Another great compilation from WeWantSounds of the Mainstream label. Funk. Soul Jazz. It's all here. And it sounds like a glorious mixtape. Playing it over and over again.
Favorite track: Maxine Weldon - Make It With You.
ULTIMATE BREAKS & BEATS FROM MAINSTREAM RECORDS, THE SUPREME SOUND OF PRODUCER BOB SHAD.
Wewantsounds continues its collaboration with Bob Shad's grandchildren, Mia and Judd Apatow, to present a selection of 13 turntable-friendly Mainstream tracks recorded between 1970 and 1973 and showcasing the label's superb blend of Funk, Soul and Jazz. All tracks remastered from the original tapes, most of them released on vinyl for the first time since their original release. "This Is Mainstream" comes as a 2-LP set and CD. Liner notes by UK journalist Paul Bowler.
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An absolutely brilliant album from front to back. My goodness: the playing on this thing! I could say it's worth it alone for the grooves (the drumming!) but that would do an enormous disservice to the other players and of course Morgan's incredibly soulful vocals. Tristan Louth-Robins
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Like so many others, this came like a bolt out of the blue and, even though it's well before payday, I had to have this astonishing album on vinyl to prove it exists. The feel of the tunes makes me feel like the Impressions do, Curtis Mayfield, the big spaces and instinctive horns and stuff drifting in and out. Great grooves and I can see lots of ghosts nodding along to this with big smiles on their faces. At last! Anthony Cottrell