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he Six Degree South's deep funk 45 anthem 'Loving You (Is To Far Out)' is commonly acknowledged as a masterpiece of its genre. Not just for the amazing drumming, the sultry female vocals, or the doom-laden horns - but because they pulled off what so many R&B groups of the early 70s tried (and failed) to do… they combined the sinister 'end-is-near' dark psychedelia of the late ‘60s, with the funkiness and dance floor punch of early ‘70s street funk - creating a weaponised hybrid brand of funk that sounds fresh and exiting where it's component parts can seem dated and tiresome.
To read Lois Black's lyric 'My hot pants are just a part of me' on paper suggests a cash-in novelty tune of the era, but contrasted with the stark and relentless funk of the backing track it becomes absolutely transportational! A nomadic group, spending most of the 70s playing one-nighters at military bases and residencies at ski lodges (!) with no real home-base - the band had previously been classed as impossible to locate. Funk DJs and collectors had been on their trail for over a decade when a chance phone call in 2009 found a member living in Atlanta. Which brings us to the legitimately licensed and uber-anticipated reissue of this genre-defining deep funk jewel, here at long last it's the Six Degree South!
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I listened to Greg Foat before and really liked his waterfall-like piano style in the Hampshire and Foat Albums. On this album you'll also get to hear nice lyrics and a mixture between folk and jazz as well as the can-like drumming from the Heliocentrics' drummer. Yeah! StrangeFlow
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Perhaps this is Hampshire & Foat's most sublime effort yet. For those not yet acquainted with their music, get moving. Some of the most warm, well-composed, and textural instrumental music being made. Makes complete sense that the duo is one part Warren Hampshire (The Bees, Band of Bees), one of my all time favorite bands. Lost Tribe Sound