Tuesday, August 11, 2009

another trip or two...

Apparently Chi Town band Jerline and Friends had one release on vinyl in 1977, sometime later (ie 2007) Soul dj Andy Davies (and label owner of Streetsoul Records) compiled an album of their work off an unreleased acetate he had discovered while previously working at Soul Bowl Records. The resulting cd 'Best of Friends' is a mighty fine thing, it's unknown when exactly the recording took place, though it's thought to be mid to late 70's. It's nearly staggering that such a diverse gem might easily have never seen the light of day, it's also just wishful thinking (I guess) that it would be nice to have an actual record of these tracks. Check out 'Joy Trip Part 1' and 'Joy Trip Part 2' for absolute genius Chicago Soul Funk, 'Part 1' is killa!

Jerline and Friends - Joy Trip Part 1

Jerline and Friends - Joy Trip Part 2

4 comments:

Szandor said...

just the kind of thing ive been into lately.
BTW, todays Atavism is dedicated to you in spirit. have you heard it?

chris keys said...

ha! too kind - thanks Szandor, love that tune!

Disco Dave said...

Lovely. There's so much unheard masterpieces out there.
How's there vinyl release by the way? Haven't heard it myself. 2 out of 5 on discogs doesn't look too promising though.

Love, Dave...

chris keys said...

hey Dave, how u doing?
I dont think that record is too exciting, certainly nothing like this side of them, they cover all kinds of soul based sounds on the cd, but in truth i have no idea what their only record sounds like... i'll see if i can find someone to let us hear..