One of our favorite Funkadelic albums ever – a tightly grooving classic that never lets up at all! There's a sense of perfection to everything here – one that really gets the group past their tripped-out early years, and firmly into the sublime territory George Clinton hit with Parliament – an amazing sound that's wrapped up perfectly on every single track – grooves that definitely raised the bar for a huge amount of mainstream funk acts who were popping up at the time. Production is never too slick, and there's still lots of tasty guitar licks wrapped up in the mix – and titles include the classics "Freak Of The Week" and "Not Just Knee Deep" – plus "Field Maneuvers", "Holly Wants To Go To California", and "Foot Soldiers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain along the spine and a peeled spot inside the gatefold.)
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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
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 classic bit of Greensleeves deejay mastery from Jah Thomas! Stop Yu Loafin is especially notable as the proper full length debut on Jah Thomas, after Jah honed has deejay style for a solid couple of years prior – and it's also a landmark early album on the Greensleeves label. Beyond the historical relevance, it's simply a great record – with one top notch cut after another! Thomas is at his mightiest here, and doing it over unstoppable Revolutionaries rhythms. Includes "Stop Yu Loafin", "Black Star Liner", "Love And Happiness", "Bicycle Skank", "Send Me The Pillow", "Uncle Lester", "Mr Nkruma", "Landlord", "My Jamaican Girl"a nd "Sister Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
Black Knight (James Knight & The Butlers) —
Black Knight ... LP Cat/Virgorian, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
An excellent bit of southern funk – very much in the early mode of Little Beaver, but with a sound that's even harder! James Knight is The Black Knight – leading a tight little combo with a raw funky 45 sound, heavy on the horns for backing, but with James' guitar right up front in the mix, jamming hard in a way that would have made Hendrix proud! The tracks are a mix of heavy funk numbers and more tripped-out jams – and Knight's vocals remind us a bit of Charles Wright in the old days, blaring out of the speakers with a bit of distortion and lots of soul, really driving home the quality of the songs. Titles include "Fantasy World", "Save Me", "Flyin High", "Funky Cat", "Uncle Joe", "Cotton Candy", and "Just My Love For You". 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