Boomkat Product Review:
Rare Funk & Soul From Miami Florida 1967 - 1974. The good folk at Soul jazz dug through the everglades, and in their continuing 'places i've been' tour of american black music hotspots and highlights, cull seventeen gators for you to wrestle.
TK studios was eventually to spawn the biggest disco crossover numbers of all in the latter part of the seventies, but all you boogie obsessed fiends will just have to wait for volume two for this part of the story. Focussing here on the output of the plethora of small labels handled by TK: Alston, Glades, CAT, Marlin, Deep city, Saadia and several more small, great ones, there's plenty to admire here - Willie 'little beaver' Hale has one of the most singing guitar sounds of all, Timmy Thomas of 'Why Can't We live together' fame in astral shock out mode, the awesome '90 % of me is you' by Gwen McCrae, the heavy 'I Get Lifted' by husband George, Clarence Reid the man who would be Blowfly, and that's just the best known names covered. You just know this is sheer goodness from start to finish, so all brother funkers, soul sisters, crate diggers and breaks' casualties - get stuck in.