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Function Underground: The Black and Brown American Rock Sound 1969-1974

Single LP: Black vinyl, 16 page booklet with extensive notes on an overlooked and important portion of rock n’ roll’s history. Download card with WAV files.

CD: 24 page booklet with download card with WAV files.

Digital: Full MP3 album + pdf booklet.

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The idea of “progressivism” that took over rock music after psychedelia’s heyday in the late 1960s belatedly spilled over to funk. In the early 1970s, as the underground/psychedelic fire burnt out in the white rock world, it roared to a blaze in the black and brown musical communities. Function Underground shines light on an important and overlooked part of rock n’ roll’s history and talented ensembles that toiled in the shadows, derided by their peers.

14 tracks by Jimi Macon, Black Maffia, Blacklites and more, many reissued for the first time. LP and CD packaged with booklet containing extensive notes on an overlooked and important portion of rock n’ roll’s history. LP contains download card for WAV files.

Now-Again Records NA5149

01. There’s A Wrinkle In Our Time
1984
2:40
02. Down By The River
Purple Snow
3:55
03. Jimi’s Guitar Raps With The Bass
Jimi Macon
2:39
04. Corruption Is The Thing
Creations Unlimited
3:00
05. Function Underground
We The People
2:53
06. Loaded Back
Michael Liggins and the Super Souls
4:02
07. Stone Coal White
Stone Coal White
2:42
08. BL Movement
Blacklites
2:22
09. Drugs Ain’t Cool
Ebony Rhythm Band
2:45
10. I’m A Man
Cisneros and Garza Group
2:47
11. Blind Man (45 Version)
L.A. Carnival
2:51
12. The Siesta Is Over
The Revolution
4:25
13. Just Got To Be Free
Black Conspirators
3:17
14. I Want To Take You Higher
Black Maffia
4:06