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Stone Coal White: Six Years On
May 20, 2011, 7:23 pm
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In 2005, Dante Carfagna and Josh Davis rolled up on the home of Melvin Payne to discuss his Dayton, Ohio, scuzz-funk outfit Stone Coal White. Six years later, the fruits of that drop-in are finally being realized by the upcoming Cali-Tex album that compiles the entirety of the band’s work. Davis brought a camera with him that day and snapped a few shots, and since none of them will end up in the Numero-distributed album, we thought it might be nice to share this tiny slice of master digging.

Carfagna winces at 45s stored sleeveless in a shopping bag.

Bad To The Bone/Road Runners M.C. Memorial Ride. Who the fuck is Klas Act?

Two copies of the way-scarce Ewing 45, conveniently resting next to a hot iron, natch.

As if he needed to prove how hard the band was… Payne flosses his BTTBMC jacket.

Payne uses his middle finger to point himself out.

Payne would check out a few years later, his group’s phenomenal work just another mile marker. Let the forthcoming LP be a testament not only to Dayton’s most over-the-top sex-show-cum-wild-party-funk band, but also to a dude who kept his shit real.


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Very nice short on Stone Coal White and the late Melvin Payne, RIP.

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