Chet Ivey - A Dose Of Soul - The Sylvia Funk Recordings 1972-75 CD
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A Dose Of Soul - The Sylvia Funk Recordings 1972-75 CD

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Title: A Dose Of Soul - The Sylvia Funk Recordings 1972-75 CD
Artist: Chet Ivey
Label: Beat Goes Public
Catalogue #: CDBGPD301
Format: CD
Genre: Funk
Release Year: 2017
Condition: New & Sealed

1. FUNKY CHIT CHAT (PT 1)
2. FUNKY CHIT CHAT (PT 2)
3. SO FINE
4. BAD ON BAD
5. MOVIN'
6. WHEN LOVE COMES HOME
7. DON’T EVER CHANGE (INST)
8. BEEN SO LONG
9. DOSE OF SOUL
10. GET DOWN WITH THE GEATER (PT 1)
11. PARTY PEOPLE PT 1
12. PARTY PEOPLE PT 2
13. RECIPE TO GET DOWN PT1
14. RECIPE TO GET DOWN PT 2
15. HE SAY SHE SAY *
16. GET DOWN WITH THE GEATER (ALT) *
17. CHIT CHAT *
18. BAD ON BAD (ALT) *

* Originally unissued A Rock recordings

Between the late 1950s and the mid-80s Chet Ivey released nearly 30 singles, covering styles from R&B to early electro soul. This CD covers his funk recordings from 1972 through to the mid-70s recording for labels associated with Al Sears.

 

This is the first compilation of his work; despite his prolific recording career, he is very much a mystery, with virtually no biographical details known, and hardly a mention in the trade publications of the day.

 

The music stretches from proto funk, JB-style grooves with ‘Get With The Geater’ to the disco-ish groove of ‘Dose Of Soul’. Many of these tunes have been big in the funk clubs and only obscurity has prevented some of the others from achieving the same success.

 

This CD is an important document which shows how locally successful musicians could carve a career for themselves, make great music yet leave barely a mark on the national consciousness.


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