Richmond Jazz Juke: Mekong Express & Get Fresh Horns

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Yah, you might have thought Richmond Mondays are a dead zone for jazz. Awaken, zombie! This…

…happens at The Answer Brewpub every Monday — see the JazzRVA calendar…

The Get Fresh Horns and Mekong Express — Personnel:

Todd Herrington- Bass/ Guitar/ Vocals
Kelli Strawbridge- Drums/ Vocals
Ben White- Keys/ Vocals
Andrew Rapisarda- Guitar/ Vocals
Samantha Reed- Vocals
J.C. Kuhl- Sax
Bob Miller- Trumpet
Toby Whitaker- Trombone
Hector “Coco”Barez- Percussion

Here they cover “What is Hip?” a West Coast, early-70s Tower of Power anthem…and you can sing along, asking that eternal question:

So you want to jump out of your trick bag
And ease on into a hip bag
But you ain’t exactly sure just what it is
So you start to let your hair grow
Spend big bucks on a wardrobe
Somehow you know there’s much more to the trip
What is hip?
Tell me, tell me if you think you know
What is hip?
If you was really hip
The passing years would show
You on a hip trip
Maybe hipper than hip
But what is hip?
So you became part of the new breed
Smokin’ only the best weed
Been hangin’ out with the so-called hippest set
Been seen at all the right places
Seen with just the right faces
You should be satisfied
But still it ain’t quite right
What is hip?
Tell me, tell me if you think you know
What is hip?
If you was really hip
The passing years would show
You on a hip trip…

Ben White