The JB's - Food For Thought


Get On Down Records



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AGTO 54081
UPC: 664425408119
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140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record

150 Gram LP


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150-gram vinyl

Stoughton Printing jacket

There are funk bands. And then there are the JB's. In the early 1970s, James Brown's production stable was quite simply overflowing with soul. Beyond his own genre-bursting music — that brought funk and R&B to new stratospheres with each platter he released — he began to curate his own label — People Records — to explore and expose the lesser-known talent in his own groups and musical universe.

After a mysterious psychedelic album by a group calling themselves the Grodeck Whipperjenny in 1970, The Godfather of Soul released a slew of 7-inch singles for the next several years on the People label. In doing so he firmly established the label as the world's premier outlet for super-funk with artists including James Brown himself, Lyn Collins, Hank Ballard and Fred Wesley. In 1972, the next album on People was an easy choice: The JB's and their ridiculously funky full-length debut Food for Thought.

Made up of JB sidemen including bandleader Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, John "Jabo" Starks, St. Clair Pinckney, Fred Thomas and Bobby Byrd, the group was the definition of a powerhouse. As proof, look no further than the fact that the 10 songs on this platter have been sampled by an almost uncountable list of producers over the past 40-plus years, and grooved to by hundreds of thousands. from "Pass the Peas" and "Gimme Some More" to the sonic attack of "The Grunt" (which also contained work from William "Bootsy" Collins and his brother Catfish, who had recently defected to join Parliament-Funkadelic) Food for Thought remains one of the funkiest albums ever made.

The renowned Get on Down label pays reverent tribute to this classic by pressing it on 150-gram vinyl in a '70s style Stoughton Printing jacket and housed in an 8-gauge custom bag emblazoned with an embossed People Records logo. This will be the first of several People Records releases coming from Get on Down in the next year or two, so strap yourself in for a very funky ride, and stay tuned for more.

Side 1
Pass The Peas
Gimme Some More
To My Brother
Wine Spot
Hot Pants Road
The Grunt

Side 2
Blessed Blackness
Escape-ism (Part 1)
Escape-ism (Part 2)
Theme From King Heroin
These Are The JB's

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