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 Whitfield
A1 Earthquake Shake 5.53
Down By The River 6.35
UFO’s 4.17
Lil’ Red Ridin’ Hood 4.02
Squeeze Me, Tease Me 3.53
Spaced Out 3.11
Got To Get My Hands On Some Lovin 2.35
1990 4.01
(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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  • soulist
    Posted at 19:18h, 07 May 2008 Reply

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

  • soulist
    Posted at 19:17h, 07 May 2008 Reply

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

  • DJ Abe
    Posted at 00:33h, 10 May 2008 Reply

    Thank you…..

  • Taff James
    Posted at 15:17h, 15 June 2008 Reply

    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 !!

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 16:49h, 15 June 2008 Reply

    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!

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 18:37h, 17 June 2008 Reply

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

  • Taff James
    Posted at 20:24h, 26 June 2008 Reply


    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.

  • simon
    Posted at 00:34h, 09 July 2008 Reply

    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

  • Simon
    Posted at 16:33h, 19 September 2008 Reply

    Hey Nikos!
    Linked you up in my Norman Whitfield discography,
    see here :

    all the best mister!

  • Thomas
    Posted at 08:48h, 09 October 2008 Reply

    Thanks for this joint.

  • Chris
    Posted at 01:49h, 10 November 2008 Reply

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


  • midas
    Posted at 21:48h, 08 February 2009 Reply

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  • Mr sam
    Posted at 20:32h, 01 March 2009 Reply

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

    Posted at 11:53h, 03 March 2009 Reply

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

  • brotherpete
    Posted at 01:12h, 30 September 2009 Reply

    thanks a lot !!!!!!

  • dan
    Posted at 18:50h, 21 December 2009 Reply

    nice one. funky thanks a bunch

  • dopey
    Posted at 18:21h, 16 February 2010 Reply

    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.

  • Grumpy
    Posted at 12:25h, 17 February 2010 Reply

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

  • SPC
    Posted at 01:29h, 20 February 2010 Reply

    Wow! Downloaded this a while back – still reeling!

  • Topaz Bon
    Posted at 04:05h, 18 September 2015 Reply

    This is quite simply, one of the greatest albums EVER recorded. Norman Whitfield at his very best.. Thanks for sharing

  • Nick Nicholson
    Posted at 18:34h, 06 October 2017 Reply

    My very favorite is the dazzling funky “Squeeze Me, Tease Me” whom I believe is Tyrone (namesake) Barkley on vocals; this masterpiece is freckled with a hypnotic Cmaj guitar chord and bassist Henry Davis (LTD) doing some fantastic Cmaj vamps including some dynamic walking-Graham style ad-libs. I first got this on cassette when in the Navy stationed in San Diego, Ca. On that version is some heavy bass drum pounding relentlessly in four-to-the bar notes and a continuous guitar cmaj vamp thruout. It’s personally referred to as my ‘theme song”. I love this song as my wife can attest to my “overplaying” it.

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