Masterful and obscure 1970s funk and soul from Georgia and Alabama.
You’ve all heard of southern soul, but southern groove? Is it even a thing? All of the attention today on the great studios of the southern United Statest ends to focus on a certain sound, a geographically specific soul that flourished in the 1960s and 70s and faded as corporate radio playlists began to emphasise national over local appeal.
But that’s only part of the story. Studios such as Fame in Alabama and Stax in Memphis, and many others in between, produced music that took account of what was happening around the country, and in the 1970s added a big touch of funk to the mix. In what we hope to be the first in a series focusing on different cities, we have delved into the vaults of Atlanta, Georgia-based GRC and associate labels for a mix of previously unreleased tracks, club classics and connoisseur choices to create a thrilling compilation.
1. Keep On Doin Your Funky Thing - David Camon
2. Aint It Funky (Doing Your Own Thing) - Johnny Jacobs
3. Only A Fool - Loleatta Holloway
4. Down At The Disco - Maggabrain
5. Shuckin N Jivin - Family Plann
6. The Bump - Floyd Smith
7. I Dont Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky - Ripple
8. Help Me (Part 1) - Archie Russell
9. Help Me (Part 2) - Archie Russell
10. When I Build My World - Jimmy Lewis
11. Complain To The Clouds (But You Cant Change The Weather) - Deep Velvet
12. Lets Dance - Family Plann
13. Seeds Of Life - East LA Car Pool
14. Spacewalking - Maggabrain
15. Instrumental #2 - Ripple
16. Funk Pump - The Counts
17. The World Dont Owe You Nothin - Loleatta Holloway
18. Time - John Edwards
19. Husband In Law - CL Blast
20. Shouldnt I Be Given The Right To Be Wrong - Joe Hinton