HARD... RAW... DEEP... FUNK: Mickey And The Soul Generation - Iron Leg Studio and Live

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mickey And The Soul Generation - Iron Leg Studio and Live


















"Mickey Foster and Emil Carter first played together in a Latino soul group called The Royal Tokens. The two split from the group to form a new band; picking up George Salas and Gilbert Rivera, they called themselves "The Fabulous Four". After further lineup changes, the group became "The Fabulous Five", "Mickey and the Fabulous Five" and lastly "Mickey and the Soul Generation". The group won several local talent shows and began recording in a local Tejano studio. Their 1969 single, "Iron Leg", was picked up for distribution nationwide by Maxwell Records, a New York label, and the 45 sold well regionally in Florida, California, and Texas. At the height of its popularity, it was used in a segment by Nipsey Russell on a routine he did for The Tonight Show.

After the release of a second single, "Football", the group went on tour, opening for Sam & Dave, The Supremes, Clarence Carter, and Kool & the Gang in the American South and Midwest. After moving to New York to fill an opening slot for fellow Maxwell artists Faith, Hope & Charity, the group split with its label over monetary disputes and returned to Texas. Further recording ensued at local studios, but the group soon splintered, recording its last singles in 1973.

Mickey & the Soul Generation saw little widespread success while active as a band. However, the group became better known when Josh Davis (DJ Shadow) began interpolating their music into his records and mixes. Davis, who called the group his 'favorite funk band',collected the group's recordings and had them reissued on Cali-Tex records in 2002 in the double LP and double CD formats. The reissue, Iron Leg, won highly positive reviews from many press outlets. Since then, the group's material has also shown up on funk compilations on record labels such as Jazzman Records."
Wikipedia

Traclkisting

(Studio)

1. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Football (2:43)
2. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Up The Stairs And Around The Bend (3:51)
3. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Give Everybody Some (7:04)
4. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Joint Session (2:44)
5. Mickey & The Soul Generation - The Whatzit (3:11)
6. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Get Down Brother (3:22)
7. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Mystery Girl (4:23)
8. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Message From A Black Man (6:02)
9. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Chocolate (2:22)
10. Mickey & The Soul Generation - How Good Is Good (2:51)
11. Mickey & The Soul Generation - We Got To Make A Change (3:08)
12. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Soulful Sickness (3:47)
13. Mickey & The Soul Generation - U.F.O. (Original Version) (3:23)
14. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Hey Brother Man (2:56)
15. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Southern Fried Funk (1st Movement) (3:04)
16. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Southern Fried Funk (2nd Movement) (2:46)
17. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Hey Brother Man (Demo Session) (4:08)
18. Mickey & The Soul Generation - U.F.O. (Demo Session) (3:15)
19. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Iron Leg (2:14)

(Live)

1. Mickey & The Soul Generation - The Get Down (4:37)
2. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Working on Your Love (2:37)
3. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Help (I Need Your Love) (3:53)
4. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Why You Wanna Leave Me (3:38)
5. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Life's A Mystery (7:30)
6. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Live Demo -- Hey Brother Man (6:09)

Links in comments

Mickey & The Soul Generation - Chocolate





Mickey & The Soul Generation - Life's A Mystery (live)

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