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Sounds of the City Experience

Sounds of the City Experience

  • Label: Jazzman
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Genres: Funk, Soul, Soul Funk
  • Format: CD
  • Catalogue number: JMANCD061

Availability: In stock


One of the eternal issues of record collecting is the question of how good records actually become rare.

Perhaps the record company goes bust. Perhaps the label is busy pushing some lame pop act on the roster, leaving the good stuff to rot. Maybe the band splits up just before the release. Less frequent than any of these is this: perhaps the record wasn’t supposed to sell in the first place. As strange as it seems, that was exactly the case with this album, the Sounds of the City Experience.
In our Holy Grail reissue of the highly-sought after Sounds of the City Experience LP on notorious tax-scam label Tiger Lilly, we interview the producer Mario Sprouse and find out exactly why this album is so rare. We discover and disclose the story behind the band and why they made these high-quality recordings which were never intended for release. Discover all this in our detailed liner notes, along with previously unseen pictures of the band in action.
Soul and funk from the early ‘70s from this multi-racial band out of the Bronx. These guys played for fun, understanding and mutual respect – no pressure from the record company to make a hit record = positive vibes and freedom. And it shows!

CD comes with 16 page colour booklet with previously unseen photos AND 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks PLUS comprehensive liner notes  from our interviews direct from the musicians involved. All tracks fully licensed and digitally restored from the original master tapes. Otherwise only available as a super rare $1500 LP!

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Sounds of the City Experience



  1. Getting Down
  2. Through No Fault of our Own
  3. It's so Wonderful Baby/Gina
  4. Come on and Stay with Me
  5. Stuff n Thing
  6. Keep on Keepin' On
  7. Babylon
  8. Reality
  9. Judgement Day
  10. My People
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  12. Jam Session CD ONLY
  13. Look at Billy Go For Her CD ONLY