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Various - SAR Records – That’s Where It’s At (10``LP)€20,00
SAR RECORDS – THAT’S WHERE IT’S AT (VTRLP2037) features 12 recordings previously released on 45 rpm singles on SAR Records.
Despite Cooke’s fame, SAR Records material has remained relatively hard to find over the years and compilations are scarce. This
collection has it all from gutsy floor-fillers to smooth Gospel to down ‘n’ dirty Rhythm & Blues gems. This is the label that helped to kick start
careers from for the likes of Bobby Womack, Lou Rawls and Billy Preston, as well as support established artists like The Soul Stirrers. This
beautifully presented 10” vinyl album comes with stunning artwork, label shots and most importantly incredible music. Includes music from
Patience Valentine, Johnnie Morisette, L.C. Cook (Sam’s younger brother), Simms Twins, The Soul Stirrers, The Valentinos, Jacki Ross
and of course Sam Cooke. With a limited edition first press of only 500 copies, this is set to become a real collector’s item. Forget CDs,
forget MP3s…… vinyl is back and it never sounded better! SAR Records….. That’s Where It’s At!
Gaye Marvin - What’s Going on EP (Limited 10″ EP) (10``LP)€15,00
Limited 10” vinyl EP. This limited edition pressing includes two new versions of Marvin Gaye’s ”What’s Going On” featured on this four-track vinyl EP.
This special 10 inch vinyl release contains a new duet version featuring Marvin Gaye and Motown artist BJ The Chicago Kid as well as an unplugged ”Coffeehouse” mix of the original Marvin Gaye version, using bare parts, particularly a formerly buried acoustic guitar, from the original session.
The top side of the 10-inch includes the original mono single versions of ”What’s Going On.” The original song was released in 1971. Originally inspired by a police brutality incident witnessed by Renaldo ”Obie” Benson, the song was composed by Benson, Al Cleveland and Gaye and produced by Gaye himself. The song was mainly viewed as a meditation on the troubles and problems of the world, proving to be a timely and relatable release, and marked Gaye’s departure from the Motown Sound towards more personal material.
Mickey And The Fabulous Five - EP (RSD) (10``LP)€17,50
Before Mickey and the Soul Generation there was Mickey and The Fabulous Five. As members of a Latin Soul band called The Royal Tokens, Mickey Foster and Emil Carter developed their chops playing in front of San Antonio teens at Sunday night Battle of the Bands shows. Mickey’s own band, The Fabulous Four, soon became The Fabulous Five with the addition of Gilbert Rivera on bass. In the late summer of 1967, local music entrepreneur E.J. Henke took the Fabulous Five into Jeff Smith s Texas Sound Studio to record two sessions of funky New Breed Soul instrumentals as well as a backing session for Charles Russell’s group, The Three Dudes (BC014-45). Still a teenager, Mickey and his father both signed Henke’s recording contract. While their recordings with The Three Dudes were released as a single on Henke’s Satin Records, the superb instrumentals The Fabulous Five cut during the summer of ’67 remained unreleased until now. Relying heavily on the rhythm section, this set of recordings captures the young band crystallizing what would become their signature sound. By 1969, The Fabulous Five had changed their name to Mickey and The Soul Generation and had begun recording their now legendary sessions with Manny Guerra’s GC Productions.
These early sessions stand alone as a key chapter in the development of one of the greatest, heaviest exponents of Funk.