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Various Artists - Studio One Funk (Soul Jazz Records) 2x Coloured Vinyl LP

Various Artists - Studio One Funk (Soul Jazz Records) 2x Coloured Vinyl LP

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Various Artists - Studio One Funk (Soul Jazz Records) 2x Coloured Vinyl LP

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Soul Jazz Records’ long out of print classic ‘Studio One Funk’ collection is being re-released! 18 years on from its original release Studio One Funk remains one of Studio One releases most in-demand titles!

Studio One Funk is made up of rare and unreleased Reggae Funk from the vaults of Studio One. Ever since the birth of Funk in America, the sound has been an ever-present ingredient in the melting pot of Studio One’s musical output.

The music on this release is a combination of originals, US covers and versions of existing Studio One cuts. Jackie Mittoo shows his appreciation for Booker T and The MGs, the studio group at Memphis’ famous Stax Records with ‘Hang Em High’, itself a cover of a film soundtrack by Dominic Frontiere. Incredibly this version has never before been released. Booker T’s super-funky ‘Melting Pot’ is also covered by the little-known Underground Vegetables.

Other versions include Isaac Hayes’ classic Blaxploitation soundtrack ‘Shaft’ again by Cedric Im Brooks track - another unreleased gem, straight from the tape master. Motown gets a look in with Alton’s stripped-down version of the Spinners classic ‘It’s A Shame’, written by Stevie Wonder and Syreeta.

James Brown is apparent in spirit with the JBs-inspired groove on the super rare cut “Now” by Lee Arab. Lloyd Williams similarly does a fine Kingston-style version of the hardest-working man in showbusiness on ‘Reggae Feet’.

Tracklisting:

    1. Cedric Im Brooks - Shaft
    2. Alton Ellis - African Descendants
    3. Pablove Black - Poco Tempo
    4. Lloyd Williams - Reggae Feet
    5. Jackie Mittoo - Hang Em High
    6. Cedric Im Brooks - Idleberg
    7. Prince Francis - Beat Down Babylon
    8. Lee Arab - Now
    9. Soul Bros - 007
    10. Prince Moonie - See A Mans Face
    11. Im and Sound Dimension - Love Jah
    12. Leroy Sibbles - Do Your Thing
    13. The Sharks - Music Answer
    14. Underground Vegetables - Melting Pot
    15. Devon Russell - You Found Heaven
    16. Vin Gordon - Steady Beat
    17. Alton Ellis - Its A Shame
    18. Roy Richards - Another Day
    19. Delroy Wilson - Funky Broadway

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