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How one essential vinyl collection transformed the sound of music and helped funky beats conquer the world

Robbie Ettelson
Mar 13, 2015 · 29 min read

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“The decisions that Lou and Lenny made making those 25 records basically influenced how pop music would sound for the next two decades.”
— Dan Charnas, author of The Big Payback.

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ESG “UFO” (1981)

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Skull Snaps “It’s a New Day” (1973)

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The Mohawks “The Champ” (1968)

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Mountain “Long Red” (1972)

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Melvin Bliss “Synthetic Substitution” (1973)

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The Honey Drippers “Impeach the President” (1973)

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James Brown “Funky President” (1974)

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James Brown “Funky Drummer” (1970)

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Lyn Collins “Think (About It)” (1972)

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Winstons “Amen, Brother” (1969)


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Medium’s Premier Music Publication: An ear for the new, a heart for the classics

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