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ARTIST
TITLE
Crash Of Thunder (King Funk)
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
VAMPI 083CD VAMPI 083CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

Vampisoul's third "all-KILLER-not-a-single-filler" set, compiled by NYC's DJ Mr. Fine Wine, featuring his personal favorites from the King Records catalogue. This is raw soul and crude funk, including ultra-rare tracks by Wayne Cochran, Lord Thunder, Jeb Stuart, Robert Moore, Frank Howard & the Continentals, Leon Austin, Eddie Kirk, Charles Spurling, James Duncan, and many more. This is an odd King compilation: in fact, it's kind of all over the place. The Swinging Seven, a mysterious Kentucky outfit whose lone King single, the stuff of myth, is featured here. Also Mickey Murray's up-tempo funky Federal track; you danced to that one somewhere once. One you don't know by his brother Clarence Murray -- surely not a cover of The Moonglows? Well, you'll find out soon enough. Robert Moore's two sides must predate his famous funk outing on Saadia. Finally, you can practice those mash-ups that have until now been purely theoretical. Also: Queenie Lyons, with the best "Fever" this side of Bobby Bland's; Charles Spurling, Cincinnati tough guy, rumored to have punched out Mr. James Brown himself (and paid for it); Frank Howard, sampled by the Beastie Boys and Wayne Cochran.