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Make The Road By Walking (Colored Vinyl) Vinyl LP - Turntable Lab Exclusive

Dunham RecordsSKU fr-4951

Brooklyn newtro soul/funk fave from 2008, sampled by Jay-Z, Kid Cudi + more; Lab exclusivo!
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Turntable Lab Exclusive 15th anniversary edition! This TTL Institut Audio pressing of 800 is packaged in an old school tip-on sleeve with custom obi strip. Here's the original Lab review from 2008:

Wow, this is one fantastic slab of neo-retro soul/funk - and it really should be no surprise considering it comes from members of the same Brooklyn crews that've been so en fuego of late. Led by multi-instrumentalist Thomas Brenneck, Menahan Street Band features musicians from Daptone's Budos Band and Sharon Jones backers The Dap-Kings, as well as Leon Michels of El Michels Affair... yet Make The Road By Walking possesses its own style and soul that doesn't quite fall in line with any of those groups. You know the opening title track from Jay-Z's "Roc Boys" (Mr. Carter tagged it "black super hero music"), and you'll recognize the Bill Conti-penned closer "Going The Distance" as soon as those horns blare, but sandwiched in between are eight great instrumental cuts that never stagnate or overstay their welcome. (The album zips by, with almost no tracks clocking in at over 3 1/2 minutes.) Brenneck says that practicing in his Bushwick bedroom has made the group the unofficial house band of his street, and you can feel why on tunes like "Home Again!" and the prickly "The Traitor." (On the other side of that, the swaying 'Karina" and shuffling "Birds" may take one elsewhere.) Simply put, MSB brims with the kind of soul we could all use more of nowadays. And: watch out for the hidden track. 11 tracks; 36 minutes. Recommended.

  • Turntable Lab exclusive 15th anniversary edition
  • blue & orange split colored vinyl (please note: color effect may vary slightly)
  • housed in tip-on sleeve w/ Institut Audio obi strip
  • digital download included
  • limited edition of 800
  • music label: Dunham Records 2023
  • TTL Institut Audio 021
reviewed by Van Hammersly 11/2008
UPC: 823134781511


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