Saturday, June 28, 2014

Marvin Holmes and Justice - Honor Thy Father (Great Funk'n Soul US 1975)

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A real killer from Marvin Holmes and his hip Oaktown combo Justice – a group who effortlessly blend together jazz, soul, and funk into a wonderfully soaring style – yet one that's also more than heavy enough to live up to the message-oriented lyrics of the tracks! 

The album's one of those rare soul sides that really blows away most of 
the mainstream from the time – a wonderfully heady album that could only have been cut in the underground – where folks like Marvin were keeping things real, and pushing a social agenda that was way stronger than anything you'd find in the charts! Horns are great, as are the rhythms – and the vocals blend together perfectly on cuts that include "Motherless Child".

Recorded at San Francisco
Originally released from Brown Door Records as MH 6581 LP, 1975

01. You Better Keep Her  04:13
02. Motherless Child  03:48  
03. She's A Dancer  02:59  
04. Honor Thy Father  03:38  
05. Find Yourself  03:45  
06. Take the Time Out  03:17  
07. Neighbor Neighbor  03:27  
08. Kwame  03:12  
09. Gimme Some Tonight, Part 1  04:56
10. Gimme Some Tonight, Part 2  02:44

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Us Single 1974


Anonymous said...


"You Better Keep Her" [Track 1] is an alternate version from the 45rpm released single, A Big play on the Northern/Modern Soul scene in the UK.

Cheers Chris.
Another Great post.
Keep 'em comin'....


Many Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,
many thanks for this! Please could you post the compilation entitled "The Brown Door story"?
Thanx in advance.

Magic Kaic's Music said...

Thanks for this cool album !