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New Kent Album - Calvin Arnold - Funky Way - Venture Records 1967-1969

New Kent Album - Calvin Arnold - Funky Way - Venture Records 1967-1969 magazine cover

Funky Way - Venture Records 1967-1969 - Calvin Arnold CDKENM 528

A new album release from Kent Records, just released and the release notes follow below

Release Notes

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.

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Track Listing

01 Funky Way

02 Snatchin' Back

03 Lovely Way To Go

04 Scoobie Doo

05 Mama-In-Law

06 Mini Skirt

07 You Got To Live For Yourself

08 Just A Matter Of Time

09 Tryin' To Fly My Kite [In Rainy Weather]

10 Your Love Is Too Much

11 Fool Me Baby

12 Messin' With The Old Folks Home

13 Mo Jo Hannah

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Well done by Ace/Kent on putting this - Calvin's first ever LP - out, It's all unpretentious , slightly dated to be fair, stuff but I'm certainly enjoying it.

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