Listen to an example: Chrissy Zebby Tembo “Fisherman.”
Now-Again is happy to represent both master and publishing for many of the most important names in the “Zamrock” movement that took place in the Southern African nation of Zambia in the early to late 70s: WITCH (including the two soul/disco/boogie forays the band made in the their latter career); Paul Ngozi and the Ngozi Family (including Chrissy Zebby Tembo), Salty Dog, Rikki Ililonga, Musi-O-Tunya, The Peace, Born Free and Mike Nyoni are some of the bands and solo artists that we represent.
Listen to an example: “Pile Driver.”
Dennis Caldirola – aka Dennis The Fox – recorded and self-released his Mother Trucker album as a demo in Seattle, Washington in the early 1970s. It’s a demo – one made to attract attention at major record labels – so the sound on this album runs the gamut from hard rock to country rock, from soulful ballads to beat heavy funk. Atop each track Dennis The Fox croons like Elvis. And it works! As funk-expert Dante Carfagna once wrote about “Pile Driver” in an issue of Waxpoetics: ” ‘Pile Driver’s’ drums should come with a rebate against the $1000 you spent on your copy of Salt’s ‘Hung Up.'” A back-handed compliment? We think not. Now-Again is happy to represent both master and publishing for Dennis The Fox’s quirky masterwork.
Now-Again, via direct contracts with artists as varied as Wrinkar Experience, The Strangers, One World, The Funkees, The Cee Jeebs and others, represents both master and publishing on a host of 60s, 70s and 80s psychedelic and progressive rock, funk, soul and afrobeat.
Listen to an example: “Rich Man, Poor Man.”
Andrew Wartts, based in Bloomington, Illinois, recorded his landmark gospel album There Is A God Somewhere album in the early 1980s and released it on the small Champ imprint based in Nashville, Tennessee. Wartts sound – a mixture of soulful, funky, melancholic yet celebratory exhortations to the Lord – belies the music’s age. Now-Again represents both master and publishing for this wholly original entry into the Gospel-Funk archives.
In association with Irwin Chusid, director of the Raymond Scott Archives, and Basta Audio-Visuals, Now-Again represents a wealth of experimental electronic music by the late pioneer Raymond Scott. Scott’s music has been sampled by El P, Gorillaz, J.Dilla (“Lightworks,” from Stones Throw’s Donuts) and Madlib (“Electric Company,” from Stones Throw’s Beat Konducta: Movie Scenes). Now-Again also represents the melodic folk-funk of Wendy and Bonnie (don’t ask us how Raymond Scott and the femme duo are related – they just are). Both master and publishing from this vast catalog can be cleared by Now-Again.