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THE MIGHTY HEARD:  Still HighIn the second herbally-themed post this weekend at MB, comes news of the next release on Growroom Productions – single Still High from The Mighty Heard. Originally the brainchild of Honest Lee and Terry T, this Hyattsville outfit rapidly enlisted other musicians to become a ‘space-funk…intergalactic soul band’ subsequently joined by rapper Abudullah ‘Dullah D’ Thompson. Despite

HONEST LEE: Pajarito + video

HONEST LEE:  PajaritoIt’s been a while since the monkey’s heard from Growroom Productions label boss Honest Lee, but he’s a man who is still very much in business. Indeed, he’s got a nine-track debut album, Solera, in the offing no less. Pajarito is the first cut from it and offers flute-led, chilled-latin breakbeat vibes. This all makes perfect sense if you know what ‘pajarito’ actually means – or at least made the

THE HARRY BELLS: Kingman Island EP Remixed (2016)

Kingman Island Remixed EP The Harry BellsI hope you’re in a calypso/ latin beats mood for here are The Harry Bells (Washington’s foremost – and for all I know the only – horn and bell tribute to Harry Belafonte) getting the remix treatment from MB favourites Daytoner and Honest Lee along with Kid Gusto and Sol Power All-stars. Daytoner applies a rolling drum break to Coconut Woman for that extra lilt, Sol Power All-

HONEST LEE: Re-Edits Part 4 (2015)

Re-Edits Vol. 4 Honest LeeRating: ★★★★★ Honestly, where would we be without Honest Lee? The answer, of course, is seven funk edits short of a party as you’ll hear from Re-Edits Part 4 where our man takes on Los Dinamicos Exciters, Ann Peebles (two versions of Somebody’s On Your Case), The Explosions, Sly And The Family Stone, Gladys Knight and Mary Wells. Listen closely and you’ll hear that Lee

HONEST LEE: Sam Cooke Tribute EP (2014)

Bring It On Home To Me Sam Cooke Honest LeeRating: ★★★★★ Sterling work of the Gamm edits variety here as Washington DC-based Honest Lee reworks a pair of Sam Cooke-related cuts. First up is an understated disco rerub of Eddie Floyd’s version of Cooke’s Bring It On Home just in time for the anniversary of the 1962 release of Cooke’s original on 8 May. So far so good but what comes next might roll your soul even more. Yes, as