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What Happened To Television?

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V Neck Sweater
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What Happened To TV?
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Still Waiting
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Deck Shoes
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How Glad I Am
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Back In The Game
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Left Coast Boogaloo
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Old School Cylons
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Knowledge Room
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Pigeons Under Water
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Give The Drummer Some More
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 44:10

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9 Years too long

SUNNYDAZE

Nothing new here. Track 5 is the most fun in this collection.

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fun and funky

rooftop59

This is a really fun album, great grooves to either get up and dance or just keep your head bobbing while you are working

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Alllllll YEAH!

Contiveros

You use this album to make the day go from 24hours to 12. It makes everything better.

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I like it

ritta69

A friend of mine who managed a club in New Orleans new these guys and sent me some live tracks. I downloaded this album. I like the smooth, jazzy, funk. Reminds me of Booker T and the MG's.

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Never gets old

chocobean73

I first heard about The Greyboy Allstars back in the early-mid 90's. I don't know how many times I've gotten to see them live. These guys are 100% bonafide! The SHIT!, period.

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shmokin!

joebongo

give the drummer some is the perfect track....for shmokin!

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So smooth, so fresh

daasnescreek

I want to host a party just to throw "What Happened to Television" onto the speakers and let everybody vibe to this mellow funk. I didn't live through the seventies but I have to say, I hope this is what it sounded like. The Greyboy All-Stars are coming through my town very soon and I'm 100% sold on them... From the blaring horns of the opening track to the turntable-mixing of the final beats, this album is SOLID!

They Say All Music Guide

Since both reedman Karl Denson and keyboardist Robert Walter have busy solo careers, there is a nine-year gap between this release and Greyboy Allstars’ last in 1997. Little has changed in the band’s sound though, as the collective, with assistance from producer DJ Greyboy himself, who had been missing from the act that bears his name, rejoins for its third studio set. Although the bulk of the soloing is by Denson and Walter, it’s the rhythm section of bassist Chris Stillwell and especially drummer Zak Najor that tightens the rubber band driving this music. Most of the album is instrumental but a few vocals pop up throughout to keep listeners on their toes. The most attention grabbing track features a vocal trio named the Living Sisters — comprised of Inara George, Eleni Mandell and Becky Stark — who contribute a sort of twisted Andrews Sisters slant on the Nancy Wilson ’60s hit “How Glad I Am,” the disc’s only cover. It’s one of the album’s most concise and tightest performances and is not coincidentally the first (and likely only) single. George also appears in a supporting role on the get on the good foot funk of “Still Waiting,” another vocal. Denson picks up flute for a shoulder shimmying “Deck Shoes” and “Back in the Game,” sparring with Walter’s B-3 on the latter for a classic example of the hip shaking funk this band seems to lay down in its sleep. The tune also features a George Benson-influenced solo from guitarist Elgin Park who generally lays low for the majority of the set, preferring to stick with rhythm. The album kicks off with a sizzling two-and-a-half minute slab of hot sauce in “V Neck Sweater” and never lets up from there. At its best, this band combines James Brown’s knack for slamming riffs with the swinging groove of the Crusaders. It makes for a heady, irresistible sound perfect for the dancefloor or a top-down convertible ride on a sunny day. – Hal Horowitz

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