City Heights / Strollin Adams 45rpm

by The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble

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7" 45rpm vinyl available thru Colemine Records! Vinyl was released in April 2014.

“City Heights” is a breezy walk through the neighborhood on a Summer’s day. Light and easy, the intro guitars give way to magnificent horns. Some sweet Soul Jazz at its finest. Reminiscient of George Benson meeting the Memphis Horns while Herbie Mann gets down, this side is soulful and funky at the same time. By the time the flute comes in and give way to more drums that knock, you’ve not just circled the neighborhood, you’ve walked the city and back nodding your head the whole way. This track is another winner from SFSE and a sure shot for Colemine Records. On point as usual, they are once again highlighting some of the newest and best bands out there. The flip, “Strollin’ Adams” picks up where “City Heights” left off. A little more jazzy, a little bit funkier but with that breezy feel still, this track brings you back to those mid 60’s early 70’s Blue Note / Prestige / Verve Soul Jazz moments. A time when the players clicked and gave us this genre that has wooed listeners for decades moving forward. The old sound is new again, and preserved just right. Aces high, this is a winner on both sides. - Flea Market Funk


released January 17, 2015

Tim Felten - Hammond Organ and Wurli
Chris Lea - Baritone/Tenor Sax and Flute
Matthew LaBarber - Electric Bass
Pete Williams - Drums
Kiko Cornejo Jr. - Congas, Tamborine
Nicholas Costa - Electric Guitar
Bill Caballero - Trumpet

Recorded and mixed by Tim Felten @ The Kitchen and Kitchen II
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert
Artwork by Terry Cole



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The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble San Diego, California

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is a heavy, original, instrumental soul band based in San Diego. They draw influence from the masters of the style from the past and modern day, including: Quincy Jones, Jimmy McGriff, Mulatu Astatke, Isaac Hayes, and The Poets of Rhythm. ... more

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