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It's a familiar question by now. "Why Gnappy? What does it mean?" The answer is simple. It means "funky." "I grew up in Houston," says guitarist/producer Buck McKinney. "Gnappy was slang for 'funky.' It might mean funky 'weird,' or funky 'groove,' but it always meant 'funky.'"

The name fits. Muddy Waters once sang "the blues had a baby, and they call it rock and roll." If 70's-era groove-jazz had a baby, they might just as well call it Gnappy. Combining elements of 70's jazz-funk with 60's horn-driven pop, Gnappy sounds like the bastard son... more