Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Rustler Presents: Because You're Funky

The Rustler Presents: Because You're Funky
Label - Lo Recordings
Released - 2002
Style - Funk, Psych, Jazz, Soul, Breaks, Lee Library

1 Les Cooper And His Soul Rockers - Wahoo
2 Soulful Two - Fi-Yi Dance
3 Sir Stan And The Counts - Soulin
4 The Martells - Broadway Exit
5 Danny Freeman And The Soul Superiors - Shang Foo Part 1
6 Davy Jr. And The Guess Who - Party In Joe Craig's Bar
7 Jerry & The Medicine Men - The Medicine Man Part 2
8 Big Man And The Night People - Night Creeper
9 The Four Of Clubs - Funkity
10 US Warren - The Drop Part 2
11 Curly Davis & The Uniques - Black Cobra Part One
12 The Mello Decisions - Mello Decision
13 Soul Unlimited - Sagittarius
14 The Dream Makers - Funky Band Instrumental
15 Basic Sounds Of Pittsburgh - Down Beat
16 The Second Thought - Slingshot
17 Incomparable-Seven - Melting Study Part 2
18 Seven From Eleven - Strawberry Snocone Part 1
19 The Dynasonics - You Got It
20 The Soul Smoochers - Black Pepper
21 The Kinfolks - The Fly
22 Creations Unlimited - Crystal Illusion
23 Burning Star - Trip Horns
24 The Black On White Affair - A Bunch Of Changes

(from posteverything)
After Nuggets - Luke Vibert's selection and Barry 7's Connectors comes music just as far out and even more damn funky.

Because You're Funky brings together 24 seriously fried instrumentals from the collection of the legendary Rustler - a veteran of 20 years on the underground soul scene - bordering on Psych, heavy on the breaks, make no mistake this is extreme music.

But don't think for a minute that Lo Recordings are going all retro on your ass. As we said before, sometimes you got to go back to go forwards.
This is the root of all that is funky from George Clinton to Prince, A Certain Ratio to 23 Skidoo, Derrick May to Timo Mass, Autechre to Aphex, Public Enemy to the Wu Tang clan. Without this shit no one would be feeling the funk.

Some of these tracks are so rare that even DJ Shadow doesn't have them and some are so far out that no one but The Rustler would play
them (!) and a couple of the tracks have been subject to four figure bids from the likes of Kenny "Dope" Gonzales an Ian "Praying Mantis" Wright.

All the cuts are from the late 60s, early 70s , that pre disco, no drum machine era when men were men, women were women and funk was most definitely funky.

It took Lo Recordings 2 years to persuade The Rustler to let these gems into the public domain. Let's hope the world is ready.



Josh said...

Like nine cans of shaving powder! Holy Catfish Collins, this is some damn fungky sounds.

Well, I hope you are proud of yourselves. I'm gonna be up all night nabbing this stuff.

These posts CANNOT be passed up. Testify, people!

XMP said...

Awesome. Thanks for the endorsements, Josh.

Aristizzle said...

Fan-friggin'-fuzzy-tastic. A BIG thanks.

pwr2thepeopleman said...

another funk 45 comp....hell no. this is a real fried treat. much thanks.