Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) April 18, 2007
Hit City Records is pleased to announce the release of Henry Turner, Jr. & Flavor's "Louisiana Funk Buffet."
The Louisiana Reggae/Funk band's 4th CD feature tracks are:" Wet" and "Ugly Man," "Look My Way" and "Gonna Be Alright". "Ugly Man" and "I'm So Hot" are tongue-in-cheek looks at the world from a man's point of view, "Gonna Be Alright" is an anthem to overcoming hard times. "Wet" and "Sex Crazed Maniac," secretly reflect how women relate to their men, with "Lil' 'Boyfriend" and" Look My Way," focusing on torment and jealousy.
"Louisiana Funk Buffet" also includes two new mixes of the bands' single "Politricks." Released last year, the song explores the living conditions of the survivors of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, based on how the local, state and federal governments' in-fighting hindered recovery efforts.
As lead vocalist and guitarist Turner comments, "When I founded the band in 1992, I wanted to create a new type of musical genre, one that mixed contemporary and ethnic rhythms with elements of R&B, reggae and blues, with some jazz chording." "With the release of "Louisiana Funk Buffet," he continues, "I think this goal has been accomplished, and along the way we managed to create some new fun music as we get back into our upbeat Louisiana party groove."
Veteran R&B drummer Ronnie Houston has been with the band since its inception. He is known for his intricate and syncopated drumming style, as well as singing backup vocals. For this CD he wrote and sings the autobiographical lyrics on "Solid", a song about his evolution from being an abandoned baby to becoming a highly recognized and respected musician.
Bassist and vocalist, Irie Hip joined the band last year. The urban artist has thrilled fans in the San Francisco Bay Area, Louisiana, Europe, Canada and Japan. He considers his goal with the group to be "adding new flavors and textures to the mix of music."
Guest artists on "Louisiana Funk Buffet" include Jack Kelly and Cindy Cornelius on percussion and backup vocals on "I'm So Hot," and Cindy Cornelius on backup vocals for "Ugly Man.
"Louisiana Funk Buffet" is scheduled for release on April 23, and breaking news on the group is that they will debut their new release at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, playing on the Lagniappe Stage, on April 27. The band will also be featured at the same festival on May 4 and 5, playing at the Music Tent on Claiborne Avenue produced by the Cutting Edge Music Business Institute.
Henry Turner, Jr. & Flavor's music has been described as "a sure crowd pleaser" and to that end, the band tours extensively in support of their recent singles "Give Me Love," recorded live at Café Negril in New Orleans, "Merry Christmas" and "I Like TO Smoke, Smoke Smoke (but I don't smoke dope)." Past single hits include "Fat Baby," "Limbo," "Louisiana Funk," "Praising Jah" and "Family." Previous CD's are "Will Work For Food and Money," "Facing The Millennium" and "Louisiana Gumbo Combo."
For review copies, interviews and additional information contact:
Marcia N. Groff 310/855-0498
656 West Knoll Drive, #104
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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