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How ironic that the Mod Squad be playing the Late Late Show in this flyer.
As pre-orders pile up for the gently delayed Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio, we want to remind shoppers of the bonus LP included with the first 500 vinyl pre-orders, a head-count which we are quickly arriving at. Intended to be a demo, the Mod Squad’s seamless set from 1969 was executed in relay fashion by the talented team of three vocalists and three instrumentalists. The singers swap leads—outros become intros as standards by Mayfield, the Moments, and the O’Jays are disassembled and recast at record speeds to suit the Mod Squad’s discerning tastes. Upon signing to Paramount a month later, the group changed their name to Sly, Slick, and Wicked and this Boddie-generated bootleg was decommissioned. As Sly, Slick, and Wicked, they would be incorporated into James Brown’s First Family of Funk, grace the stage of Soul Train, and record for Motown and Epic by the decade’s end, rarely looking back on this souvenir from their day spent at Thomas Boddie’s converted dairy barn. It is an ideal companion piece to Boddie, one that is consistent in spirit and ethos with the compiled recordings from this revered institution. Again, this is limited to the first 500 vinyl orders, so act in accordance with the Mod Squad—act fast!
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