged ballad, Who’s Gonna Love You was actually a disco song for people who didn’t like disco. As if you couldn’t tell from the title, ‘Bump De Bump You Boogie’ was a mindless slice of Kool and the Gang-styled dance music. Born To Get Down (Born To Mess Around) found the band diving into hardcore funk; Nice groove with some classic synthesizer flourishes and punchy horn charts.

01. Open Up Your Heart
02. Break Down
03. Where I’m Coming From
04. Hustle to the Music
05. Who’s Gonna Love You
06. Bump De Bump Yo Boodie
07. Born to Get Down (Born to Mess Around)
08. Get It Up
09. Give It to Me
10. Bump De Bump Yo Boodie (7″ Version)
11. Where I’m Coming From (7″ Version)


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