Brooklyn Hustle / Memphis Muscle (2009)
Full Streaming Album: New Guys With A Cool Vibe
New label imprint, Ardent Music (an offshoot of the long-dormant Ardent Records… think Stax & Big Star), is currently working their debut band, Jump Back Jake, a raw, horn-laced, Hammond-enhanced, smokey rock ‘n soul outfit recorded at Memphis’ famed Ardent Studios. Brooklyn Hustle / Memphis Muscle boasts meaty, seemingly live-in-the-studio retro-soul grooves (and a few acoustic asides) that would enhance the atmosphere of any respectable southern blues dive. I was hooked in the opening few seconds. You can stream Jump Back Jake’s entire debut above. Use the “Download” option to score the first track on the house (FLAC/320/ACC), plus a link to some free live tracks, too. The full album download is only $5. This is how to market a new band during a depression.