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Various — Hum-Bug 12″

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Various — Hum-Bug 12″

Indiana’s Diplomatics, a high school ensemble lead by Rodney Stepp and funk wunderkind Miles “Butch” Loyd only released one 45 on Herb Miller’s LAMP imprint. “Hum Bug,” The Dips’ attempt at creating a Meters-inspired dance a la “Cissy Strut” plods along wonderfully, and comes complete with a drum break for good measure.  We present the song as an exclusive instrumental here, mixed down from the original four track tapes.

Indiana’s Amnesty, the awesome funk ensemble lead by bassist James Massie, only released one 45 on Herb Miller’s LAMP imprint as well.  “Everybody Who Wants To Be Free” offers up progressive funk with superb changes, accompanied by dynamite three part vocal arrangements. For this release, we present the song in its original, full length and unedited form.

01. Hum-Bug (Parts 1 & 2)
Diplomatics
5:07
02. Everybody Who Wants To Be Free (Parts 1 & 2)
Amnesty
5:33