Mutual Housing Association

by Backbeat Underground

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Baby, sometimes you treat me good Sometimes you treat me bad Sometimes you make me happy Sometimes you make me sad But you do me wrong, baby You treat me like a child Well if you don't get yourself together I'm gonna have to cramp your style Hey Baby, sometimes you make me smile Sometimes you make me cry Sometimes you treat me like an old worn out shoe I don't even understand why But you do me wrong, baby And you treat me like a child Well if you don't get yourself together I'm gonna have to cramp your style Hey I said if you don't get yourself together I'm gonna have to cramp your style
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The title "Mutual Housing Association" comes from an experiment run by four GIs returning from WWII. Working as musicians in L.A., they couldn't find affordable yet dignified housing, and so they pooled their resources and created a cooperative, progressive, Bauhaus architectural vision in defiance of the covenant laws which discouraged black ownership.

The cover art of our new EP is from the location of the #dontmutedc movement's origin: "A battle over music and public space," the conflict between a city's longstanding rhythms and the displacing force of gentrification.

Both are responses to a multi generational struggle for people to find and define their home athwart the ever surging waves of commerce and exclusionary policy which have always defined big cities.

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released October 1, 2021

Produced by: Satya Thallam
Mastered by: Mike Monseur (Axis Audio)

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Backbeat Underground Washington, D.C.

Born in the depths of subterranean groove gatherings, Backbeat Underground is a Washington, DC based instrumental funk group with soul jazz influences. Bringing their years of collective experience in the DC and NYC music scenes, the band delivers tight, energetic sets steeped in fresh improvisation and head-bopping, booty-shaking pockets. ... more

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