#863 Inner City Blues / Voices Of Other Times - Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
Wow, we’re so happy to reissue these incredible two gems from the mighty...
Wow, we’re so happy to reissue these incredible two gems from the mighty Brian
Auger’s Oblivion Express. Mr. Auger is a superb Hammond organist & pianist. Known
previously for his work with Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity in the 60s,
Oblivion Express vibes kicked off in the 70s.
Our A side ‘Inner City Blues’ is a cover of the Marvin Gaye classic. A Hammond driven
groove with a deep percussive backing and killer vocals, this version stands up as a
banger in its own right, a must have cut!! b/w ‘Voices Of Other Times’ is one of my
favorites from the Closer To It LP, a super funky, jazz-rock thang, up-tempo and includes
a wonderful sample and loop. Dynamite Cuts DJs tool, and one for the collectors!
Both tracks are taken from the groundbreaking ‘Closer To It’ album from 1973 which
was such a genre bending release it entered the US jazz, R&B and rock charts
simultaneously. We release this amazing 45 with the permission & cooperation of Greg
Boraman’s Soul Bank Music – who recently announced they have licensed Brian
Augers’ full back catalogue to re-issue, including many previously unheard rarities from
Brian’s personal archive.