It’s been a minute since we’ve heard the cool soul-jazz sounds of Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 but that’s a good thing! Their previous album Soul Jazz Fridays continues to be in heavy rotation here at the Nostalgia King HQ’s and is aging perfectly while setting the spotlight for the soon to be follow up LP, “The Basement Beat”. Serving up as an appetizer for the occasion, they’ve dropped the first 7″ single from the project of the same name broken down into 2 parts of slick Kansas City heat.
“Part 1 features the whole band grooving on the theme, followed by a blistering baritone sax solo. On the flip, Part 2 dives straight in to a screaming organ solo by Hazelton on his signature Hammond B-3 followed by the band sweeping back in with the theme to wrap things up.”