Friday, September 3, 2010

Focus On: Symphonic Four-Who Do You Think You're Fooling Pt's 1 & 2 (On Zudan Records)

It's almost 1:30am and I've been going through the last of my records and getting ready to move into our new place. Not only is it closer to both my wife and I's work, but my brother from another mother and label man Edeeq(Lynn Ness)from New Medina, we're neighbors now!

Anyways, back to the records.I have been meaning to write and put up this 45 for a long while now. The 45 in which I speak of is The Symphonic Four: Who Do You think You're Fooling Pt's 1 & 2 on Zudan (Whom also put out both The Earls Inc. 45).

Cool ties and history with the group itself. The members mainly consisted of earlier members of The Parliaments and Funkadelic. The lead singer of this particular 45 went on to sing back vocals with The Detroit Emeralds, and as you can hear in this recording, the similarities of music styles being produced. This 45 is as sweet as soul can get and for the time period it was recorded, there are a varied amount of influences. The song content is pretty heavy as well.

A favorite amongst soul collectors, dj's, and was featured in a CD mix a while back by Matthew Africa and my man Josh Bea aka DJ B Cause of the 4 One Funk Crew titled "Soul Boulders" . A real heavy and soulful treat not to be slept on.

So in it's entirety and both sides mixed, this is for your listening pleasure.

**Note this is not the version from the "Soul Boulders" CD. This is one I did a couple of years back.

Adrian M.(age)

The Symphonic Four:Who Do You Think You're Fooling Pt's One and Two(Mixed)


patrock said...

peace age,

i heard about the "raised by suess - face the music" track from a friend who knew it from the 411vm skate video. it's a real dope tune and i am wondering how the other tracks sound like...please make it happen to release the "raised by suess" lp as limited vinyl release. i am sorry that this is not a comment to your post, but i searched for a way to get in touch with you. you can delete this comment, but i would be happy if you contact me, cause i got some other questions. thank you!


age said...

Hey Patrock,

I can assure you that it will be coming out, We are just in the middle of re-mastering the all the tracks, deciding what tracks will make the cut, and so on.

I'll keep you (and whoever else is reading this and interested informed). Peace and thanks for the interest!

Peace and Respect,
Adrian(age) and The New Medina Fam.