Funky soul from Witchita, Kansas – an unlikely locale, but home to some really great music – courtesy of the Smart
brothers, and their ultra-hip club! This wonderful entry in the Eccentric Soul series from Numero really brings that lost scene to life – telling the tale of the brothers, their club, and some of the wickedly funky artists that graced their stage – a host of obscure groups, singers, and instrumentalists who really made Kansas cook, back in the day! The groove here is plenty darn hard – as raw as some of the best funky 45s you might find from points north, warmed up with occasional southern soul elements – and always produced with rough-and-ready vibe that gets to the heart of the grit right away.
(Lavish vinyl reissue – very heavy cover, heavy vinyl, and beautiful gatefold and inner sleeves too – with all images and notes from the CD.)