East of Underground

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How much soul on this LP? A lot. How much funk on this LP? A lot. How much does an OG cost? A lot… So buy this essential reissue of a classic from the fringes of the soul and funk canon, an album originally given away by the U.S. Army during the height of the Vietnam War.


A1 Higher
A2 Smiling Faces
A3 Hell Below
A4 People Get Ready
A5 Getting Over
B1 Bet’ya Never Lose My Love/California Dreamer
B2 Popcorn/Santana
B3 I Love You
B4 Java Girl
B5 Walk On By


Bass Guitar – Ronald Hall
Drums – George Daniels
Lead Guitar – Lou Perry (2)
Rhythm Guitar – Gus Marquez
Vocals – Austin Webb, Bobby Blackmon, Larry Watson
Engineer – Heinz Boetcher, James Stout
Photography, Cover – Chico Arnaldo
Producer – Ted Spencer
Reissue Producer – David Hollander, Eothen Alapatt

Recorded in the studios of American Forces Network, Frankfurt, Germany.
Prepared and distributed by the Office of the Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the army.

LP, Digital. 2022. NA 5223.