Monday, June 18

Searching for Soul: Soul Funk & Jazz Rarities from Michigan 1968-1980


"Alcohol is a killer vice, and Robert Jay knows it. When the Detroit funk legend wrote the infectious 'Alcohol' in 1969, he was hungover and mad as hell. Yet Jay’s blues-funked 'Alcohol' became one of the most beloved, and nearly impossible-to-find sides in the funk music canon. While a few 7-inch singles can still be located, California’s Luv N’ Haight, a Ubiquity Records offshoot, just made the process much easier. With the release of this insane comp, jazz, funk, and breakbeat lovers finally have access to some of the rarest grooves from Michigan’s funk underground. Jay’s 'Alcohol' is featured, as is the Detroit Sex Machine’s 'Rap it Together.' Many songs are from rhythm sections overshadowed by Motown; yet some here were more skilled than the Funk Brothers and Parliament. ..."
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