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Arthur Russell

The Sleeping Bag Sessions

Label: Traffic

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

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You already know about Arthur Russell from disco classics like "Is It All Over My Face" and "Go Bang" (maybe you even watched the recent documentary), but do you know about all the early/mid-80's work he did on his own Sleeping Bag label? This awesome compilation collects the gems you might've slept-on or never came across. Whether its early hip-hop boogie (Sounds Of JHS 126 Brooklyn's "Chill Pill(1)"), left field electro beats (Bonzo Goes To Washington's "5 Minutes(2)"), or underground disco bangers (Felix's "Tiger Stripes(3)" and You Can't Hold Me Down(4)"), Arthur's genius echoes through and through. Don't forget to check out the rare Walter Gibbons mix of "Go Bang!(5)" that tones down the vocals and puts more emphasis on the acoustic rhythm section and the cool Indian Ocean stuff(6) that gives a shine to some of Arthur's vocal work. 10 tracks total. Recommended.
Details
Cat. number: TEG-3319-CD
Year: 2009
Notes:
(p) 1981 - 1986 Sleeping Bag Records (c) 2009 Traffic Entertainment Group Marketed and Distributed By Traffic Entertainment Group Mastered at Trutone, New York in January 2009

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