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James Brown – Sho Is Funky Down Here

Official Record Store Day release – April 13, 2019

Sho is Funky Down Here is James Brown’s 1971 fuzzy, psychedelic-funk album, created by his then-bandleader David Matthews. Sho is Funky is the genesis of Brown’s “Talking Loud And Saying Nothing,” later to become a hip-hop sample staple informing A Tribe Called Quest, Large Professor, Brand Nubian and others. The album was issued shortly after Matthews’ The Grodeck Whipperjenny.

Now-Again Records is presenting the first official reissue of both titles, each lacquered directly from the original master tapes at Capitol Studios. Each album contains an extensive booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos.

Single 145 gram LP in dress jacket. CD in 6 panel “Eco-Wallet.”

Also available for Record Store Day 2019:
David Matthews – The Grodeck Whipperjenny