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Funk Embassy Records

VA - Groove Of ESSR I (LP)

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Groovier side of the Iron Curtain is uncovered via the 11-track compilation out on 12" vinyl, CD and digitally. First of its kind for Funk Embassy Records, the compilers have dug the archives of Estonian Radio for funk, soul-jazz, disco, instrumentals, library music and covers. Influences from West made it to Soviet Estrada musicians on one hand; to rock, jazz, folk and fusion artists on the other. Recorded between 1974-1988, this is the sound of Estonian artists as heard at music halls, stadiums, radio, TV shows and cafeterias. 

Selection ranges from folk-funk, psychedelic soul, dancefloor certified disco, Isaac Hayes reminiscent blues-funk, contemplative jazz-funk, Piero Umiliani-esque library music, funk-rock, in-your-face b-boy break to a flute-led master piece by Uno Naissoo – one of the founders of the Estonian jazz scene who organized the notorious Tallinn Jazz Festivals (1949-1967).

Label: Funk Embassy Records
12” LP
Paper Sleeve
Colored Label
Colored Cover

1 Collage - Mets Neidude Vahel (1977)
2 Marju Kuut - Üksi, Kuid Vabana (1974)
3 Tiiu Varik - Näed Vaid Oma Silmi (1974)
4 Tõnis Mägi & Music Seif - Sa Haara Kinni Mu Käest (1982)
5 Els Himma - Kesköö (1977)
6 Valter Ojakäär - Rasked Veosed (1976)
7 Uno Naissoo - Marss-Eksprompt (1976)
8 Gunnar Graps & Magnetic Band - Leidmine (1980)
9 Eesti TV & Radio Estraadiorkester - Kesköösamba (instr.)(1974)
10 Tarmo & Toomas Urb feat. Vanemõde - Välgud Peeglis (short version) (1988)
11 Esti Raadio Estraadiorkester - Mälesuste Teel (Instr.) (1974)

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We are Johannes and Fab. In this online store, we curate the music that we feel deeply connected to and that we love: The best soul & funk, mostly from small and independent artists and labels from all over the world. We are very much looking forward to your order. More about us and this project in our About section.