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ARTIST
TITLE
Court Is Closed
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
HR 3331LP HR 3331LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/10/2011

Exact repro of this righteous soul record from 1972. Message-based funk on tracks like "Prelude Ta Hell," "Needle 'N Spoon," "Cold Turkey" and "Inside Black America." This is the "soul" mix, with 8 tracks.
"...a great document of true inner city grit. While the anger is surprisingly subdued, these guys obviously know the down and dirty life of which they sing. Despite all of the lyrics about drugs and being put down by the man, there's an essentially positive message here. A few of the songs stretch out into long jams that build in intensity and really stand up well to multiple listens. There's a lack of real "singing" here, with most of the stories being told in a kind of matter-of-fact sing-speak, and the few times real melodies break out make you wish there were more. Nonetheless, this is a killer LP: powerful, memorable, uncompromising and full of life, and it doesn't sound like any soul/funk album you've heard." -- Acid Archives