In 1997 The Boneshakers released their first album Book Of Spells. 25 years later the band has come full circle - One Foot In The Groove. Driven by Randy Jacobs’ powerful guitar playing, the Boneshakers have created a powerful funk and soul showcase on One Foot In The Groove. The album covers the American musical landscape from coast to coast and around the world. This band is never afraid to reinvent a classic, every musician is in the groove, letting the music speak for itself.
Tracks include the Jacobs/Langer funk-blues of "Big Legged Man," Jacobs "Powerful Notions" - featuring a top-notch solo from special guest Coco Montoya which fits so comfortably with guitarist Randy Jacobs funk grooves, the Rolling Stones "Let's Spend The Night Together," William Bell's 1968 soul gem, "I Forgot To Be Your Lover," "Mr. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" originally written by Jacobs former band, Was (Not Was) with Bob Dylan, French soul singer Sophie Baudry's "Ice Cream and Cigarettes," and Steve Van Zandt's "Ain't Got The Fever No More.” It’s an impressive set list too say the least.
If you like to dig the grooves laid down by Motown, Stax, and Memphis Soul, and you like the funk and rock hailing from Detroit, then One Foot In The Groove is definitely for you. The Boneshakers know how to party and this recording is a festive and highly enjoyable collection of funky ass soul and blues. Simply sensational! I danced my pants off!
Reviewed by John Muller
Label: Take It To The Bridge Records
Produced by: John Wooler
Recorded at: Steakhouse Studio in North Hollywood, CA
Released: 2022 Release