| Genre || R&B & Soul || || || |
| Speed || 33RPM || || || |
| Record Size || 12" || || || |
| Duration || LP || || || |
| Record Grading || Very Good Plus (VG+) || || || |
| Country/Region of Manufacture || United States || || || |
| Style || Funk || Soul || || |
| Sleeve Grading || Very Good Plus (VG+) || || || |
| Record Label || Atco || || || |
| Release Year || 1969 || || || |
| Special Attributes || Promo || White Label || || |
KING CURTIS - Instant Groove (Atco 33-293), 1969. MONO - White Label PROMO
Never released commercially as a MONO, only Stereo. This is housed in a Stereo cover with 2 promo stickers affixed to the front cover indicating promotional status and MONO sound. Incredibly scarce, to say the least!
The title track is a re-working of the Ray Sharpe song, "Help Me", which King Curtis produced and recorded in New York City in 1966. This cut - "Instant Groove" - has the exact same backing track which featured JIMI HENDRIX on guitar along with Cornell Dupree (guitar), Chuck Rainey (bass), Ray Lucas (drums), Willie Lucas (baritone sax) and, of course, King Curtis on tenor sax. This same track later became "Save Me" for Aretha Franklin, but with numerous overdubs and Hendrix's guitar parts removed from the mix.
Killer funk and deep soul grooves in GLORIOUS MONO. When will you find another copy?
Both the vinyl and cover are in solid, strong VG+ condition. Sounds great. Grab it while you can.
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