kaboom is the first album by funk revivalists the dynamites, featuring charles walker. featuring charles walker is key to understanding the bands sound, and not because charles walker is a well known funk luminary. its debatable whether walker can offer any real name recognition. but the dynamites are exactly the type of troupe to include featuring in their name: that added touch doesnt merely evoke the tradition of a tight ensemble backing band, featuring is distinctly an element of the past. in sound, the group bears a resemblance to a number of famous funk ensembles, including (obsequiously) james browns backing band, the j.b.s. in their quest to reach the essence of funk music, the dynamites march out a cadre of old funk tropes and well tested jazz techniques. and they do it in rare form.