Filed under: Eccentric Soul 45s | Tags: Johnny Dollar, Lil' Ed & the Soundmasters
You may remember Lil’ Ed & the Soundmasters’ “It’s A Dream” from 2009’s Light: On The South Side. Or not. The track is a wasted slab of blues-funk, most notable for its distorted harmonica and nearly intelligible lyrics. In other words, totally awesome.
The press release follows:
Chicago’s only blues-funk family band with an eight-year-old drummer finally (?) gets their due in this elaborate 3×45 box set. Stationed on Chicago’s west side, between 1965-1972 the Fisher brothers worked their novelty act at any club that was willing to bend the city’s stiff liquor laws. Three 45s were cut for their homespun Fised and Fished labels, with the third featuring the first known recordings of notorious bluesman Johnny Dollar. Chock full of photos stripped from family photo albums, the 12 page booklet tells the complete Soundmaster story, from their earliest days backing J.B. Hutto to Little Ed’s final snare cracks for Southside Movement. Housed in a tipped-on 7” box, the set raises the bar for funk 45s.
“Stuggling For Survival” B/W “It’s A Dream”
“The Ghetto Grind” B/W “Petite Soul”
“Your Love Has Got Me” B/W “Your Love Has Got Me (Inst.)”
We’re unleashing this beast into the world on 9/27/2011. Subscribers can expect it with their Titan 4LP.
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