This is a colllection of original tunes coverd by the Dirtbombs, Mick Collins’ most succesfull rock adventure after The Gories, this time with more influences by 60’s & 70’s Soul/Funk and even disco sounds. There are some new wave and electro pop sides too. One track is a 70’s disco hit by Machine “There But for the Grace of God Go I” covered by The Gories. All in all, 32 trax of mostly R&B/Funky/disco + some garage tunes too. Got to give it up and Dig!!!






HIPSHAKERS vol.10 [Revisited!]


Final instalment of this cool series of rare 60’s Mod, Garage, Psych, Freakbeat, Soul and R&B. This one is a beat more funky oriented. If you’re interested in other volumes of Hipshakers check out the links below. All in HQ Surfadelic revisited sound production!



Hipshakers Vol. 1 [revisited]
Hipshakers Vol. 2 [revisited]
Hipshakers Vol. 3 [revisited]
Hipshakers Vol. 4 [revisited]
Hipshakers Vol. 5 [revisited]
Hipshakers Vol. 6 [revisited]
Hipshakers Vol. 7 [revisited]
Hipshakers Vol. 8 [revisited]
Hipshakers Vol. 9 [revisited]


HIPSHAKERS vol.6 & 8 [Revisited!]


Compiled by New Untouchables head man Rob Bailey and sold privately on cassette tape, this series deserves better sound, somethin’ like Surfadelic HQ revisitation!
This collections is a superfine mix of various 60’s genres like Mod, Garage, Psych, Freakbeat and Blue-eyed soul, all in best possible sound quality
Check some favs ‘n’ dig!!!


Hipshakers Vol.6
Hipshakers Vol.8


HIPSHAKERS vol.4 & 5 [Revisited!]


Compiled by New Untouchables head man Rob Bailey and sold privately on cassette tape, this series deserves better sound, somethin’ like Surfadelic HQ revisitation!
This collections is a superfine mix of various 60’s genres like Mod, Garage, Psych, Freakbeat and Blue-eyed soul, all in best possible sound quality
. Gotta dig!!!


Hipshakers vol.4
Hipshakers vol.5

THE HOCTOR BAND – Jazz On The Road, 12 Arrangements For Modern Jazz Dancing [1974. Funky/Lounge]

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This ain’t no jazz but a real nice funky instro lounge lp on Hoctor Records [known for library music, dance instruction records for instructors, professionals, and students].  12 trax instro covers played by the Hoctor Band, treatment of classics originaly by Curtis Mayfield, Barry White, Steely Dan, Carole King, D. Boone… Rare stuff, dig!!!


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THE INVADERS – Spacing Out (1970) Vinyl Rip!

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The Invaders was started by Ralph Richardson in Bermuda in 1968. In 1969, the band produced its first hit 45, “Spacing Out”, written by Richardson, which made it to the top of the Bermuda charts and remained there for several weeks. Within a few months, the band produced its first album with the same title. Both 45 and album were underwritten by Eddie De Mello.
By late 1969, Phillips Recording Studios in the UK offered the band a six-month tour of Europe and a recording contract. By 1970, the band, whose members where then part time musicians, decided to call it quits. [wiki]
Rare Latin-Funk-Instro Lp in the similar style as The Meters jams, includes versions of “Look A Py Py”and The Isley Brothers “It’s Your Thing”. In Surfadelic DeepFunk Vinyl Rip! Dig!!!

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!!! EDDIE BO !!!


A mover and shaker behind the New Orleans music scene, Eddie Bo had regional success in the late ’50s with piano stroll-era novelties like “Check Mr. Popeye,” but hit his stride a decade later with a brand of funk and soul that could only have originated in his hometown. “The Hook & Sling” was an R&B hit in 1969, propelled by Bo’s good-natured exhortations and the undeniable groove from drummer James Black. The follow-up single, “(If It’s Good to You) It’s Good for You,” did not achieve the same kind of chart success but is just as tough. The Hook and Sling collects Bo’s output for a number of small New Orleans labels, as well as tracks previously unreleased. Primarily heavy funk instrumentals, with plenty of wah wah guitars and drum breaks, there are connections to Bo’s musical past, including “Love Has Been Good” and “Come to Me”,” two blues-based ballads that lean hard on Bo’s piano. Despite the contrasting styles, Hook & Sling’s material is impressively strong throughout, including good advice on love (“Check Your Bucket” and dance crazes “The Thang”). [AllMusic Review by Kurt Edwards]

Eddie Bo’s Funky Funky New Orleans brings more rare & unreleased New Orleans funk action from 1968-1971.


