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Cultures of Soul LP Subscription Series.
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First Release: Septimus - We Want A Piece of the Pie
Ship Date Update - July 13
Here's an excerpt taken from the liner notes written by Uchenna Ikonne:
"The final product was an album featuring eight tracks of sumptuous, jazzy R&B and funk, showcasing the crisp musicianship Septimus had honed night after night playing for nightclub crowds in Oklahoma. It also felt slightly out of time, hearkening back to the deeply earth and spiritual feeling of early 70s soul more so than fitting in with the gleefully cosmetic and glossy tone of early 1980s boogie funk.
One of the album’s high points is a thee delirious cover of the S.O.S. Band’s inspirational jam “Take Love Where You Find It,” which was also extracted for the b-side of a single on Chosen Few featuring the title track on the a-side.
The album was by any standard a magnificent artistic accomplishment but situating it in the market was going to be another hurdle."
Highlights from the album:
You're A Real Mind Blower
Take Love Where You Find It
Funks on You
We Want A Piece of the Pie
Second Release: "Thing"
Tentative Release Date: October, 2018
Formed by confederates who met at the Berklee School of Music and led by the creatively restless saxophonist and jazz educator Arni Cheatham, Thing were a regular fixture in Boston clubs in the seventies, as comfortable plying the rock and funk idioms as they were in jazz. Their 1972 LP documents two of their live sets, showcasing their simmering, funky and spiritual freeform jazz, very much in the vein of early seventies jazz-rock experiments by Miles Davis, Weather Report and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
The two suites featured on the album are fully improvised, featuring the musicians spontaneously generating and developing musical motifs in real time, bouncing ideas off each other in a communion that is equally suitable for meditating… or dancing like tomorrow will never arrive.
Reissued here for the first time on LP and in it's entirety with no gaps between as it was originally intent to be heard.
Highlights from album:
Sketch Preview Clip 1
Sketch Preview Clip 2
Road Through the Wall Preview Clip 1
Road Through the Wall Preview Clip 2
Third Release: Yoruba Singers - Fighting for Survival
Tentative Release Date: December, 2018