Various Artists – Funk 45s Box Set

Irresistible compendium of funk drops and breakbeat chops

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Almost too good to disturb from its immaculate packaging, this outstanding collection comprises 10 highly prized vinyl singles from the rarest vaults of deep soul and funk. All complete with original sleeves and original labels?Atlantic, Atco, Cotillion and the like?there are mighty grooves from Tony Alvon & The Belairs (“Sexy Coffee Pot”, lately of the Clarks’ shoes ads) alongside Charles Wright’s “Express Yourself” (ditto for sportswear) and stellar cuts from early Earth, Wind & Fire (1971’s “Moment Of Truth”), The Meters, Cold Grits, Clarence Reid and 1969 Commodores.


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