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VA - Country Funk II: 1967-1974

Featuring an undeniable pair of bookending cuts (Billy Swan's "Don't Be Cruel" and Willis Alan Ramsey's "Northeast Texas Women," respectively), a couple of killer mid-comp covers (Jackie DeShannon singing "The Weight," as well as Dillard and Clark doing "Don't Let Me Down") and the appreciated inclusion of J.J. Cale's "Cajun Moon," this second volume of one of Light In The Attic's more intruiging series satistifies on its own, yet leaves plenty of room for future installments further down the line.

"On July 15th, esteemed record excavators Light In The Attic released Country Funk II: 1967-1974, the second compilation of a genre that's unlikely, completely fictional and utterly fantastic. It's the brainchild of Los Angeles digger Zach Cowie, 33, a man who makes his living through curation, film supervision and DJ gigs—basically a professional record geek. Bringing together country songs with sick breakbeats, twangy, groovin' rock covers and all sorts of genre crossovers, Country Funk II unearths the most head-knocking moments from Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Kenny Rogers and a whole mess of far less famous people. In turn, it may be the year's most masterful compilation, working both as a stellar DJ set and a collection of underappreciated gems." - Rolling Stone

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