Thursday, July 28, 2005

Texas Funk 1968-1975

I just got word this week from DJ Gabe Vaughn of the Second Line Social that the excellent Texas Funk 1968-1975 compilation is being released in the U.S. on Stone's Throw/Now-Again. The album features 21 rare Lone Star funk sides, including the amazing "Psycho (Parts 1 and 2) by Austin's own Fabulous Mark III. I wrote a story for the Chron about Texas Funk back in 2003 after buying the Jazzman U.K. import version at Waterloo and deciding it was worth all of $18.99.

The track listing for the U.S. version is different from the Jazzman release, presumably because of licensing issues. A stateside version of this disc has been in the works for some time now, so it's great to see it finally come to fruition. This is definitely worth checking out if you're into funk and/or Texas music history.

Gabe tells me he'll be spinning hard funk sides at the local Texas Funk release party on Friday, August 12 at Flamingo Cantina along with a couple of other DJs. Sounds like my kinda record party.

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