THE DEVILS-THE X-ORCIST/HIP HUG-HER
In 2014, Get On Down released the For The People Pt. 1 box set, which featured a selection of heavy funk 45s from James Brown's 1970s imprint People Records, as a celebration of the label and its' most famous singles. Now we're proud to present the five singles available for individual sale, lovingly re-created with visuals taken from the original artwork!
First in the series is a truly left field selection, from the deeper regions of the People Records discography. Back on 45 for the first time since 1974, it's The Devils' psych-funk excursion "The X-sorcist", with a bouncy cover of Booker T & The MGs' "Hip Hug-Her" as the B-Side. No doubt inspired by the horror film The Exorcist, The Devils' track combines eerie experimen- tal effects and ambience with blisteringly raw funk instrumentation, courtesy of People Records stars Fred Wesley on ARP synthesizer, Maceo Parker on alto sax, and production from James Brown himself.