Monty Neysmith of Symarip is at it again. After recording several songs with The Soul Radics and The Bishops, Monty and The Bishops team up once again for this latest single. Check it out…
- Skin Flint- I promise you will be hypnotized by the low roar on the organ in this sweet rocksteady tune. The horns here are scant, but definitely make an impact. A fantastic instrumental! Grade: A-
- Fung Shu-Ska with an oriental twist. One of the more interesting songs I’ve ever reviewed, I really enjoyed how Monty “toasted” on top of the normal singing parts. Old School Cool! Grade: B+
Although singles certainly whet your appetite for new tunes, they have always been a tease for me, leaving me hungry for more. The latest release from Monty and The Bishops is no exception. I really enjoyed these two new renditions of classic Symarip songs. Although his voice is strained somewhat from age, Monty can still lay down some pretty entertaining vocals. The Bishops are always great, whether they are backing up this seasoned pro, or when performing by themselves. I would consider the Bishops a ‘live band’ as the performances that I’ve seen pack more of a punch than their recorded tunes. That being stated, this single is crisp and has excellent sound quality. Both songs, but more so with “Fung Shu” make you feel like you are in the audience singing and skanking along. Be sure to check out Monty and The Bishops during several shows they will be playing together over the next few months. Maybe this will lead to a full length album. We can only hope.
Overall Grade: A-
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