Communicators and Black Experience Band

The Road / Has Time Really Changed

Tri Oak : TO 102

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  • Artist: Communicators and Black Experience Band
  • A Side: The Road
  • B Side: Has Time Really Changed
  • Label: Tri Oak
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: VG
  • Label Condition: E+
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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A fabulous North Carolina Funker backed up with a superb horn saturated vocal group ballad; Two strong sides...

The lead side is blatant in-your-face FUNK. Featuring uncompromising use of horns, bass guitar, wah-wah guitar summoning up explosive FUNK. The barrage of brass is split by insistent guitar rhythms, sprinkled with jazzy keyboard decoration. The deceptive intro of crashing cymbals, is met by urgent plectrum pulses. The Horns rise-up to be joined by a wild saxophone strut. The brass-section gets stronger and louder. An intrusive trumpet solo bridges a pause before it's an all-out attack of brass; the competing wah-wah battles for supremacy as a rumbling Bass guitar elevates this tune into a very special dance experience indeed. Who cannot feel the FUNK!

One of the most impressive Deep Funk instrumentals of them all..

Flip it over to hear the same instruments cradle a beautiful Deep Soul vocal group ballad. A softly delivered voice is lifted by group members. A sad social statement utilizing some masterful male vocals, with impressive note holding until a baritone narrates the struggle of the Black man. An age old question of the Negros battle for equality, so brilliantly asked.

A fabulous double sider showcasing the "roots" of real-Soul from the Carolinas.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, both sides of the vinyl has surface marks. top side plays well with the light crackles being devoured by the potency of those instruments. The harmony ballad with its softer under-belly, reveals more crackles that the lead side but plays with no skips or sticks

A Side

  • Title: The Road

    B Side

  • Title: Has Time Really Changed
  • Year: 1974
  • City: Durham, North Carolinas