After last week’s trip down to New Orleans for a special dual-play by Betty Harris which featuring one of the all-time great funky soul records, I thought I’d follow that up with an equally legendary track, this time out of L.A. – Humpty Dump.
Often thought of as an Eddie Bo production, the label itself is a giveaway as to who was really behind this one (Shuggie Music), – another legend in the shape of Johnny Otis. The Shuggie referred to is of course Johnny’s then 20-year-old son, Shuggie Otis.
This record has featured in the playbox of all the top funk djs around the world for 25 years now and has become such a cornerstone of the deep funk sound that it was reissued by BGP a few years ago due to it’s popularity and rising value. Luckily I managed to bag an original and didn’t have to shell out for a reissue (you know how we’re all about the o.g.’s here on Gazfunk)
There’s not much more needs to be said about this one other than to crank up that volume to 10 and get your groove on!