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Sunday, November 26, 2006



The Grodeck Whipperjenny were wolves in sheep attire:a Cincinnati-based group of jazz musicians flexing their rock chops under the auspices of future CTI artist and Grodeck leader David Matthews,who at the time was serving as arranger and writer for the Godfather of Soul,James Brown.The band's lone 1970 release exists in the sonic hinterland between Funkadelic-style psychedelic soul and a distinctly soulful prog rock that shares some territory with Brian Auger and Norman Whitfield's Motown productions.The soupy results are truly sublime with funky tracks like "Sitting Here on a Tongue" coasting on Kenny Poole's fuzz guitar and Jimmy Madison's insistent drums that surely made Brown,who gets his requisite "A James Brown Production" credit, proud.The proceedings get even harder and heavier with the lysergic caveman stomp of "Put Your Thing on Me" and "Why Can't I Go Back." Matthews gets to strut his arranging stuff on the string-heavy "Conclusions" and takes his Hammond for a ride on the trippy "Evidence for the Existence of the Unconscious." A few dated speed bumps,"I Wonder" and "You're Too Young," prevent this from being a through and through classic,but it's a wild ride otherwise and not to be missed.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one! Thanks for the music!

10:21 PM  
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1:10 PM  
Blogger musicgnome said...

Christmas has, indeed, come early!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for this rarity. Could you please share the album Stonehouse - Stonehouse Creek (UK 1971) on your blog?


11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Could you re-upload Shuttah album?

Thanks in advance

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hm. Thanks for this, but when I D/load, it comes up as an unrecognizable file. is is a .rar file?

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just rename and add .rar extension.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great music- thanks

12:52 PM  
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2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool record, thank you from Turkey


7:34 PM  
Blogger ZubZub said...

...and wanted to come back and say how much I enjoyed this one. Thanks!

2:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot man

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great!!!
many thanks for introducing us to this.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great album, Great Discovery, great blog !

Thanks a lot from France !

12:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it came down like a totally unexpected surprise... Thought I knew... just about everything of that class... a fool again am I!

Rare & beautiful, that's it. Million thanx!

Michael R

3:04 PM  
Blogger caldanitbrad said...

I like this kind of over-the-top funk. Thanks for the exposure.

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely obscurity

12:27 AM  

rare damn good funk music. I like it

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing! great album....thanks for this rarity!

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't belive my ears: best album I heard in last years... 1971?? wow unbelivable. Anyone has any suggestion about other similar bands?


Thank you for sharing this.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks into sharing. Like on all occasions, on the money and bang on on objective!

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonderful record
thanks very much

3:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Blog ...
Much Thankz .... :)

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this made my year.

11:27 PM  
Anonymous cgm said...

Great post - this album should be much, much more well known. Thanks!

1:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you !!!!

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you !!!!

6:32 PM  

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