V.A. - Searching For Soul (Rare & Classic Soul, Funk & Jazz from Michigan 1968 to 1980)
01. Give & Take- Tommy McGhee 02. I Stayed Away Too Long- Manuel B. Holcolm 03.Rap It Together- The Detroit Sex Machines 04. Alcohol Pt. I- Robert Jay 05. Farewell To The Welfare Pt. I- Wendell Harrison 06. Let's Get On Down- Black Aces Of Soul & The Eyes Of Ebony 07. Searching For Soul Pt. I- Jack Wade & The Soul Searchers 08. Be Mine Tonight- Lloyd Williams 09. Back To Funk- Robert Lowe 10. Deal With That (I Can)- Dee Edwards 11. Do It Right- El Riot 12. Why She Had To Go- Burning Desire 13. Trust Me- Aged In Harmony 14. Take Time Out- Wendell Harrison
Searching for Soul? You
just hit the jackpot in this killer set that's filled with
Michigan-recorded gems that go way beyond the shadows of Motown!
sound here is madly tripped out throughout. A blend of funky 45 rhythms
with more interesting influences from the spreading sprawl of the
Michigan soul underground of the 60s and 70s. Groups who recorded not
just in Detroit, but also other cities that were taking the motor city
groove and turning it on in whole new ways.
there's an approach here that reminds us of Westbound Funk at its best.
A blend of psychedelic influences, jazz phrasing, and deeper soul that
echo nicely together in most of the collection's tracks. Filled with
great tunes we'd never heard before.