5 x 7" Boxset. Record Store Day 2016.
Soul Jazz Records’ Exclusive Limited-Edition New Orleans Funk 7” Box Set comprising five classic New Orleans’ seven-inch singles reproduced here in exact replica bespoke label artwork and all digitally re-mastered.
Seriously rare, killer and classic party tunes from the Big Easy, brought together here in this unique one-off Record Store Day box-set edition. These singles have only ever ever been available exclusively direct from Soul Jazz Records' Soho shop in London and are available worldwide only for the RSD special release.
The unique sound of New Orleans Funk, a product of the second line percussion of Mardi Gras Indians, Jazz Funeral Parades and Marching Bands in the city was born in the mid-60s in the studio of Cosimo Matassa, an evolution from the rhythm and blues sounds of Fats Domino, Little Richard and the honky tonk and ragtime piano 'Professors' of the city's earlier musical history.
Featuring Eddie Bo's productions from the seminal funk group Explosions and New Orleans singer Chuck Carbo, plus the heaviest of all Professor Longhair tunes, the superb female soul of Inell Young and the rarest of New Orleans funk singles - Salt's massive and very valuable Hung Up.
This unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing especially for Record Store Day 2016.