Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers * Super Freak [RSD Exclusive Vinyl Record]

Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers * Super Freak [RSD Exclusive Vinyl Record]

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Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers * Super Freak [RSD Exclusive Vinyl Record]

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Media: Mint, Factory Sealed

Sleeve: Mint, Factory Sealed

Release Date: 11/24/2022
Format: LP
Label: Cubop
Quantity: 1000
Release type: 'RSD First' Release

The opening track on 1972's Super Freak is a brilliant, nearly side-long medley of three tracks from Curtis Mayfield's Superfly: the title track, "Pusherman," and, of course, "Freddie's Dead." Heavy, druggy, and psychedelic, with thick organ and wah-wah guitars, the medley sounds more like the psychedelic soul of War or even Funkadelic than the sparkling Latin jazz of Pucho's earlier albums.

The rest of Super Freak is a little lighter in tone, but this is still the most groove-oriented and least overtly Latin jazz-oriented of this group's albums, trafficking instead in shuffling grooves like "Oak Hurst's Art" and vibes-led ballads like "Judy's Moods" and "One More Day." Latin jazz purists may balk, but this later became a classic of the '90s acid jazz movement, which some sources date to the U.K. hip-hop group Galliano pinching a sample from this album's version of "Freddie's Dead" for the 1989 single "Frederick Lies Still." -AllMusic

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