Lord knows that we love the funk over here at the good mothership, OKP, so we also know that you’re here for a reason. For those who know the one, the only Bob Shad, his Mainstream Records gave birth to the musical stylings of Big Brother and the Holding Company (which featured a then-developing Janis Joplin) and produced new recordings from Dizzy Gillespie.
WEWANTSOUNDS‘ Matt Robin — who has been collecting for the label for many years — helped to build up Bob Shad’s “master sound,” of which we have this compilation to be happy to premiere to funkateers near-and-far. Dedicated to curating only the coolest sounds, it is our pleasure to introduce you to Feeling Good: Funk, Soul & Deep Jazz Gems — The Supreme Sound of Producer Bob Shad. Made in partnership with Judd and Mia Apatow — Shad’s grandchildren — Feeling Good features songs by Afrique (“House Of The Rising Funk”), Alice Clark (“Never Did I Stop Loving You”) and Carmen McRae (“Feeling Good”) to name a few.
These treasures were only uncovered for the first time on Feeling Good, which were remastered from the original master tapes for the real crate diggers. For the passionate audiophile, Feeling Good will have you experiencing those emotions and more as you’ll hear cuts that were sampled by the luminary likes of Chance The Rapper and A Tribe Called Quest.
The 15-track effort is available on all digital platforms. Please feel free to stream Feeling Good to get a taste of this stanky goodness by pressing play underneath. Check out the full track list below.
1 Afrique – House of the Rising Funk 1973
2 Blue Mitchell – Soul Village 1971
3 Sarah Vaughan – Magical Connection 1971
4 Art Farmer – Soulsides 1972
5 Shelly Manne – Mask 1972
6 Alice Clark – Never Did I Stop Loving You 1972
7 Buddy Terry – Abscretions 1971
8 Maxine Weldon – Right On 1971
9 Barry Miles – Scatbird 1972
10 Jack Wilkins – Red Clay 1973
11 Clark Terry – Rum And Mumbles 1966
12 Ellerine Harding – I Ain’t Got Much 1972
13 Blue Mitchell – Granite & concrete 1972
14 Hadley Caliman – Quadrivium 1972
15 Carmen McRae – Feelin’ Good 1965