Ben & The Platano Group - Paris Soul
A rare groove from 70s France ‰ÛÒ the legendary Paris Soul album from this totally cooking combo! Despite their European origins, the group have a strong American approach ‰ÛÒ a groove that's heavy on bass and congas at the bottom, with almost the same Latin funk touches you might find in some of the Chicano soul groups of the LA scene ‰ÛÒ but served up here with an even tighter sound overall! All tracks are instrumentals, and they're heavy on Hammond along with the percussion ‰ÛÒ peppered with just a bit of horns and some sweet fuzzy guitar ‰ÛÒ all wrapped together beautifully, in a sound that's tight but never slick! There's almost a funky soundtrack vibe to the set ‰ÛÒ and titles include "Paris Soul", "Hang Out", "Black Waders", "Platano Split", "Salute To Santa", and "Woluwe Strip".