(Real Gone) 7 tracks, gatefold cover, colored vinyl in fire orange/black streaks.
The only conceivable reason why this 1973 album is not universally recognized as a soul-funk classic will be the fact that the Bernard Purdies label disbanded shortly before due to lack of economic expectations.
East Coast boasts not only the inimitable vocal style of the great gwen Guthrie (who is featured on an album for only the second time), but also the recording debut of two cameo keyboardists Gregory Johnson and bandleader Larry Blackmon! Right from the first song, I Found You, a wild funk number with call-and-response duels between Guthrie's vocals, fuzz guitar and a rollover horn section, this record boils up.
Its stylistic range is breathtaking, extending from the sunny soul Something Deep Inside to the psychedelic dirge rock You Can't Let It Get You Down. Remastered by Sonic Vision's Mike Milchner for its first LP reissue, East Coast comes with the original gatefold cover and a fire orange with black streaks that's as hot as it looks.
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