Funk, Soul & Afro Rareities : An Introduction To ATA Records
Here & Now Records have just unleashed this steaming hot collection of rare funk and soul collated from the ATA Records faults.
ATA Records was a label and studio active in the 60’s and 70’s working out of Leeds, yep that’s right, Leeds! If you played me any of the 12 tracks featured on this excellent compilation, Leeds is the last place that would come to mind.
As the title suggests, the album is a fantastic mix of raw funk, soul and afro music, with a hint of library music and some slightly more freaked out moments too. Some personal highlights include the sitar driven, “Thought Forms” by Ivan Von Engelberger’s Astroid, the slow slung funk of the Yorkshire Film and Television Orchestra’s “Hawshaw Philly” and both the Lamplighters tracks.
Good to hear there’s still unknown classics out there, coming from the most surprising places. Grab it now on MP3, CD and of course LP!