Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Label: Get Level Records
Reviewed By: Jill Stephenson
Straight out of Austin, Texas, Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys combine soul, R&B, blues and rock n roll all with an effortless groove. Starting out with a strong track called “Get Outta My Way” Adderley’s vocals prove to be a force to be reckoned with, backed by funky bass and strong drum beats, this track sets the tone of the soulful record. The first half of the album is strong with a combination of power tracks like “Get Yourself Free” and softer tracks like “Easy on Me.” The album lags a bit in the middle with enjoyably songs that lack in substance just a little. The end of the album brings us back to where we started with “Attitude” and a stripped down but solid track by the name of “Take It Back.” Akina Adderley & the Vintage Playboys can be found playing around Austin. They will be performing at Cedar Street on the 16 th of November.