Friday, June 10, 2011

Got to Get Back with The Bo-Keys!

The Memphis soul group The Bo-Keys have been going great guns since bassist Scott Bomar formed the group over ten years ago. Bomar's appreciation of the Stax/Volt and Hi sounds gave way to what must be a dream opportunity: to work regularly with some of the cream of the classic Memphis soul crop such as Hi Rhythm Section members Howard Grimes and Archie Turner, long-time Isaac Hayes guitarist and Stax sideman Charles "Skip" Pitts, and Ben Cauley, trumpeter for the legendary Bar-Kays. The Bo-Keys have a new album coming out on the Electraphonic label entitled "Got to Get Back," which drops on June 21. The group's first album achieved instant critical acclaim, and there's no reason why this one won't, either, especially since William Bell and Otis Clay grace some of the cuts!

If my remarks here aren't enough of an endorsement, here's a video covering the making of the album, which features interviews with Bomar, Grimes, Turner, Pitts and Clay. I gotta get "Got to Get Back!"

The Bo-Keys "Got to Get Back !" Mini Doc from Electraphonic Recording on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Brian said...

The what-Phonic label!!!?

Great band, but harrumph!

Brian Phillips
"The Electro, repeat Electro-Phonic Sound of Brian Phillips"