Light in the Attic records are based in Seattle Washington (USA) and specialise in unearthing rare gems. "The idea was to build a label which placed as much emphasis on releasing quality reissues as it did developing new talent." - and damn good at it they have proved to be.
They've had a huge PR shot in the arm in the last year after the Rodriguez story was brought to the screen in 'Searching for Sugarman' (LITA reissued both of his albums in 2004 and 2009), they're by no means a one man roster though. They currently include; Donnie & Joe Emerson, Lee Hazlewood, Ray Stinnett (one of our favourites), Serge Gainsbourg, Michael Chapman, Shin Joong Hyun, Charles 'Packy' Axton, Jim Ford, Michael Hurley and most recently Marcos Valle.
They are also well know for their annual record store road trips… now that was going to go down well with us!
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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