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Unknown Artitst - How Do You Do What You Do / Tell Me Black Vinyl Edition
Unknown Artitst
How Do You Do What You Do / Tell Me Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Preservation Project)
16,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Both sides of this wicked 7" are credited to an Unknown Artist. Signs point to this being Dennis Landry, but we just can't confirm this as we go to press. Thick and funky as the swamps of Louisiana our 10th release is a double-sider with plenty of Soul. "How Do You Do What You Do" on Side A is a Funk number with a hot pants intro, bubbling bass, and a funky breakdown. Lots of fun, and super danceable.
Although it's hard to pick a side on this 7", the ballad "Tell Me" may just be the winner. This track has it all - starting slow and building, falsetto, screaming and wailing, and heartfelt lyrics about trying to convince a woman to love the singer and not another man.
Larks, The - Sleepless Nights / I Love You
Larks, The
Sleepless Nights / I Love You
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Preservation Project)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Whew - we took some time off, but we're back with a very limited press, incredibly soulful 7" 45rpm. Soaring vocals and a strong backbeat greet the ears on side A - throw in some harmony vocal backing and you have the recipe for a Soul classic that has never been heard before! The unknown singer belts out a tune about heartbreak and insomnia that is sure to satisfy. I Love You on the B-side greets us with more of the same. Hardly a throwaway track, instead it competes to be a double A-side! More heartbreak here, the singer is left again by his lover. His unrequited love shines through on the track along with strong horns and an equally snappy backbeat.
Bruce Marshall / Bill Thomas - Gimme My Wife / Ease My Mind
Bruce Marshall / Bill Thomas
Gimme My Wife / Ease My Mind
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Preservation Project)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Come be our special guest at the P-Funk party of PP-005 — a release reminiscent of those pioneers of funk, Parliament and Funkadelic. These found tracks by Bruce Marshall and Bill Thomas were likely recorded around the time of “Osmium” and “Maggot Brain” — in fact, the artists featured here may have been directly influenced by the movement as it was happening, making these discoveries remarkable entries into the history of psych funk.
Where to begin with Bruce Marshall’s “Gimme My Wife” on the A side? Try to imagine a psychedelic football game, with driving wah wah funk as the halftime show. The frenetic instrumentation is guided by an infectious guitar hook, coupled with a loose chorus of voices and whistle blows. They all come together at the end to chant what sounds like “parrrr-tay,” a foreshadowing of that refrain the Beastie Boys would popularize.
Things get a little more solemn on side B with an instant classic by Bill Thomas, “Ease My Mind Pt. 1.” A surprising dirge of fuzzy guitar leads into a chorus that sings, like a mantra, “I have seen much trouble...ease my mind.” Things morph into tight horns backed by some prominent organ — in fact, this is one of the tightest horn sections on any of our releases to date.
Psych funk is alive and well on our fifth release — adding a new dimension to the amazing body of P-Funk that’s already out there. Who knows what could have happened had these cuts reached ears during the 70s — but the time for the Marshall-Thomas ship to land is now. Put this on to get your next party going, and it’ll do most of the work for you. Get this special, split 7” on limited-run vinyl while you can.
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