Latest release from Matasuna Records features two rare slabs of raw funk from cult band BLACK HEAT. The band was active in the 70s and they recorded 3 albums for Atlantic without much success. Later their work went onto be sampled by artists like Notorious BIG and the Wu Tang Clan.
This reissue single pairs two cuts from Black Heat’s debut Atlantic album. The putative A side is ‘Wanaoh’ – a typical, 70s funk workout with a crazy flute lead and there’s more of the same on the flip – ‘Chip’s Funk’ on which the flute is swapped for an harmonica! The single’s good to from July 2nd. Black Heat is another example of a superb band with talented musicians who never managed to gain a foothold in the mainstream but are highly regarded by funk connoisseurs