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Back Street Brit Funk Compiled by Joey Negro

Various Artists

Z Records
ZeddCD018 | 2010-05-10  
Back Street Brit Funk Compiled by Joey NegroA collection of rare and very sought-after underground British disco, funk and soul tracks avoiding the obvious hits that have been on a million cd's already. Many of these tracks never went beyond a very small local release but have since become very collectable - buying this lot would set you back somewhere in the four figures.

Back Street Brit Funk is the latest compilation from Dave Lee aka Joey Negro released on the Z Records label. The double disc album features highly collectable tracks from the late 70's through to the mid-80's with sleeve notes from soul weekender veteran Mark Webster.

Brit Funk tells the story of the underground scene in the UK when punk and disco were giving way to a new blend of jazz, soul and funk, heavily influenced by the American big hitters of the day but re-worked by the UK pioneers for the British dance floors.

This is a unique selection of high quality music, which will have a shelf life lasting well beyond the currents trends and fads. All tracks have been Cedared and re-mastered to a very high standard and now sound better than ever before.

Joey Negro has also re-edited many of the tracks exclusively for this album, updating them with a fresh new approach.

DJ Quotes:

I thought I had it all when it came to Brit Funk and beyond but then again I hadn't been round Joey Negros had I!!! A crucial selection from a world that inspired a whole generation of Dj's and bands. - Gilles Peterson

Back Street Brit Funk is full of great funk treasures. - Laurent Garnier

At long last the perfect Brit Funk album and of course it comes from the archives of Dave Lee. We have had a few discussions on Brit Funk/Jazz Funk in the past and it's a pleasure to listen to these tracks and smile at the memories of roller skating jams, plastic sandals, Grandad shirts, leg warmers, hung belts and all dayers. This music is in my DNA. A wonderful lesson from Mr Lee on true Brit Funk! - Ashley Beedle

Another essential ear-opener in the Z collection. Forgotten funk compiled with care. - The Revenge

Some of these tracks take me back to the Jazz-Funk days when I was DJ'ing at Wigan Pier, and appearing at various All-Dayers throughout the North and Midlands. Great to see some forgotten gems in there - Greg Wilson

Dave Lee and Z Records unearth some forgotten gems from the UK's often over looked Jazz Funk era, worth it alone for Hudson People's Trip To Your Mind and MBT's You Know Too Much. This is a great comp. - Simon Faze Action

I can't believe you have the China Burton track on there, it's the soundtrack to my life and all those formative years. We're still inspired by this vibe every day! Beautiful comp, big up Dave Lee, always right on it! - Yam Who?

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