Boomkat Product Review:
Luaka Bop introduce San Fran boogie maverick Doug Hream Blunt to the world at large with a vinyl reissue of his self-released charm, 'Gentle Persuasion'.
It may be your first acquaintance with Doug Hream Blunt but that strong feeling of déjà entendu can be explained away quite neatly - the album's hypnagogic highlight, 'Gentle Persuasion' formed the basis for Hype Williams' classic 'Get Choong And Look At The Sky', and it's fair to say that Dean Blunt has since cadged a fair bit of this vibe for his own, twisted purpose.
All that aside, though, (the OG) Blunt is in possession of the magic ingredients that pique every music lover and diggers interests - a genuine and sincere DIY innocence and simplicity that can't be sniffed at, especially when it's as pure and optimistic as this.
Private pressing funkateers are going to go nuts for this, if they haven't already.