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Introducing Slim Moore and The Mar-Kays
Introducing Slim Moore and The Mar-Kays
(CD/LP/Digital) Cosmic Groove (Europe) / Marlow Records (Rest of the World), 2011-10-04

Introducing Slim Moore & the Mar-Kays is the soul combo's debut album, also featuring the fervent vocal stylings of the One Faith Gospel Singers. Meticulously recorded in the basement of Metropolitan Studios on a classic eight-track tape machine, the album captures some of the baddest orchestral soul sounds ever to come out of the Great Canadian North: from the cinematic hues of Cityscape to the fuzzed-out psychedelia of Reachin' Higher, from the sweet doo-wop harmonies of Get Back Home to the urban blues of Syl Johnson's 1970 classic Is It Because I'm Black, the record's just plain outta sight.

Introducing Slim Moore and The Mar-Kays
Introducing Slim Moore and The Mar-Kays
(CD/LP/Digital) Cosmic Groove (Europe) / Marlow Records (Rest of the World), 2011-10-04

Tracklisting :
A1. Slim's Theme
A2. Cityscape
A3. How Long
A4. Just Can't Get Ahead
A5. Is It Because I'm Black
A6. Mar-Kays' Theme
B1. Reachin' Higher
B2. Riverside Drive
B3. Steppin' All Over Me
B4. Help Me Now
B5. Get Back Home
B6. Cool Breeze
B7. Slim's Theme (Reprise)

Links :
Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays : official | facebook | myspace
Marlow Records : facebook | myspace
Cosmic Groove : official | myspace
Buy it on iTunes | CD Baby (USA) | Dusty Groove (USA) | Cosmic Groove (Europe)

Slim Moore & the Mar-Kays :
Slim Moore - lead vocals
Nicholas Dyson - trumpet, flugelhorn
Matt Cedricks - alto & tenor saxophones, flute
Arland Ellis - tenor saxophone
Johnny Tabana - baritone saxophone, backup vocals
Thibeaux Toussaint - guitar, bass, piano, organ, vibes, glock
Mary Caruso - tambourine, maracas, claves, backup vocals
Phil Motion - drums, congas, bongos

with the One Faith Gospel Singers :
Lisa-Gaye Pryce - backup vocals
Debbie Braham - backup vocals
Rev. Mark Gordon - backup vocals
Anthony Betton - backup vocals

and special guests :
Elisabeth St-Cyr - violin
Edith Fitzgerald - violin
Sarah Martineau - viola
Camille Paquette-Roy - cello
Steve Berndt - trombone
Harry Beauclaire - timpani, chimes, gong



Press Release :
Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays are releasing their debut record, Introducing Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays, on October 4th, and trust us, this baby's off the hook: full string section, gospel singers, whacka-whacka Shaft guitar, fuzz bass, Coltranian sax solos, out-of-tune piano, breathy flute, inappropriate bongo solos... What more can you want really?

The album was meticulously recorded in the basement of Metropolitan Studios on a vintage eight-track tape machine, and it captures some of the baddest orchestral soul sounds ever to come out of the Great Canadian North: from the cinematic hues of "Cityscape" to the fuzzed-out psychedelia of "Reachin' Higher", from the sweet doo-wop harmonies of "Get Back Home" to the urban blues of Syl Johnson's 1970 classic "Is It Because I'm Black", the record's just plain outta sight.

The album will be made available in vinyl LP (w/ download card), CD, and digital download formats.

Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays will be touring Ontario and Quebec in October and November in support of the release, hitting Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec and Toronto. Specific dates and venues to be announced.

This recording was made possible through the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.
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