RSD DROPS 2022 - June 18 > Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers - Super Freak

Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers

Super Freak

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Event: RSD DROPS 2022 - June 18
Release Date: 6/18/2022
Format: LP
Label: Cubop
Quantity: 1000
Release type: 'RSD First' Release

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June 18th

The opening track on 1972's Super Freak is a brilliant, nearly side-long medley of three tracks from Curtis Mayfield's Superfly: the title track, "Pusherman," and, of course, "Freddie's Dead." Heavy, druggy, and psychedelic, with thick organ and wah-wah guitars, the medley sounds more like the psychedelic soul of War or even Funkadelic than the sparkling Latin jazz of Pucho's earlier albums.

The rest of Super Freak is a little lighter in tone, but this is still the most groove-oriented and least overtly Latin jazz-oriented of this group's albums, trafficking instead in shuffling grooves like "Oak Hurst's Art" and vibes-led ballads like "Judy's Moods" and "One More Day." Latin jazz purists may balk, but this later became a classic of the '90s acid jazz movement, which some sources date to the U.K. hip-hop group Galliano pinching a sample from this album's version of "Freddie's Dead" for the 1989 single "Frederick Lies Still." -AllMusic


A1 Medley: Superfly / Pusherman / Freddie's Dead
A2 Judy's Moods
B1 Oak Hurst Art
B2 S'Cusa S'Cusa (Why)
B3 Don't Mind The Tears
B4 One More Day