KOOL & TOGETHER
"SITTIN ON A RED HOT STOVE" b/w "NASSAU BEAT"
AVAILABLE IN THE BCR WEBSTORE NOW
Big Crown is proud to present this reissue 7 inch from Texas’s own Kool & Together.
The A side, “Sittin’ On a Red Hot Stove” is an infectious, medium-paced funk movement that chugs along with the help of some sharp drums from Joe and a rolling bass line that never quits. Originally edited by Texas record mogul Huey Meaux, the 45 version clocks in at just under two and a half minutes, and gave the band its strongest single. It’s an anecdotal tale of a woman who is lusted after but so mean-spirited, she could melt the romance away.
Side B is an unreleased demo version from Kool & Together working up the monster “Funky Nassau”. Clearly something they never finished, the raw recording and lo fidelity of it is what give what they call “Nassau Beat” it’s charm.
THE FABULOUS DYNAMICS
"GET HIP TO YOURSELF" b/w "EVERYTIME I SEE A PRETTY GIRL"
AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER IN THE BCR WEBSTORE NOW
Big Crown Records is proud to present a recording that could have easily been lost forever like so many others from it’s era. Taken from the only known copy of this acetate that appears to be a rehearsal recording for the group to solicit local gigs, these stripped down versions of “Get Hip To Yourself” and “Every Time I See a Pretty Girl” are American relics.
The only information about the acetate is handwritten on a piece of masking tape affixed to the A side, the name of the group, The Fabulous Dynamics, and the track listing. Of the 6 songs on the demo, we pulled the 2 most buttery, delectable, sweet & savory slices of mid 60’s group soul.
Stripped down to vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar, both sides of this 7 capture the lo-fi, intimate sonic landscape of yesteryear, something that is often emulated, but never quite duplicated. Another pretty cool detail about this acetate, it was found in the personal record collection of Lamont Dozier.
We pressed up an limited edition (250 piece) run of handstamped labels that are exclusive to the BCR Webstore. For our collector friends, get them while they last....