Redtenbacher's Funkestra – ‘Boozing Wizards’
This is Stefan's first album, recorded in Boston at the end of his Berklee College of Music studies. Tunes like 'Roachmotel' and 'Boozing Wizards' have stood the test of time. Listen how he forged his sound with a three piece horn and hard hitting rhythm section way back in the day.
£5.00 — £6.00
The story behind “Boozing Wizards – Searching for the stone of funk” (for those of you who care, who really, really care…)
In medieval times there was bunch of alchemists, including Merlin, running after a magic formula which would turn any plain, old metal in to gold. Their quest was to find the Stone of Wisdom. It was a fantastic idea but it didn’t quite work out – what a shame!
My personal search for the Stone of Funk started in the USA when I developed a real addiction for funk music (very bad for my reputation in the Country & Western scene)!
The “Boozing Wizards” idea came about after having played for many years with a happening Blues/Funk band called “The Booze Family” (even though I had never even sniffed a drop of alcohol back then). I find it quite amusing imagining the Wizards getting frustrated, having one drink after the other and getting really pissed whilst desperately searching for the magic formula to make them rich (as you can hear at the beginning of track 8).
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