Undisputed Truth – 1975 – Cosmic Truth

As a present for this special day i share a group that you love so much.

Undisputed Truth has the most successful post in this blog.

Their amazing debut album and the 2nd (Face to Face With The Truth) which still going strong!

This album is some seriously forward-minded stuff. Take Curtis Mayfield, Jimi Hendrix, Parliament, Rick James, Sun Ra and a 10 strip of acid and put it into a blender and you get this wicked trip from 1975. When you hear the Mellotron and synth outro to “Earthquake Shake” you’ll know that you’ve entered Motown on Mars. There’s even a Neil Young cover (Down by the River)… You couldn’t take enough drugs these days to make something this wild.

Label: Gordy
Catalog#: G6-970S1
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: USStyle: Funk, Psychedelic, Soul
Producer – Norman WhitfieldTracks
A1 Earthquake Shake 5.53
A2
Down By The River 6.35
A3
UFO’s 4.17
A4
Lil’ Red Ridin’ Hood 4.02
A5
Squeeze Me, Tease Me 3.53
B1
Spaced Out 3.11
B2
Got To Get My Hands On Some Lovin’ 2.35
B3
1990 4.01
B4
(I Know) I’m Losing You 6.51

Fans of the Undisputed Truth’s first two albums were shocked when they purchased Cosmic Truth. On their previous album, Down To Earth, they had combined older tracks featuring original members Billie Rae Calvin and Brenda Joyce Evans‘ pretty two-part harmonies with harder-edged tracks by new members. The group consisted of Calvin Stevens, Tyrone Douglas, and Virginia McDonald. Stevens and Douglas had been members of the Magictones, a third-tier Detroit R&B group. The threesome joins Joe Harris for some spacy, rock-influenced, funky sounds. “UFO’s” skips along with an infectious beat, a futuristic sound, and incredulous vocals from Joe Harris. Neil Young’s “Down By the River” gets a soul injection, as if it needed one. Their version of “(I Know) I’m Losing You” is sung by one of the newer male members, and producer Norman Whifield allows him to cut loose — unusual for Whitfield, who usually demanded that his singers stick close to the melody. “Earthquake Shake” and “Got to Get My Hands on Some Lovin‘” are pure heavy metal. “1990” has a strutting beat and is more subtle than the Temptations’ version, with Dennis Edwards’ in-your-face vocals. If you like howling and chattering guitars, this one is for you.

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  1. soulist says:

    hi nikos very nice homepage i like it on you page are the most of my favourite groups nice stuff greats from germany =)

  2. soulist says:

    hi nikos very nice page here are to most of my favourite groups very good stuff stay cool greats from germany =)

  3. DJ Abe says:

    Thank you…..

  4. Taff James says:

    This is just great Nikos.
    I have all the vinyl that the UT produced but unfortunately stuck up in my loft and inaccessible. To hear this again is brilliant. It is one of my all-time favourites. Do you by any chance have Higher than High in your Rapidshare folder ?

    My wife is going to kill me now because I’m about to pump up the volume !!

  5. nikos1109 says:

    Taff James, I do not have a rapidshare link at the moment but i will do it in the next days. so check here my friend. Pump up the volume! I hope your wife shows some understanding!

  6. nikos1109 says:

    Taff James, enjoy Undisputed Truth “Higher Than high” as i promised : http://rapidshare.com/files/123083978/undisputed_truth_-_1975_-__higher_than_high.rar

  7. Taff James says:

    Nikos

    Just got back from holiday and found your link to Higher than High. What a fantastic bloke you are ! As the youngsters say….you the Man! I will now definitely be in the “Red Zone”.
    Keep up the good (excellent) work.

    May your star shine brightly forever.

  8. simon says:

    Thanks for this, we used to play you=me=love in the mid 70s on our mobile disco then I dicoverd a couple of their more cosmic tracks on the axis mixes at subnav .com so so cool to find the whole lp here

  9. Simon says:

    Hey Nikos!
    Linked you up in my Norman Whitfield discography,
    see here :
    http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com/2008/09/norman-whitfield-rip-1940-2008.html

    all the best mister!
    simon

  10. Thomas says:

    Thanks for this joint.

  11. Chris says:

    Keep up the great work. It’s good to be on site where folks appreciate good music.

    PEace

  12. midas says:

    e oxi kai ayto kai moy etrize euxaristw polu

  13. Mr sam says:

    I love that album so much. Great work Nikos. You make the funk alive. Tx

  14. ONERED says:

    from my heart thanks so much ! i loose this album ! great! many thanks

  15. brotherpete says:

    thanks a lot !!!!!!

  16. dan says:

    nice one. funky thanks a bunch

  17. dopey says:

    Nikos, even though rapidshare reports 93 MB or so, it only let’s me donwload 89 MB. The resulting file is corrupt. Any clue.
    Thanks for the fine job.

  18. Grumpy says:

    File is fine now, thanks for your support and thanks for this very fine album.

  19. SPC says:

    Wow! Downloaded this a while back – still reeling!

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