PRICE: $14.50
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Sounds of the City Experience
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
JMAN 061CD JMAN 061CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/10/2013

Soul and funk from the early '70s from this multi-racial band out of the Bronx. These guys played for fun, understanding and mutual respect -- no pressure from the record company to make a hit record = positive vibes and freedom. And it shows. One of the eternal issues of record collecting is the question of how good records actually become rare. Perhaps the record company goes bust. Perhaps the label is busy pushing some lame pop act on the roster, leaving the good stuff to rot. Maybe the band splits up just before the release. Less frequent than any of these is this: perhaps the record wasn't supposed to sell in the first place. As strange as it seems, that was exactly the case with this album, by Sounds of the City Experience. In Jazzman's Holy Grail reissue of the highly-sought after Sounds of the City Experience LP on notorious tax-scam label Tiger Lily, Jazzman interviews the producer Mario Sprouse and finds out exactly why this album is so rare. They discover and disclose the story behind the band and why they made these high-quality recordings which were never intended for release. The CD includes three previously-unreleased bonus tracks and comes with a 16-page full-color booklet containing detailed liner notes and previously-unseen pictures of the band in action. All tracks fully licensed and digitally restored from the original master tapes.