Bobby Boyd Congress – 1971 – Bobby Boyd Congress

A Funky  Delight, you probably never heard of. You’ll find great horns, Jazzy Bass Grooves and on other tracks you will find soulful stuff as well. Highly Recommended!

Ultra rare French recording (little press less 300 ex in LP). A very good and collectible soul funk lp… This is Rare grooves, Deep Funk ! So many good titles, a full record. With the musical director Franck Abel and a special help from Pierre Jaubert (Lafayette Afro Rock Band).

A Groove Collector choice ! A Dangerous LP for DJ’s !!!

A1 Straigt Ahead 2:55
A2 In A Toy Garden 7:24
A3 In A Strange Land 3:50
A4 I’m Undecided 5:03
B1 Train 3:13
B2 It’s Good To See Your Face Again 6:16
B3 Are You Gonna Stay He While 2:16
B4 Dig Deep In Your Soul 2:55
B5 Bright Flowers 4:22

Utter the name Bobby Boyd Congress to any collector or serious fan of 70s rare groove and you’ll suddenly see their face strangely come to life, lit intensely with a mix of desire, frustration and resignation. Then, he or she will proceed to explain to you that this legendary record is a holy grail of European groove, of which the perilous and dangerous quest sends the most manic diggers insane.
Indeed this little funk/soul gem, displeased with its meagre 300 copy pressing in 1971, possesses a great number of other attributes which have sent its collector value through the roof (up to 1500 euro): a hot and rough production recorded at Studio Davout; the talents of the excellent American musicians exiled in Paris, the participation of Frank Abel (vocals and organ) and Lafayette Hudson (composition and bass) who would continue together, without saxophonist Bobby Boyd, under the Ice name and later the Lafayette Afro Rock Band. These 2 legendary line-ups recorded and released several cult albums in France – break-heavy, and with extended trance-like impros and scorching grooves. Their sound’s energy and power is already flagrant on this one, a jarring mix of funk, soul and rock and explosive instrumentation based on rough guitars, harmonious brass, wild organ and tireless drums. The vocals are just as extraordinary and add the final caress to this outstanding record that has at last been granted the reissue it deserves.

Original vinyl is sold from 300 to 1.800 usd (here).

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  • Brotherpete
    Posted at 11:37h, 02 May 2011 Reply

    thank you very much !!!!!!!

  • Tako
    Posted at 11:43h, 02 May 2011 Reply

    great album, thanx!

  • Esther
    Posted at 12:24h, 02 May 2011 Reply

    Wow!!!! Killer!!!

  • rich
    Posted at 20:47h, 02 May 2011 Reply

    cant wait to give this a listen thanx nikos

  • Leonardo
    Posted at 20:58h, 02 May 2011 Reply

    I just love the 60’s early 70’s music. This is a bomb.

  • Loc
    Posted at 00:12h, 03 May 2011 Reply

    GREAT !!!
    Thanks Nikos 🙂

  • aLEX
    Posted at 08:29h, 03 May 2011 Reply

    A true real gem!! Thanks a lot guys

  • Stefanos
    Posted at 14:42h, 03 May 2011 Reply

    Brilliant rare funky gem! Thanks as always.

  • Dreamer456
    Posted at 15:29h, 03 May 2011 Reply

    Thanks so much.

  • Redddox
    Posted at 20:28h, 03 May 2011 Reply

    Great one, thanks!

  • Dominic
    Posted at 21:38h, 03 May 2011 Reply

    Some pretty fine music from the old days.BRILLIANT !

  • Jim
    Posted at 08:41h, 04 May 2011 Reply

    Just started listening and it sounds great,i cant believe what i’m hearing..

  • Warren
    Posted at 18:22h, 04 May 2011 Reply

    Irresistible!!! What a funky delight!!!

  • Alan
    Posted at 08:19h, 05 May 2011 Reply

    Superb sounds! thanks for sharing.

  • William
    Posted at 08:53h, 05 May 2011 Reply

    Highly recommended!

  • Simon666
    Posted at 09:13h, 05 May 2011 Reply

    Spectacular share, thanks a lot guys!

  • Justin
    Posted at 18:38h, 05 May 2011 Reply

    Indeed a funky gem. Keep on funkin’…

  • Robin
    Posted at 23:57h, 05 May 2011 Reply

    Absolutely great record! Thanks a lot!

  • Don
    Posted at 09:25h, 06 May 2011 Reply

    Extremely rare and dangerous!!!

  • Derek
    Posted at 14:16h, 06 May 2011 Reply

    Stuff like this makes this the best music blog around.

  • Mike
    Posted at 19:38h, 06 May 2011 Reply

    Ace! Bravo!

