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Mainstream Funk - Funk, Soul, Spritual Jazz 1971-75 Produced by Bob Shad's Mainstream Records

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Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
2
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Available
Release Date:
28-01-2022
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Barcode:
3700604728023
Packaging:
Gate Fold Vinyl
Catalog Number:
WWSLP37
Mainstream Funk - Funk, Soul, Spritual Jazz 1971-75 Produced by Bob Shad's Mainstream Records
Mainstream Funk - Funk, Soul, Spritual Jazz 1971-75 Produced by Bob Shad's Mainstream Records

Description

Wewantsounds continues its collaboration with Bob Shad's venerable jazz label Mainstream Records, and present a selection of 12 turntable-friendly tracks recorded between 1971 and 1975 and showcasing the label's superb blend of Spiritual Jazz, Funk and Soul by the likes of Buddy Terry, Sarah Vaughan, LaMont Johnson and Johnny Coles. Most of the tracks are released on vinyl for the first time since their original release in the early 70s. The 2-LP set comes with gatefold sleeve featuring never-seen photos from the Mainstream vaults and new liner notes by UK journalist Paul Bowler.

Mainstream Records is one of the key independent jazz labels of the early 70s, together with Flying Dutchman, Strata East, CTI and Black Jazz. Founded by legendary label man Bob Shad (who had been head of A&R at Mercury Records and set EmArcy in the 50s), the label concentrated on Psychedelia in the 60s before switching back to Shad's jazz roots in the early 70s, signing a new crop of jazzmen fed on John Coltrane and Miles' electric experiments. Thus was born the cult Mainstream "300 Series" with its distinctive artwork and outstanding music from which this selection is largely drawn.

Giving a chance to many young jazz players and a few old friends, Shad recorded some of the most exciting jazz of the early 70s, mixing spiritual influences with funk and soul. Mainstream Records has a lot more exciting music in the vaults and 'Mainstream Funk' is just the tip of the iceberg serving as a timely reminder that Bob Shad's taste as a producer and A&R man was one of the finest on the scene.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Sarah Vaughan - Inner City Blues
  3. Buddy Terry - Quiet Afternoon
  4. Blue Mitchell - Last Tango In Paris
  5. LaMont Johnson - M'Bassa
  6. Prophecy - Betcha Can't Guess My Sign
  7. Dave Hubbard - Family Affair
  8. Sugar Billy - Super Duper Love Pt. 1
  9. John White - Right Off
  10. Mike Longo - Matrix
  11. Barry Miles - Little Heart of Pieces
  12. Johnny Coles - Betty's Bossa
  13. Pete Yellin - It's The Right Thing
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