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Black Feeling Volume Two - Sampler 45 - out on Freestyle Records

Black Feeling Two sampler
Black Feeling Volume Two - Sampler 45
(7"/Digital) Freestyle Records FSR7068, 2011-06-06

Do you remember Black Feeling, the 2007 album (and singles) released on Freestyle Records, which looked like a compilation of funk/soul covers by unknown bands, but was indeed all pseudonyms for various bands directed by Australian funk/soul guitarist/producer/DJ Lance Ferguson a.k.a. Lanu: The Bamboos, Cookin' On 3 Burners, etc.? It was quite a fantastic project and now here's its follow-up, Black Feeling 2!! Well... first things first, here's the 45 taster from that upcoming compilation, starting with an irresistible funk'n'rushed cover of Burning Spear, originally by Richard Evans (The Soulful Strings/Cadet Records). Try to imagine George Benson competing with The JB's to whom will play faster... The b-side is another monster track, a cover of Johnny Pate's blaxploitation classic Shaft In Africa, not as much exciting but nearly perfect too. If the album's as good as this single it's gonna be a monster one!!!

Black Feeling Two sampler
Black Feeling Volume Two - Sampler 45
(7"/Digital) Freestyle Records FSR7068, 2011-06-06

Black Feeling Volume Two: Sampler 45 by Freestyle Records

Tracklisting :
A1. The Poly-Tones - Burning Spear 4.31
B1. The Mighty Show-Stoppers - Shaft In Africa 4.06

Links : (UK Distribution) (France Distribution)

Press Release :
Back in September 2007, Freestyle Records released Black Feeling an album project brought to life by Australian musical supremo Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos, Cookin' On 3 Burners, Lanu).

Each track was presented under a pseudonym to give the impression of an album you would find whilst digging in a Caribbean record shop or American thrift store. As a collection of reworked classics, the album set dance floors alight across the world, indeed, the single Hippy Skippy Moon Strut by The Mighty Show-Stoppers became a huge selling 12 inch, and also notched up well over 350,000 individual viewings on You Tube to date!

Now in 2011, Freestyle Records is pleased as punch to be releasing this teaser 45 single that features 2 cuts from the forthcoming follow up album Black Feeling: Volume Two (FSRCD/LP090) and what total corkers they are too!

The A side is Lance & Co's fantastic reworking of the anthemic Burning Spear under the moniker of The Poly-Tones, an intense and driving piece of soulful funk, and what could possibly equal that for the flip side? The Mighty Show-Stoppers giving Johnnie Pate's blaxploitation soundtrack classic Shaft In Africa such a convincing and wonderful re-working, you will think you are back in time, on the film set whilst Richard Roundtree (that's John Shaft to you sucker!) kicks some serious ass!


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