James Brown – Sho is Funky Down Here LP Now Again Records
Now-Again records – Eothen Alapatt aka ‘Egon’ founded the record label in 2002 in Los Angeles whilst running the infamous Stones Throw label simultaneously.
He focuses on reissues of music from the 1950’s to the present day and the label represents a wealth of discographies that range from Nigerian fuzz-funk to Swedish hard rock to Brasilian psychedelia to the jazz, funk, soul and disco that Egon is known for. These records are always on rotation at the restaurant.
Whenever he is in town, usually with his partner in crime, Madlib, they always find a moment to visit us on Columbia Road. Like his record label, his knowledge of wine and food runs deep. It’s always a good evening when they drop in and we are really proud to be able to offer a selection for sale here.
Sho is Funky Down Here is James Brown’s 1971 fuzzy, psychedelic-funk album, created by his then-bandleader David Matthews. Sho is Funky is the genesis of Brown’s “Talking Loud And Saying Nothing,” later to become a hip-hop sample staple informing A Tribe Called Quest, Large Professor, Brand Nubian and others. The album was issued shortly after Matthews’ The Grodeck Whipperjenny.
Now-Again Records is presenting the first official reissue of both titles, each lacquered directly from the original master tapes at Capitol Studios. Each album contains an extensive booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos.
Wine selection whilst listening..
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