V.A. – Funky Way – Venture Recordings 1967-1969 – Kent UK LP

V.A. – Funky Way – Venture Recordings 1967-1969 – Kent UK LP

29.75

This is the first album of Mickey Stevenson’s Venture material. ‘Funky Way’ was the label’s first release and a hit in 1967, despite limited airplay due to having the word “funky” in the title. It went on to become an early funk classic, covered by Rufus Thomas for Stax, Tommy Strand for Fame, Jimmy Bee for Kent, Ray Johnson and others.

Though mainly recorded in Los Angeles, Calvin Arnold was a southern soul singer from Atlanta, Georgia and the material is in that vein – there are Mighty Hannibal produced tracks, recorded in Atlanta. Apart from the eight released sides, Mickey Stevenson’s tapes have provided five previously unreleased numbers including the up-tempo mover ‘Your Love Is Too Much’ and the superb southern funk grooves of ‘Trying To Fly My Kite (In Rainy Weather)’ and ‘Fool Me Baby’.

The package features never before seen photos and a 5,000-word biography of the revered singer from Atlanta musicologist Brian Poust.

The LP and CD have the same tracks, the CD is chronologically ordered by release, whereas the LP is programmed for optimum listening pleasure for that format.

tracklist:

A1 Funky Way
A2 Tryin’ To Fly My Kite [In Rainy Weather]
A3 Snatchin’ Back
A4 Your Love Is Too Much
A5 You Got To Live For Yourself
A6 Messin’ With The Old Folks Home
A7 Mama-In-Law
B1 Lovely Way To Go
B2 Fool Me Baby
B3 Scoobie Doo
B4 Mini Skirt
B5 Mo Jo Hannah
B6 Just A Matter Of Time

Available on backorder

Artist

Various Artists

Title

Funky Way – Venture Recordings 1967-1969

Label

Kent

Product#

191371

Cat#

KENTX528

Country

UK

Grade Disc

NEW

Release Info

1960s/70s

Release Date

Compilation

YES

Distributed Item

YES

Reissue

NO