After the initial announcement last month regarding his second full-length album, Work With WhatchaGot!, due out May 1st, multi-instrumentalist Bobby Deitch has released a second featured track, “Constant Complainer”.
Following the album’s successful first single release with the titular, “Work With Whatcha Got!” on March 21st, “Constant Complainer” has arrived as the nine-track album’s second single release and features The Meters’ George Porter Jr. pulling double-duty on the track on bass and guest vocals. Unlike the funk-rock sound in “Work With Whatcha Got!”, “Constant Complainer” shows more of Deitch’s gritty, funk influence accompanied with his and Porter’s New Orleans inspired jazz vocals.
“Constant Complainer” Ft. George Porter Jr.
[Video: Bobby Deitch Band]
Deitch and his band, comprised of his wife Denise Deitch (vocals, percussion), producer/engineer Matt Wayne (saxophone, keys, vocals), Natasha DiMarco (vocals), Dave Reiss (bass guitar), Joe “Mamma” Carpentieri (drums), released their first album Grateful in 2017, welcoming Porter as one of the featured guests on “Start Livin’ Your Life”. Porter is greeted on “Constant Complainer” three years later accompanying Deitch on lead vocals, alongside selected players Joel Newton and Scott Reeves on guitar, Deke Strauss on congas, and Wayne on clavinet, organ, and all horn arrangements with Baron Raymonde (Rod Stewart, Original Blues Brothers) on tenor saxophone, Fred Maxwell (Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera) on trumpet, and Zach Lauzon on trombone. Bobby Deitch said of the song’s title,
Most everyone knows someone who spends their time complaining about something whether it be weather, work, relatives, a friend etc. People sabotage their own lives. You’ve got to realize that life is a gift and goes by so quickly, so why spend time complaining about things? It only results in negativity. Take notice that there is so much beauty in the world and find a way to make the best of life, concentrating on the beautiful things. Complaining gets you nowhere, so if the situation is not the way you would like it to be, do your best to change it and move on.