Recorded in late 85 – early 86, Rubberband would have been Miles Davis’ Warner Bros debut, but the label steered him towards Marcus Miller and theTutu album instead.
Familiar from live performances are ‘Maze’, ‘The Wrinkle’, ‘Carnival Time’, ‘Rubberband’, and ‘Al Jarreau’ (now ‘I Love What We Made Together’); this funked-up material would have made perfect sense after You’re Under Arrest.
Great Miles painting on the sleeve, too!
1. Body and Soul 2. Atomic Bomb 3. Good Name 4. Something You Will Never Forget 5. Why Go to Ware
Country Funk is a genre created not from geography or shared ideology but a term applied retrospectively based solely on the feel of the songs: hip-swinging rhythms with bourbon on the breath. these are songs to make your cowboy boots itchy, songs that encompass the elation of gospel with the sexual thrust of the blues blended with country hoedown harmonies cut with inner city grit.