Charles Walker & The Dynamites - Kaboom! LP
The Dynamites are 10 pieces of straight-up, badass deep funk and super soul! The band has quickly become a sensation in their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Right from their very first gig, a sold-out performance at local showcase club The Basement, The Dynamites began generating Super Soul Excitement with the funkiest band of players imaginable and a front man with the voice and experience to blow the roof off.
Charles "Wigg" Walker is a veteran soul man, having recorded many sides in the '60s and '70s for classic labels like Decca, Champion, and Chess. His recordings as "Little Charles & The Sidewinders" produced a cult following on England's Northern Soul scene and earned Charles a spot in the footnotes of soul music history, but the man is not ready to rest on his past achievements. Having seen a resurgence of interest in his career thanks to inclusion on the second volume of the "Night Train To Nashville" collections of Nashville-based soul and R&B from back in the day, Charles began performing live in the Nashville area again which brought him to the attention of a hungry young band leader looking for an authentic voice to front a new funk band project.
Bill Elder (aka Leo Black) had the concept for a funk and soul revue brewing in the back of his mind for a long time. Over a two year period, the band slowly coalesced around Bill, with only the front man spot as the final missing piece. Enter Charles Walker and The Dynamites were born! Taking the stage at their debut gig, the 9-piece band plus super soul singer "blew the roof off... fully earning the implications of their name" claimed alt.weekly The Nashville Scene in their review of the show. Having earned their status as Nashville's premier funk & soul revue with their first show, The Dynamites proceeded to get their super soul sound down on wax.
1. Intro (Body Snatcher)
2. Own Thing
3. Can You Feel It?
4. Come On In
5. Way Down South
7. Every Time
8. Dig Deeper
9. What's It Gonna Be?
10. Killin' It
Tyrone Dickerson--B3 Organ
Jonathan Jackson--Alto/Tenor Saxophone