Now-Again presents a series of four, limited edition 45 rpm singles ranging from Deep American Funk and Soul, Zimbabwean Fuzz Funk, Zambian Proto-Punk, and Rare Disco. 500 copies of each 7” will be produced, and there will not be a repress. These records are packaged in a die cut, picture sleeve and are packaged in a resealable plastic jacket. A download card for all eight tracks from the series is included with each 7.”
First up in the series, a split 7” from Richard Marks and Buddy Cantrell: two of America’s most sought after deep funk/soul sides available on a 7” single for the first time. Originally issued on the tiny Atlanta imprint Tuska at the turn of 1970, both of these singles will appear on our forthcoming Richard Marks anthology Never Satisfied.
Coming soon the series will continue with a split 7” release from Stars of Liberty and Eye Q: two tracks from the 1970s Zimbabwean black rock scene. Stars of Liberty and Eye Q are two of the most fiery ensembles to release fuzzy singles in funky protest of Ian Smith’s oppressive Rhodesian regime. Now-Again will be delving head first into this pivotal part of the African rock and funk story with anthologies dedicated to the scene and its key players in 2015.
Also coming, Chrissy Zebby Tembo with two proto-punk Zamrock tracks from the drummer behind Paul Ngozi’s Ngozi Family Band. The Ngozi Family’s output is the focus of ongoing investigation and reissue on Now-Again. “Fisherman” was originally issued on Zebby Tembo’s lauded My Ancestors album. “I’m Not Made Of Iron,” from his untitled third LP, has never been released in any form.
Rounding off the series will be the Split Decision Band: one of the best independent disco songs ever released, out of the unlikely locale of Des Moines, Iowa, in the late 1970s. A reissue of the original 45 version of this song is paired here with an unreleased version, taken from an album that the band recorded but never released. We will issue it at Now-Again in full in 2015.
I'm The Man For You
You Ain't No Good