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Stock List - Funky Rock & Folk 12s

Funky Rock & Folk 12s

White artists have been influenced by black music since Elvis’s appropriation of the R&B sound in the ’50s. This continued into the ’60s with The Beatles’ Motown-influenced songwriting style, right through to the seventies. Many of the most interesting rock bands had multi-ethnic line-ups. In the words of Norman Cook, “If they've got long hair and beards, and look like they smoke pot they’re likely to make better records. Especially those big bands with eight of them in; half white, half black and they look like they all take acid.” He’s not wrong.

The influences also went the other way, too, with both Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis bringing the flavour of rock into the black experience. The jazz-rock era produced a bewildering array of cross-pollinated sounds, styles and haircuts, as well as some great music. In the early days of discotheques in the US, before the birth of disco and the 12-inch single, many of the pioneering DJs would play soul 45s and obscure tracks from rock LPs which had the groove to make the people move. Funky rock tunes were often spun at legendary New York clubs and parties such as The Gallery, Tambourine and The Loft.

In recent years DJs and collectors on the rare groove scene, in their never ending search for music, have discovered and rediscovered many great tunes on rock and folk albums which have ‘The Funk’. And, of course, the hip hop and breaks DJs and producers have also done their own investigations into the realms of rock, jazz-rock and folk.

The selection you’ll find here is a mixture of artists from the folk, rock and pop arenas whose music will appeal to DJs or fans of black dance music. Taken out of their original context and placed alongside more traditional forms of R&B they make total sense. Although many of the songs here were probably not intended to be used as straight-up dancefloor fodder, they nevertheless take on a new and unexpected life when played from the perspective of a DJ.

Featured Funky Rock & Folk 12s

 Big Jim Sullivan
Sitar Beat

Cool funky rock with Sitar which works best on TALLYMAN / SUNSHINE SUPERMAN


 Cat Mother
The Street Giveth.. And Taketh Away
US POLYDOR LP - £18 EX / light ring wear

Inc. the funky rock hybrid Instrumental TRACK IN A which has a Lofty feel!


 Cat Mother
The Street Giveth.. And Taketh Away
US POLYDOR LP - £10 Strict VG / taped cover - ringwear

Inc. the funky rock hybrid Instrumental TRACK IN A which has a Lofty feel!


 Country Funk
Country Funk
US POLYDOR LP - £15 VG / sticker on sleeve / Cut out / WOL - minor sleeve wear / repair

Great Raw Funk-Rock sound on WHEN I'M WITHOUT YOU / POOR BOY / NOT THIS TIME


US REPRISE LP Gatefold - £25 Strict VG - plays fine / check clip from this copy

All girl group with 2 Funky Rock winners IT TAKES A LOT OF GOOD LOVIN' & SHADE ME. White Label Promo


 Flaming Ember
Westbound # 9
US HOT WAX LP - £13 Nr. Mint with small cut out hole

Proper Blue eyed group doing Soul and the backing is similar to Honeycone on the same label. Inc. STOP THE WORLD AND LET ME OFF / SPINNING WHEEL / WESTBOUND #9 / SHADES OF GREEN / THIS GIRL IS A WOMAN NOW / Etc..


 Group XEX
US WHAT'S THAT MUSIC LP - £50 Strong EX / check clip from this copy

Great leftfield vocal electronic New wave/No wave with home made sleeve


 Los Jaivas / Pablo Neruda
Alturas De Machu Pichu
ARGENTINA SAZAM LP Gatefold - £40 VG+ some sleeve wear

Funky Prog Rock from Chile via Argentina


Out Here
US BLUE THUMB 2xLP - £20 VG++ sleeve has pretty bad wear & seam split

Monster rock break on DOGGONE!


 National Head Band
Albert 1
UK WARNER BROTHERS LP - £20 Strict VG / light sleeve wear / clip from this copy

Classic funky Psych/rock sound feat. members of URIAH HEEP & CARAVAN


 The Seven Ages Of Man
The Seven Ages Of Man

Great set of Jazzy Funky Psyche with loads of breaks too


14 further items in stock

Carole King - Fantasy
US ODE LP - £7 Mint / Unplayed - 2nd press maybe?
Inc. the original version of CORAZON which is great!

Carole King - Fantasy
US ODE LP Promo - £7 Cut out / some discolouration of the back cover
Inc. the original version of CORAZON which is great!

Cold Blood - Sisyphus
US SAN FRANCISCO LP Gatefold - £7 WOC - front & back / WOL
Funky West Coast rock Inc. SHOP TALK

Cybill Shepherd - Cybill does it...to Cole Porter
US PARAMOUNT LP Gatefold - £8 Nr. Mint / Small holes drilled in the cover
Includes Poster.

Ford Theatre - Time Changes
US ABC LP Gatefold - £10 WOC - back neat

Henry Cow - Henry Cow Concerts
UK COMPENDIUM 2xLP Gatefold - £25 SOL

James Last - Voodoo Party
UK POLYDOR LP - £10 Nr. Mint
Mr Last has a couple of decent Funky lp's - this one see's him going a bit Bongo Band style with layers of drums & Percussion on cuts like SING A SIMPLE SONG / JINGO / EVERYDAY PEOPLE / INNER CITY BLUES / Etc..

Maria Muldaur - Maria Muldaur
US REPRISE LP Gatefold - £6 Nr. Mint
Inc. a lovely funky folksy female vocal version of MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS. Second issue from 1976

Neal Fox - A Painting
US RCA LP - £7 EX light sleeve wear
Great white singer doing a disco track with berimbau and percussion section IN THE JUNGLE!

Player - Player
US RSO LP - £6 WOC - front - neat
BABY COME BACK was the mid tempo hit from this all white group which did get some club play. I think you could describe this as yacht rock these days

Stuffy And His Frozen Parachute Band - Stuffy And His Frozen Parachute Band

The Electric Prunes - Mass In F Minor
UK MIDI LP Reissue - £8 VG++ sticker on cover - top right cut corner
DAVID AXELROD Produced psyche rock moodyness! 1974 UK reissue of classic 1968 lp

The Keane Brothers - Taking Off
US ABC LP - £20
Quality blue eyed disco soul sound from 1979 produced by LAMONT DOZIER with several good cuts ONE THING ON MY MIND / DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT / YOU'RE RUNNING AWAY & a version of CANDY

Wayne Cochran And His C.C. Riders - Alive And Well And Living In A Bitch Of A World
US KING LP Gatefold - £20 VG+ cut out
Funky stuff from a Funky Southern white dude Inc. the instrumental CHOPPER 70 + vocal tunes C.C. RIDER / RIDERS BLUES / Etc.. then there is the long tune LET ME COME WITH YOU which really stretches out and gets all psychedelic


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