RE: Rare funky jazz?

Gordon Hurd (
Tue, 2 Jun 1998 14:37:20 -0700

On Tuesday, June 02, 1998 1:07 PM, Rick Martinez []
> Has anyone ever heard of these following records? Afrique- Soul Makossa
> (Mainstream),
> Juliius Brockington- Sophisticated Funk (Today)
> 24 Karat Black- Ghetto; Wealth's misfortune, Natural Essence (?)
> (Fantasy), Letta Mbulu- Naturally (Fantasy?). Hidden strength (UA). How
> rare are they? What do they soundlike? Do any of you have 'em, or Where
> can I get these? Desperately Seeking FUNKY JAZZ!
> DJ Essential
> website;

I don't know about the rest, but 24 Carat Black is pretty rare. And I think
the album is called Ghetto's Misfortune. There are a couple tracks
available on both Jazz Dance Classics vol. 1 & 2. Both are super dope. Of
course if you're only interested in hunting down rare stuff, those reissues
probably ain't going to cut it for you.