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Stones Throw Records

Prophet - Wanna Be Your Man

$39.00

Stones Throw Records

Prophet - Wanna Be Your Man

$39.00

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"Prophet is a pure funk musician from the San Francisco Bay Area, who, until this year, had only put his name to one record: an obscure private-press LP called Right On Time (1984, Treasure Records). Full of mind-blowing no-BS boogie, it now has a dedicated cult following, with original copies are still changing hands. Now he has a new album, his first in 34 years, and it still sounds '84: Wanna Be Your Man, produced primarily with Mndsgn."

"Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf came across Right On Time at San Francisco’s Groove Merchant shop in the early 2000s and was instantly intrigued. “It was just the kind of music I grew up on, with Prince and The Time vibes, but a rare, lo-fi bedroom version,” he remembers. “Having said that, it doesn’t necessarily sound like anything else from the time period.”

Wolf played the record in DJ sets for years, knowing nothing about the enigma who created it, until Prophet introduced himself at a record fair. Wolf invited Prophet to make his return to live performance, opening for Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk in 2013, and introduced him to Mndsgn. Together, Prophet and Mndsgn began cooking up the music that would become Wanna Be Your Man."

Mndsgn was a big fan of Prophet’s early work. “It’s classic 80s, untapped funk,” says Mndsgn. “What he does is very much in line with the lineage of Stones Throw which is always from the left field.” - Stones Throw Records



Item description:        

Artist:

Prophet

Title:

Wanna Be Your Man

Label:

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

Country:

USA, Canada & Europe

Release Date:

11 May 2018

Genre:

Style:

Catalog No:

STH2385

Condition:

New