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Wednesday, May 10 2017 | 06:58
Image: 1610097 Get ready for two brand-spanking new chapters in Perfect Toy's high octane, Down & Wired series of garage-mod-soul nuggets because the label has once again persuaded the man responsible for Volumes 1 and 2 - crate digger par excellence 'Chan The Man' - to unearth even more gems from his record collection!

The goodness kicks off with Babe Wallace's virtually unknown, but irresistible, big band rhythm & blues monster Dizengoff which mixes up English and Yiddish lyrics followed by a cover (easily the best one you've never heard) of Allen Toussaint's New Orleans funk classic Get Out Of My Life Woman by the Fabulous Impacts. Elsewhere, East Side Blues as well as Guitar Murphy deliver two solid mod instrumentals. There's also room for The Inn Crowd's super-rare harmonica-drenched groover Run Clarence Run and Friends' My Land which sandwiches two minutes of organ-led craziness between its deceptively mellow intro and outro. Towards the end of this epic release comes yet another cover in the form of Hendrix' Foxy Lady by 49th Blue Streak. The funked-up Right On may remind us to the mid 70s funk sound of The Meters and there's an appropriate closer in the form of George Brigman's hypnotic Drifting.

This is a super-hot collection of vintage rarities (accompanied by detailed liner notes and never-before-seen photos of the artists!) imbued with all the glorious imperfections of the golden age of the analogue era that artists now often strive so hard to recreate. Little surprise then that these cuts should sound so fresh today. Available on vinyl LP, CD and digital download.

1. Babe Wallace - Dizengoff
2. The Fabulous Impacts - Get out of My Life Woman
3. Gentle Uprising - Baby That's All
4. The Inn Crowd - Run Clarence Run
5. East Side Blues - East Side Theme
6. Guitar Murphy - Suffering Soul, Pt. 1
7. Friends - My Land
8. 49th Blue Streak - Foxy Lady
9. Jove - Right On
10. Ready Willing & Able - Trouble
11. George Brigman & Split - Drifting
12. Guitar Murphy - Suffering Soul, Pt. 2
Available from 23.06.2017
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