Song of the Day: Greyboy Allstars – I’ve Got Reasons
The Greyboy Allstars released a new track I've Got Reasons from the forthcoming cover album Get A Job: Music From Original Broadcast Series Soul Dream.
The Greyboy Allstars have announced the April 1st release of Get a Job: Music from the Original Broadcast Series Soul Dream—the sixth studio recording to date by the quintet comprised by Karl Denson (saxophone, flute), Elgin Park (guitars), Aaron Redfield (drums), Chris Stillwell (bass) and Robert Walter (keys). To be issued via the band's own imprint, Knowledge Room Recordings, the album was captured live in the studio during The Greyboy Allstars' 2021 Soul Dream live-stream series on Nugs.net. The set notches up the band's own jazz-funk and boogaloo narrative by spotlighting ten unique, never-before-released covers that have become an integral part of their famed live performances for nearly three decades, including songs by Gil Scott-Heron, Gene Ammons and Burt Bacharach. The first single and its accompanying video, I've Got Reasons, a rendition of the rare-groove, deep-cut originally recorded by Mary Jane Hooper, is out today. Additionally, a 21-date Get A Job tour in support of the collection beginning this March has been announced.
Listen to The Greyboy Allstarsnew single I've Got Reasons, from the band's new album Get A Job: Music From Original Broadcast Series Soul Dream:
The covers come from the tradition of the artists we love and how they would grab the pop tunes of the day, most likely to broaden their listening base. George Benson, Grant Green, and Kenny Burrell all did Beatles and Bacharach tunes, continues band guitarist Elgin Park, of GBA's tapping of the tradition of savvy jazz legends exploring the then-expanding "fake book" of mid-20th-century pop songs. Also, everyone is coming with different levels of seriousness to the music at different times.
Watch below a video to The Greyboy Allstarsnew single I've Got Reasons, from the band's new album Get A Job: Music From Original Broadcast Series Soul Dream:
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