Light In The Attic Records are an indie label based out of in Seattle, Washington and are almost peerless in their re-issues of long lost treasures. Besides most famously (perhaps) the Rodriguez albums, they have also recently released Dark, Mirkwood, Michael Chapman, Michael Hurley, Lee Hazelwood, and Donnie & Joe Emerson.
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2xLP housed in a deluxe Stoughton "Tip-On" jacket with liner notes insert, along with Jess Rotter's illustrations
CD with 24-page booklet with liner notes plus Jess Rotter's illustrations.
All tracks newly re-mastered. Features rare cuts by Bob Darin, Gray Fox, Dennis The Fox, Cherokee, Gritz and more
What in the hell is country funk you ask? The answer is a complicated one, in part due to the fact that Country Funk is an inherently defiant genre, escaping all efforts at easy categorization. The style encompasses the elation of gospel with the sexual thrust of the blues, country hoedown harmony with inner city grit. It is alternately playful and melancholic, slow jammin', and booty shakin'. It is both studio slick and barroom raw. And while these all may seem unlikely combinations at first glance, upon close listen, it all makes sweet sense.
Light In The Attic presents Country Funk 1969-1975, a melting pot concoction of the music of Dale Hawkins, John Randolph Marr, Cherokee, Johnny Adams, Mac Davis, Bob Darin, Jim Ford, Gray Fox, Link Wray, Bobby Charles, Tony Joe White, Dennis The Fox, Larry Jon Wilson, Bobbie Gentry, Gritz, and Johnny Jenkins.
Featuring extensive liner notes by Jessica Hundley (MOJO, The New York Times, Vogue), original album/label artwork, and new illustrations by Jess Rotter (JessRotter.com, Rotter & Friends), this down home package is not only a treat for the ears, but a feast for the eyes. Think of this as a fantasyland where the Josie-era Meters back young Elvis singing Kris Kristofferson-penned slices of rustic American life and you'll begin to understand the country funk vibe. It's from the swamp to the city and all points in between.
1. L.A. Memphis Tyler Texas - Dale Hawkins 2. Hello L.A., Bye-Bye Birmingham - John Randolph Marr 3. Georgia Morning Dew - Johnny Adams 4. Lucas Was A Redneck - Mac Davis 5. Light Blue - Bob Darin 6. I'm Gonna Make Her Love Me - Jim Ford 7. Hawg Frog - Gray Fox 8. Fire And Brimstone - Link Wray 9. Street People - Bobby Charles 10. Funky Business - Cherokee 11. Stud Spider - Tony Joe White 12. Piledriver - Dennis The Fox 13. Ohoopee River Bottomland - Larry Jon Wilson 14. He Made A Woman Out Of Me - Bobbie Gentry 15. Bayou Country - Gritz 16. I Walk On Gilded Splinters - Johnny Jenkins
Light In The AtticCompilationsCountry & Americana2018-03-21