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Original Raw Soul III
Various - Original Raw Soul III
(CD/Digital) Now-Again Records NA5088, 2012-02-27

If you've read the first volume of Wax Poetics Magazine, you'll find in there an article called The Godfathers of Deep Funk about The Poets of Rhythm. Those German cats were indeed in that revival game way before The Dap-Kings and other current Deep Funk heavyweights. And from the beginning they were releasing collectible 45s under many guises… The band doesn't exist anymore, but have generated many offshoots, who all released very good to fantastic albums: Woima Collective, the Afrobeat Academy that plays and records with Oghene Kologbo or Ebo Taylor, The Whitefield Brothers, Karl Hector and more… Their 45 singles and rare tracks were collected in 1995 by Soulciety Records in Europe (Ooh Ooh..! - Hotpie & Candy Records Original Raw Soul Vol. I), reissued by Instinct Records in the US the next year (Original Raw Soul). And a second volume appeared in 1997 in Europe (Into Space & Time - Hotpie & Candy Records Original Raw Soul Vol. II), again reissued the following year in the US (More Original Raw Soul). Now a third volume is released by Now-Again Records, collecting all the tracks that were not compiled so far, aptly titled Original Raw Soul Vol.3. For the Poets of Rhythm fans, of course it's a must-have of really raw funk, afrofunk and jazz. Besides rarities, there are two new funk jams here, from a band called The Transgressors, both credited to The Whitefield Brothers and Will 'Quantic' Holland. Now what about the record as a whole? Original songs. Raw funk. Soulful vibes. It's all in the title already.

Original Raw Soul III
Various - Original Raw Soul III
(CD/Digital) Now-Again Records NA5088, 2012-02-27

Whitefield Brothers - Money For Born, Money For Die by etc_stream

600$ Song-The Mercy Sluts by swr6105

Tracklisting :
01. New Process - Bus People Theme
02. Poets Of Rhythm - Summerdays (Inst.)
03. Transgressors - Will Power
04. Bajka - A Vision 1/3
, 05. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - J.B. R.I.P.
06. New Process - Freedom
07. Mercy Sluts - $600 Song
08. Karl Hector & The Funk Pilots - Funky Sex Machine
09. Bajka - The Only Religion That I Believe
10. Whitefield Brothers - The Bastard
11. Polyversal Souls - Muswell Hill Run
12. Transgressors - Money For Born, Money For Die | Download MP3
13. Karl Hector & The Funk Pilots - Free I Wanna Be
14. Whitefield Brothers - Savannahstan
15. Neo Hip Hot Kiddies Community - Hip Walk
16. Poets Of Rhythm - Flight To St. Vincent
17. Mercy Sluts - Banana Republic

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KarlosFunkster KarlosFunkster ·  29 August 2012, 15:49

Hey, nice to see you read my article on The Poets Of Rhythm. It was my one and only article - would have loved to have done more, but it takes up so much time and I don't have any. At the time it was written the band was pretty mysterious - there was very little out there on them. I interviewed them and saw a few gigs by them and tried my best to piece the puzzle and comment on the band. I still think they were/are an amazingly good musical unit.


Karl SInclair

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