Vinyl LP pressing of this 2013 collection. Before Daptone, there was Desco. Before Desco, there were the Poets of Rhythm. Back in the '90s, a couple of German kids unearthed a raw sound from our own backyard that we hadn't even remembered burying. They drew from the sound of old Funk records, not as a mold, but as inspiration, understanding that sound would always be an origin of their music, but unlike many 'Soul revivalists' to follow, they never settled for it as a destination. As homage to the undeniably funky front-runners of the modern Soul movement, we are proud to present the definitive collection of Poets tunes, respectfully curated by Daptone staff and the band themselves. It's been 20 years since their first recording session, and this anthology celebrates their decade-long journey from the raw exuberant rebellion of 'Funky Train', to the moody hypnotic explorations of Discern/Define, and the eerie, relaxed groover 'Path of Life' - a journey that truly earns them their name: The Poets of Rhythm.
More Mess on My Thing
It Came Over Me
50 Yards of Soul
Santa's Got a Bag of Soul
Choking on a Piece of Meat Pt. 2
Wallow in the Myrrh
Smilin' (While You're Crying) (Single Edit)
Path of Life
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.