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skull snaps-s/t cd (get on down)

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Skull Snaps's legacy isn't defined by a prolific catalog or the longevity of their career. In fact, this album from 1973 is the group's only album, yet it was enough to earn them a place as one of the more mysterious and fascinating funk ensembles of the era. Previously known as The Diplomats, the group--featuring Sam Culley, Erv Waters and George Bragg--became the Skull Snaps after several notable releases (including 'She's the One'), and their self-titled album is nine tracks worth of gruff, unpolished vocals, crisp drums and driving pace that hasn't diminished with age. 'I'm Your Pimp' echoes the jazz-funk fusion sound of Blaxploitation cinema, while the second single 'Snapped' is fueled by a tough horn break. But the real jewel here is 'It's a New Day,' the group's signature song, who's unmistakable opening drum break has become a staple ingredient of hip-hop cuts by Ol Dirty Bastard, Das EFX, Eric B. & Rakim, Digable Planets, DJ Shadow and others. In continuing our series of rare, vintage funk reissues, Get On Down is proud to present Skull Snaps lost classic in a special edition in CD format." Deluxe paste-on gatefold packaging.

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