Free And Easy: the complete recordings of LA soul/funk maverick Edward “Apple” Nelson out NOW. Download a free MP3 now!
It’s been almost three years since funk drummer/soul singer/all-around enigma Edward “Apple” Nelson first came by our offices to sign the papers that authorized a career-wise introspective. In the intervening years, the L.A. Weekly ran a cover story on Nelson, we sourced the only remaining photos that existed from Nelson’s Los Angeles heyday from the collectors DJ Shadow and Mike Vegh; we found the cleanest copies of Nelson’s 45s that we could; we even found an uncharted 45 that even the deepest collectors didn’t know of.
This anthology is now stores in a deluxe CD and 2LP package, and of course is available on Rappcats, Itunes, Emusic or your favorite DSP. But as a reminder – our Now-Again Deluxe subscribers were able to feast their ears on Apple’s exuberant soul and funk music since December.
You can download Nelson’s masterpiece, “I’ll Give You A Ring (When I Come, If I Come),” below.
Download: “I’ll Give You A Ring (When I Come, If I Come)”
Buy: Apple and The Three Oranges Free and Easy on Rappcats
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Acting, Thinking, Feeling: the Stark Reality’s complete works is out NOW on 6LP/3CD box set/digital. See pics and grab a free MP3, below!
That’s right: there were some delays, but we’re happy to announce that our Stark Reality Acting, Thinking, Feeling box set is now out in all formats – LP, CD and digital. You can see pictures of the LP and CD box set below, and if you want to buy the album digitally you have two choices: you can buy the albums a la carte at iTunes (link below), Emusic or your favorite DSP, or you can subscribe to Now-Again Deluxe at Drip.fm and the entirety of the set as a signing bonus (email us for details). As we noted before, you can download the un-edited version of “All You Need To Make Music,” restored from a brand new master tape transfer (like the entirety of our set) below.
Download: Stark Reality “All You Need To Make Music (Full Version)”
Subscribe Now to get “Acting, Thinking, Feeling” via Now-Again Deluxe at: https://drip.fm/nowagain
Buy: Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop on Rappcats
Buy: Stark Reality Roller Coaster Ride on Rappcats
Buy: Stark Reality Acting, Thinking, Feeling on Rappcats
Linked below: Egon’s second Funk Archaeology post at Red Bull Music Academy’s website, this time focusing on selections from the collection of New York based collector Johan Kugelberg. “Johan Kugelberg’s Cool Stuff” showcases five exquisite oddities that Kugelberg – Egon’s partner in the newly minted Sinecure Books publishing imprint – snatched out of the ether over the past thirty years.
Per usual, we’re offering an exclusive download here: Compton, California’s Bill Russell, gigging under the name Medico Doktor with the alluringly titled “Diska Limba Man” (say it three times fast while listening and you’ll figure it out). This song is part of our forthcoming Private Press anthology – more in a proper announcement, to come soon.
The New Series: Johan Kugelberg’s Cool Stuff – Egon’s Funk Archaeology at Red Bull Music Academy.
The Old Series: Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR.
Download: Medico Doktor Vibes “Diska Limba Man.”