Mighty nice work from The Soul Snatchers – a Dutch group, but one who’ve got a deep funk sound that matches a lot of combos in the American underground in recent years! These guys start with a very old school approach to the groove – a sound steeped in older modes of Memphis and Muscle Shoals – with all the burning organ lines, funky guitar, and soulful horns that reference might imply – and vocals are in English throughout, sung by a male singer with a surprisingly strong, raspy sound that comes across better than we remember from the group’s last record! Easily their best material so far – with titles that include “Keep Workin”, “Just Like Sly”, “Stop Fightin”, “Use It Up”, “Little Love”, “Foolishness”, and “Humpin & Bumpin”. Continue reading
Dutch funk-soul crew The Soul Snatchers alternate between smooth seventies soul and raw sixties funk on third LP Where Y’At which is out this spring. The LP, sporting a suitably washed-out kerbside view of Soul Street, Skid Row, Anytown, U.S.A. offers a twelve track mix of both instrumentals and vocal cuts, the latter of which find both Curtis T. and special guest (the aptlynamed ‘Dutch James Brown’) Jimi Bellmartin making appearances. Continue reading
As the release date of the new Soul Snatchers is album is gettin’ closer, the band treats their fans to a sneak preview every now and then. Yesterday they officially released their first new track on the Interweb and yesssss it’s funky. Enjoy the track and feel free to share with friends and other funk lovers around the globe.