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The Grease Traps - Solid Ground (CD)

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Record Kicks drops "Solid Ground," the explosive debut album from U.S. soul veterans, The Grease Traps.

Recorded between Fifty Filth Studio in Oakland and Kelly Finnigan's Transistor Sound in San Francisco and mixed by Kevin O'Dea and Orgone producer Sergio Rios, Record Kicks is proud to finally present "Solid Ground," the long-awaited debut album by one of California's finest deep funk & soul outfits, The Grease Traps.
The album's original tunes draw from the Traps' various soul influences ranging from gritty funk ("Bird of Paradise" and "Hungry") to fuzzed-out psychedelic ("Residue") to sweet lowrider soul ("More and More"). The lyrics by lead singer, The Gata, also don't shy away from pressing issues of the day ("Roots") and finding hope in a world that seems pitted against you (the JB's style "Solid Ground"). The rare funk covers from the album provide a taste of the raw energy one would experience at a Grease Traps live show. The Traps have supplemented their sound with special guests including the Monophonics horns, background vocals from seasoned Bay Area vocalists, Sally Green and Bryan Dyer, as well as strings organized by Kansas City master viola player, Alyssa Bell.



Solid Ground

Amazing Grace

Hungry (For Your Love)

Bird of Paradise

More and More (and More)

Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother

Get In The Groove

Color Blind

It's a Trap PT II

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