And just like that, we have another series from Mukatsuku Records, this time it’s First Time On A 45. This new reissue series focuses on sides that are big, but have not yet made it on to a forty five. Both sides are indeed heavy, and no doubt you have experienced them on the long player. Now they will be on the seven inch. Isn’t that keen? Side one is from the 1975 Fantasy Records masterpiece Vibes of Truth from Three Pieces and “Self Dealin'”. A nice little slice of funky goodness, strings and all, it’s nice to see this tune on 45. The flip, is another classic that has always gotten maximum spins on the LP. Johnny Hammond Smith’s “Tell Me What To Do” from the larger than life Gears record, a record that has definitely NOT been overlooked. This full length gave us “Shifting Gears”, “Los Conquistadores Chocolates”, “Can’t We Smile”, and more. Originally on Milestone, it has been a classic for years. Many may ask, why do you need it on the 7″ if you have it on the LP? For those of us who want to give our sets that certain vibe, in this case a jazz funk album cut, that’s why we need to have it. And with that, Mukatsuku fills the void quite nice. Here are the two tracks:
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