I have dicovered and met a lot of new people since I got more involved in MySpace.
One band from Iowa who I have fallen on is the The Diplomats of Solid Soul. They consist of David Basinger - alto and baritone sax Eddie McKinley - tenor sax Nate "Count" Basinger -Hammond B-3 organ, vocals Doug Roberson- guitar, vocals Jim Viner- drums and are joined by the Diplomettes on vocals.
Give the 2 tracks above a blast before going over to their MySpace to hear more and find out where they are gigging.
This is how they describe themselves:
Steeped in the sizzling, funky gumbo of Booker T & The MG's, The Meters, James Brown and the B-3 driven, backyard barbecue jams of Jimmy Smith, Lou Donaldson, Jimmy McGriff, Lonnie Smith, and Brother Jack McDuff, THE DIPLOMATS OF SOLID SOUND surge forward in their passionate crusade to steam-clean the planet's dancefloors with their third full-length platter percolation, "Destination...Get Down!"
The new disc continues to extend the ever-upward arc that began with DOSS' acclaimed 2001 debut "Instrumental Action Soul," then took a quantum leap on 2003's groovathon "Let's Cool One." Their latest soul stew is jam-packed from jump street till closing time with a dozen more original workouts guaranteed to lubricate and agitate every bone in yer carcass, and the addition of sax maven David Basinger to the fold gives DOSS it's most muscular, inventive, and flexible attack yet! Smokier than a tiki torch, shinier than the chrome on a rib-joint's formica tables, tangier than Hecky Powell's secret sauce and funkier than a two-dollar hooker's come-hither, THE DIPLOMATS OF SOLID SOUND are on a mission, and a dance club near you is gonna get booglarized. The word is out folks; you really ain't got a choice--so GET DOWN! before these birds knock you down!