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Now-Again Records NA5039
Used tags: funk
A new and unplayed item, the cover is graded EX due to some very light corner wear from transport.
Grading cover: EX/NEW | Grading vinyl: NM/NEW
"Very possibly Soul Fire's finest full-length to date (at least when it was released in early 2002), the Whitefield Brothers' debut album, In the Raw, is a stomping, muscular, fantastically heavy set of instrumental funk that packs a mighty wallop ... It's an exhilarating listen, and raises hopes that Soul Fire will continue to come up with funk sounds this fresh." (AllMusic)
"The good folks at Now-Again have done the world a favor by re-releasing this 2001 gem by Munich-born Afrobeat nuts Jan and Max Whitefield, a disc long out-of-print and impossible to find. An amazing tour through the best flavors of the soul-funk-jazz continuum, In the Raw offers in one tidy package the fuzz-drenched eroticism of "Prowlin'," the post-Miles brujería of "Witch Jam," and the glorious "Eji," a piece that updates the revered early-1970s Blue Note sides and takes a step beyond in the progression from Horace Silver to Mulatu Astatke ... Bottom line: you really want to pick this one up." (Boston Phoenix)