Witch Doctor: Expanded Edition - Instant Funk

Witch Doctor: Expanded Edition
•    Instant Funk came out of New Jersey in the early seventies having started life as The Music Machine, performing as backing band for the likes of The Manhattans, Bunny Sigler and The TNJ's. The group moved to Philadelphia in 1976 to work on their own sound and released their first LP "Get Down With The Philly Jump” on the city’s famous TSOP imprint, now firmly under the wing of Bunny Sigler who produced the record. The following year Instant Funk backed Bunny Sigler on his Gold Mind/Salsoul release "Let Me Party With You” (CDBBR0249) paving the way for the groups eponymous debut on Salsoul in early 1979 (CDBBR0121) having perfected their marriage of Philly Soul/Disco and Heavy Funk.

•    WITCH DOCTOR (R&B #23/Pop #129), also released in 1979, came hot on the heels of the success of their first Salsoul offering capitalizing on tracks such as ‘I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)’ which hit the top spot on both the R&B and Disco charts. Bunny Sigler comes to the fore in the producers chair on WITCH DOCTOR, galvanizing the group to hit the heights on the full on funk tracks ‘Bodyshine’ (R&B #41/Pop #103), with Tee Scott's 12” Mix also included on this release, ‘Slap, Slap, Lickedy Lap,’ and the title track ‘Witch Doctor’ (R&B #35) which all exemplify the tightest of units at the top of their game grooving on the richest of party funk cuts. ‘Scream And Shout’ is another floor-filler while the ballad ‘I Had A Dream’ shows the band in a different light.

•    During their career Instant Funk also worked with the likes of the O’Jays, Archie Bell & the Drells, the Three Degrees, Dexter Wansell and Evelyn "Champagne” King, as well as releasing seven albums between 1976 and 1983.

•    This newly remastered edition of Instant Funk's WITCH DOCTOR comes complete with extensive liner notes and bonus content making this BBR Remaster a must have for all R&B, Funk, Soul, Disco and Philly Soul fans out there!

•    This CD is released 14th April and will not be shipped prior to this date.

Track Listing:

1.    SLAP, SLAP, LICKEDY LAP
2.    WITCH DOCTOR (LONG VERSION)
3.    I HAD A DREAM
4.    BODYSHINE
5.    IT'S LOVE ON YOUR MIND
6.    I WANT TO LOVE YOU
7.    SCREAM AND SHOUT

BONUS TRACKS
8.    SLAP, SLAP, LICKEDY LAP (Alternative Mix)
9.    WITCH DOCTOR (SHORT VERSION)
10.  BODYSHINE (TEE SCOTT 12” Mix)

Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDBBR0265
Weight: 200
Save wishlist

Track listing as above.
No recommended products at the moment.
 
Black & Blue
Black & Blue was Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes second Philadelphia International album, released in
1973. The album features the lead vocals of Teddy Pendergrass and the classic Philly production of Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff.

Featured are the full length versions of Philly anthems THE LOVE I LOST (#1 R&B) and SATISFACTION GUARANTEED (#6 R&B). BBR introduce the first ever re-master of this album on CD and Black & Blue is regarded as one of the great Philly Soul albums ever produced. Liner notes include a detailed interview about the sessions with Bobby Eli.

Our Price: £9.95

click to see more

 
 
Flying Again / Airborne
To many people, the mere mention of West Coast country rockers The Flying Burrito Brothers evokes memories of the talismanic Gram Parsons, continuing to live out hisAmerican cosmic music dream. True, Parson’s brief tenure with the band fell in between his even shorter time with The Byrds and his sadly equally short-lived solo career. But as these two Flying Burrito Brothers albums, along with a career that lasted even into the new Millennium, there’s a lot more to the Flying Burritos than Gram Parsons.When Gram Parsons died in September 1973, the legend surrounding his death led to increased interest in his musical legacy. A&M, keen to cashin, released the compilation album Close Up The Honky Tonks in 1974. This in turn prompted band members Ethridge and Kleinow to revive The Flying Burrito Brothers, this time with ex-Byrds guitarist Gene Parsons and country musicians Floyd Gib Guilbeau and Joel Scott Hill. The new-look band signed to Columbia Records, and released Flying Again , the first of these two albums in 1975. It ‘s a perfect example of the way country rock music had developed since The Byrds broke new ground with Sweetheart Of The Rodeo through to the manner in which the likes of the Eagles and Jackson Browne were now beginning to command American airwaves. Our Price: £9.95

click to see more

 
 
And Other Bits Of Material / First Edition
•    This 31 track double CD combines the very first two albums by Paper Lace plus a handful of bonus tracks from assorted singles releases
•    Features the hits "Billy Don’t Be A Hero” (No.1), "The Night Chicago Died” (No.3) and "The Black Eyed Boys” (No.11) plus the non charting "Hitchin’ A Ride” and "So What If I Am”
•    Rounds up all of the bands recordings for the Concord and Bus Stop labels
Our Price: £9.95

click to see more

 
 
Hollywood Brats
Formed in 1972 the Hollywood Brats were Punk long before the term was invented. Dressed in make-up and women's blouses they sought to shock, whilst making the music they wanted to make. The packaging for this CD has been lovingly assembled with biographies from both vocalist Andrew Matheson and guitarist Brady plus all the lyrics. The digital mastering was undertaken by keyboard player Casino Steel.
Our Price: £9.95

click to see more

 
 
Look Who's Blue
Two vintage Don Gibson albums on one CD Beautiful aching melodies from this renowned singer/songwriter and under-rated performer in his own right Featuring the hard to find epic of downtrodden bluesy country Look Who’s Blue Plus the groundbreaking set Oh, Lonesome Me with its gorgeous title track, as covered by Neil Young on After The Goldrush, and the legendary I Can’t Stop Loving You covered by hundreds of artists, most notably Ray Charles 23 classic melancholy tunes summed up by Gibson when he said: When I wrote those songs I couldn’t have been any closer to the bottom. Our Price: £9.95

click to see more

 

Big Break is part of Cherry Red | Site Design by Chase The Ace Design 2010


SEARCH
MAILING LIST
SHOPPING BASKET


SPECIAL OFFERS

Buy 5 CDs = 25% off
Buy 3 CDs = 15% off
See Terms and Conditions

HOW TO ORDER

Click Here For Info

TOP 51 SELLERS

Click Here For Info

CHERRY 'GREEN'

Cherry Red Records is a Carbon Neutral Company