Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In
collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of which never made it past the Pacific Northwest to the national charts. Back in
the day, Seattle was a real cross-cultural hotbed – filled with folks who'd picked up and moved out from points east, settling in
the Central District, working for Boeing, and reveling in
the freedom of the new city to find their own groove. This set does a great job of documenting the flowering of eastern-styled funk in
Seattle's growing scene of the late 60s – and features a range of tracks that run from deep funk to hard soul, sock-boogaloo, and even a bit of hard-handed piano jazz! Set list includes "Louie Louie" by The Topics, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Soul Swingers, "This Is Me" by Cookin Bag, "Bold Soul Sister Bold Soul Brother" by Black On White Affair, "Cissy Strut" by Johnny Lewis Trio, "Stop Losing Your Chances" by Cold Bold & Together, "I Just Want To Be" by Robbie Hill, "Wheedle's Groove" by Annakonda, "Hey Jude" by Overton Berry Trio, and "A Little Love Affair" by Patrinell Staten.
(Finally back in print! Double 180 gram vinyl – with 32-page zine and comes in a nice, tip-on style sleeve.)