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An incredibly righteous selection of soul and funk tunes from the 60s and 70s -- one that has a strong focus on the politics and social commentary of the tracks, yet still manages to keep up the groove as well! The set was collected in collaboration with a British exhibition on "art, cinema, and the racial imaginary" -- but it's got a sound that's more than hip enough to stand on its own, and does a great job of pulling together some key tracks from the early 70s underground, and interspersing them with even more obscure numbers that help to expand the range of the set. Titles include "Celestial Blues" by Andy Bey, "Supermarket Blues" by Eugene McDaniels, "It Ain't Necessarily So" by Mary Lou Williams, "Rhythm" by Street Gangland Rhythms Band, "Ghetto Misfortunes Wealth" by 24 Carat Black, "Gang Fight" by Street Gangland Rhythms Band, "Wake Up Brothers" by Doug Hammond, "Seduction/Kinship Poem" by Nikki Giovanni, "USA (Union Of South Africa)" by David Lampel, "Is It Because I'm Black" by Lloyd Williams, "Heavy Duty Dub" by Harry Mudie Meets King Tubby, and "This Is The Lost Generation" by Lost Generation. (Image is similar to one shown but is on a golden metallic background.) (From the Funky Compilations CD (A-L) page.)

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