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 on one corner.)
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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
Cool little compilation of Mel Brown's funky guitar tracks recorded for Impulse during the late 60's, brought together in this cool package with a nice "soul food" cover, and great cuts like "Chunk A Funk", "Good Stuff", "Home James", and "18 Pounds Of Unclean Chitlings". Lots of nice organ and guitar grooves, with a good stoner west coast sound! 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 bomb! The title of this one says it all – a burning anthem of pride and power, issued in 1969, at the end of one of the most troubling decades in America. James answers all the Uncle Tom cries from his critics – and comes up with "Say It Loud", an instant chant that was taken up around the world, and which still packs a pretty hard punch today! The album's filled with other excellent cuts – like the tasty funk number "Lickin' Stick", with some rocket-driven guitar, and the great instrumental "Shades of Brown". Other titles include "Goodbye My Love (parts 1&2)", "Let Them Talk", "I Love You", and "I Guess I'll Have To Cry Cry Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has unglued seams and a cutout hole.)
Black Knight (James Knight & The Butlers) —
Black Knight ... LP Cat/Virgorian, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
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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