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Still Alive, F*ckers: “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)” by B.T. Express

Now, where was I? I know I said I’d see you last month but the combination of the need for gradual recuperation at home and an ancient home laptop on its last legs has prevented me from doing so. Believe me, I’m extremely fortunate to be sitting here at all, let alone write about anything.

Anyway, I return with some very nice funk, the kind which Sly Stone was no longer able to produce in late 1974. They were originally called Madison Street Express before changing their name to Brooklyn Transit Express, and then came the abbreviation. It gently bumps along for just under six minutes – we do full-length versions on this here blog - with the occasional basso profundo interloping of “whatever it is” leaving you in no doubt as to what “it” is. Apart from the startling irruption of sustained atonal organ chords in a couple of places – highly reminiscent of what Miles was doing at the time on tracks like “Rated X” – this is a fine and amiable reintroduction to its world, as well as the wo…
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