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Rhythm Machine - 'Rhythm Machine' [(Black) Vinyl LP]
Rhythm Machine - 'Rhythm Machine' [(Black) Vinyl LP]
Rhythm Machine - 'Rhythm Machine' [(Black) Vinyl LP]
Rhythm Machine - 'Rhythm Machine' [(Black) Vinyl LP]

Rhythm Machine

Rhythm Machine

Black Vinyl Re-Issue

Vinyl LP Record

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Indianapolis's legendary Rhythm Machine is one of the rare funk bands who transitioned between eras of funk's history seamlessly, creating awesome funk sides for a host of independent labels between the years of 1968 and 1976. Born out of cult Indy funk band The Highlighters' (of "The Funky 16 Corners" fame) ashes, the Rhythm Machine was founded in the early 70s by bass player James Boone and guitarist James Brantley. Determined to make a go of it as a show band, the two assembled another high-energy group of musicians and cut their first 7" for the small Rodan imprint in 1972. The funk cut on this single, "Freakish Love," came to prominence as a Keb Darge spin in the fledgling days of Deep Funk's (re)discovery in London's early 90s club scene.
It wasn't long until Darge dug a little deeper to discover the Machine's first 7" cut for Indianpolis's Lulu label. "The Kick," since reissued on Stones Throw's Funky 16 Corners compilation, hinted at great things to come by the band, as it showcased their polished Kool and The Gang influenced brass attack on the funk form.
In the late 90s, a time when most ardent Deep Funk fans barely crept beyond the early 70s golden age, Darge begn championing an little heard cut from the Rhythm Machine's 1976 independently released, self titled LP, which he (lucky bastard) had found on 7" single. "Put A Smile On Time," a sublime example of exquisite soul vocals mixed with the insistent rhythm of a top notch funk ensemble, stands as one of the stand outs on the Rhythm Machine's super rare LP, but is by no means it's only shining moment. "Put A Smile On Time," alongside the Machine's lovely ballad "Brenda and Me" were recently reissued on a Soul Cal Records 12" single, perfectly setting the stage for the reissue of the band's debut.
Lost for thirty years, The Rhythm Machine is now legitimately reissued in it's original packaging and offers up excellent soul, haunting ballads and high-energy mid 70s funk in a tasty medley served best in it's entirety. Remastered from the original ΒΌ" mix downs, this limited edition LP reissue is the second Now Again/Traffic collaboration - the first being the acclaimed Soul Seven Box Set of 7" 45 RPM singles.
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