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Chuck Armstrong - Something Got A Hold On Me 12"

Chuck Armstrong - Something Got A Hold On Me 12"

Emotional Response (ECR127), 2022, UK

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Clutch reissue from Emotional Rescue of Chuck Armstrong's long-form, disco-funk stomper. "Something Got A Hold On Me" is a totally unique track with flourishes of Northern soul and dubbed-out reggae, stretched over nearly ten minutes of pure bliss. On the b-side, Psychemagik take things a step further, dubbing out the proceedings even more into truly blissful territory. Highly, highly recommended !

"The super rarity disco-funk 'Something Got A Hold On Me' by Chuck Armstrong gets its first ever official reissue, as Emotional Rescue continues its series of looking at some of the artists working with King Sporty’s Konduko label.

"A long time South Florida native, Armstrong released numerous gospel-toned soul 7”s for labels across the US, starting in 1962 with Cleveland’s Gemini Records before going on to release with Detroit’s Black Rock and Nashville’s Sound Stage 7. First working with Noel Williams on the 1973 single 'Black Foxy Woman', before releasing his now sought-after album 'Shakin’ Up' in 1976, he returned to Konduko three years later to explore the shift to disco and boogie with Williams' masterly production.

"Coming in at ten minutes of deep, bottom-rattling disco-funk, Williams teamed Armstrong’s vocals of unremitting love and partnership with his in-house Root Rockers band to devastating results. Their unrelenting groove and horns, plus Betty Wright & co.'s backing vocals counteracting with Williams' studio skills, is further exemplified in a wonderful, dub-laden Discomix by Psychemagik."
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