The Southside Movement – 1975 – Moving South
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Heavy heavy funk from this lost Chicago group an undisputed powerhouse in the mid 70s, and one of the city’s few funky combos to really break out to a national audience! The album’s the group’s second, and is oddly even more obscure than their first and it’s a stone cold blend of fuzzy guitars, stepping basslines, horn blasts somewhere between early Kool & The Gang and some of the doper group soul records of the time. Includes a great remake of the group’s classic “I’ve Been Watching You” redone here from the first album, with cool electric piano bits sounding a lot like a lost Wu-Tang sample.
This is a @320 vinyl rip of my original 20th Century record with covers.
A1 Ain’t Gonna Watch You No Mo’ 6.15
A2 Do It To Me 3.22
A3 Funk Talk 2.47
A4 Ain’t It A Shame 3.07
A5 Love Is For Fools 4.36
B1 I’ve Been Watching You 5.23
B2 Only Time Has Changed 4.52
B3 Country Girl 2.45
B4 Just Moving 3.46
B5 Acknowledge The Mind 2.54
The Southside Movement was an American soul and funk musical group from Chicago, Illinois. Comprised of vocalist Melvin Moore, guitarist Bobby Pointer, keyboardist Morris Beeks, bassist Ronald Simmons, drummer Willie Hayes, alto saxophonist Milton Johnson, trumpeter Steve Hawkins, and trombonist Bill McFarland, the group began as the backing band for the soul duo Simtec & Wylie. Southside Movement issued their self-titled debut LP on the Wand record label in 1973; it included the Top 20 R&B hit “I’ve Been Watching You“, which became a breakbeat classic. Their second album, Moving South appeared in 1974, which provided another breakbeat favorite in the track “Save the World“. In 1975, the group released their last album Movin‘, and despite some success, the Southside Movement disbanded that year.
Southside Movement’s tracks “I’ve Been Watching You” and “Save the World” appeared later on the classic breakbeat compilation “Ultimate Breaks and Beats”.