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Schwindy's Indie Music Spotlight: King Salami and the Cumberland Three "Cookin' Up A Party"

Around my house, a new album from King Salami and The Cumberland 3 is something to celebrate. And it's not just me. My two sons really enjoy this band too. And why not? From the first notes of the album, this band gets you moving your head and stomping your feet with its greasy soul sound.

I mentioned how much my boys like this band and I will tell you something, loyal reader, at the risk of getting a little too sociological. If you want to see how kids respond to music, put on the song "Just My Kind." This song has a rhythm that gets you moving as well as some greasy saxophone that is hard not to love. But then in the middle of the song, King Salami tells the band to bring it down. He announces that he is going to count to four and when he reaches four, everyone should freeze. After a momentary freeze, the band starts playing again and King Salami howls. I know a lot of parents wouldn't approve of rock and roll in school, but it would be a good way to get kids active in the classroom if only for a couple minutes.

And that is just one example. Here's a challenge for you. Just listen to "Yosemite Sam" or "Watch Your Mouth" and try to keep any part of you still. I bet you can't do it. That's the thing. King Salami and The Cumberland 3 have made an entire album of songs to get those feet stomping. This band has perfected the greasy 60s soul sound. If you've been looking for a new album to get you moving, look no further than Cooking Up a Party by King Salami.

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