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That cover art is pretty ridiculous, but don't let that deter you on your mission to find yet another bad-ass album. Fugi, also known as Ellington Jordan, was a part of the Detroit Chess Records scene in the sixties. He was friends with Black Merda, and this CD is basically Black Merda with Fugi writing lyrics and singing. If you loved the Black Merda album posted by Zer0_II in October of last year as I did, what you will find here is something quite similar musically.
I heard this album and knew I had to post it because 1) it is jaw-droppingly groovy and 2) there is a copy for sale for $50 bucks on Amazon. Even the romantic love type ballads are awesome, so it makes for a consistently entertaining listening experience. The bass sounds sick, the wakajawaka guitar riffs are hypnotizing, and Fugi's voice is so full of soul it keeps me coming back for more. It is a real shame this is the only thing this particular line up recorded, at least as far as I know. It was never released until Tough City put it out on CD and LP in 1996.
Year of Recording: 1968 Year of Original Release: 1996 Year of Reissue: 2004 Label: Funky Delicacies Catalog #: DEL CD 0004 Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Funk, Soul Media: CD Format: MP3 Bitrate: 320 kbps
1 Revelations 5:37
2 Mary, Don't Take Me on No Bad Trip 6:30
3 I'd Rather Be a Blind Man 3:27
4 Can't You Hear Me Call You, Woman 4:27
5 Save A Little 3:33
6 Jo-Jo 4:29
7 Red Moon 5:54
8 Sweet Sweet Lady 6:10
9 Revelations (previously unreleased take) 5:22