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MATATA: I Feel Funky b/w Talkin’ Talkin’ (Vinyl 7″)

MATATA: I Feel Funky b/w Talkin' Talkin' (Vinyl 7[RATING: 5] Dynamite Cuts drop an absolute killer with this forthcoming Matata 45. Why? Because I Feel Funky and Talkin’ Talkin’ are not only two of the best afro-funk tracks ever released but also in the monkey’s all-time best-of list of any kind of funk tracks ever to boot. The JB’s-influenced first of the two was a single for the band all the way back in 1974, though back then the B-side was (the also excellent) I Want You, both cuts having been lifted from Matata’s superb Independence LP on which, to be fair, every cut is a bomb. What Dynamite Cuts have done on this release however is replace the original’s B-side with another nugget off the same LP which just happens to be their (and the monkey’s) favourite one – the splendidly groovy Talkin’ Talkin’. Never thought I’d see that on 45 and have several times considered getting a vinyl 45 dub cut. Just goes to show that good things come to those who wait. Wonder if I should send them my wishlists of super-rare and never on 45 funk cuts…
(Out 4 November on Dynamite Cuts)

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