Eddie Bo -- The Thang / Sissy WalkEddie Bo -- The Thang (Pt. 1)
Eddie Bo -- Sissy Walk
I ordered another Eddie Bo CD after liking the last one so much; this one (The Hook and Sling) is much funkier than the previous, which was more in line with early rock and R&B.
As I mentioned when I posted Eddie Bo before, I'd first found his music on DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Brainfreeze, and then I spent some time trying to track down the samples. So far Bo's are the only ones I've been able to find.
Hook and Sling has another of them, surprisingly enough--I didn't see it on the list I found of samples used, but "The Thang (pt. 1)" was in the set, for good reason: it has this great "lost funk" vibe to it with the vocal delivery and the wah-wah on the guitar, and then the distortion in the solo.
Then "Sissy Walk," with its sax and guitar, sounds like it could have been a lost James Brown track. Eddie latches onto that groove and rides over the hill and into the sunset.
The Hook & Sling review @ allmusic.com
[The Hook & Sling]
I have this live medley from the Meters that includes a song called Cissy Strut:
According to allmusic, Cissy Strut and Sophisticated Cissy were Meters hits in 1969, the same year that Eddie Bo had a hit with the original Hook and Sling.
Eddie Who Brings the Funk But Can't Rock As Hard As Reverend Frost, And His Amplifier Probably Only Goes up to Seven?
Btw, we should start a new religion based on some Eddie Bo divinity. Nah wait, we might go to war with all those Britney Spears Fanatics.
Also see this WFMU interview (about halfway through), this blog writeup, and this discography.