Various Artists

Gut Funky: The Best Of C.R.S. Records

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Record Label
Tramp Records

About this item

Not much is known about Philadelphia record producer / label owner Curtis R. Staten who sporadically operated the C.R.S. record label during the late 1960s throughout the early 1980s. During that time, C.R.S. released at least 15 singles and 2 albums of some of the finest R&B, funk, gospel recordings from the Philadephia area.

Fans of Northern Soul and Deepfunk will be pleased to see (and hear!) some very rare AND amazing songs by such artists as George Johnson Jr. & The Mondells, Bonnie Blanchard, Andy Aaron & The Mean Machine, The Zodiacs, Midnight Madness, Carl 'Sherlock' Holmes, and many more.

Key selling points:
- initial 300 LPs contain a bonus 7" of Bonnie Blanchard's ultra-rare northern soul classic
- incl. full album download code
- 12x12" insert with detailed liner notes and unseen photographs
- curated by Dave Louis from Funkadelphia Record Distribution


1. That's The Kind Of Man I Am (feat. The Mondells) - George Johnson Jr.
2. Just Because You're You (feat. The Mondells) - George Johnson Jr.
3. You're The Only One (feat. Andy Aaron And The Mean Machine) - Bonnie Blanchard
4. A Real Good Lovin Man (Part 1) - Bonnie Blanchard
5. Hey Rugh Nut - The Zodiacs
6. Every Day People - Caprells
7. Don't Change On Me - The Zodiacs
8. Man Hunt - Mitzi Ross
9. Gut Funky - Midnight Madness
10. Feelings - Midnight Madness
11. Thinking Of You - The Butlers
12. Think It Over - Carl Sherlock Holmes

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