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Charlie Hunter - Baboon Strength

Charlie Hunter Baboon Strength
Charlie Hunter - Baboon Strength
(CD) self-released/Spire Artist Media, 2008-09-09

Tracklisting :
01. Athens
02. Astronaut Love Triangle
03. Welcome to Frankfurt
04. Difford-Tillbrook
05. A Song for Karen Carpenter
06. Baboon Strength
07. Fine Corinthian Leather
08. Porter-Hayes
09. AbadabA

Credits :
Charlie Hunter - 7 String Guitar
Erik Deutsch - Keyboards
Tony Mason - Drums

Links :

Pre-Order Combo :
Pre-order the new 'Baboon Strength' CD now and get a Charlie Hunter T-shirt and a 'Baboon Strength' postcard and an exclusive Bonus CD all for free with your pre-order!
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Charlie Hunter - A Live Collection 1994-2007 tracklisting :
01. 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, Dead
02. 911
03. Enter The Dragon
04. Cloud Splitter
05. Tennessee Waltz
06. Speakers Built In
07. Blues

Bonus CD info :
We dug deep into Charlie's archives and came up with 7 gems from over the years. The collection features 7 different configurations of Charlie's bands over the years including appearances by Dave Ellis, Eddie Marshall, Calder Spanier, Kenny Brooks, Scott Amendola, John Ellis, a special guest vocalist, and and many others!

Press Release :
Baboon Strength: Cool name, huh?
We recorded Baboon Strength at Trout Studio in Brooklyn. They have an old school set-up where everything happens in the same room, instruments, mixing desk, tape machine, everything. We recorded to 16 track two-inch tape before putting it in the digital realm (for those of you who are interested).
Erik brought his 1970s Yamaha combo organ, Casiotone and Echoplex. His sonic aesthetic and abilities as an improviser are impeccable. Go Erik!
Tony played Trout's big ass bass drum, snare and toms. He also happens to be, in my opinion, the best pure pocket drummer I've ever heard. Science. In terms of groove and time it's his world, we live in it, act accordingly. Erik and I both concur that he gets the game ball for this record.
I brought some decent songs and tried not to overplay. It's a never- ending process.
Dave McNair did a hell of a job mixing and mastering the disc. Check out the fat drum sound on Difford-Tillbrook.

Track-by-track commentary :
Athens : This tune is really supposed to be a kind of a set opener or closer, a "theme" so to speak. We call it Athens because the high-pitched one note melody is our version of said city's (Greece, not Georgia) horde of excruciatingly grating motor scooters.
Astronaut Love Triangle : You know the news story.
Welcome to Frankfurt : What can I say, Europeans like this because it has a four-on-the-floor bass drum pattern. Difford-Tillbrook : We call this one "The Squeeze Tune". It has that vibe.
A Song for Karen Carpenter : I think she was a great singer and wrote this with her in mind.
Baboon Strength : Did you know that" strength" is the longest word in the English language with only one vowel?
Fine Corinthian Leather : A four -chord jam.
Porter-Hayes : This ended up with a quasi-Stax kind of sound so I named it after their two top writers.
AbadabA : I was reading "Billy Bathgate" by EL Doctorow and decided to name this one after Dutch Schultz's number crunching assistant.


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