At the Atrium Bar & Lounge @ Foxwoods Casino - Ledyard, CT (12/15/07)


At 9:30pm, the Rochester, New York-based funk ensemble PRIME TIME FUNK blessed the casino-goers with their brand of hot & spicy funk, sometimes sounding as electrifying or as tight as Tower of Power! Prime Time Funk started with the Average White Band's "Pick Up The Pieces", featuring a tight five-piece horn arrangement (2 tenor saxophonists, 2 trumpeteers and one baritone saxophonists)...the tenor sax solo was especially hot! "Never Make Your Move Too Soon" (a PTF original) was a nice mid-tempo funk cut with good lead vocals, hot lead gutar riffs and some muted trumpet riffing!! PTF actually went into Tower of Power territory with "A Little Knowledge (is a Dangerous Thing)", featuring a nice & funky synthesizer solo. The Bill Withers tune "Use Me" was good because of the clavinet work and another hot tenor sax solo! The baritone saxophonist had a solo spotlight on the Stevie Wonder original "Master Blaster Jammin'", a song that featured two lead vocalists.

"On Broadway" (a George Benson tune) was followed by a song that paid homage to one of the most influential funk bands to grace this earth....P-FUNK!! The song "When You're Hot, You're Hot" (the title and chorus lifted from the Parliament song "Up For the Down Stroke") was some good hot funk music, punctuated by the majestic PTF horn section!!

What followed was a mellower tune that was originally done by James Taylor (but I don't know the name of it). And big ups to the funky drummer David Cohen, who was holding down the funky beat on this great music!

Actually, I had to leave at 10:15pm (during the first of 3 sets) to escape the impending snowstorm that was coming into the New England area.

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