X-Rated High School Funk – Marvin Whoremonger, LP #3 In Now-Again Reserve Shipping Now!

15-17 year old Las Vegas high school kids meet a transient vocalist to create X-rated, basement funk. One of the most sought after funk LPs gets shining treatment as part of Now-Again Reserve: a deluxe vinyl subscription. Shipping now!

SUBSCRIBE: NOW-AGAIN RESERVE – there are a limited amount of “Catch Me Up” subscriptions still available to get you the entire run of NOW-AGAIN RESERVE releases.

Here’s the story of one of funk’s most sought-after albums: Marvin Whoremonger is a concept-piece executed by a Vegas hustler, pairing the troubled musings of a transient vocalist (Marvin Neroes) with the exuberant funk of a teenage trio. Much of the album was recorded in a single take, then embellished by session musicians in Hollywood with synthesizers and a large horn section.

Producer Cholly Willians declared in the liner notes that the album would lead to international stardom for all involved. When Marvin Whoremonger was released in 1976, behind a garish, anonymous jacket, it failed immediately. Forty years later it has aged well, and stands as an immediately accessible – yet bizarre – exercise in late-period, real funk music.

Rob Thomsett will be the fourth release of Now-Again Reserve, set to ship January 18th, 2017/strong>

MORE

German Oak – Down In The Bunker

Buy it here.

LP One:

A:
1. Screaming Skeletons
2. Missile Song

B:
1. Belle’s Song
2. Nothing

LP Two:

C:
1. Bear Song
2. Happy Stripes (On Cats)

D:
1. Ghost Guitar
2. Bear Song (Alternate)

LP Three (available only to Now-Again Reserve Edition Subscription Service):

E:
1. Belle’s Song (Extended)

F:
1. Missile Song (Extended)

CD One:
1. Screaming Skeletons
2. Missile Song
3. Belle’s Song
4. Nothing

CD Two:
1. Belle’s Song (Extended)
2. Missile Song (Extended)

CD Three:
1. Bear Song
2. Happy Stripes (On Cats)
3. Ghost Guitar
4. Bear Song (Alternate)
5. Harpy & Peregrine
6. Python Vs. Tiger
7. Giant Rock; Boudler Golem

Original album session for German Oak produced by German Oak, and produced for issue by Manfred “Warlock” Uhr. All other sessions produced by German Oak.

This anthology produced by Eothen Alapatt. Associate production by Stephan Szillus and Mark Taylor. Thanks to Torsten Schmidt.

Restored and remastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters, Los Angeles, USA.
Lacquered by Chris Potter at Electric Mastering, London.
Art Direction by Errol Richardson.
Licensed courtesy German Oak. Special thanks to Brandon and Matt Newberg.

German Oak album originally issued as Bunker Records BU-1 72, circa 1972; “The Third Reich” and “Swastika Rising” originally issued on German Oak, Witch and Warlock CD W&W 004, circa 1990; “Nibelungenlied II: Krimhild & Etzel; Final Fights & Death,” “Gunter & Brunhild” and “Nibelungenlied I: Siegfried & Krimhild” originally issued on Nibelungenlied, Witch and Warlock CD W&W 004, circa 1992; “Missile Song (Extended),” “Belle’s Song (Extended)” and “Happy Stripes (On Cats),” “Bear Song (Alternate)” previously unreleased.

3LP, CD, Digital. Originally issued as part of the Now-Again Reserve Subscription Service. 2017. NA 5151.

Various – Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 2

Buy it here.

Tracklist:

Book/CD:

1. Crossbones Really (3:53)
2. Amanaz History of Man (3:03)
3. WITCH Strange Dream (3:17)
4. Rikki Ililonga Stop Dreaming Mr. D (3:31)
5. The Five Revolutions Poor Man (2:48)
6. Keith Mlevhu Love And Freedom (3:27)
7. Born Free Mad Man (2:38)
8. Dr. Footswitch Otenta (6:52)
9. Tinkles Mpundu (3:26)
10. Salty Dog See The Storm (3:44)
11. Fireballs Umwana Wakusanga Mung’anda (3:22)
12. Peace Umbwalwa Ne Chamba (7:08)
13. Oscillations Request To God (5:49)
14. Musi-O-Tunya Katonga (4:52)
15. Ngozi Family Hold On (4:02)
16. Chrissy Zebby Tembo I’m Not Made Of Iron (3:17)
17. Jesper Silya Lungu Hot Do (3:50)
18. Mike Nyoni SM (4:15)

LP:

A:
1. Crossbones Really (3:53)
2. Amanaz History of Man (3:03)
3. WITCH Strange Dream (3:17)
4. Rikki Ililonga Stop Dreaming Mr. D (3:31)
5. The Five Revolutions Poor Man (2:48)

