Numero Group's Twin Cities funk comp Purple Snow coming in November
Here's the amazing cover for the upcoming compilation.
It's raining rare funk and soul compilations for the Twin Cities. After the huge roll-out of last year's Twin Cities Funk & Soul: Lost R&B Grooves From Minneapolis/St. Paul, 1964-1979 via local label Secret Stash -- which City Pages named Best Local Music Compilation -- Chicago's Numero Group is joining the party this November.
Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound is a 32-track collection spread over four LPs or two CDs, and features songs from the late '70s and early '80s from Prince before his solo career, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis via Flyte Tyme, Andre Cymone's bedroom demos, and heck of a lot more.
Numero has been teasing details from the collection here for the past few months, but the latest is that the collection, which is expected to be packaged with a 144-page hardbound book, is coming on November 12. Get ready to know a whole lot more about 94 East and Herman Jones.
Here's a trailer for Purple Snow:
The track listing:
94 East - If You See Me
Aura - Taste Of Love
Herman Jones - I Love You
Orville Shannon - Oh Lover
Mind & Matter - I'm Under Your Spell
Haze - Waiting For The Moment
Prophets Of Peace - Get It On
Cohesion - Expense
Mind & Matter - Sunshine Lady
The Lewis Connection - Higher
Flyte Tyme - It's The Things That You Do
Herman Jones - Ladie
Michael A. Dixon and J.O.Y. - You're All I Need
Music, Love & Funk - Stone Lover
Cohesion - Cohesion
Haze - I Do Love My Lady
The Lewis Connection - Got To Be Something Here
Walter Lewis & the Blue Stars - I Have Love at Home
Flyte Tyme - I've Got You On My Mind
Quiet Storm - Can You Deal With It
Steven - Quick
The Stylle Band - If You Love Me
The Girls - I've Got My Eyes On You
Sue Ann Carwell - Should I Or Should I Not?
Alexander O'Neal - Do You Dare
Ronnie Robbins - Contagious
Alexander O'Neal - Borrowed Time
Orville Shannon - One Life To Live
André Cymone - Somebody Said
Walter Lewis &the Blue Stars - Do It Baby Do It
Rockie Robbins - Together
Mind & Matter - No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby
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Twin Cities Funk and Soul All Stars at Cedar Cultural Center, 9/22/12
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