MELVIN SPARKS - I'm Funky Now - LP - Limited Vinyl


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Label: Westbound SKU: 11618 Catalogue ID: TWM57 Format:
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MELVIN SPARKS - I'm Funky Now - LP - Limited Vinyl

MELVIN SPARKS - I'm Funky Now - LP - Limited Vinyl




LP – Limited to 500 Copies on Black 180g Vinyl with Obi Strip

A previously unreleased album by funky jazz hero Melvin Sparks. 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. Instead what you get is a heavily funky, orchestrated version of his usual style, with some 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 with a series of albums for Prestige, Eastbound and Westbound that are adored by fans of good funky jazz. This is a valuable addition to the collection.


I'm Funky Now
Disco Booty
Make It Good
Love Tones
The Truth Hurts
You're Gonna Make It
I'm Gonna Funk You Up

LABEL: Westbound


BARCODE: 719281952723