Due out for national release March 27, 2012, but the album was released locally on October 21, 2011 and if you are local to NOLA, you can buy the CD there.
Papa Grows Funk - Needle In The Groove  [Album]
Original Release / Magpy Music / CD
MP3 / 320
From the Times-Picayune:
For their long-awaited follow-up, the new “Needle in the Groove,” Hammond B3 keyboardist and lead vocalist John “Papa” Gros, guitarist June Yamagishi, bassist Marc Pero, saxophonist Jason Mingledorff and drummer Jeffery “Jellybean” Alexander assembled a cross-generational, cross-genre production team: Half of “Needle in the Groove” was produced by the legendary Allen Toussaint, the other half by Better Than Ezra bassist Tom Drummond.
Papa Grows Funk specializes in robust funk jams that rarely, if ever, lose their way. A far-ranging tour itinerary that reaches all the way to Japan leaves little time for writing and recording new songs; the band hasn’t released a studio album since 2007’s “Mr. Patterson’s Hat.”
01. Do U Want It
02. Make It Right Now
03. Yes Ma'am
04. Planet Of Love & Hate
05. Red Spark
06. Back Home
07. Out Of The Mud
09. Needle In The Groove