Original copy of Issue 21 (James Brown/Afrika Bambaataa) from Feb/Mar 2007! We just dug up some mint copies from our storage unit! Very high demand for this issue.
On December 25, 2006, James Brown passed away. Wax Poetics would not exist without JB and his invention of funk, so we juggled a few things and made sure our next issue was in tribute to the man who we are so indebted to. It’s our intention to keep the funk alive. R.I.P. James Brown.
re:Discovery Ron Adams, Indoor Life, The Collective, J. Walter Negro and the Loose Jointz, Camille Yarbrough
Revelation of the Method The Mackrosoft Impart Synth Science
James Brown and His First Family of Soul James Brown
The One James Brown’s Rap
Banbarra Unmasked The Faces Behind the 1975 Funk Classic “Shack Up”
Interstellar Transmission The Birth of “Planet Rock” and its Electro Repercussions
The Pazant Brothers Low Country Brass Goes Uptown
In Time Ed Bland Transcended the Moment with Music and Film
For the Record: Charles Stepney Article Reprinted with Permission of Down Beat Magazine; Originally Printed November 26, 1970
Brilliant Overtones The Uniquely Arranged Vibrations of Chess Records Producer Charles Stepney
Head Shop Marshall Chess Cultivated a Stimulating Studio at Chess Records
On a High Note Minnie Riperton Remembered by Her Family