Cane and Able – 1972 – Cane and Able

If you find Undisputed Truth great you will adore this one.

Fisrt album of those funky legends. The music shifts between psyche rock flavors, trippy guitar arrangements, hot brass arrangements and strong funky grooves.

A must to all Funk – Soul – Psych lovers!

Ultra-rare album of this cult group from the Paris funky scene of the 70’s! An absolutely killer funk album full of wah-wah and fuzzed guitars, deep soul vocals, hot basselines, wild afro percussion, and a really spaced out production. Essential !!!


1) Girl You Move Me 8.30

2) Starchild 5.15

3) Who’s Gonna Take The Weight 5.25

4) Don’t Knock My Love 7.42

5) Green Grass 3.32

6) Toe Hold 3.30

7) Found A Child 4.28

Media : LP
Label : akt – epic
Press : EPC 64797
Year : 1972
Country : France

Staff : french thompson (lead vocals,arrangements), blinky bostic (conga,timbale), garland edwards (guitar), norris ridguard (trumpet,valve,trombone), pee wee carter (drums), george alford (trumpet,vocal), doc brown (bass), billy ellis (alto & tenor sax), tony lytle & hasan tayratira (help)

A fantastic bit of tripped out funk! Cane & Able were one of the many groups that came out of the collective surrounding the Lafayette Afro-Rock Band in the early 70s — and like that group, Cane & Able draw on a wide range of influences to create a heavy funky sound. The album mixes the African influences used by the LARB with more of a hard soul vocal approach, with some cuts sounding a bit like material from Atlantic albums of the late 60s, but handled with more of a fuzzy edge. Includes a great funky reading of Wilson Pickett’s “Don’t Knock My Love“, a cover of “Who’s Gonna Take The Weight“, and the long tripped-out groover “Girl You Move Me“!

Buy the Album

  • jessepop
    Posted at 05:54h, 11 June 2008 Reply

    Thanks Nicos for this great blog

  • Sid
    Posted at 14:40h, 10 October 2008 Reply

    great music. great blog. thanks.

  • jean
    Posted at 06:39h, 30 October 2008 Reply

    yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss so many thanks….jean paris

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  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:54h, 29 May 2011 Reply

    awesome, thank you very much for this here best music blog…period

  • Grumpy
    Posted at 16:52h, 08 February 2012 Reply

    Thanks for posting this Nikos. Very interesting!

  • jef
    Posted at 08:12h, 10 February 2014 Reply

    thanks for this great album and many others

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 12:19h, 07 June 2016 Reply

    Amazing 🙂

  • Liam Considine
    Posted at 17:38h, 26 January 2017 Reply

    There is a video clip of this band performing on TV with an amazing dance troop, I found it years ago but cannot relocate it… if anyone happens to know what i’m talking about please post or email!

  • Liam
    Posted at 20:10h, 27 February 2017 Reply

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