The Darling Dears & Funky Heavy – And I Love You

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Now-Again launches New York funk/soul researcher and archivist David Griffith’s Orivious Records with a masterpiece: the sole document of a lost and unlikely teenage “sweet-funk” collaboration between Rochester, NY vocalists The Darling Dears and backing band Funky Heavy. Originally issued in 1972, the record never made it beyond city’s west side. Today, this rare and exquisite blend of fragile female harmony atop an unexpected bed of raw, plodding funk commands four figures at auction when it appears in its original form.

 
The juxtaposition of the falsetto (?) vocals against the slow deep funk background on this is incredible.
 
DOWNLOAD: The Darling Dears & Funky Heavy – And I Love You

 
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