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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

OK, this is one of the greatest compilations to emerge from the "rare grooves" revival era and it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO with the "Acid Jazz" label - so don't be fooled by the title!

I bought volumes I and II on vinyl somewhere in 1996 in Leeds and they have been on my everyday playlist for many years (still are!!!). Later, I found out that the CD versions had 2 or even 3 bonus tracks compared to the vinyl versions (I would expect this to be the other way around, really) and therefore I HAD to buy them on CD, too!

All volumes contain a range of Killer Grooves from the Prestige vaults by artists such as Charles Earland, Gene Ammons, Houston person, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Funk Inc, Pucho and loads more. We are talking about funky and soulful cuts that can lift you up the very moment you start listening to them! I also find them extremely handy during my DJ sets!

This compilation consists of 3 volumes (as far as I know) and they are all of consistently high quality. They are also a good starting point for those new to the sound of the artists included.

I'd recommend buying this compilation; it should be part of every music collection!


Acid Jazz I

PS: volumes II and III will be upped soon!
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  • At January 28, 2009 at 5:00 PM, Blogger Philip Schoolcraft

    Woo woo! Thanks!  
  • At June 23, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Blogger We're Late For Class

    Dear Not So Dumb Ones,

    We’re Late For Class here. Thanks for your support in the past. We don’t pester our blogging buddies for space every time we release something. But, for #40 - a 2-CD best of called Another Collection, we thought we might ask. #40 is streaming and available for FREE download on our blog...

    You can post #40 Another Collection, if you’d like. We’ve even made it easy by creating a page with codes to our animated artwork and MP3 players so your readers can hear ALL of both CDs (listening on YOUR blog, not redirected). There’s even some text if you don’t want to bother writing it up. Just copy and paste whatever you want. Naturally, we’d be VERY thankful. And, in the future, when our species comes to rule this planet, your name will be on the protected scrolls so that no harm will come to you...

    As Always... Thanks,