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Muscle Shoals Horns
Born To Get Down (Expanded Edition)
Nº of Discs:
1. Open Up Your Heart
2. Break Down
3. Where I’m Coming From
4. Hustle To The Music
5. Who’s Gonna Love You
6. Bump De Bump Yo Boodie
7. Born To Get Down (Born To Mess Around)
8. Get It Up
9. Give It To Me
10. Bump De Bump Yo Boodie (7” Version)
11. Where I’m Comin From (7” Version)
First Time Ever onto CD for Muscle Shoals Horns 1976 album "Born To Get Down"
Muscle Shoals Horns’ 1977 album Born To Get Down has been Expanded and on CD for the First Time Ever
Expanded with 4 Bonus Track
Liner Notes by Alex Henderson
Re-Mastered from the
Original Master Tapes by Sean Brennan, at Battery Studio’s, New York
Born To Get Down is a 1976 album by Muscle Shoals Horns and the original releases became their debut album for Bang Records.
Produced by Barry Beckett and backed by the cream of the Muscle Shoals studio talent, this set was a complete surprise. Who would have expected a horn-based outfit to debut with so much enthusiasm.
The album was simply terrific and had they avoided the dreaded trap of disco banality as showcased on funky Ken Bell guitar riffs and the showcasing of Thompson's flute playing.
“Breakdown” found the group adding a rawer funky edge to their sound with a blazing Bell lead guitar solo and an extended Eades sax solo taking the spotlight.
Showcasing Calloway on vocals, “Where I'm Coming From” was a slinky bluesy ballad with a surprisingly confrontational slice of social commentary.
The slinky disco-tinged ballad, “Who's Gonna Love You” was actually a disco song for people who didn't like disco.
As if you couldn't tell from the title, 'Bump De Bump You Boogie' was a mindless slice of Kool and the Gang-styled dance music.
“Born To Get Down (Born To Mess Around)” found the band diving into hardcore funk; Nice groove with some classic synthesizer flourishes and punchy horn charts.