The funk sevens fad may be winding down, but better late than never. Chicago's one-man orchestra, the Lonesome Organist , hooks up with the Neopolitans to produce two rough-housing floorfillers. The storming Comb It Out and an equally hair-raising cover of Bobby Hebb 's Sunny - rendered virtually unrecognizable from the original lounge classic - are both available on one end-to-end burner of a Neopolitan label single.
The second edition of Urbnet's dope Canuck hiphop showcase series Underground Hip-Hop Volume 02 shows no downgrade in quality, with killer joints from Point Blank , Marvel , Scientifik (with Jr. Flo ), Arabesque , Mathematik and Anonymous Twist . Tru-Paz get busy with some rugged ragga bidness on Rude Boy from their forthcoming Babylon Is Burning album, while Winnipeg's Mood Ruff chill with the jazzy-tight Blues For Sonny, and even Maestro himself shows up to spit with a vengeance on Classified 's posse cut Just The Way It Is with Eternia and DL Incognito . And you don't stop. www.urbnet.com/ughh
Just when you're ready to write off the Supersuckers , Eddie Spaghetti and his saucy crew come roaring back with another classic blast like Rock Your Ass, which lives up to the title threat. On the flipside of their blue vinyl split seven for Food Chain , New Orleans devious delinquents Supagroup prove they're no less extraodinary rock 'n' roll specimens by thrashing their way through the boisterous What's Your Problem? with shrewd studio assistance from Trina Shoemaker . Two winners, no losers. www.foodchainrecords.com
For crate-diggers with a rep for stunning discoveries, you would expect Christian "Kon" Taylor and Amir Abdullah - responsible for the On Track series of mix tapes and discs - to come up with something a little more archeologically impressive for their contribution to Uncle Junior's Friday Fish Fry Series: The Cleaning than Milton Wright's Get No Lovin' Tonight, the Chosen Few's We Are the Chosen Few, Jade's Slave Music and 100% Pure Poison's Windy C. In fact, most of the tracks will be familiar to anyone involved in the rare groove scene, even if they seem wildly obscure to break-scroungers. In any case, The Cleaning will still serve as a super-cool 70s soul soundtrack for your late-night summertime hustle.