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Sidewinders - Flatfoot Hustlin'

Format: LP
Label: Great Eastern Production Co. SR-10
Year: 1977
Origin: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Genre: funk
Keyword:  Africville
Value of Original Title: $2,000.00
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Side 1

Track Name
I Like to Dance
Time For Loving
A Voyage
I Like Your Stuff

Side 2

Track Name
Flat Foot Hustlin'
Gift to the Sun
Can't You Feel the Fire


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The Sidewinders were a seven piece Halifax, Nova Scotia ensemble who released this self-produced heavy funk album; one of the best Canadian funk albums ever recorded.

Raymond Myers: saxophone
Jerry Holland: keyboards
Jerry Jenkins: guitar
Hank Anderson: bass
Alexander Link and Jerry Ayers: trumpet
Reggie Barnes: drum.

Recorded at Audio Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Engineered by Grant Kennedy
Cover design by Donald C. Gough

All seletions were composed by Reggie Barnes, Jerry Ayers, Hank Anderson, Jerry Holland, Jerry Jenkins, Raymond Myers, Alexander Link; except "Voyage", which was written by Al Feeney.

All selections produced by Sidewinders except "I Like to Dance", "I Like Your Stuff", and "Can't You Feel the Fire", which were produced by Andrew Terry.

"For more than ten years now the Sidewinders have been gaining a name as one of the most creative and most exciting groups.
Comprising seven capable and qualified musicians, these young men have backed the biggest of stars and played places reserved for the top names in show business. Realizing a need for greater recognition and expoure, these determined young men set out to record and produce an album. Hard times, trials and tribulations have stretched the making of this album into a three-year period.
But putting both feet firmly on the ground and hustling hard, the album is finally ready for the world to hear. Thus the name "Flat Foot hustlin'".

"It has been said, that time tells all things, and I'm sure time will include the Sidewinders as a major musical force."
-Natalie MacFarlane

Re-issued by Phantom Records on CD in Japan in 2007.


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