Double LP £17.49 NA5093LP
2LP on Now-Again.
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9/10 Vern Customer review, 18th July 2013
A double lp from the passionate people at Now-Again Records, the music of Edward "Apple" Nelson had been overlooked for 40 years and this record gives the now 70 year old Nelson a little of the recognition he truly deserves. A funk album that just oozes rhythm, emotion and swings along to Nelson's jumpy New Orleans drums, the songs would easily get an enthusiastic hoard onto any dance floor today and get you and your mates together.
The title track is an energetic romp of joy with Nelson's vocals being so raw and passionate you hear his heaves for air by the second verse, all this on top of a trumpet section that makes me tingle in places it shouldn't.
The lp strangely reminds me of J Dilla's 'Donuts'. With its range of emotions and rhythms, it's definitely got some hip hop in those grooves and hip hop heads should love it (Now-Again is connected to Stones Throw Records). 'Moon Light' sounds like Dilla is all over it. 'My Baby' has Nelson crooning over sultry guitar which grabs you by the crotch and makes a man feel like a man and a woman want to feel their man.It's also beautifully packed, has an MP3 download and a 16 page booklet with great pictures and an interview with Nelson which is a gripping an poignant read. Give this genius some of the recognition he deserves, get this, tap your feet to it, dance to it, make love to it, chill out to it. Just get it.
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