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Gig Alert: The Jay Vons

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Jay Vons
"Maybe I Love You"

Playing Friday at The Rock Shop (249 4th Avenue, Park Slope)
Info: Tickets ($10) | Directions

The Jay Vons is a vintage band down to its core -- the band’s throwback rock 'n’ soul sound could have been pressed onto vinyl half a century ago.

But these days, you won’t have to go crate digging to find the group's 45 RPM record. Both sides of its debut single, "Maybe I Loved You,” and “Never Take me Back” were recorded onto eight-track tape at Brooklyn’s Daptone House of Soul before they were cut into wax grooves. No computers. Nothing digital.

The group is Mike Cantanese on lead guitar, Dave Amels of The Reigning Sound on organ, Mikey Post of Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens on drums, and Benny Trokan of Robbers On High Street on bass guitar. Jared Tankel of the instrumental funk outfit Budos Band, who records on the Daptone label, was tapped to playbaritone sax on “Maybe I Loved You,” offered for download above.

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