Come To My Party - Black Joe Lewis

from the album Electric Slave (2013)

This April at the 420 Festival in Atlanta's Chandler Park, Black Joe Lewis put on the best live performance that I have seen in the past few years.  I am not sure if I have ever been so swept up by a groove.  It was aural ecstasy.

Last Tuesday, Black Joe Lewis released Electric Slave, a collection of eleven frenetic funk rock classics that is a must for anyone who digs the deep groove.  My favorite track on the record is Come To My Party.

Like the best of Sly & The Family Stone, this song introduces the instruments one at a time, only to use them as weapons that hit you like a six-armed Mike Tyson.  It starts with the scratching guitar, muscular drums, booty-grindin' bass, and a rhythm guitar track that might be the funkiest thing I've ever heard.

Then come the vocals, shouted in key, followed by some powerhouse Texas horns.  Each musician hits you with everything he's got, leaving you spent, begging for more.

If you ever have a chance to catch Black Joe Lewis live, don't miss it.

Click Here to listen to the album version of Come To My Party.

Click Here to watch Black Joe Lewis perform the song live in his hometown of Austin, Texas.


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