The Soul Investigators – 'Fat Slice O' Funk'

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					                The Soul Investigators – ‘Fat Slice O' Funk’
Invada Records are very proud to present Fat Slice O' Funk, the best of The Soul Investigators.
Arguably one of the world’s finest new exponents of instrumental soul and deep funk, The Soul
Investigators will knock you out with the grinding soulful sounds of New Orleans - except for one thing -
this strut is coming straight out of Finland!

The album features New York soulstress Nicole Willis with the track 'Rag Doll'. Willis began her career in
London in 1984, singing and writing with The Brand New Heavies. Nicole's sound has been likened to
Sharon Jones and has been embraced by the UK's Northern Soul scene with an overwhelming response to
her new LP “Keep Reachin' Up”.

        'Got THAT sound down perfectly. Supporting this every way I can'
        Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1)

The album also features the vocals of Philadelphia soul legend, the late Herb Johnson in 'Make You
Wanna Holla'. In 1972, Herb Johnson cut his sought after record "Damph F'Aint," a James Brown-inspired
funk cult classic complete with extemporaneous lyrics. Herb was the grandson of Louis Armstrong,
recognisable immediately with Herbs gravel voice and appearance.

From humble beginnings in Finland during the winter of 1997, The Soul Investigators have forged a
worldwide reputation after a string of classic 7” singles (which now fetch $100's of dollars on eBay) and
two LP releases on their own TIMMION label, along with sides for JIVE records and the now defunct
New York-based SOUL FIRE records.

The Soul Investigators have been ‘cooking’ in the deep funk underground for long enough. Now here they
are; fat, tasty and straight up funky - but still raw as hell!

Fat Slice O' Funk is a collection of the best of The Soul Investigators' prolific body of work. A
combination of previously released and unreleased songs from Finland's funk meisters who have been
inspired by James Brown, The Meters, Booker T. & The MG's and Mickey and The Soul
Generation. The Soul Investigators don't stray from the path. It's raw, authentic, and mostly instrumental.

        "Veering between breakbeat-strewn JB strut and a glorious Motown-outtake sound,
        the Investigators aren't faking their funk."

        MOJO, APR 2006

                          Fat Slice O' Funk – 16-track album

                             *** In stores 19 June 2006 ***
                                       Publicity & Label contact:
                                                Ingrid Murray
                                              Invada Records
                                               (02) 9908 3959

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