Porter Batiste Stoltz - 10/30/2008 Atlanta, GA (2 CDs)

Porter Batiste Stoltz settled into Atlanta for what would be the first of two nights. Kicking it off with "Grits N Hurricanes," the Atlanta, GA crowd at Smith's Olde Bar seemed to know what to expect from the boys. After standard readings of the popular "I Get High" and Brian's Stoltz's "Sugar For Me," PBS really dug in for an intense "Take A Chance" that had the band taking a lot of chances. Check out how wild the middle section of the song is, as well as the tail. The "PBS (Funk The Best) > Not Fade Away > Them Changes > PBS (Funk The Best)" segment included "After Midnight" (J. J. Cale) teases led by Russell and was a lot of fun. The second set started off with a silly reading of "Doom Doom," a song from Porter Batiste Stoltz's album Expanding The Funkin' Universe that hadn't been played in several months. You can hear the guys joking about it at the beginning if you listen carefully. The second set included another super-segue before slowing down for the dead-serious Curtis Mayfield penned "Here But I'm Gone." Russell sent 'em skipping out of the club with the ever-popular "Hokey Pokey," and a "Cissy Strut" fake-out until "Good Old Funky Music" tore the house down.

Grits N Hurricanes (7:43) listen
I Get High (8:18) listen
Sugar For Me (5:43) listen
Take A Chance (10:28) listen
I Believe (5:37) listen
PBS (Funk The Best) (5:15) listen
Not Fade Away (3:36) listen
Them Changes (4:51) listen
PBS (Funk The Best) (1:52) listen
Down By The River (10:06) listen
Breathe (4:38) listen
Message From PBS (7:10) listen

Doom Doom (7:34) listen
All I Do Everyday (12:21) listen
Hey Pocky A-Way (4:34) listen
Look-Ka Py Py (3:32) listen
Funky Miracle (3:54) listen
Shakey Ground (1:43) listen
Funkin' (8:32) listen
Here But I'm Gone (10:56) listen
Fire Lamp (7:46) listen
Hokey Pokey With Russ (2:12) listen
Atlanta Skips Around (2:11) listen
Good Ol' Funky Music (8:16) listen