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Hugh Gledhill - Big Dinosaur Mouth
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Hugh Gledhill

Big Dinosaur Mouth

Sookie Records

Released: 15th September 2014 | 9 track funk album

Big Dinosaur Mouth is the debut album from London-based funk and soul guitarist Hugh Gledhill (The Jezebel Sextet, The James Taylor Quartet) on Sookie Records, featuring Hugh Gledhill on guitar, Seamus Beaghen (Trio Valore), on Hammond, Burundian singer/songwriter Mudibu on vocals, and the Killer Horns (Alice Russell).

Nine new songs blend Memphis soul, boogaloo guitar, Hammond and horns - all captured with outstanding sound quality on analogue tape. Mudibu features on four vocal tracks including 'Under Our Eyes' and 'Time, Strength...; Patience', two ballads inspired by Steve Cropper and Booker T & The MGs, plus the radio-friendly 'Don't Rush' with its summer soul groove, ska chorus and big finale.

Five instrumentals each contribute a different sound and mood. There's menacing wah on 'Three Tombstones', stuttering Hammond on 'Sweet Magritte' and raw boogaloo on 'Get Out'. 'Captain Thunder' peaks with rambunctious guitar and Hammond trading solos over punchy horn breaks and a JBs inspired groove.

The end result is an impressive and varied debut album from this talented British musician, celebrating the sound of 1960s soul, street funk and boogaloo.

  • CD version in matte-finish 4 panel digipak
"When you have the funk and soul flowing through your veins, it’s a special thing. Guitarist Hugh Gledhill (James Taylor Quartet and Jezebel Sextet) has just that... A fitting edition to your Modern soul collection, Hugh Gledhill gets a major thumbs up from Flea Market Funk. Soul music the way its meant to be heard, pure and simple."
DJ Prestige, Flea Market Funk
"With perfect control of the vintage soul side, Hugh proves he can also bring a 2014 touch to it and make it his own. Amazing recording, fantastic players - it reminds me of the real vibe of those Stax recordings. Hugh Gledhill is one of my favourite guitarists in London and a great producer of proper soul music. With the huge Soul revival happening right now, this project should be on top of the pile next to Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley etc..."
Yvan Serrano-Fontova, DJ Healer Selecta
"One the funkiest guitarists in London, Hugh Gledhill (Jezebel Sextet, Sir Joe Quarterman, James Taylor Quartet) has put whole his soul into this funk project after digesting all the best recipes to cook the hard way: soul jazz, boogaloo, raw soul and hard funk!"
Stéfan Garcia, Saint Paul Soul Jazz
"Blue Note funky boogaloo meets Muscle Shoals soul... Great stuff"
Leigh Gracie, Speedometer