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Soulive Get Retro with Reissue

Back in 1999, when the newly formed organ trio Soulive didn’t have a Blue Note contract in hand and its members were still knee-high to a Medeski, they recorded and self released an EP called Get Down!. The EP helped the band’s fanbase grow as they toured and it eventually fell into the hands of Blue Note execs (along with the band’s follow-up LP on Velour Music, Turn It Out). The rest is soul-funk-jam jazz history.

Velour Music will let newer Soulive fans catch up on that history with a reissue of Get Down! that hits store shelves Sept. 24. In addition to the new album cover that smartly apes design elements of soul-jazz jacket art from the ’60s, the reissue includes new liner notes by Velour co-founder Jeff Patrick Krasno and two live-bonus tracks from 1990: Lou Donaldson’s “Brother Soul” and “Right On” by “Boogaloo” Joe Jones).

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