Various - Record Kicks 10thRecord Kicks
Over the past Ten years, with over a hundred releases under their belt, Record Kicks has firmly established itself as the premier label of vintage funk, gritty soul and so much more. This release has compiled 21 selections that represent some of the premiere soul, funk and reggae acts that call the label home. Among the label mates is Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers with their stirring single “I’m a Good Woman”. Other tasty treats are “Your Love is Mine” by The New Mastersounds with featured vocals from Corrine Bailey Rae. The Baker Brothers are another funk band whose 2011 lp “Time to Testify” received critical acclaim. They follow that up with their new single “Dancing with my mates Til Dawn”. And then there’s Nick Pride and The Pimptones, who provide a crackling summer party jam with “Everything is Better in The Summertime”. Thanks to Record Kicks and other similar labels, funk and soul have a home for years to come. Treat yourself to a superb disc, not to mention a few more gems from their catalogue.
Reg Dancy, 06/13