  • Jordan
    Posted at 21:00h, 06 May 2011 Reply

    Very rare and very nice LP, Nikos.

  • Iris
    Posted at 13:20h, 07 May 2011 Reply

    Can’t wait to hear it. Greetings from Poland.

  • Jonathan
    Posted at 13:49h, 07 May 2011 Reply

    Looks awesome! Thanks!!

  • Roy
    Posted at 21:40h, 07 May 2011 Reply

    Wonderful! Thnx for sharing.

  • bt
    Posted at 22:17h, 07 May 2011 Reply

    nice post thanks

  • Jammin' boy
    Posted at 17:27h, 08 May 2011 Reply

    Real good!!! Didn’t know it… Thanks!!

  • Antonio
    Posted at 18:29h, 09 May 2011 Reply

    Many thanks, I’ve been meaning to get this for many years but never got round to it.

  • cleffdeadly
    Posted at 12:58h, 10 May 2011 Reply

    proper funk! cheers…

  • David
    Posted at 18:51h, 10 May 2011 Reply

    This is very interesting and obscure. Anyone with an interest in Funk music history should grab it. Thanks!

  • Raggedy
    Posted at 02:22h, 11 May 2011 Reply

    I don’t think I ever heard of this artist … Looking forward to listen to the album. Thanks!

  • RedXIII
    Posted at 15:06h, 12 May 2011 Reply

    What a sample track! I love Lafayette Afro Band, definately dling this 🙂 thanks

  • DJ Snibben
    Posted at 23:07h, 14 May 2011 Reply

    Thanks a lot for this gem!

  • Funky Skynet
    Posted at 00:02h, 15 May 2011 Reply

    Superbad and mellow : exactly the kind of funk i like !

    It sometime remind me the early Kool and The gang, and Madhouse (the Serve ’em album, not the Prince group), especialy with the “In a Toy Garden” track.

    Thank you.

  • dan b
    Posted at 17:16h, 15 May 2011 Reply

    thanks this is killer played toy garden on my radio show

  • Hyte
    Posted at 20:51h, 18 May 2011 Reply

    Whoo! Outstanding, much thanks.

  • onezed
    Posted at 20:40h, 21 May 2011 Reply

    Completely unknown here in France. So thanks a lot !

  • Skie
    Posted at 18:00h, 23 May 2011 Reply

    Great find. Thank you!

  • Winb
    Posted at 06:46h, 24 May 2011 Reply

    Thanks, looking for good stuff isn’t easy and it is nice to see someone dedicated to spreading the word. Respect due.

  • Radek
    Posted at 17:37h, 24 May 2011 Reply

    A great piece of funk. Thanks a lot!

  • DIM
    Posted at 23:53h, 24 May 2011 Reply

    Thanks a lot for sharing this!!!

  • Bran
    Posted at 23:11h, 26 May 2011 Reply

    Now that’s what i call music.

  • derek
    Posted at 08:13h, 03 June 2011 Reply

    thank you.

  • topi
    Posted at 18:36h, 03 June 2011 Reply

    LOL I have a Triple 5 Soul t-shirt with cover of this album as a print

  • whoknows
    Posted at 20:30h, 04 June 2011 Reply

    Thanks yall! Good stuff…as always…never disappointing!!!

  • Quick
    Posted at 01:29h, 08 June 2011 Reply

    Discovered your site today. Right when I saw the Mongomerry Express album I knew this place was good shit. And it really is!! Thank you so much. much love.

  • geo waters
    Posted at 04:08h, 10 June 2011 Reply

    Bobby Boyd Congress, awesome, had never known of them before, love this! great site!

  • k1
    Posted at 21:35h, 17 June 2011 Reply

    lovin’ it

  • Cody B
    Posted at 04:37h, 19 June 2011 Reply

    Great stuff…as always, and a piece of the French Funk/Jaubert puzzle I’ve been working on. Many thanks.

  • Taozen
    Posted at 01:16h, 10 November 2011 Reply

    Yeah it's heavy. You can get a beautiful reissue (Lp-180 g, 400 g-sleeve, Numbered & Limited – 1000 copies I think) for only 18 euros on the site (nice copy). At that price hard to find better. The original was pressed only 300 copies in 1971 (prices range from 500 euros up to 1500 euros depending on the condition of the disc. The only difference is that the original is 'Vadim Music' added in small letter logo. I bought one, 'not crazy.

  • Anónimo
    Posted at 13:57h, 14 February 2012 Reply

    Thanks a lot!

  • Faab
    Posted at 12:49h, 08 June 2015 Reply

    Generous.Thank You.It’s so Funky !!!!

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