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The Jive Turkeys / Press

“Organ funk from the midwest scene – raw, tightly grooving instrumentals and the first full length release from Ohio's Jive Turkeys – numbers that sounds right in step with the 70s instro funk of The Meters and the best of the contemporary indie funk scenes! The group is a four piece – organ, drums, bass and guitar – keeping it simple, raw and funky. As hinted at on the on the couple of the stellar 45s that led up to Bread & Butter, they work well in both a slower cooking, Booker T indebted groove or a fast & furious,post-JBs style. Simple, straight up funky soul instrumentals is the order of the day, and these Jive Turkeys bring it! Titles include "Funky Turkey", "JT Strut", "Soul High", "Chickenfoot", "Straight Fire", "Bill Collector", "Stamp", "Funky Brewster", "Talkin' That Talk", "Grimmin", "BA" and "Otis Lament".”

“While I was browsing through Fatbeats.com I came a across a band called “The Jive Turkeys.” What caught my attention, was actually just their name. I chuckled really. The Jive Turkey’s are a 4-piece band from Oxford, Ohio on the label Colemine Records(see address below for more info). There seems to be a wave of funk music being put out, and I love it. After falling in love with The Budos Band about 5 yeas ago, my cravings for funk and more soul music has gotten worse by the day. So when I heard first heard The Jive Turkeys, I was instantly hooked.”

“Always fun to discover a new funk band as these can easily go under the radar, they rarely get talked about from the internet hype machines. These guys are very similar to The New Mastersounds with a Meter-esque sound, tight guitar licks with the crazy organ sound, really sounds straight out of 1971 or something. There aren't any vocals on the entire album, just the killer grooves to get you movin'. The band is tight, the album is short but effective all the way through. Definite recommendation for vintage funk fans.”