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Loose Joints singles boxset out in April

Arthur Russell's avant-garde disco outfit in 3x12" vinyl form

2016 Feb 13     
2 Bit Thugs

'Pop Your Funk: The Complete Singles Collection' was previously released on CD in Japan

Disco nerds will be delighted to hear that a new vinyl boxset featuring all the singles by Arthur Russell's avant-garde disco outfit Loose Joints is in the pipeline.

Entitled Pop Your Funk, the 3x12-inch boxset contains no fewer than six different versions of the band's best-loved tune Is It All Over My Face (as famously sampled by Roger Sanchez for Underground Solution's Luv Dancin'), including 2001 MAW remixes, plus three versions of Tell You Today and three of the title track Pop Your Funk.

The full tracklist is as follows:

A1 Is It All Over My Face (Original 12-inch Version) 

A2 Pop Your Funk (Original 12-Inch Version) 

B1 Pop Your Funk (Original Single Vocal Version) 

B2 Pop Your Funk (Original Single Instrumental Version) 

B3 Is It All Over My Face (Original 12-Inch Larry Levan Female Vocal Version) 

C1 Tell You Today (Original 12-Inch Vocal Version) 

C2 Tell You Today (Original 12-Inch New Shoes Edit) 

D1 Tell You Today (Original 12 Inch Instrumental Version) 

D2 Is It All Over My Face (Masters At Work Remix) 

E1 Is It All Over My Face (MAW Joint Dub) 

E2 Is It All Over My Face (Unreleased Single Female Vocal Version) 

F1 Is It All Over My Face (Unreleased Original Full-Length Version)

The tracks in question have previously been compiled for a Japanese CD, also called Pop Your Funk, but this is the first time they've been available together in one vinyl package. The only slight downer is you're going to have to wait till Record Store Day (16 April) to get your hands on one!

In the meantime, you can listen to Larry Levan's 1980 'Female Version' remix of Is It All Over My Face - undoubtedly the best-known rub of the song - below.





Tags: MAW, Masters At Work, West End Records, Arthur Russell, Loose Joints, Underground Solution, boxset, Record Store Day