Skip navigation
Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Free Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions

CD (Item 496280) Now Again/Stones Throw, 1973 — Condition: Used
Out Of Stock

CD

✈
Also available
Amnesty — Free Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... CD 6.99

Rare funk from the Indy scene of the early 70s – the long-overdue release of material recorded by a really hard-jamming, horn-heavy combo! Amnesty have a sound that's awash in the best large group influences of the time – a bit of Earth Wind & Fire, a bit of Parliament/Funkadelic, but also a grittier, more guitar-based groove at times too – one that rumbles heavily at the bottom of the rhythms, with a sound that's like Norman Whitfield-era Motown, taken to much greater extremes! There's actually a lot more Detroit going on in the work than Indy – but the horns also have a jazzier, more open-ended quality too – not just parts penned for simple funky rhythms, but ones that show some influence from the more righteous side of the jazz spectrum. The material was all recorded on two dates in 1973 – but only issued here for the first time – and together, the tracks are a great example of a hip group from the underground, really letting loose with a great sense of freedom. There's some vocals on the record, but almost more of a focus on the instrumentation overall – and titles include "Can I Help You", "Love Fades", "Trouble Will Remain", "We've Come A Long Way", "Liberty", "Mister President", "Free Your Mind", "We Have Love", and "Lord Help Me".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.


Used CD Grade

We have only one grade for non-new CDs at Dusty Groove — "Used CD". This grade is somewhat all-encompassing, but we choose it because we try to offer Used CDs in the best shape possible.

When you purchase a Used CD you can expect the disc to be free of all but the lightest of surface marks, the case to be clean (we often change the cases ourselves), and the booklet to be in good shape. Used CDs may show some signs of use but if there are significant details or defects we will list them underneath the item — just like we do with LPs — so look there for notes on cutout marks, stickers, promo stamps or other details.

All of our Used CDs are guaranteed to play without skipping or flaws. If you purchase a Used CD from Dusty Groove, you have 1 week to play it to determine that it plays correctly — and if it does not, then you may return it for a full refund.


You might be interested


Mary J Blige

Growing Pains
Geffen, 2007. Used
The grand dame of hip hop soul returns – and it's hardly a growing effort, it's got some of her best work of the decade! Growing Pains is a restless set of tracks that roll from hard hitting funky soul, to laidback sophisticated jams – working with a number of producers who are all ... CD

Karyn White

Ritual Of Love
Warner, 1991. Used
... CD
TCB, 1961. Used
A sweet European concert with a group that features Hank Crawford, David Fathead Newman, Don Wilkerson, and Sonny Forrest – plus vocals by the Raelettes! CD

Wynonie Harris

Everybody Boogie!
Delmark, 1945. Used
With Illinois Jacquet, Jack McVea and Oscar Pettiford! CD

Willie Wright

Telling The Truth
Numero, 1977. Used
Incredibly beautiful work from Willie Wright – an album of folksy soul with a slight island spirit – one that nicely nestles Willie's music in a space somewhere between the best 70s work of Terry Callier and Jon Lucien! The sound is wonderful – lean, stripped-down, and ... CD

Sly & The Family Stone & Others

Different Strokes By Different Folks
Epic, 2006. Used
Features collaborations with Moby, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Van Hunt, Joss Stone, Will I Am, Maroon 5, The Roots, Chuck D, D'Angelo, Issac Hayes, and others! CD

Etta James

Etta Red Hot & Live
Quicksilver, Late 50s. Used
... CD
Warner, 1995. Used
... CD

Roy Ayers

Juice
Charly (UK), 1999. Used
... CD

Fats Domino

Live At Montreux
Atlantic, 1973. Used
... CD

Vinicius De Moraes & Toquinho

Vinicius & Toquinho (1974)
Philips (Brazil), 1974. Used
Classic bossa mixed with more ambitious touches for the 70s – easily one of the greatest records ever to come from the team of Vinicius and Toquinho! The record has vocals by both, often layered on top of each other with a wonderfully spacious feel that spreads out beautifully between the ... CD

Arnaldo Antunes

O Silencio
BMG (Brazil), 1997. Used
Great stuff from one of the most interesting artists operating in Brazil today! Antunes mixes compelling spoken vocals with beautiful modern production – swirling in heavy percussion, nefarious samples, and clashing loud guitar riffs – and the result has a groundbreaking effect similar ... CD
 



⇑ Top