Archive for March, 2010
Check out the new 7" single from JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound!
"Get It Together" b/w "I am Trying to Break Your Heart" (Wilco cover)
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound began in 2007, looking to fit into Chicago’s small but active soul revival scene. In early 2008 they were tapped by the Rabbit Factory to back up soul legend Syl Johnson at a benefit for the Ponderosa Stomp and the Uptown Sound haven’t looked back since. After their performance with Johnson the group was asked by the Numero Group to put together a band to back up artists from their Eccentric Soul catalog for a string of Eccentric Soul Revue shows in Chicago and across the East Coast. The band self-released their debut album to local and international acclaim. After the successful vinyl pressing of their self-released debut album, Beat of Our Own Drum, the Rabbit Factory and JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound have joined forces once again for the label’s newest 45, the up-tempo funky floor-filler "Get it Together" backed with a nod to hometown heroes Wilco -- a soulful take on the neo-classic "I am Trying to Break Your Heart." Both cuts have become staples of their energetic live shows and this single finds the group reaching for a new audience and they plan to find them, touring this spring and summer to support the record. The band worked up this single with longtime Rabbit Factory supporter Anthony Abbinati and his Dirty North Studios, who has been instrumental in the resurrection of the Birmingham Sound and the comeback of Ralph ‘Soul’ Jackson. The record features a deep selection of Chicago players with members of the Del Moroccos, the Drastics, Black Bear Combo and the Chicago Afrobeat Project lending a hand. "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (WIlco Cover): http://production.chicago-independent.com/RF10.mp3 Purchase the 45 from Dusty Groove here: http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=q6bqtfspwq&ref=index.php Purchase from iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/get-it-together-b-w-i-am-trying/id352066157 Rabbit Factory website: http://www.therabbitfactory.net/rf10/ JC Brooks website: www.myspace.com/theuptownsound