Funkways Series 1: Lucky Mystery Now Orchestra - La People / Cool Jun 7" [FUNK / SOUL]
*This is a small run pressing.
*Includes custom wood cut 45RPM adaptor (Sold out).
*Test Press profits go to charity.
An expansive vision of Seattle Funk and Soul lands at Wax Thematique. There’s a very good reason we’ve not released a 45 until now. To do the medium true justice and carry it’s lore forward, is naturally the only way we could approach a seven inch record. Heads and collectors know, DJ’s and Selectors hold them close, in many cases far more than a full sized 12” LP. So we had no choice but to wait until the right composition presented itself. And if it didn’t that's fine, we’d keep doing our thing. But then..we were introduced to Joel Ricci’s “Funkways”. Known as a pioneer creator of deep funk among maven record collecting circles in Europe, Joel’s released his signature brand of down-and-dirty 4 track minimalist blues on both sought after labels, Tramp Records in Germany and Rocafort Records in Spain. Also sometimes known as Lucky Brown, Joel helms his Lucky Mystery Now Orchestra band (among many other just-as-raw side groups), projecting a living image of the vastness of the potential of community-based, vernacular, rhythmic music. 2 incredibly raw tracks only available here and for the first time. We present to you: our 7th release, for the 7th year of Wax Thematique, and it's our very first 7 inch record. Aren’t we Lucky.
Joel Ricci - trumpet, flute, p
Ben Bloom - guitar.
Nathan Spicer - organ.
Jason Gray - bass.
Lalo Bello - percussion.
Thomas Deakin - saxophone.
Mars Lindgren - trombone.
Written & directed by J. Ricci.
Recorded September 20th - 22nd 2010 by Patrick Gay at Sleng Teng Recording, Bellingham, WA.
Mixed by Patrick Gay.
Masterd by Doug Krebs.
Art by Small Studio.
Creative Director - Nathan Womack.