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Ebonee Webb – 1981 – Ebonee Webb

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Bass-heavy funk from Ebonee Webb – one of the more all-out funk acts of the Capitol 80s groove scene – but a group who could also sound great on some of their mellower numbers! The group really put the bass and guitar work upfront in the tunes – and about half of the tracks on the record really foreground this element, and have a focus that seems more intent on the frenetic basswork than the vocals. Not that that’s a problem, though, because at the group’s best, they’ve got a repetitive focus on rhythm that almost places them more in the Zapp generation style.


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A Memphis octet with lead vocalist Michael Winston and guitarist Thomas Brown that made decent funk and soul songs in the early ’80s, but in an era where these styles were losing steam. Allen Jones, better known for his long tenure with The Bar-Kays, produced their self-titled LP, and four singles were culled from it between 1981 and 1983. None were successful.