HARD... RAW... DEEP... FUNK: Baby Charles - Baby Charles (2008)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Baby Charles - Baby Charles (2008)

Baby Charles are a contemporary British deep funk outfit, and from the evidence of their self-titled debut, it seems impossible to assume it was recorded anywhere other than 1970s New Orleans. The hazy thickness of the record feels like a fever dream of blaxploitation funk, the kind of sound your reptilian memory bank automatically associates with Quentin Tarantino soundtracks. There is nothing academic about any of this, however. Where many live funk groups see their best efforts wilted by a certain "earnest conservatory student" vibe, Baby Charles effortlessly summon the sort of unholy, sweat-in-uncomfortable-places funkiness you probably thought hadn't survived past 1978.


1. Baby Charles - Treading Water (4:11)
2. Baby Charles - Invisible (4:38)
3. Baby Charles - Comin' From A Higher Place (3:08)
4. Baby Charles - Life's Begun (4:51)
5. Baby Charles - No Controlling Me (3:52)
6. Baby Charles - Hard Man To Please (3:57)
7. Baby Charles - Step On (2:57)
8. Baby Charles - Indecision (3:39)
9. Baby Charles - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (4:28)
10. Baby Charles - Back Of My Hand (4:01)
11. Baby Charles - This Time (2:57)
12. Baby Charles - The Sphinx (3:48)

Baby Charles - Back Of My Hand


  1. hm, i would really like to listen to this compilation! so i created a divshare account, but i cant understand how to download, it says, you cant search for other people files! hm. can you help me please? and thx for posting interesting stuff like this!

  2. aaah, just got it:) question above solved:)

  3. Many Thanks for this tracks, i love your blog FunkyBoss with always good stuff...Thanks!!

  4. I listened to it for a minute and then went and bought it straightaway lol. Britsh band from 2008 sounding like 70s norleans...what?


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