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Running the Voodoo Down - Explorations in Psychorockfunksouljazz 1967 - 80

Label Festival Genre Soul & Funk Cat no. fest601047cd

£11.99

Label Festival Genre Soul & Funk Cat no. fest601047

£24.99

'Running The Voodoo Down' looks at a time when African-American music was exploring myriad new directions against a backdrop of incredible and explosive social change and features the likes of Funkadelic, James Brown, Miles Davis, Lightning Rod and Jimi Hendrix, Keith Jarrett, Buddy Miles The Meters, The Chambers Brothers, Swamp Dogg, James Blood Ulmer and Sly and the Family Stone. Whilst not a lot of this music was commercially successful at the time, its importance and its influence on subsequent generations of artists - both black and white - has continued to grow over the years. To quote Harlow's extensive liner notes:"This is the sound of Musical Revolution. Social Revolution was in the air and musicians jumped with the times. Working around the funky ground built by Mr Brown, The Big Four - Miles, Clinton, Jimi and Sly - set about recreating a new psychrockfunksouljazz explosion. As they played a new generation of explorers was set in motion and as sure as fireballs off the sun they splintered in many directions." 2LP - 15 Tracks. 2CD - 23 Tracks.