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Speedometer - The Shakedown - out on Freestyle Records



Speedometer The Shakedown
Speedometer - The Shakedown
(CD) Freestyle Records FSRCD082, 2010-10-16 / P-Vine Japan/Zoom, 2010-09-02

...2006 saw Freestyle Records in the UK release Diggin Deeper, a compilation of all of Speedometer’s early 7" 45 releases in one place on CD for the very first time. It also saw them back in Big Noise Studios to start laying tracks for the next album 4 Flights Up realeased in 2007 on Freestyle Records. Over the years, Speedometer has worked with many of the US funk legends including Sir Joe Quarterman, Eddie Bo, Marva Whitney, Sharon Jones, James Bell (The Highlighters), Lee Fields, Billy Wooten and Robert Moore. All the artists were blown away by 's authenticity to the original soul-funk sound. The 2007 album Four Flights Up is widely regarded as one of the best funk albums of the last 10 years. The band released a live album in March 2009, Soul Grooving and started recording their 5th studio album in summer 2009 for release in september 2010. This new album The Shakedown features contributions from Myles Sanko, DJ Format, Snowboy, The Root Source, Natasha Watts, and James Brown's co-vocalist Miss Martha High.

Speedometer The Shakedown
Speedometer - The Shakedown
(CD) Freestyle Records FSRCD082, 2010-09-27

Tracklisting Freestyle CD :
01. Again And Again feat. Natasha Watts
02. La Nueva Manera feat. Snowboy
03. You've Made Me So Very Happy feat. Ria Currie
04. Lover And A Friend feat. Myles Sanko & Ria Currie<
05. Orisha (bata Interlude) feat. Snowboy
06. Orisha feat. Snowboy
07. The Shakedown (say Yeah) feat. Marva High, Myles Sanko & The Stilhouettes
08. Rubberneck
09. Dragging Me Down
10. Take Me On
11. Dragging You Down
12. Kool To Be Uncool



Speedometer The Shakedown
Speedometer - The Shakedown
(CD) P-Vine Japan/Zoom, 2010-09-02

Tracklisting P-Vine CD :
01. Again And Again feat. Natasha Watts
02. La Nueva Manera feat. Snowboy
03. You've Made Me So Very Happy feat. Ria Currie
04. Lover And A Friend feat. Myles Sanko & Ria Currie<
05. Orisha (bata Interlude) feat. Snowboy
06. Orisha feat. Snowboy
07. The Shakedown (say Yeah) feat. Marva High, Myles Sanko & The Stilhouettes
08. Rubberneck
09. Dragging Me Down
10. Take Me On
11. Dragging You Down
12. Kool To Be Uncool
13. Pucker Up
14. Again & Again (instrumental)

Links :
speedometer-funk.co.uk
myspace.com/speedometeruk
freestylerecords.co.uk
myspace.com/freestylerecordsuk
soundcloud.com/freestyle-records
facebook.com/group.php?gid=2397625339
facebook.com/pages/Freestyle-Records/126130671970
Distribution : kudosrecords.co.uk

Biography : The UK's premier funk band started out as a quartet gigging in small clubs in the Southeast of England in 1999, playing classic funk tunes by artists such as The Meters and The JB's. The band soon expanded, adding the now renowned horn section (The Rev Horns) and vocalists (The Speedettes) in 2001, which has enabled them to deliver the powerhouse deep funk sound they're known for today.

In 2000, the first single was released "Soul Safari" on Soul Fire Records and soon followed several other releases by other labels. Each of the limited run 45 singles sold out to a rapidly growing funk audience.
Three years later the band joined forces with Blow it Hard Records to record the first Speedometer LP. THIS IS SPEEDOMETER (VOL.I) which blended their love of heavy deep funk with Soul and fused this with Latin grooves that gave the eagerly awaiting funk fans and DJ's one of the best new authentic funk albums since the 1970's.

2005 saw the follow up album "THIS IS SPEEDOMETER (VOL. 2)".This second volume proved the bands credentials in delivering unrivalled heavyweight funk grooves and super-soul vocals from soul diva Ria Currie and the Speedettes. The funky re-work of Beyonce’s “Work it out” has been one of the most successful new funk 45’s to date and in the top 10 of most funk/soul DJ’s around the globe. The album also led them to Japan for a fantastic sellout tour playing 8 shows in Nagoya & Osaka. Check out 'Speedometer live in Japan' video on u tube. Just type Speedometer funk into the search box.

2006 saw Freestyle Records in the UK release Diggin Deeper, a compilation of all of Speedometer’s early 7" 45 releases in one place on CD for the very first time. It also saw them back in Big Noise Studios to start laying tracks for the next album 4 Flights Up realeased in 2007 on Freestyle Records. Over the years, Speedometer has worked with many of the US funk legends including Sir Joe Quarterman, Eddie Bo, Marva Whitney, Sharon Jones, James Bell (The Highlighters), Lee Fields, Billy Wooten and Robert Moore. All the artists were blown away by 's authenticity to the original soul-funk sound. The 2007 album Four Flights Up is widely regarded as one of the best funk albums of the last 10 years. The band released a live album in March 2009, Soul Grooving and started recording their 5th studio album in summer 2009 for release in september 2010. This new album The Shakedown features contributions from Myles Sanko, DJ Format, Snowboy, The Root Source, Natasha Watts, and James Brown's co-vocalist Miss Martha High.
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