VARIOUS ARTISTS Cold Heat: Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974 (2005)

Cold Heat: Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974 (2005)
From The Black Underground

Here’s another one from the recesses of the hard drive. An excellent collection of long lost sides from equally long lost bands from the late 60s/early 70s heyday of soul/funk/psychedelia experimentation. Lots of grungy rhythms, tattered riffs and funky expression. The All Music Guide states that Cold Heat’s focus is absolutely given to the groove, the beat, and almost all the songs have a breakdown where the rhythm section — the tinny guitar, the frenzied drums, the syncopated bass — is allowed to show off its chops. And while everything definitely falls within the deep funk realm, influences vary from psychedelic soul to blues to rock (in the instrumental version of “Drugs Ain’t Cool” by Ebony Rhythm Band, the house band for the Indianapolis-based LAMP Records during the label’s golden years).” It’s @ Amazon.


CARLEEN & THE GROOVERS The Thing (2:41)
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Free Your Mind (5:50)
DETROIT SEX MACHINES The Stretch (Edit) (5:02)
MICHAEL LIGGINS & THE SUPERSOULS Loaded To The Gills (4:41)
THE LOVELITERS Go For Your Self (Edit) (5:17)
DAYTON SIDEWINDERS Slipping Into Darkness (4:34)
APOLLO COMMANDERS James Brown Medley (Edit) (4:44)
LIL’ LAVAIR & THE FABULOUS JADES Cold Heat (2:44)
SOUL SEVEN The Cissy’s Thang (2:22)
L.A. CARNIVAL Color (Original 7″ Version) (2:35)
ARISTOCRATS ORGANIZATION Don’t Go (2:24)
EBONY RHYTHM BAND Drugs Ain’t Cool (2:45)
SOUL SEVEN Mr. Chicken (4:41)
LEON MITCHISON Street Scene (2:49)
KASHMERE STAGE BAND Scorpio (4:40)
LEROY & THE DRIVERS The Sad Chicken (3:00)

 

3 Comments

  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    November 1, 2010 - 19:50 | Permalink

    Get it HERE.

  • 2
    April 10, 2012 - 16:19 | Permalink

    hot dang

  • 3
    Dirk Bill
    January 10, 2014 - 23:41 | Permalink

    Absolutely got to have the funk!

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