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New BohannonInsides Out ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful early record from Bohannon – and with a very different feel than usual! Although most of Bohannon's work from the time is up-tempo and funky, side two of this album has some amazing slow spacey cuts – done with a drum sound that's still quite hard, but just slower than usual, in a style that creates some nice stepping grooves that are augmented by some wild off-beat, out-of-tune piano work! Sounds like it shouldn't work, but it does – and the ultimate moment on the album is the amazing "Thoughts And Wishes", a cool instrumental that's been a major steppers track in Chicago for years. Side one is more in the usual Bohannon funk mode – and tracks on the album include "Disco Stomp", "Foot Stompin Music", "Love Is Fading", and "Happy Feeling". CD

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New VariousBest Of Brunswick – Love Songs & Ballads ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from Brunswick Records – one of our favorite sources for mellow soul in the early 70s – and a label who could handle the genre like nobody else! Brunswick had a way of recording tracks in a style that's full, yet still very up close and personal too – and which often has a slight undercurrent of funk, even when the tunes are moving slowly – a strong precursor to the heavier bottom that you'd get in R&B ballads in decades to come, but which Brunswick and its Chicago team seemed to virtually invent themselves! This approach makes the whole set way more groovy than you'd guess from anything with "love songs" or "ballads" in the title – no sleepy late nite tracks, but instead those Chicago slow steppers that always still have a nice bite! Tracks include "She's Heaven" by The Artistics, "Have You Seen Him" by Dana Valery, "You Hurt Me For The Last Time" by Otis Clay, "I Had It All The Time" by Tyrone Davis, "Until You Return" by Ginji James, "The Girl Don't Care" by Gene Chandler, "Stop I Don't Need No Sympathy" by Odyssey 5, "I Want To Be Your Special Man" by The Directions, and "Someone Else's Arms" by Barbara Acklin. CD
 
 
 
 



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