Various Artists Wheedle's Groove
- Words: Nick Follett
- Label: Light In The Attic
From the city that begat Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles comes a collection of funk and soul sure to put Oyster Shoals on the map. The ghost of Brother Ray can be felt in the themes of "Brighter Tomorrow," as can the crafted funk of Kool and the Gang in Broham's "Nothing In Common" and the dirty soul of Stax with Cookin' Bag's "This Is Me." The intensity of the performances, with ultra-heavy drumming and often percussive piano, compliments the subtlety and strength of the songwriting and lyrics of hope and optimism. The choice of covers is not surprising ("Hey Jude," "Cissy Strut"), but the versions are anything but ordinary. Funkier than Johnny Damon's swing.
- GearArtist Tips: Mister Saturday Night on the Importance of Building a Proper DJ Booth
- NewsWatch Ben UFO's RBMA Lecture
- FeatureGet Familiar: thePeople
- NewsThe Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Maya Jane Coles, Joy Orbison, Mister Saturday Night, and More
- MP3Wildildlife "Nervous Buzzing (Hours of Worship Remix)"
XLR8R Downloads Player