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Hippodrome gets crowd moving

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Local R and B/funk/ blues/ soul and disco collective Hippodrome always equal a good time, so it was no surprise their Saturday, Jan. 5 show at the Slice drew a hot, sweaty, sold out crowd in the full throes of dancable ecstasy by the time I arrived around 10:30 p.m.

Hippodrome’s Don Robb organizing music in between songs at the Slice, Jan. 5. Photo by Richard Amery
 They played a familiar set of high energy, horn powered  classic hits  guaranteed to get your  mojo working.
Erica Hunt and the always personable Juran Greene sang most of the lead vocals on numerous hits from ’60s R and B to ’70s disco including “That’s the Way L I Like it,” to Greene’s exceptional renditions of “Flip, Flop and Fly” and “Mustang Sally.”

 Shawna Romolliwa in between beaming and dancing, crushed a version of Etta James’ classic soulful blues number “Tell Mama.”

 James Oldenburg  blasted out a wicked guitar solo, they had an unstoppable groove  It was back to disco with  the Trammps ’Disco Inferno.”
They wound up their set with  their always hot version of Sam and Dave’s “Soul Man.”

— by Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 January 2019 12:09 )  
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