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Coolbone: Brass-hop (Hollywood Records HR-62066-2).

Coolbone: Brass-hop (Hollywood Records HR-62066-2)

I'm pretty sure that this is the first rap recording ever to be recommended in the pages of T$S. Brass-hop is no ordinary rap recording, however, with the usual sampled brass riffs, scratching and so forth; instead, Coolbone is a New Orleans brass band that plays rap on real live acoustic instruments. Especially noteworthy is the tuba work of Ronell "Roo" Johnson -- amazing! Trumpets, trombones, saxes, drums, and a mixture of tappers and singers complete this funky musical jambalaya. Man, this is the good stuff, and even if you think you hate rap, you really ought to give Brass-hop a listen. This is one of the most refreshingly enjoyable musical surprises of the year so far, and the sonic quality is excellent. Spread da funk! -- KWN
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Title Annotation:Review
Author:Nehring, Karl W.
Publication:Sensible Sound
Article Type:Sound Recording Review
Date:Nov 1, 1997
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