Funky Butt

Whoopin'

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Funky Butt was the name of a New Orleans club on Ramparts Street, as well as the moniker for an old but salacious dance. Combining these associations, Funky Butt is a fiery, funky Norwegian group that delivers a New Orleans jazz band sound as bawdy as any lyrics could imply, though there are none. The earthiness comes from the punchy hard bop mixed in with the piano-backed brass band. Smart solos come from all around this sextet of experienced young Norse jazzmen.

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