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Various - The Doors of Perception
Once lost to the annals of history, DJs and collectors have rediscovered the Perception and Today labels as among the most creative of the early 1970s.  With a vision from owner Jim Porter that championed the imaginative over the formulaic, the labels amassed a diverse roster that welcomed jazz, soul, and funk artists equally, particularly if their music contained an adventurous edge.

It was Perception that lauched the careers of Fatback and Black Ivory, released the rare blaxploitation soundtrack Brother On The Run, and allowed Dizzy Gillespie, Larry Young and James Moody to make some of their most creative records.   Their highlights form the core of the twenty-track Doors of Perception, a heady introduction to the world of undergound black music.

Fatback's classic "Goin' To See My Baby" and "Fatbackin'" headline the parade of quirky funk-laden grooves, and those are just the tip of the iceberg.  Check the manic cover of "Rock Steady" by the legendary Julius Brockington or Adam Wade and Johnny Pate's super-rare "Brother on the Run."  A minor section of P-Funk history is unearthed through the inclusion of "Get Some of This" by the group Madhouse, which included Gary "Mudbone" Cooper on vocals. Even pop stars like Bobby Rydell and Debbie Taylor manage to board the funk train.  This is a compilation whose time has come and is essential for charting the course of progressive black music. 

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Released 2000 on Castle Music

Selected Tracks:

Fatback Band - Goin' To See My Baby
Julius Brockington - Rock Steady

Bobby Rydell - Honeybuns
Dizzy Gillespie - Alligator

Larry Young - Alive

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