|Diplomats Of Solid Sound , The / Featuring The Diplomettes|
|Album:||Featuring The Diplomettes||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Diplomats Of Solid Sound , The||Added:||07/2008|
|Add Date:||2008-07-27||Pull Date:||2008-09-28|
|Week Ending:||28 Sep||21 Sep||14 Sep||7 Sep||31 Aug||24 Aug||17 Aug||10 Aug|
|1.||Mon, 07 Aug 17:||Farmer Flap-Jack|
|4.||Mon, 27 Jul 15:||The DJ Formerly Known as . . .|
Mix Tape: Alexis de Tocqueville Edition
|2.||Mon, 10 Apr 17:||Farmer Flap-Jack|
|5.||Mon, 29 Sep 14:||Farmer Flap-Jack|
|3.||Mon, 04 Jan 16:||Farmer Flap-Jack|
|6.||Mon, 10 Mar 14:||Farmer Flap-Jack|
The Diplomats of Solid Sound Featuring the Diplomettes|
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/24/08
Seriously tasty retro-funk from Iowa City. (!!) They seem to have simply absorbed the Stax catalog into their vital essences, and got funk they ain’t never even used yet! Particularly fine horn section, and the debut of a very soulful vocal trio (admittedly that’s what drew me to the record – “Diplomettes”? what’s not to love?)
No FCCs. All extremely good – just plunge right in!
1. ***midtempo funky instrumental strut – you can TASTE the funk, baby!
2. **funky march with deep-fried female vocals. “Sassy” works for this one, I think.
3. *very slow keyboard, then female harmonies, finally downtempo but funky and danceable groove, slinky sax.
4. **midtempo soul rave-up, great horns, few lyrics.
5. ***somewhat uptempo snaky lounge groove, fine soul vocals.
6. ***downtempo soul strut, great harmonies.
7. ***dowtenmpo, laid back superfly funk, smoky vocals. Wow!
8. **midtempo swingy groove, prominent organ (ooh, that sounds dirty!)
9. **midtempo strut, worthy cover of the Carla Thomas classic.
10. ***upbeat funky march, cool vocals, classic material.
11. ***uptempo skank version of track 3, bits of Jamaican talking, lots of funky energy.
|1.||Plenty Nasty||6.||Soul Connenction|
|2.||Come In My Kitchen||7.||Smokey Places|
|3.||Hurt Me So||8.||Lights Out|
|5.||Trouble Me||10.||In You're Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right)|
|11.||Hurt Me So (Lack Of Afro Remix)|