Tal Bergman (drums), Joe Bonamassa (guitar), Ron DeJesus (guitar) and Mike Merritt (bass) got down in Tal's studio to record 14 original tracks and 2 covers full of space, texture and virtuoso musicianship. They enlisted Grammy-winning trumpeter Randy Brecker to provide horn arrangments, and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons to be the master of ceremonies, a.k.a. "Mr. Funkadamus".
Together, these players weave into the mix heavier dance beats, rock, and pure unadulterated funk, citing influences such as Daft Punk, the Brecker Brothers, Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars, Massive Attack, Sade, Prince, and Led Zeppelin.
Less jazz and more modern dance with layered grooves, according to guitarist Ron DeJesus. Have no fear that these guys suddenly go all techno. Rock Candy Funk Party is still a band that came together for the sheer fun(k) of playing music.
01. Introducing the Master of Ceremonies Mr. Funkadamus
02. Groove Is King
03. Low Tide
04. Uber Station
05. East Village
06. If Six Was Eight
07. Cube's Brick
08. And now a word from our Fine Sponsors with Mr. Funkadamus
09. Don't Be Stingy With The SMPTE
10. C You On The Flip Side
11. Digging In The Dirt
12. Don't Funk With Me
13. The 6 Train To The Bronx
14. Rock Candy
15. Mr. Funkadamus Thanks all the Senors but especially the Senoritas
16. The Fabulous Tales of Two Bands
The bonus DVD contains interviews with all artists, the Making of Groove Is King, and exclusive behind the scenes footage.