Saturday, 29 October 2011
For All The Break Heads - MARY JANE HOOPER’S, 'I’VE GOT WHAT YOU NEED’ VINYL Reissue
Mary Jane Hooper
Tuff City Records - FUNKY DELICACIES REISSUES NEW ORLEANS FUNK DIVA, MARY JANE HOOPER’S, 'I’VE GOT WHAT YOU NEED’ VINYL 45 ON NOVEMBER 29, 2011!
COMPLETELY REMASTERED AND RESTORED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!
Mary Jane Hooper; New Orleans ‘Funk Diva’, is one of the most obscure figures in Crescent City’s soul music history. Mary Jane Hooper’s soulful Aretha Franklin-esque vocals can be heard on the two-part ‘I’ve Got What You Need’ track. This track was produced and arranged by the legendary Eddie Bo. For this recording she is backed by the also legendary James Black on the drums.
Mary Jane Hooper is famed for her collaboration with legendary producer Eddie Bo. She originally got her start singing gospel music before crossing over to secular R&B as a backup singer for Lee Dorsey. Ms. Hooper signed to Eddie Bo’s ‘Scram’ label in 1966 and moved on to his Power Label in 1968.
The recording of “I’ve Got What You Need”, which took place in 1969, can be said to be one of the earliest examples of a unique brand of funk that was to emerge from New Orleans over the coming decade.
The original 45 from the initial pressing recently sold for $ 3,300 in the rare records collector market. This is the first time this 45 has been repressed in decades. This version contains the longer original master tape version which was edited down for the original release. ‘I’ve Got What You Need’ has been re-mastered and restored from the original master tapes and is set to be released on November 29, 2011.
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