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Wheedle's Groove Volume II: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie 1972-1987
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CD

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LITA 108CD LITA 108CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/3/2014

"In 2004, the first volume of Wheedle's Groove shone a light on the formerly unheralded soul scene in 1960s and '70s Seattle, followed by a new album in 2008, and then an award winning feature-length documentary film. The on-going Wheedle's Groove series continues to present a vast chapter of the city's musical heritage that has little to do with long-haired rock dudes with guitars. No -- in the world of Wheedle's Groove, platform shoes and pimp hats were the order of the day. But unlike Volume I, Seattle's soul scene did not stop in 1975. A new volume, Wheedle's Groove Volume II, documents the period from 1972 to 1987, when funk was superseded by disco and modern soul. Heading into the '80s, artists in the Emerald City caught wind of the hip-hop and electro scenes that were growing in bigger cities across America, and gave the music their own distinct spin. As the years unfurl in the tracks of Wheedle's Groove Volume II, so does the recent history of American music, the songs tracing technological changes and social change, and music's move from the club to disco as live bands moved aside for DJs. Compiled by DJ Supreme La Rock. New liner notes by Jonathan Zwickel featuring band interviews and rare archive photographs. CD housed in deluxe Stoughton 'tip-on' gatefold jacket."