J-Slyck



The bathroom at work smells like freshly grilled carne-asada again. Public bathrooms should not smell like delicious food: they should smell pine-fresh if at all possible, but unfortunately, they usually smell of excrement, urine, hobo, or that odd humid shower smell (or a combo of all). I should not get hungry upon entering, and then start ducking under the stalls to see if someone left their lunch around (no pun intended).

Annnnnnnnnyyyyyyyyyway, in (odd-lost-underground soul/funk) music news, the gentlemen from Beat Electric, and the gentleman from Sound Boutique, have joined forces to officially re-release an extremely rare 12″ by J-Slyck. Ben Johnson from Beat Electric gave me the skinny about the release and artist: “John Schuller was signed to Motown and A&M at different times and worked with a lot of different funk and soul artists during the late 70s to 80s. Basically, he got fed up with the major labels as they were keeping him in the background; they didn’t let him release his own music, and just made him work on other bigger names. He self released the original of “Trust Me” to try to break out on his own. The original 12″ was hand promo’d out to DJs and he additionally got a few copies into a record pool in LA. As of this writing, original copies are extremely scarce, and John doesn’t even have a single one.” So if anybody has an original and wants to donate it me, ya know, just holler.

There is some recent footage of John here in this documentary about Billy Preston (starting at 1:19)

I’m going “player only” below to give you a taste, as I highly recommend you pick up a copy before they are gone. Buy it direct here or here

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