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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

ERB

Heavy funk from the Indy scene of the late 60s -- the lost album by one of the funkiest combos in the Midwest! Ebony Rhythm Band have an incredible sound that seems to take the heavy bottom of New Orleans Funk and merge it with the trippier elements of Detroit psychedelic soul -- no surprise, considering they hailed from Indianapolis, a point about halfway between the two cities! The tracks on the set have a really great tripped-out groove -- using lots of guitar and organ over heavy rhythms, in a style that's a bit like the Meters at times -- but a lot freer flowing. The album features 2 tracks that formed the basis of one of the group's singles -- plus a lot more that were never issued at the time, including a few by other incarnations of the combo! Titles include "Soul Heart Transplant", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Light My Fire", "Vanilla Fudge", "Get Yourself Together", "Drugs Ain't Cool", "Fool Am I", and "It's Too Late For Love". CD contains the bonus alternate version of "Light My Fire".


14 comments:

Doctor Okeh said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?iiht902hnkd

ENJOY!

What It Is said...

good looks on this one diggy

alex said...

hey doc!!!
this was/is fetching big bucks over here a while back!!!
MANY THANKS M8!!
TIME TO DEEP DOWN THE DRIVE!!!!

Jazzsoulman said...
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Jazzsoulman said...

Hi Doc. Great stuff. I've dl'ed this one some month ago from your site and I've listened to it over and over again. Thank you very much

Styles said...

might have this from you already but I'll grab it just in case I don't. Thanks Doc.

Wayne World said...

Don't think I have this one. Lemme check it. Thanks.

Krisch said...

Thanks!

Johnny Slemmons said...

Thanks for this Doc!!!

phyrephyter said...

gonna check these out

catacaldos said...

I'll check this one.I think i'll love it.A really appreciate your efforts.Thank you

stff said...

wow... incredible music everywhere...
thanks a lot !

Shiggy Sean One said...

Look forward to checking this out.

JimboJones said...

Props for this man, I copped the 12" a few years back but never managed to grab the album. Nice one for the up!