David Matthews - The Grodeck Whipperjenny
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The Grodeck Whipperjenny (1970) is a psychedelic classic created by James Brown’s bandleader David Matthews, the first album issued on Brown’s famed People imprint. One of the deepest albums in the Brown catalog, its story is finally told in the liner notes of this 2019 Record Store Day reissue on Now-Again Records. This album was issued in tandem with another Matthews project issued under Brown’s name, Sho Is Funky Down Here.
This is the first official reissue of both titles, each lacquered directly from the original master tapes at Capitol Studios. Each album contains an extensive booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos.
Single 145-gram LP in dress jacket. CD in 6-panel “Eco-Wallet.”