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MELVIN SPARKS

I'M FUNKY NOW

westbound



CD

Released: 24th Nov 2017

£11.99


this previously unreleased album by the funk-jazz guitar hero is a heavily funky, orchestrated version of his usual style, with fine grooves and some beautiful, mellow moments.

The Texas-born guitarist cut his teeth in the organ-based groups of Jack McDuff, Lou Donaldson and Charles Earland before striking out on his own. This would have been his third album for the Westbound group of labels but, after being mastered, and a limited number of acetates produced, it was pulled from the release schedules and, apart from one track on a compilation (1999’s ‘Alright! Black American Dance Music From The Disco Era’), was never heard. Recorded in 1976 with the finest Detroit session musicians, it pays lip service to the then-current success of disco, but doesn’t pander.

I'M FUNKY NOW

Tracklist

  1. I’M FUNKY NOW
  2. DISCO BOOTY
  3. MAKE IT GOOD
  4. LOVE TONES
  5. THE TRUTH HURTS
  6. YOU’RE GONNA MAKE IT
  7. I’M GONNA FUNK YOU UP