Real Gone Music
First-ever LP reissue!
Limited edition "Clearwater Blue" vinyl
This 1973 gem is another one of those obscure ‘70s soul-funk albums released on a small independent label that has gone on to become a crate-digging favorite and a huge inspiration to modern-day hip hop artists and beyond. Chicago-based The South Side Movement began as the backing band for the Sam & Dave-inspired soul duo Simtec & Wylie; their self-titled debut on the Scepter imprint Wand-much of it written by Chicago label owner and producer James Vanleer-scored a top 20 R&B hit with "I' Been Watchin' You," and they went on to make a couple of other records before disbanding in the mid-‘70s.
So, your basic one-hit wonder, right? Well, not exactly...while The South Side Movement never reached the same level of commercial success, that one hit has been sampled by-are you ready for this? — The Beastie Boys, Beck, Erykah Badu, Jadakiss, and many more. The rest of the album is very tasty Windy City soul-funk, with an unexpectedly great cover of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" a highlight. First-ever LP reissue, pressed on "Clearwater Blue" vinyl!
|I' Been Watchin' You|
|Love Turned Me Loose|
|La Dee Da|
|Have a Little Mercy|
|Can You Get to That|
|You're Gonna Lose My Love|
|Come On and Love Me|
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