The California Honeydrops, "Call It Home"
This Bay Area ensemble calls on the sounds of classic soul and funk in "Call It Home," evoking the greasy rumble of Booker T and the MGs in the opening bars before channeling the spiritual ecstasy of Sly and the Family Stone in the soaring choruses. The opening track and title song from their forthcoming two-part album Call It Home: Vol. 1 & 2, "Call It Home" features some sublimely gritty ad libs from the iconic Bonnie Raitt, a pretty solid endorsement of the group's bona fides. J.F.