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Ebony Rhythm Band — Soul Heart Transplant 12″

The final – and most exciting – installment in Now Again’ LAMP reissue series – a trawl through the funk catalog of Indianapolis’s most prolific soul and funk label. The Ebony Rhythm Band is a fitting choice for a closer – as only three copies of the original are known to exist. “Soul Heart Transplant” is a take on The Meter’s super-syncopated sound – pushed to the rhythmic hilt by dynamite drummer Matthew Watson. The B Side – “Drug’s Ain’t Cool” – is a burning black rock interpolation of Spencer Davis’s late 60s classic “I’m A Man.” Originally recorded for an Anti-Drug Songwriting Contest, the Band knocks Heroin while slyly giving the nod to their substances of choice. Exclusive to this 12” is the instrumental of “Drugs Ain’t Cool.”

01. Soul Heart Transplant
Ebony Rhythm Band
2:53
02. Drugs Ain’t Cool – Vocal
Ebony Rhythm Band
2:47
03. Drugs Ain’t Cool – Instrumental
Ebony Rhythm Band
2:47