In the Pocket with Eddie Bo!, Vampi Soul collection is arguably the most representative audio portrait of the New Orleans songwriting and performing kingpin, Edwin Bocage. Covering 60 years of music making, its whopping 28 tracks highlight his songs, singles, and productions for other artists. Like all of the best New Orleans music, this baby is sweaty, raw, greasy, and super funky. Some of the classics here include Bo’s stellar bit of proto-soul-funk in “I Found a Little Girl” (while it may borrow from Ray Charles’ gospel-soul inspiration, it gives back in its prefiguring of the bridge style James Brown used to great success later on), “We Like Mambo” (the Afro-Caribbean style welded hard to NOLA second line), and the great break-driven duet “Lover & Friend” with Inez Cheatham. There are an equal number of highlights in his productions and arrangements including — but not limited to — “Horse with a Freeze, Pt. 1” by Roy Ward, the Explosions’ “Garden of Our Trees,” with its burning bassline and tight horn charts, and Curley Moore & Cool Ones’ “Funky Yeah” (which is just damn nasty in the way it uses Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love” rhythm). Then there’s the elastic wah-wah guitar and keys in “The Rubber Band” by Bo with the Soul Finders and the straight-up employment of a Motown-style string chart on his 2007 single “Chained.” Anyway you want to listen to this slab, chronologically, on shuffle, or one track played over and over until you gotta move to the next, is just fine because In the Pocket with Eddie Bo is the bomb. [AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek]


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If funk is your thing, ya gotta dig!!!

CURTIS MAYFIELD – Back To The World (1973) Vinyl Rip!



“Great follow up to Curtis masterpiece Superfly. He really shows off his incredible musical compositions on this album with some of the most breathtaking instrumentals i’ve ever heard. Curtis was the complete package, great songwriter, singer, arranager and producer. This album is a kind of a “concept” album of sorts. It still has powerful and timely lyrical content mainly dealing with life in the U.S. after the vietnam war which had just ended as the last troops were finally on their way back home.

The title track and 1st song on the album is told from the viewpoint of a soldier whose made it back home only to be told that A) The war had not been won and B) Nothing really had changed for the better since he’d left and in many ways was now worse. It’s a very descriptive and chilling realization that now the soldier was in the midst of a another war for freedom of thought and expression “Back In The World”. The second track, “Future Shock” is just as moving and powerful.

It details the actual war the soldier and his family are experiencing right here at “home” “Back In The World” that is the U.S. and paints the very real picture of how their was a just as much a struggle for survival here as in Vietnam. Then comes the Crown Jewel of this album, “Right On For The Darkness”, which is such a beautiful example of a play on words. He tells of the blindness of the people and all the injustices going on all around and salutes the ignorance with a “Right On For The Darkness” almost as if to say, you’re blind and asleep so continue on in your delusions.




It’s at this point, after detailing all the “wrongs” of society, that the poet begins to tell us how to deal with the issues of the day. The following track, “Future Song (Love A Good Woman, Love A Good Man)”, is a prayer that the family unit, which is were stability in any society truly lies, will not allow their ego, fears and illusions to break down that unit and it will instead be made strong so the following generations will know true love and the stability it brings. One of my personal favorite tracks follows, “If I Were Only A Child Again”, this song reminds us of the innocence of seeing the world through the eyes of a child and how that simplicity and pure love can truly make the necessary changes needed in society very much possible.

The next song, “Can’t Say Nothing” is mostly an instrumental jam that allows Curtis and his band to truly show off their skills. The horns and drums on this song are AWESOME and some of Curtis’ best guitar work is found here! And the beautiful album closer, “Keep On Trippin” is a song about one whose lost his love but is hoping that the “trip” she’s on will lead her back to his arms. I’ve said it before and stand by it, Curtis Mayfield is the single most underrated and underappreciate artist of the 20th century. His name should immediately come up when the discussion of greatest artists comes up and this album is another fine example of that fact.

As difficult as it is to follow up a masterpiece such as Superfly, I believe Curtis was able to pull it off with this LP and it’s another fine example of his tremendous skills and the gift he shared with the world at large, his incredible music.”

This is my favorite Curtis slab, great concept funk album featuring cool songs as “Future Shock”, “If I Were Only A Child Again”, “Keep On Trippin'” and opening title tune. Super-Funk vinyl rip by Surfadelic, Dig!!!


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