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Various Artists – Mainstream Funk: Funk, Soul, Spiritual Jazz 1971-1975

From the label’s Bandcamp site:
Wewantsounds continues its collaboration with Bob Shad’s formidable label Mainstream Records, to present a selection of 12 turntable-friendly tracks recorded between 1971 and 1975 and showcasing the label’s superb blend of Spiritual Jazz, Funk and Soul by the likes of Buddy Terry, Sarah Vaughan, LaMont Johnson and Johnny Coles. Most of the tracks are released on vinyl for the first time since their original release in the early 70s.

What makes this comp so incredibly tasty is the heavy spiritual jazz vibe crossing wires with Melodie’s that easily evoke singers like Marvin Gaye’s most crucial work. You certainly get that vibe from the Sarah Vaughan cut that leads this album off.

Check out the samples, and appreciate that Wewantsounds are making this available on vinyl, the best way to hear funk in its most proper format.

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