The never-issued album from Funkproof – an early 70s Cali funk combo headed up by Hammond maestro George Semper! Semper had his hand in plenty of great projects during the late 60s and early 70s, and Funkproof is definitely one of those groups – working here with a hard-burning quality that seems rooted in the energy of the funky 45 generation, but turned towards the higher aims that so many of their contemporaries were reaching for in the early 70s – the kind of energy that pushed Earth Wind & Fire into the stratosphere, although the Funkproof sound is tighter, given that they don't have the larger lineup – and with the interplay between bass, guitar, and organ, the vibe is maybe a bit in the mode of Rasputin Stash
. Semper wrote a good number of the songs, and titles include "Super Pimp", "Mo Funk", "Brother Puff", "The Smiling Children", "Doo Be Doo", "Don't Throw This Love Away", "Let's Funk", "Theme From Soul", and a version of "Smiling Faces".
(Limited edition of 500 copies – with download!)