Music Makers Band – You Can Be – LP #18 in Now-AgaIn Reserve

Now-Again | Aug. 16, 2020 | News |

Previously unreleased disco-soul-funk album with mixes by Kenny Dope.

After myriad Coronavirus-related delays, we have restarted our deluxe vinyl subscription. You Can Be will ship in mid-October 2020.

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Tucked in the back corner of a linen closet in Macon, Georgia since 1979 sat a box that very few people knew existed. Lost and presumed forgotten, this box contained reel-to-reel tapes of the lost album by the band that issued the lauded Black Gold as The Mighty Chevelles in 1977. By 1979, while transitioning to the name Music Makers Band, the band entered Capricorn Studios and recorded this previously-unreleased disco funk opus, finally issued as You Can Be as part of the Now-Again Reserve series.



Kenny Dope’s album mix for “You Can Be.”

Nearly all songs have been remixed from the original multi-track masters by Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez. Bonus second LP contains instrumentals and Kenny’s extended edits of selected tracks – available only to subscribers. Georgia funk and soul historian Brian Poust details the band and album’s story in detailed liner notes in an oversized booklet. Download card for WAV files included with LP.



Kenny Dope’s remix for “You Can Be.”