With the C.S. Crew’s Funky Pack just hitting stores this week the album has already gotten some great reviews! Two UK based online magazines have written some nice reviews for us. Think Africa Press brings together writers from across Africa with international experts, and covering a wide range of topics – from politics to the development to culture. And Subba Cultcha is an entertainment site featuring reviews on music, film, and games!
Our very own Deano Sounds and DJ Andy Smith have teamed up together to put out a great compilation or R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, and Sleazy Shakers much like you would find at Andy’s Jam Up Twist club night in the UK. There will be a CD version and a special 7 x 45 box set with Jam Up Twist goodies in it coming out as well.
We apologize for the delay. Due to manufacturing problems in China this release will be coming out in the fall. Thanks for your patience. Pre-order info coming soon!
Andy Smith’s Selections
1. Les Brown Jr – Swingin & Surfin
2. Eddie Cash – Doing All Right
3. Sonny West – Rock Ola Ruby
4. Gene Woodbury – Ever Again
5. Reggie Perkins – High School Caesar
6. Billy Nelson – Pack, Shack, and Stack
7. Nappy Brown – Open Up That Door
8. Ray Sharpe – Monkey’s Uncle
Deano Sounds’ Selections:
9. Big Mama Thornton – Wade In the Water
10. Chuck Flamingo – What’s My Chances
11. Bobby King – Thanks Mr Postman
12. Ernie Washington – Lonesome Shack
13. Willie Jones – Where’s My Money
14. Johnny Williams – Honey Child
Out in stores now on CD and LP or you can order here.
Back in October we spent some time at Q Division Studios with Stanton Davis working on mixing down some of the unreleased material recorded during Brighter Days sessions. There is plenty of interesting and vastly different versions of songs from the album along with some unheard compositions including the mystical and spiritual “Odwalla” and “Delta Six.” More details to come soon so stay tuned!
Once again Frank151 has asked us to do another mix for them of interesting undiscovered funky music. This time Deano Sounds decided to delve into his Caribbean crates for some hot sizzling selections. Here’s what he had to say about them.
“These are some of my current favorite Caribbean disco-funk influenced records at the moment. You’ll find some well-worn tracks to some ungoogleable stuff including Joanne Wilson and New Connection.
In conjunction with this mix are some tracks from Charlie’s Records including Patti Charles’ “Music Lady” and Hamilton Brother’s “Music Makes the World Go Round” which you will be able to find on the upcoming Cultures of Soul Records anthology of Charlie’s Records that is in the pipeline. ”
Tracklist For Caribbean Sounds
01. Jennifer Lara – In Love (Waxist Edit)
02. Joanne Wilson – Got to Have You (Version )
03. Mucho Plus – Nassau’s Disco
04. The Soulful Groovers – Disco Boogie
05. Gemini Brass – Keep on the Right Side
06. New Connection – Love Cadence
07. Trinidad Troubadours – Disco Music
08. The Mighty Duke – Be Yourself
09. Patti Charles – Music Lady
10. Free Soil – Disco Sokah
11. Hamilton Brothers – Music Makes the World Go Round
12. Shadow – Keep On Wailing
13. Experience 7 – O Soi La Nous Ka Bouger