Vols 1 & 2 of Now Again's incredible compilation series for the True Soul
label – assembled with the personal participation of the label's owner, Lee Anthony – in a 4LP box set! It's rare regional funk & soul
made under the mightily imposing shadows of southern labels like Stax and Hi Records – but the tunes here are straight up incredible and as ripe for discovery as any music of the era. The label was called True Soul
and they don't take that moniker lightly – but it's adventurously soul
ful, with strains of psychedelic soul
and funk, with a bit of southern swagger. In the later years, there's some 70s boogie, spacey keys and other elements. The True Soul
vinyl box set includes 32 tracks on 4LPs: "Slipping Around (45 Version)", "Funky Music", "Sister Funk (Original, Full Version)" and "Follow The Rainbow (Alternate Mix)" by Thomas East, a great instrumental cover of "Come Together" and "The Thrill Is Gone" by Albert Smith, "Doing My Own Thing" and "I Don't Want It" by John Craig, "Funky Football", "Psychedelic Hot Pants (Full Version)" and more by York Wilbern's Psychedelic Six, "Hard Times" and "The Funk's Gonna Fly" by Classic Funk, "I Gotta Move With The Groove" by The Right Track, "The Real Thing" by The Conspiracy, "(It's A) "Rat Race" by The Leaders, 'Down Home Funk (Full Version)" by Larry Davis, "Get Down" and "Gigolo" by Le'Chance, "I Took Your Love (To Be True)" by Soul
Mind And Body and more. The set aslo includes a 20 page full color bookle full of vintage performance, studio and promo photos, discographies, deeply felt notes by Eothen Alapatt, plus interviews conducted by Egon. A truly epic effort from Egon and Now Again!