Apple & The Three Oranges — Free & Easy
Free And Easy: the complete recordings of LA soul/funk maverick Edward “Apple” Nelson.
It’s been almost three years since funk drummer/soul singer/all-around enigma Edward “Apple” Nelson first came by our offices to sign the papers that authorized a career-wise introspective. In the intervening years, the L.A. Weekly ran a cover story on Nelson, we sourced the only remaining photos that existed from Nelson’s Los Angeles heyday from the collectors DJ Shadow and Mike Vegh; we found the cleanest copies of Nelson’s 45s that we could; we even found an uncharted 45 that even the deepest collectors didn’t know of.
This anthology is available in a deluxe CD and 2LP package. Both CD and LP come with an extensive booklet with liner notes, never before published photos and an extensive interview.