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Menahan Street BandAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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You may not know it, but you've probably heard the Menahan Street Band. Jay-Z sampled their signature horn sound for his smash "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)" while Kid Cudi sampled their guitar lines for "Mr. Solo Dolo." The list goes on as Menahan Street Band is quickly becoming one of the most sampled current bands in the business. All this shouldn't come as a ... Read more in Amazon's Menahan Street Band Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 30, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: DAPTONE
  • ASIN: B0098R8DJG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,897 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

In addition to their role as the official house band for Brooklyn-based Dunham Records, Menahan Street Band has received critical praise for their oft-sampled 2008 debut album Make The Road By Walking (sampled by Jay-Z, 50
Cent, Kid Cudi, Curren$y and more) and for backing breakout soul singer Charles Bradley on his 2011 debut album No Time For Dreaming (co-written and produced by MSB co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Brenneck). ''Vibe is a quintessential element in what I'm going for,'' says Brenneck of creating the album. ''Vibe, mood and emotion.'' Those three elements are all over The Crossing, from the opening drum roll of the ominous title track, through the tonal burst of wah-wah guitar on the closing ''Ivory and Blue.'' The Crossing takes you on a cinematic instrumental journey through a nocturnal landscape of moods and emotions, propelled by funky, hip-hopin influenced grooves and dream-like horn and keyboard melodies.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure gold November 22, 2012
By R.F.
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Man I love Menahan Street Band. No one else has a sound quite like theirs. Just the right amount of funk, soul, afro-beat, hip hop, etc. I think i like this album even better than their first, Make the Road by Walking, which was an awesome album. "Bullet for the Bagman" may be one of the coolest songs I've heard on any Daptone release. Makes me think of a stylish Sergio Leone western or something. Definitely a great addition to your collection, whether you're a fan of the Daptone style funk/soul or just good music in general.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Instrumentals with Retro Vibe December 24, 2013
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This is the second CD I've bought by Menahan Street Band and it's another very impressive set of instrumentals. Produced by Daptone guru Thomas Brenneck, who is also a member of the band (almost a one-man-band himself, playing guitar, bass, ukulele, electric piano, etc.), the songs on here have a predictably retro vibe, evoking memories of soulful and funky 1970s film scores. The instrumentals have varied enough rhythms that it never gets too samey-sounding. When it's all over, you're ready to hear it all again. Very tasty stuff.

As much as I love this music, these guys need to do something about the drab album covers. I realize that many people don't buy their CDs (even they are even buying those) in real shops nowadays, but I can't imagine a customer seeing this CD in the bins and being captivated by the bland cover or the thin packaging. But once you pull the CD out and play it .. it's pretty sizzling stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Set of Sweetness November 20, 2012
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The entire album is legit. Plenty of variation, but it still has the Dap-tone funk that you expect. The only down side, I guess, would be that it would be better if it had 10 more songs on it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Funky Music November 29, 2012
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If you enjoyed the last MHB album, you'll love this release. If you love funk/soul music buy this now. Press play and enjoy your eargasms.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous dinner party music December 7, 2012
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Played it at least 6 times for dinner parties. It's beautiful, sexy and sophisticated. Guests noted it, too. I have recommended it to countless friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great music! July 1, 2014
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The Menahan Street Band is a jewel in today's rough music scene. Everything is so electronic and hollow sounding, but the MSB provides a much needed break from the synthetic. I really enjoy their raw sound comprised of rhythmic inspirations of Rap, R&B, Funk, Country, etc.
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