Human Blood – Blood City Funk


Witch’s Brew – WB 216 * Vinyl * 7″ * 45rpm * USA * 1977


Recorded by Walter Grady at at the still intact Galaxie III Studios in North Carolina. Grady found several labels like Cobra, Linco or Graytom Records.

“Raised in Dunn, NC, migrated north to New Haven, Connecticut, with his siblings, Walter Grady accompanied his wife back to North Carolina in the early 1960s, proud of her accomplishments as an educator and grateful for her opportunity to teach as Dudley High School in East Greensboro. Walter’s dreams of becoming the next Berry Gordy were far off, but as long as he still had to carry bags to make ends meet to help support his young family, he might as well do it at a the Statler-Hilton — the luxury hotel in Greensboro where he was most likely to run into music business people.
His decades-long forays into the music industry – founding record labels, co-writing songs and producing musical acts – eventually afforded him opportunities to be in the company of star-makers such as Atlantic Records president Jerry Wexler and future founder of Sugar Hill Records, Sylvia Robinson. With the careers of young George Bishop, Roy Roberts and a dozen other aspiring hit-makers in tow, he also would partner with a local radio DJ whose personality and popularity could likely increase the odds of one his proteges’ records breaking locally, regionally and perhaps nationally.
… most of his efforts remain unknown, even to most Greensboro natives.” (Discogs)

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Cold Fire – Party Hardy

Soul Set – SS-107 * Vinyl *  7″ * 45rpm * USA * 1977

cold fire later got an album deal with capitol records with the single release h.f.r.s the producer of the recording, brad taylor was owner of the bay tone label, and some band members had another outfit called frisco, also on soul set records, that was distributed throuch la val records.

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Truth – Excedrin Headache #24


Sounds Of Cleveland – M 11711 P * Vinyl * 7″ * 45rpm* USA * 1976

this release including leo green and russell evans of the imperial wonders as well as larry hancock of s.o.u.l. is another case of great -and super cheap to find- mid 70’s “well well well” funk.

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