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When I was a kid, I begged my mom until she ordered me an R&B cassette tape advertised on television with a 1-800 number.  I didn’t know any of the singers before then, but this compilation tape got me hooked on greats like Otis Redding, Van Morrison, and Sly & the Family Stone.  T Bird and the Breaks brings in all the funk I got hooked on way back when.

This here’s strutting music.  Get in your car, crank up your T Bird and the Breaks CD, and roll the windows down because you’re about to become the coolest cat on the freeway.  There’s no way you’ll be able to sit still during this R&B groove inspired recording.  T Bird and the Breaks is an 11-piece band from Austin, Texas and the self-titled CD is their first.  The band includes fantastic lead, rhythm and bass guitars; a trombone and wailing tenor and baritone saxophones; amazing percussion; and three backup singers.  Lead singer Tim Crane (T Bird) has a voice born for R&B:  Edgy with occasional gravel, his style has a commanding presence.  My biggest regret is not being able to see the band live; one can only imagine the party that must ensue every time these guys take the stage.  

Good news is, T Bird and the Breaks are giving away a copy of their self-titled CD to one very lucky, always hip carp(e) libris reviews reader.  And if you don’t win?  No need to dial a 1-800 number for ordering.  You can get it here through CDBaby.

Rules for Entry:

1.) Just visit the T Bird and the Breaks MySpace page and tell me why their music appeals to you. You’ll find links in the sidebar to videos and music clips.  (You may enter once a day – following entries don’t require you to answer the question.) Remember, leave an interesting comment.  If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.

2.) Email subscribers get an extra entry for as long as their subscription is active.

     Already a subscriber?  Leave me a separate comment on this post to let me know you’re interested in this giveaway.

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3.) Blog about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post.  Come back and leave me a Comment with a link to your blog post. (If your comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t worry – I may have to approve it first.  My blog might think it’s spam but gosh darn, I certainly don’t!)

4.) I’m feeling Twittery.  If you Twitter a link to this giveaway, come back and comment here to let me know your Twitter name for another entry! (I’m dkmommy if you want to follow me.)

Feel free to do all four to gain several entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Monday, February 16, 2009, to enter.

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