B:
1. Keith Mlevhu Love And Freedom (3:27)
2. Born Free Mad Man (2:38)
3. Dr. Footswitch Otenta (6:52)
4. Tinkles Mpundu (3:26)
5. Salty Dog See The Storm (3:44)

C:
1. Fireballs Umwana Wakusanga Mung’anda (3:22)
2. Peace Umbwalwa Ne Chamba (7:08)
3. Oscillations Request To God (5:49)
4. Musi-O-Tunya Katonga (4:52)

D:
1. Ngozi Family Hold On (4:02)
2. Chrissy Zebby Tembo I’m Not Made Of Iron (3:17)
3. Jesper Silya Lungu Hot Do (3:50)
4. Mike Nyoni SM (4:15)

This compilation produced by Eothen Alapatt.
Liner notes by Eothen Alapatt and Leonard Koloko, with contributions by Chris A. Smith.

Restoration and remastering by Dave Cooley for Elysian Masters, Los Angeles.
Art direction by Errol Richardson for Busy Monster, Toronto, Canada.

2LP, Hardcover Book with CD, Digital. 2017. NA 5148.

Split Decision Band – Split Decision Band

Buy it here.

LP/CD:

Say Woman 3.18
Watching Out 3.27
Night Dancer 3.52
Dazed 4.26
Crystal Powder 3.58
My Love Just For You 4.10
Seeking 3.08
Shoot Your World 3.47
You’re the One 3.25
Split Decision Band Wants You To Groove 3.44
Split Decision Band Groove 3.53

45:

Watching Out (45 Version)*
Dazed (45 Version)
*Appears as a bonus track on CD issue of the album.

Original 45 RPM single sessions produced by Lawrence Carol and Leonard Shaw; original unreleased sessions produced by Split Decision Band.
Produced for reissue by Eothen Alapatt.

“Watching Out” b/w “Dazed” 45 RPM single recorded at Triad Studios, Des Moines, IA, circa 1979, by Tommy Tucker. Unreleased sessions recorded at unknown studio or Gordon Flipping’s house, Des Moines, IA, between 1979-1984, by Split Decision Band.

Restored and remastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters, Los Angeles, USA.
Lacquered by Chris Potter at Electric Mastering, London.

Art Direction by Errol Richardson.

Licensed courtesy Gordon Starr Flipping. Special thanks to Jason Koenig.

“Watching Out (45 Version)” and “Dazed (45 Version)” originally issued as Network Records, N-1005 A/B, circa 1979. Other selections previously unreleased.

LP, CD, Digital. Originally issued as part of the Now-Again Reserve Subscription Service. 2017. NA 5140.

Various – Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 1

Buy it here.

Tracklist:

Book/CD:
1. Ngozi Family Hi Babe (4:04)
2. Musi-O-Tunya Musi-O-Tunya (4:10)
3. WITCH You Better Know (Original Version) (3:30)
4. Blackfoot Running (3:52)
5. Dr. Footswitch Everyday Has Got A New Dream (2:35)
6. Chrissy Zebby Tembo Born Black (3:20)
7. Salty Dog Fast (4:52)
8. Teddy Chisi Funky Lady (3:56)
9. Crossbones Rain & Sunshine (4:37)
10. Born Free I Don’t Know (4:33)
11. The Five Revolutions Fwe Bena Zambia (4:24)
12. Amanaz Khala My Friend (Reverb Version) (3:28)
13. Ricky Banda Who’s That Guy (4:40)
14. Machine Gunners Changa Namwele (3:50)
15. Keith Mlevhu Dzikolino Ni Zambia (5:02)
16. Cosmos Zani Poverty (4:12)

LP:

A:
1. Ngozi Family Hi Babe (4:04)
2. Musi-O-Tunya Musi-O-Tunya (4:10)
3. WITCH You Better Know (Original Version) (3:30)
4. Blackfoot Running (3:52)

B:
1. Dr. Footswitch Everyday Has Got A New Dream (2:35)
2. Chrissy Zebby Tembo Born Black (3:20)
3. Salty Dog Fast (4:52)
4. Teddy Chisi Funky Lady (3:56)

C:
1. Crossbones Rain & Sunshine (4:37)
2. Born Free I Don’t Know (4:33)
3. The Five Revolutions Fwe Bena Zambia (4:24)
4. Amanaz Khala My Friend (Reverb Version) (3:28)

D:
1. Ricky Banda Who’s That Guy (4:40)
2. Machine Gunners Changa Namwele (3:50)
3. Keith Mlevhu Dzikolino Ni Zambia (5:02)
4. Cosmos Zani Poverty (4:12)

This compilation produced by Eothen Alapatt.
Liner notes by Eothen Alapatt and Leonard Koloko, with contributions by Chris A. Smith.

Restoration and remastering by Dave Cooley for Elysian Masters, Los Angeles.
Art direction by Errol Richardson for Busy Monster, Toronto, Canada.

2LP, Hardcover Book with CD, Digital. 2017. NA5147.