Curry and Black Earth Plus

Plea To The People / The Beauty Of You

Curricane : CR 101

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  • Artist: Curry and Black Earth Plus
  • A Side: Plea To The People
  • B Side: The Beauty Of You
  • Label: Curricane
  • Format: 45s



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

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A Funk Grail! magnificently backed up with a piece of brilliant Soulful/Jazzy crossover; I could see becoming a monster in the hands of Soul Sam, Mick H., Mr. Fish, Dave Rippoles or any other DJ constantly seeking out those elusive private press Soul goodies.

The lead side speaks for itself, a beyond-potent FUNKER featuring the driving-rhythms of "Black Earth Plus" Milwaukee, Wisconsin, based, a band put together by Larry "Curry" Johnson, his soaring vocal rides the frenetic drumming of Leonardo Martinez, Willie (Duchie) Rodgers & Willie (Sly) Wright serve up equally insistent dual guitars pulses, Larry (Moe)Moore wielding the alto saxophone, Timothy Jackson piercing the vibe with a searing trumpet interventions and a few other members enriching the mix.

Killer street level Funk!

Flip it over for an astonishingly moody Soulful dance groove, littered with Jazzy undercurrents benefitting from "Curry's" off-beat vocal style. As "Black Earth Plus" respectfully compliment his vocal-gift by gentling cradling his love for Diane. Haunting horns seep out from behind the voice, whilst silky guitars roll out the "crossover" dance atmosphere. This side has huge potential to be a monster for A-list jocks who enbrace these extremely rare unorthodox Soulful dance arrangements.

Diane has the power to "Make An Old Man, Seek The Fountain Of Youth" "Whatever It Is Girl .... It Is The Beauty Of You"

A beauty is certainly is.. twice over.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl, revealing only soft fine sleeve contact hairlines under light. As you can hear both sides play flawless.

A Side

  • Title: Plea To The People

    B Side

  • Title: The Beauty Of You
  • Year: 1971
  • City: Milwaukee,. Wisconsin