- NA5149CDCD £12.00
Function Underground: The Black and Brown American Rock Sound 1969 - 74
This anthology – which has its origins in the Dante Carfagna bootleg Chains and Black Exhaust release - focuses on the Black and Latino American rock bands that spread their wings after Jimi Hendrix came to prominence, in unlikely locales such as Dayton, Ohio, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the music here is being reissued for the first time. Comes with an illustrated cover by French illustrator Sanghon Kim and a 24 page booklet detailing the history of Black and Latino contributions to American rock music by leading music historians and collectors. This collects private pressings from the late 60s / early 70s. There was a bootleg of many of these selections, but that was in 2002. It features 1984, Purple Snow, Jimi Macon, Ebony Rhythm Band, The Revolution, Black Maffia etc.