Whitefield Brothers – In The Raw

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Poets of Rhythm founding members first crucial piece of the funk spectrum recorded as The Whitefield Brothers. A wear-your heart-on-your-sleeve, hypnotic, defiantly psychedelic funk album that is as modern as it is grounded in the great musical traditions from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring members of the Dap Tones and El Michels Affair.


01. In The Raw (Whitefield Bros./Roth/Sahm)
02. Sol Walk (Whitefield Bros./Roth/Sahm)
03. Eji (Whitefield Bros./Roth/Sahm)
04. Prowlin (Whitefield Bros./Roth/Sahm)
05. Weiya (Serengeti Beat) (Whitefield Bros.)
06. Yakuba (Whitefield Bros.)
07. Witch-Jam (Whitefield Bros./Roth/Sahm)
08. Weiya (Whitefield Bros.)
09. Thunderbird (Roth/Lehman)
10. Rampage (Whitefield Bros.)
11. The Bastard (Whitefield Bros.)
12. Chokin’ (Whitefield Bros./Roth/Sahm)


Muggy Whitefield – Drums, Percussion
Bosco Mann – Bass
Till Sahm – Organ, Synthesizer
Neal Sugarman – Saxophone, Flute
Leon Michels – Saxophone, Flute
Martin Perna – Saxophone, Bass Clarinet
Jordan McLean – Trumpet
Mike Leonhart – Trumpet
Mike Wagner – Trombone
Boogaloo Velez – Conga, Percussion
Jeff Silverman – Vocals
Jay Whitefield – Guitar


Produced by Whitefield Brothers
Recorded by Gabe Roth at Desco Studio
Additional Recording by Philip Lehman at Soul Fire Studio
Mixed by Whitefield Brothers and Philip Lehman at Soul Fire
Executive Producer Philip Lehman & Whitefield Bros
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert for Sumosound, Los Angeles, CA
Art direction by Matthew Boyd for Way Shape Form, Toronto, ONT.
Produced for Reissue by Egon

2LP, CD. 2009. NA5039.