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Funk Ark, The / High Noon.
Album:High Noon. Collection:General
Artist:Funk Ark, The Added:02/2012
Label:Esl Music 

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Add Date:2012-03-31 Pull Date:2012-06-02 
Week Ending:13 May6 May22 Apr15 Apr8 Apr

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 06, 2021:The Songsmith Show (rebroadcast from May 11, 2012)
Funky Southern (Featuring Mustafa Akbar)
4.Nov 12, 2013:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
(1:59 p.m.) High Noon
2.Apr 09, 2014:Funk to Folk
5.Oct 01, 2013:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
Road To Coba
3.Feb 13, 2014:Sunshine . . . on a Full Moon Afterooon
Green Tree, Yellow Sky
6.Jul 02, 2013:Good Day Sunshine!

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-03-30 
Funk Ark – High Noon
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/30/12
Funk/Afro/Latin/Jazz from DC. Excellent musicianship and improvisation (which doesn’t get in the way of their sense of fun), and all very Afrobeat-FUNKY. Mostly instrumentals, except for track 7, which is outstanding.
1. 3:25 ***upbeat syncopated funk, swingy Afro-Cuban percussion. Groovy, grunty alto sax solo.
2. 6:05 **uptempo Latin percussion, chimes. Add instruments – the total package is very cool, but the chimes are a bit forward in the mix for my tastes. Dueling horn solos.
3. 6:30 ***bass and percussion intro, farfisa… Uptempo and upbeat, with vocal chorus. Almost salsa – very dance-oriented Latin feel. Guitar and farfisa solos.
4. 5:40 ***uptempo but relaxed, stuttering guitars and punchy horn line (don’t know how that adds up to “relaxed”, but hey…) Switches to higher energy midway through – almost Santana-esque guitar, then back to relaxed, almost dreamy vibe with chimes.
5. 6:01 ****slow and downbeat with a definite hint of wild west vibe. Still super swingy. Mondo cool, and gets cooler by the minute.
6. 4:57 ***bass and shakers intro, then midtempo laid back superfunk with lots of solos. Back to bass and shakers, punchy horns.
7. 5:39 *****bass intro, then relaxed and supercool FUNK. More of a Memphis-Nawlins vibe to this. Sashay! Male singing on this one – Southern soul cooking, no doubt.
8. 3:51 ****bass starts things going, syncopated uptempo romp, riding the snare, with killer horns, wild sax solo.
9. 5:18 ****cumbia! That was unexpectable. Downtempo, with sweet horn line, clavé. Nice lounge-exotica flute solo.
10. 3:28 *guitars intro, midtempo, relaxed, swingy. A bit smooth-jazzy. Almost a minute of slow fade at the end.

Track Listing
1.Chaga 6.Green Tree, Yellow Sky
2.Road To Coba 7.Funky Southern (Featuring Mustafa Akbar)
3.Hey Mamajo 8.419
4.Rinconito 9.El Rancho Motel
5.High Noon 10.Wayward Bill