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CD released: Nov 24, 2017

Tracklisting:
1. I'm Funky Now
2. Disco Booty
3. Make It Good
4. Love Tones
5. The Truth Hurts
6. You're Gonna Make It
7. I'm Gonna Funk You Up
MELVIN SPARKS
I'M FUNKY NOW
Label: WESTBOUND
Cat No: CDSEWD161
Barcode: 29667086820
Packaging: CD Regular

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.

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