A great little album of tracks from Wynne – former lead singer of The Spinners, sounding great here amidst some tightly woven arrangements produced by Ron Dunbar and George Clinton. The album's not a P-Funk sounding one – but a strong batch of modern soul tunes that works off the sublime quality of the early 70s Spinners recordings in Philly, and which updates the sound in a mode that's almost Philly modern. Titles include "We Dance So Good Together", "Put Your Own Puzzle Together", "Never Gonna Tell It", "You Gotta Take Chances", and "Breakout". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear and marker on both sides.)
Sweat Band —
Sweat Band ... LP UncleJam/CBS, 1980. New Copy (reissue)...
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A tasty bit of late P-Funk! The album was recorded in 1980, on the wane of the main P-Funk groups – and it features Bootsy and Fred Wesley teaming up on the arrangements, in a set of bass-heavy, mostly instrumental tracks that groove hard like the best early work by Zapp! There's a great jazzy groove to the record – with loads of tasty keyboards, and less of the slapp bass funk that could sometimes ruin other efforts like this. Titles include "Love Munch", "Hyper Space", "Freak to Freak", "Body Shop", and "We Do It All Day Long". LP, Vinyl record album
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City Limits —
Circles ... LP Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good+ ...
Not one of the most famous groups on the Philly scene – but a great one! The band's got a two-male/two-female harmony sound, with some nice jazzy inflections that remind us of similarly-structured groups, like Side Effect and Creative Source during their Polygram years. The album's got a great modern soul sound, with some sophisticated arrangements by Bruce Hawes and Norman Harris that are in a perfect late Philly mode. Cuts include "Love Is Real", "Uncle James", "Circles", "Words Without Love", "People (We Need A Change)", and "Love Is Everywhere". LP, Vinyl record album
A lost spiritual reggae set from Count Ossie – recorded after his classic Tales Of Mozambique album, but not issued until many years after his death in 1976! The album's shrouded in mystery – released without much in the way of notes, and unclear how much the sounds had transformed since their original recording – perhaps augmented by the Rasta Family, perhaps standing as clear as they were when Ossie first laid them down! Yet the story's less important than the sound – a much earthier, organic approach to territory that was usually more studio-tweaked in the world of dub – served up with plenty of strong Rasta currents in the rhythms, even though the album's instrumental overall – standing as further proof that the message of Jamaican music could be delivered at so many different levels. Titles include "Cruising Down The Nile", "Africa We Want Fe Go", "Misfits", "Crossing River Jordan", "Mystic Memories", and "Drums For Wise Man". LP, Vinyl record album
A great little album by James Brown – and very different than his other work! He cut this one with the groovy Dee Felice Trio – a jazz-based combo that he recorded on their own for King, on another very rare, very excellent record. The band's in similar form here, although not necessarily as funky – and they do a great job of giving James' vocals a jazzy twist that they don't have on other albums – proving yet again that The Godfather can handle just about any sort of groove that he wants! Features a wonderfully groover version of "Sunny", which moves along very nicely – plus remakes of "There Was A Time" and "Cold Sweat", along with the tracks "Uncle" and "That's Life". LP, Vinyl record album