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East Of Underground (first release/reissue on new WAX POETICS label)



East Of Underground
East Of Underground - East Of Underground
(CD/LP) Wax Poetics WPRLP001/WPRCD001, 2007-07-16

Tracklisting :
01. I Want to Take You Higher
02. Smiling Faces Sometimes
03. (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go
04. People Get Ready
05. Getting Over
06. I'll Bet You / California Dreamin'
07. Popcorn / Oye Como Va
08. I Love You for All Seasons
09. East of Java
10. Walk on By

Links :
waxpoetics.com
myspace.com/waxpoeticsmagazine

Press Release :
In 1971, in the midst of America's conflict in Vietnam, the U.S. Army held a show-band contest and showcased the two winning bands in a promotional album. East of Underground, the gritty runner-up, managed to capture the spirit of America with their sweet-soul covers of Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, and Funkadelic.

The quality of the recording is superior, as is the musicianship: the falsetto harmonies, the gritty guitar, the devouring drums. But song choice is just as responsible for the success of the album.

Unlike other obscure-funk reissues and compilations, East of Underground is immediately familiar, instantly gratifying, and endlessly playable. And especially poignant today.
Djouls

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