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Sonny Knight has been diverted from his trajectory as an artist and singer a few times in his life, having quit music after various life-calls moments in the 80s. The aptly titled 'I'm Still Here' serves as a revival, bringing him together for his first record with new band the Lakers, who help him craft evocative and often danceable neo-soul tunes.
The original recording from 1971, this record features Minnesota soul band The Valdons in a demo recording of the track Just How Much Can One Man Stand, as well as a more contemporary version. The original features the vocals of Napoleon Crayton. The band were very well respected on the local twin Cities scene and this is a rare chance to hear them at the top of their game. 7” vinyl.
Compilation of the diverse output of Chicago’s One-derful! Records. The obscure catalogue is crammed with soul, funk, R&B and every possible variation between, and this first instalment makes an admirable attempt to cut through so much excellent material. The liner notes and interviews are ridiculously detailed and reveal that despite the quality and innovation much of this material has been buried in archives until now.
In 1971 The Valdons released their one and only record, “All Day Long” B/W “Love Me, Leave Me.”
In late 2012 Secret Stash Records helped reform The Valdons to commemorate the release of the Twin Cities Funk & Soul compilation. After working closely with the band for months, one of The Valdons brought a stack of old rehearsal tapes into the label’s offices. They spent countless hours repairing, digitizing, and cataloging the beat up tapes.
In the spring of 2013 The Valdons hit the studio to finally make proper recordings of songs they’d written over 40 years ago. “Stop, Wait A Minute Girl” B/W “Whatcha Gonna Do” is the first release drawn from those sessions.
Outrageous vibrations from Harry Mosco. For You Specially is the 1978 Nigerian funk bomb which is getting a long awaited repress. Full of Mosco's swaying croon, super funky wah wah guitars, bass lines that will give you feet and hips a life of their own and tighter than jaggers trousers drums. Full of afro-funk, hi-life and afro-disco sounds. Think of horn heavy & up tempo Onyeabor but with live musicians. Out on vinyl LP and CD from Secret Stash.
- CD (SSRCD274)
- £16.99 £8.50 (saving: £8.49)
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