Jugoton Funk Vol. 1: Double Vinyl LP
Various Artists

Jugoton Funk Vol. 1: Double Vinyl LP

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Label: Everland
Release Date: 21st July

We're suckers for a comp with an angle, like a meticulous collection of funk, breaks, wig-outs and jams from communist Yugoslavia. Jugoton was the country's biggest label and managed to sneak in some westernised heavy hitting funk under the noses of the powers that were. Some real strong groovers, bops and banging curiosities on this.

For those who dig: Eastern European funk, prog and cosmic disco. 

Yugoslavia - six republics, four decades, one dictator and a single record label that ruled them all: Jugoton (Zagreb, Croatia). Jugoton was by far the country's largest label with the strongest and most diverse output that stretched from Balkan roots to contemporary trends and the sound of tomorrow . The early days of Yugoslavia featured strong censorship but by the end of the 60's the Communist party views softened up by a large degree. Westernized music already had a solid presence and first James Brown influenced compositions were released. Yugo funk, a term coined by DJ’s and crate diggers from the Balkans, encompasses a wide variety of performers and genres: from the 60's merseybeat rock bands, prog rock groovers and big band jazz orchestras to the late 70's sophisticated 4x4 funk and essentially everything in between. Jugoton Funk Vol.1, a first of its kind, celebrates the pioneer years of funk infused music released by Jugoton. While in pursuit of these treasures all over the Balkan region and beyond, the compilation’s selectors, Dr. Smeđi Šećer & Višeslav Laboš, both active as DJ's and crate diggers from the sole beginnings of the ex-Yu craze, wanted to capture the authentic and idiosyncratic funk sound of Jugoton and Yugoslavia. So here it is, comb your moustache, light up a fat one, turn up the amplifier and headbang away to these amazing tunes remastered from original master tapes dug out of the Jugoton vaults (now Croatia Records). - Compiled by Dr. Smeđi Šećer & Višeslav Laboš. 

1. Arsen Dedic - Punom parom
2.Marijan Kasaj — Ideja 
3.Tihomir Pop Asanovic — Mali crni brat 
4.Igor Savin — Alfa 
5.Ipe Ivandic — Dzambo
6.Dalibor Brun — Davni zivot 
7.Plesni orkestar RTZ — Ljetne skice 
8.Ljupka Dimitrovska — Sta je tu je
9.More — Aerodrom 
10.Zdravko Colic — Mujo kuje konja po mjesecu
11.No digital copy available due to license limitation to physical product only. — Alfi Kabiljo - Novinar (theme)
12.Mladi levi — Zaznamovan 
13.Oko — Tema IV 
14.Pro arte — Ko vjecnu tugu nosi taj ima pravo da pjeva 
15.Rok hotel — Blue jeans
16.Durdica Milicevic — Himna suncu
17.Soul Sound Band — Ja te uzalud ljubim (Vehicle) 
18.Kosovski bozuri — Artizane e vogel 
19.Josipa Lisac — Lezaj od suza
20.Ibn Tup — Dogadaj u 'Balkan Expressu' 
21.Grupa Rok — Dva Jarca 

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