“Enjoy It While You Can,” by the McKee Brothers, features great performances by a talented roster of players from Los Angeles and Michigan, including soulful vocalist Bob Schultz (original keyboardist with Bob Seger), guitarists Kirk Fletcher and Larry McCray, keyboardists Jim Alfredson (formerly with Janiva Magness) and Duncan McMillan, horn players Lee Thornburg (formerly of Tower of Power, now touring with Joe Bonamassa) and Doug Webb (currently touring with Stanley Clarke and his own bands), Bobby Watson (of Rufus fame) on many bass tracks, and others — as well as the brothers themselves: Denis McKee on guitar, keyboards, bass and vocals and Ralph McKee on bass and lap steel guitar.
The music is a high-energy blend of soul, blues, funk, gospel, rock and Latin styles, designed to get your body moving while supplying a generous dose of ear candy. Check out McCray’s searing vocal and guitar on “Little Bit of Soul,” the rhythm section’s irresistible New Orleans groove on “Qualified” and some impressive multi-guitar interplay on Earl King’s classic “It All Went Down The Drain.”
This project simply must be heard. Once you listen, “Enjoy It While You Can,” will be in your player for quite a while.