Do the Choo-Choo Pt 1 / What Goes Around

Jack Ashford & the Sound of New Detroit Do the Choo-Choo Pt 1 45 (Blaze, 1975)
Black Ivory What Goes Around (Comes Around) 45 (Kwanza, 1974)

Today you get a couple of not so obscure (to the funk collector) but great funk songs. Jack Ashford was one of the Funk Brothers, a percussionist whose tamborine can be heard on hundreds of Motown singles. He did Do the Choo-Choo in 1975.

Black Ivory made a GREAT bedroom soul album on Today, in tune with the Delfonics and the Chi-Lites. Unfortunately, they lacked the chartbusting hits the aforementioned sweet soulsters were able to get and the label floundered. They jumped from Today to Kwanza. Kwanza wasn't to last more than a year or so. Buddah came next. Buddah died and the band split for a while. It was reformed as a duo and stumbled along for a few years, dying in the early 80s. This great funk single is their Kwanza release.

Excellent choices. Thanks for hepping me to them.
i love this.... actually, just found your site and it's really fantastic....keep up the good work!
compare's with "I can't get next to you" by the temps great bass & horns -and Norm whitfield stuff drms recorded bad -overall a good effort but could have been recorded better - but i can dig it
What a fantastic groove in "Choo-Choo"....thanks for the post
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