Be Yourself One Note Records, 3 on the B Records, P-Vine Records, 2003

​The band’s second studio album, it represents a departure from the constraints of Keb Darge’s Deep Funk scene and demonstrates a broader range of musical styles - funk, souljazz, jazz, soul, jazzy hip-hop…

Without the horns which (excellently) dominated the first album, the core quartet - bass, drums, guitar, organ/piano has a chance to shine and still leave space in the music.

Features guest performances by Corinne Bailey Rae (on Your Love is Mine) and LSK (on Idle Time).

Album was released in 2003, the first CD imprint on the band’s own label One Note Records. The CD is currently available only in Japan from P-Vine Records. Download from all good digital retailers worldwide.


Yahoo! Music

“Amazingly true to the original sound, even where they break from the formulae, they end sounding like the psychedelic soul of ‘Resurrection’. It’s a powerful and wonderful sound, which becomes still richer when Corinne Bailey Rae adds her fantastically earthy voice.”

Undercover Magazine

“The New Mastersounds return with another funk album of classic proportions. Be Yourself sounds like it was recorded live, with its no-messing; let-the-music-speak-for-itself production (as it would’ve been in the 70s). Whether it be the crisp, rolling drums or the intricate guitar work, and not forgetting the Booker-T style Hammond organ, it’s extremely difficult to pin-point a standout instrument or musician. It surely won’t be long before they’re seen up there with the likes of Grant Green and the Meters”


CDs / LPs

Shake It

(2019)

The Nashville Session 2

(2018)

Renewable Energy

(2018)

The Nashville Session

(2016)

Made For Pleasure

(2015)

Therapy

(2014)

The Hamburg Session

(2014)

Out On The Faultline

(2012)

An Introduction to The New Mastersounds Vol. 2

(2012)

Breaks from the Border

(2011)

Ten Years On

(2009)

Live in San Francisco

(2009)

Plug & Play

(2008)

Re::Mixed

(2007)

An Introduction to The New Mastersounds

(2007)

102%

(2007)

Live at La Cova

(2006)

This Is What We Do

(2005)

Be Yourself

(2003)

Keb Darge Presents…

(2001)

Singles

Kings & Queens (digital single)

(2019)

Let’s Go Back (digital single)

(2019)

Shake It 7”

(2019)

Yo Momma b/w You Mess Me Up

(2011)

San Frantico b/w Chocolate Chip (feat. Chip Wickham)

(2008)

King Comforter b/w All We Can Do

(2007)

Hole in the Bag b/w Hole in the Bag (Drawbar Remix)

(2007)

Thirty Three b/w Talk is Cheap

(2005)

Give Me a Minute part one b/w part two

(2004)

Butter Fo Yo Popcorn b/w Vandenberg Suite

(2004)

Baby Bounce b/w The Minx

(2003)

Your Love is Mine feat. Corinne Bailey Rae b/w This Ain’t Work

(2002)

Nervous b/w bonus beats

(2002)

So Much Better b/w Better off Dead

(2001)

Get Back b/w Can’t Hold Me Down

(2001)

Nervous b/w Turn This Thing Around

(2000)

It’s All Right Now b/w instrumental version

(2000)

Hot Dog b/w Drop it Down

(2000)

One Note Brown b/w Burnt Back

(1999)

Taurus b/w Ode to Bobbie Gentry

(1999)

Fire b/w Foxy Lady

(1999)