Secret Stash Show Tonight (2/8) and Peter King Release
The excellent folks at Secret Stash Records are starting off 2013 in good fashion with a local showcase and another stellar re-issue LP to add to your collection. The show tonight at Icehouse is an encore performance for the Twin Cities Funk and Soul All Stars, the group of scene vets who came together last year to celebrate the great SS compilation Twin Cities Funk and Soul: Lost R&B Grooves from Minneapolis/Saint Paul 1964-1979 (and sold out the much larger Cedar). Opening the show is the Secret Stash in-house band DÉROBÉ DANCE BAND, who cover the musical territory heard on many of the labels releases. Pre-Sale tickets are sold out, so if you want to catch this show you’ll need to put on your comfy shows and go stand in line as a select number of tickets will be available at the door.
Above you will find a video introduction to the newest release from the label, the 1979 LP African Dialects from Peter King. King, a Nigerian born artist who released music both in London and Nigeria throughout the 70’s, was a contemporary of Ebo Taylor and Fela Kuti, which should give you some reference points for his sound. The album is chalk full of deep grooves, a small taste of which can be sampled in the video but I can promise are really fleshed out on the LP. This is another great find that the local label is getting back into the hands of eager fans and a great release to start the new year. You can pre-order the record from the label HERE.