Mel & Tim’s super-rare second album for Stax. A beautiful amalgam of funk and soul with some folk elements, much sought-after for the classic ‘Keep The Faith’.
When we started the BGP Funk & Jazz Classics series earlier this year we had an idea that we would put a few albums out, and that would be that. But as we reach our third batch of five we have found that there is a whole world of sought-after original albums, which for a myriad of reasons have failed to turn up in the reissue racks. This time we have come up with something very special, digging deep into the Stax Records vaults to rescue five of the most collectable albums on the label.
This long-player from Stax’s 1974 schedule was Mel & Tim’s second for the label. An astounding slice of southern soul, this is particularly in demand these days because it includes the folk-funk classic ‘Keep The Faith’, but it is consistently good from start to finish.
By Dean Rudland