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Skull Snaps: Skull Snaps

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  • Mini LP Cardboard Gatefold
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Product Details

  • Release Date: Jul 26, 2011
  • Record Label: Get On Down
  • Barcode: 664425600124
  • Item #: GET56001CD

  • Producers: George Kerr

Summary

Skull Snaps's legacy isn't defined by a prolific catalog or the longevity of their career. In fact, this album from 1973 is the group's only album, yet it was enough to earn them a place as one of the more mysterious and fascinating funk ensembles of the era. Previously known as The Diplomats, the group-featuring Sam Culley, Erv Waters and George Bragg-became the Skull Snaps after several notable releases (including "She's the One"), and their self-titled album is nine tracks worth of gruff, unpolished vocals, crisp drums and driving pace that hasn't diminished with age. "I'm Your Pimp" echoes the jazz-funk fusion sound of Blaxploitation cinema, while the second single "Snapped" is fueled by a tough horn break. But the real jewel here is "It's a New Day," the group's signature song, who's unmistakable opening drum break has become a staple ingredient of hip-hop cuts by Ol Dirty Bastard, Das EFX, Eric B. & Rakim, Digable Planets, DJ Shadow and others. In continuing our series of rare, vintage funk reissues, Get On Down is proud to present Skull Snaps lost classic in a special edition in both CD and vinyl formats. Both come in deluxe paste-on gatefold packaging, while the LP also features a sticker sheet (13 Die Cut Stickers in all) and a giant 24" x 24" poster of the original album art.

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1. My Hang Up Is You
Producers: George Kerr
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2. Having You Around
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3. Didn't I Do It To You
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4. All Of A Sudden
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5. It's A New Day
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6. I'm Your Pimp
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7. I Turn My Back On Love
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8. Trespassing
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9. I'm Falling Out Of Love
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Name: (Posted: 3/17/2013 11:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.230.133)
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Comment: "watch my moves" straight from Mrs. Brown's basement. respect to Dooley O and Stezo. 'its a new day' could be one of the foundation beats to Hip Hop other than 'Impeach the President'.
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Location: lost wages
Comment: Good ish, I got jacked for my international issue from years ago.
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