Straight Fire/ Thumpin
7" Vinyl Single Record
The Jive Turkey's are made up of four musicians who have been playing together for the better part of the last five years in a hip hop group called Soundscape. Soundscape is a group based in Oxford, OH, home of Miami University. This is where Matt Amburgy (organ), Terry Cole (bass), Andrew DeRoberts (guitar), and Rob Houk (drums) first met. And while Soundscape has always provided all of them the opporitunity to grow and develop as musicians through the group's unique fusion of genres (hip hop, funk, jazz, rock), The Jive Turkeys is a group that is much more narrow in focus. The formation of The Jive Turkeys came about when the four decided they wanted to record some stripped-down, raw funk. So, they borrowed an organ, a Leslie, some great amps, all got together in a tiny room and started cranking out tracks. Their first release comes in the form of a 45 from Colemine Records, with "Straight Fire" on the A-side and "Thumpin" on the B-side. Both tracks exemplify the type of raw, soulful funk that inspired them in the first place. In addition to their first 7" release, 2009 should see the release of at least one more 7" single in addition to a full-length LP.