A fantastic addition to the too-small legacy of the legendary 24 Carat Black
– a never-issued third album, brought together as a hell of an archival project by the folks at Numero! 24 Carat Black
only ever issued one album back in the day – the mid 70s gem, Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth – put out by Stax Records, and barely circulated at the time. Yet the group grew in legend over the years – thanks to the righteous power and sophisticated funk of that record, which touched hip hoppers, crate-diggers, and rare soul collectors over the years – to a point where the group finally attained the legendary status they were never accorded in the 70s! This album is from later years, but really continues that legacy of well-written, thoughtfully-executed soul music – very different than some of the throwaway keyboard n beats record of the same period, and very much in the best 24 Carat Black
legacy of unusual song structures, complicated arrangements, and standout presentation of its core ideas. Titles include "Skeleton Coast", "I Need A Change", "Your Love Is My Desire", "You're Slipping Away", "I'm Coming Back", and "Someone To Somebody".