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”.

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  • mike
    Posted at 15:19h, 28 April 2008 Reply

    just great!

  • apani
    Posted at 17:36h, 02 May 2008 Reply

    Thank you for this. Just came thru via 4BB. Nice blog. Definitely will support the good music!

  • Alan
    Posted at 20:58h, 02 May 2008 Reply

    Thank you for this wonderful music.
    i didn’t know that. Is really super!

  • Alex
    Posted at 22:18h, 02 May 2008 Reply

    Only Time Has Changed is fiiiire

  • hecdolo
    Posted at 00:55h, 03 May 2008 Reply

    thanks bro I love what you do

  • danymix
    Posted at 09:22h, 03 May 2008 Reply

    thanks for all nico !!
    this record is fantastic !! and very hard to find !!

  • umgawa
    Posted at 15:02h, 03 May 2008 Reply

    Good to see you back mate. Love your work!

    Posted at 03:26h, 06 May 2008 Reply


  • kev
    Posted at 20:00h, 10 May 2008 Reply

    thanks yooooooooooo

  • hakushondaimao
    Posted at 14:47h, 14 May 2008 Reply

    another inviting cover that doesn’t fail when the “needle” hits the “grooves”. love this album!

  • yodasbestmate
    Posted at 11:33h, 16 May 2008 Reply

    this post is the hot-heat! thanks nikos! – tell me i’m not the only one who spotted the Heiro sample!


  • bayareaslang
    Posted at 12:52h, 25 May 2008 Reply

    i dont know if Heiro used “Ive been watching you”, 100% positive that is the sample fellow bay area rapper Andre Nickatina used on “Smoke, Dope, & Rap” as well as Wyclef Jean + Patti Labelle’s “Celebrate”. For such a wicked break it hasnt been used to often actually

  • yoman
    Posted at 14:19h, 14 August 2008 Reply

    very good works,fantastic!!!! thanks nikos

  • agnies
    Posted at 22:05h, 04 October 2008 Reply

    incredible stuff….mil gracias!

  • joys
    Posted at 23:48h, 09 December 2008 Reply

    Thank you very much for this precious material….here i can know and learn the real soul!

  • Jock
    Posted at 16:34h, 22 April 2009 Reply

    Another beauty. Cheers.

  • Mr Sam
    Posted at 16:41h, 25 April 2009 Reply

    A must have. Not enough comments for this superb gem…

  • Dan
    Posted at 00:22h, 21 January 2010 Reply

    Tanks for this one.

  • Agnieszka
    Posted at 18:18h, 13 August 2010 Reply

    Is there anyone who could publish the lyrics for a song LOVE IS FOR FOOLS?

  • apollojams
    Posted at 03:01h, 26 March 2012 Reply

    Hi, Nikos. Fingers crossed that someday you guys will get to the second album. [“Movin'”, 1974, 20th Cent. LP 445, with “It’s You I’m Needin'”, “Johnny Porter”, “Save The World”]. Easily the equal of the 1st & 3rd.

  • jorge regula
    Posted at 02:37h, 15 May 2013 Reply

    You guys are great!
    Could you possibly post the link again? It says that the service is discontinued.

  • Max
    Posted at 12:26h, 09 June 2016 Reply

    Thanks !!

  • Dakietiesiene
    Posted at 11:45h, 11 August 2016 Reply

    Hi , very good job , your collection is amazing !!! I’mlearning more and more about soul music history
    Many Thanks for sharing
    Love & Peace……Bless you

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