MICKEY & THE FABULOUS - Mickey & The Fabulous Five (10in)

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Date of release: Apr 15 2016

Before Mickey and the Soul Generation there was Mickey and The Fabulous Five. As members of a

Latin Soul band called The Royal Tokens, Mickey Foster and Emil Carter developed their chops

playing in front of San Antonio teens at Sunday night Battle of the Bands shows. Mickey's own

band, The Fabulous Four, soon became The Fabulous Five with the addition of Gilbert Rivera on

bass. In the late summer of 1967, local music entrepreneur E.J. Henke took the Fabulous Five into

Jeff Smith's Texas Sound Studio to record two sessions of funky New Breed Soul instrumentals as

well as a backing session for Charles Russell's group, The Three Dudes (BC014-45). Still a

teenager, Mickey and his father both signed Henke's recording contract.

While their recordings with The Three Dudes were released as a single on Henke's Satin Records,

the superb instrumentals The Fabulous Five cut during the summer of '67 remained unreleased

until now. Relying heavily on the rhythm section, this set of recordings captures the young band

crystallizing what would become their signature sound. By 1969, The Fabulous Five had changed

their name to Mickey and The Soul Generation and had begun recording their now legendary

sessions with Manny Guerra's GC Productions. These early sessions stand alone as a key chapter

in the development of one of the greatest, heaviest exponents of Funk.

Side 1
1.Do It (Pt. 1)
1.Funky City
2.Do It (Pt. 2)

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MICKEY & THE FABULOUS - Mickey & The Fabulous Five (10in) (LP)
Cat No: BC00610
Barcode: 349223000610
Packaging: LP Regular
SKU 4754042
Barcode # 349223000610
Artist Mickey & The Fabulous
Shipping weight 0.5500kg
Format LP Regular

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