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Before Daptone, there was Desco. Before Desco, there were The Poets of Rhythm. Back in the ‘90s, a time when most of our ears were filled with the alternating din of angsty grunge and synthesized pseudo-soul, a couple of German kids unearthed a raw sound from our own back yard that we hadn’t even remembered burying. Though for a time they reveled in the borrowed nostalgia of bell-bottoms and fur coats, their style was always in spite of fashion, not because of it. They drew from the sound of old funk records, not as a mold, but as inspiration, understanding that sound would always be an origin of their music, but unlike many ‘soul revivalists’ to follow, they never settled for it as a destination.

As homage to the undeniably funky frontrunners of the modern soul movement, we are proud to present the definitive collection of Poets tunes, respectfully curated by Daptone staff and the band themselves. It’s been twenty years since their first recording session, and this anthology celebrates their decade-long journey from the raw exuberant rebellion of ‘Funky Train’, to the moody hypnotic explorations of ‘Discern and Define’, and for the first time EVER on wax, the eerie, relaxed groover ‘Path of Life’ – A journey that truly earns them their name: The Poets of Rhythm.

Funky Train, 1992 on Hotpie & Candy Records [4501]
South Carolina, 1993 [as Bus People Express] on Hotpie & Candy Records [4502]

Augusta, GA (Here I Come), 1993 [as Bus People Express] on Hotpie & Candy Records [4502]

More Mess On My Thing, 1993 on Practice What You Preach album
North Carolina, 1993 on Practice What You Preach album
It Came Over Me, 1993 on Practice What You Preach album
50 Yards Of Soul, 1995 on Original Raw Soul Vol. 1 album

Santa’s Got A Bag Of Soul, 1994 [as Soul-Saints Orchestra] on Hotpie & Candy Records [4504]

The Donkey, 1997 [as Whitefield Brothers] on Original Raw Soul Vol. 2 album

Choking On A Piece Of Meat Pt. 2, 1995 [as Whitefield Brothers] on Original Raw Soul Vol. 1 album

Serengeti Stroke, 1996 [as Pan-Atlantics] on B.M.J Records [45-102]
Rhodesian Girl, 1996 [as Pan-Atlantics] on B.M.J Records [45-102]

Wallow In The Myrrh, 1996 [as Bo Baral’s Excursionists Of Perception] on Sloppy Joe Records [45 001]

Summerdays, 2003 on Gomma [45 027]
Ham Gallery, 2001 on Discern/Define album

Smilin’ (While You’re Crying) (single edit), 2002, Quannum Projects 7” [QP 030-1]

Discern/Define, 2001 on Discern/Define album
Path Of Life, previously unreleased
Door Redactie op 2013-10-29

Tracks

Disc 1
1. Funky Train
2. South Carolina
3. Augusta, Ga
4. More Mess On My Thing
5. North Carolina
6. It Came Over Me
7. 50 Yards Of Soul
8. Santa's Got A Bag Of Soul
9. The Donkey
Disc 2
1. Choking On A Piece Of Meat Pt. 2
2. Serengeti Stroke
3. Rhodesian Girl
4. Wallow In The Myrrh
5. Summerdays
6. Ham Gallery
7. Smilin' (While You're Crying)
8. Discern/define
9. Path Of Life

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