Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

What it is.

Soultreats is Soulville U-A´s music blog. It´s updated several times a week with a new soulful record. It is our chance to spotlight the artists and record labels that made the music but rarely the charts.
It´s a celebration!

The legacy.
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Martin

Wreckin Crew - You Don´t Care - Newman

80s SoulPosted by Martin Thu, November 12, 2009 23:26:39


Known at the time as one of the hottest funk acts in Chicago, this west-side band cut two singles in the early 80s. Although the singles showed promise they were poorly promoted and never reached their full potential. As a house band at a local west-side resturant and live-show place, JoJo´s, the Wreckin Crew played behind most of the artists performing there as well as headlining shows themselves. Their energetic stage show gave them the opportunity to record for Tom Lewis´local Starville records. The official A-side of todays addition is called "I Found A Groove" and was somewhat of a local hit. With lines like "We get down at the Tubelo disco" the group did not only ensure the liking of its owner (coincendentally the same Tom Lewis who released their record) but also to the movers and shakers of west-side Chicago. The group had another single released on the Sounds Of Florida label, and even a full album put out, but again the lack of promotion and proper managment dogged them and they broke up only a year or so after its release. How the record ended up being released on the Newman label as well, which was based in NYC, is anybody´s guess, but it did not increase the groups chances of breaking out. However, as soon as enterprising DJ´s (such as Soulville!´s Oskar) flipped the record over and found "You Don´t Care" the single had a new lease on life in clubs all over europe. Enjoy!

"You Don´t Care"

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