Black Feeling Two - Sampler

A 2 track fusion single (8m 39s) — released June 6th 2011 on Freestyle Records

Back in September 2007, Freestyle Records released 'Black Feeling' an album project brought to life by Australian musical supremo Lance Ferguson, the man responsible for Freestyle soul-jazz organ trioCookin' On 3 Burners, as well as The Bamboos & Lanu projects on Tru Thoughts Recordings.

Each track was presented under a pseudonym to give the impression of an album you would find whilst digging in a Caribbean record shop or American thrift store. As a collection of reworked classics, the album set dance floors alight across the world, indeed, the single 'Hippy Skippy Moon Strut' by The Mighty Show-Stoppers became a huge selling 12 inch, and also notched up well over 350,000 individual viewings on You Tube to date!

Now in 2011, Freestyle Records is pleased as punch to be releasing this teaser 45 single that features 2 cuts from the forthcoming follow up album 'Black Feeling: Volume Two' (FSRCD/LP090) and what total corkers they are too!

The A side is Lance & Co's fantastic reworking of the anthemic 'Burning Spear' under the moniker of The Poly-Tones, an intense and driving piece of soulful funk, and what could possibly equal that for the flip side? The Mighty Show-Stoppers giving Johnnie Pate's blaxploitation soundtrack classic 'Shaft In Africa' such a convincing and wonderful re-working, you will think you are back in time, on the film set whilst Richard Roundtree (that's John Shaft to you sucker!) kicks some serious ass!

Big sounding horns, incredible rhythm. Pure dancefloor gold! - Ace/Blue Note Dean Rudland

This personifies what Funk was really all about to me. - SoulM8 Magazine

Two great covers of two great originals – brilliant! - Uptown Strut Magazine Thomas Berghaus

These beats are robbing the music banks! - Green Aroow radio Mister G

Uptown funk that will make you move that ass! - Record Breakin' Music Junior

Dope versions...Lance is on fire!!! - Raw Fusion Club Mad Mats

This is what's fun about retro-vibed music, imagination and of course, great playing! - Wtnr T-Bird

Both tracks hit harder than a Rhino with P.M.T ! - Jalapeno Records Smoove

it's all about Shaft In Africa. Johnny Pate would surely give his nod of approval..fat back drums and a tight brass section.. just what the good funk doctor ordered. - Mukatsuku Records Nik Weston

Now I like this. Strong, tuff versions. Plenty of play from me! - Wah Wah 45s Dom Servini

Shaft In Africa is gonna be burning up Budapest Dancefloors!! Burn Budapest Burn! - DJ Paul Murphy

Good god, Shaft in Africa is insane! - Deep Street Soul PJ Hunter

Sublimely huge versions of 2 of the greatest breakbeats ever - what more can I say?!? - Southport Jazz Festival DJ Richie Vegas

Ass kicking!!!! - Bernd 'Kinski' Roesler

HUGE! 5 STARS! - Nick - Record Kicks

Two massive tunes. Great to hear Lance really stretching out on guitar on Burning Spear. - Stylin' Radio Show Ennio Styles

Everything Lance Ferguson touches turns to dancefloor gold. He's like a funky Midas.I'll be supporting this release by playing the tits off it! - resident DJ The Wardrobe Paul Dunphy

Another unmissable double header from Freestyle. Two of my favourite grooves given respectful reworkings to devastating effect! - Jazz FM Peter Young

Another slice of authentic heavy funk! The drums on Shaft in Africa are amazing! I can't wait to get my grubby hands on the album. - Tru Thoughts Flevans

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