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Mind Over Matter

by Blacksnake

Soul, Funk & Roots with an edge.
Genre: Rock: Funk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mind Over Matter
4:38 $0.99
2. Nex2U
4:50 $0.99
3. Doreen, Doreen
3:47 $0.99
4. Let It Grow
4:45 $0.99
5. Full Time Love
5:52 $0.99
6. In Other Words
5:05 $0.99
7. Movin' On
4:23 $0.99
8. Dreams
5:56 $0.99
9. (Hooray) Summertime
5:57 $0.99
10. Limpiando Sotano Pt 2
0:42 $0.99
11. Crazy
4:30 $0.99
12. Dreamer's Prayer
4:01 $0.99
13. Limpiando Sotano Pt 3
1:30 $0.99
14. Aria's New Trick
4:35 $0.99
15. Summertime (reprise)
1:00 $0.99
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Album Notes
Blacksnake is a collective of six unique individuals, whose love and respect for each other run parallel with their rare ability to perform, write and produce an organic blend of music forged of soul, funk and roots with an edge. Ask any New England area club owner or booking agent which band keeps the crowds on the dance floor all night, and you will usually hear the name Blacksnake thrown back at you. These Boston-based Soul Ambassadors have traveled for years all over the New England, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, and as far as Colorado as "Michigan Blacksnake", bringing their feel-good sound to tens of thousands. Over the years, Blacksnake has built a loyal following, an unparalleled reputation of being the heart and pulse of the party, and the band area musicians love to jam with.

Blacksnake solidified its current lineup in 2001 and immediately set back out on the road to promote their debut, self-titled album, "Michigan Blacksnake". In the process, they sold thousands of CDs to a very diverse and faithful fan-base. After selling out countless clubs, festivals and benefits, and a considerable amount of introspection and growth, the band returned to the recording studio. The result is "Mind Over Matter", an independently produced CD that pays homage to their collective traditions, while simultaneously representing a sound that is uniquely Blacksnake. Legendary for their electrifying performances, Blacksnake has again defined themselves as a band capable of producing a world-class recording and crafting catchy, intricate songs.

Blacksnake guitarist and lead vocalist Greg Luttrell has become a verifiable "Soul Institution" in Boston, entertaining crowds with his unbelievable vocal range and fiery, blues-inspired guitar. Lowfrequency, polyrhythmic and deeply-hypnotic grooves (not unlike the swaying of a snake) are provided by bassist, Mikael Mersha. Percussionist and one-man-show, Yahuba Garcia brings a distinct Caribbean flavor to Blacksnake that lights up the dancefloor through lightning-hands and his intuitive knowledge of traditional afro-cuban rhythms. On keyboards is the legendary "Professor of Funk", Big Ben Hillman, whose keyboard style perfectly compliments the band and continually propels the snake into new directions. With a tone that can easily shift from a brilliant ray of sunlight to a knife cutting through butter, Daniel Abreu's inspired command of saxophone and flute invokes the spirit of jazz and the passion of soul, raising Blacksnake to a level all their own. Laying the rhythmic foundation is the architect of groove, drummer & vocalist Tony Hall, well regarded for his driving pulse, musical playing and uplifting vocals.



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Worth EVERY Penny AGAIN!!!
I've seen these guys live and it's always an amazing performance but this cd is on a vibe I can't live without. It hadn't left my car cd player until my friend stole it so I'm back to buy it again.


This CD rocks the whole house and then some!!
I have been a fan of Michigan Blacksnake for about 6+ years now! Every time I see them, they just keep getting better and better! This CD is a rare find of funk, jazz, blues, latin, etc. that cannot compare to anything else out there! They keep their Jams original and tight. This is always in my CD player at home or driving and rocking in my car! I love you guys! Keep up the fresh sounds and cool jams! Go buy this CD NOW!! You will not be sorry!!!

Motor City Sax

You may never get past the first couple of tracks!
I keep playing the first tracks over an over - I be hipnotized!!! Hip grooves, slick changes, tight musicianship, right mix of Prince, EWF, & PFunk. If they don't hit the big time soon I'll eat my shoes!


I love it...especially "Movin' On", by Tony Hall
The Diversity in the music is what I especially liked.

i need to keep several cd's cuz i can't get enough of let it grow and crazy.


This CD is Dope!
I haven't heard joints this funky since the 70's! These guys are the real deal alright. I like the way they mix up the different styles on this disc... there's funk, rock, latin, even hip-hop! Way cool, guys... keep it up!


Bring it west!!!
I miss seeing you sexy guys on stage! Mind Over Matter is a SUPERB CD! A great collection of all those tunes I remember shakin' my ass to! Well share with the left coast!!!


'Full Time Love' is my favorite, but the whole damn thing kicks major arse! Buy it!


This is no ordinary band...they are an amazing bunch that deserve so much more recognition in the music hear them live is truly electric and one can see the authenticity of who they are and the art that they share. I am from Africa and anyone that knows Africa knows the deeper communication of deep rhythms...they speak that ancient worldwide language. I love them...


Funky, soulful and rockin' originals that are sure to spread like wildfire!
This CD has a nice diverse range of sounds from class A musicians. From the fat funky groove of Nex2U, to the hip horn stabs in Let It Grow, to the melodic harmonies of Dreamers Prayer- these songs take a flavorful fusion of Sly Stone, Smokey Robinson, Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and more. These funky, soulful and rockin' originals are sure to spread like wildfire!
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