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True Soul - Volume 1 - Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax (Vinyl 4LP Box Set)


True Soul - Volume 1 - Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax (Vinyl 4LP Box Set)

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Now-Again Records, in association with label-owner Lee Anthony, is proud to present the release of True Soul: Deep Sounds from the Left of Stax Vol. 1, the first installment of rare and unreleased funk and soul music from the fabled Arkansas indie. Over twelve years in the making, this anthology - presented over a four LP box set - seeks to establish True Soul’s rightful place within America’s funk and soul pantheon. 

True Soul’s story intertwines with the renowned Sam Philips - an early mentor and patron - and Memphis’s Al Bell and Willie Mitchell - with whom Anthony collaborated as he cultivated Little Rock’s funk and soul scene under the shadows of Stax and Hi Records. The Gap Band’e genesis is but one sub-plot, as Anthony’s recordings of a stranded funk ensemble make their way to Leon Russell and lead to the formation of one of the decade’s best-known showbands. Vol. 1 carries the rare, locally-distributed funk and soul 45s that led the likes of renowned collectors DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist to Anthony’s Soul Brothers’ Records in search of his fabled “treasure chest.


Thomas East: Slipping Around (45 Version) 3:01
Albert Smith: Come Together 3:36
John Craig: Doing My Own Thing 3:52
York Wilborn’s Psychedelic Six: Wheezin’ 2:49 *
I Believe (Our Love Has Gone Away) 4:36 The Conspiracy

Ren Smith: Smog (Full Version) 5:18
Thomas East: Sister Funk (Original, Full Version) 6.41
York Wilborn’s Psychedelic Six: Funky Football 4:08

York Wilborn’s Psychedelic Six: Psychedelic Hot Pants (Full Version) 4:58
Classic Funk: Hard Times 3:11
Right Track: I Gotta Move With The Groove 3:42
Conspiracy* 3:45 The Conspiracy

Thomas East: Funky Music 4:19
The Conspiracy: The Real Thing 3:19
The Leaders: (It’s A) Rat Race (Instrumental) 4.14
Thomas East: Follow The Rainbow (Alternate Mix) 3:26

The Thrill Is Gone 4:16 Albert Smith
Just A Trip 2:08 Thomas East
Down Home Funk (Full Version) 5:11 Larry Davis
You For Me And Me For You * 6:13 Right Track

Sister Funk (Instrumental)* 3:04 Thomas East
The Funk’s Gonna Fly * 3:22 Classic Funk
Thank You 3:48 York Wilborn’s Psychedelic Six
Maybe Yes, Maybe No 2:44 Right Track
Love You For Now On* 5:07 Portrait

(It’s A) Rat Race (Vocal) 4:18 The Leaders
I Don’t Want To Do It 2:57 John Craig
Doing My Own Thing (Interlude)* 1:06 John Craig
Springtime Smile* 5:25 Portrait

Get Down* 5:05 Lechance
Gigolo* 6:59 Lechance
I Took Your Love (To Be True) (Full Version) 4:49 Soul Mind And Body

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