Sunday, August 28, 2011

Last Funk  

Bevin Fagan was most well known as the lead singer and producer of one of the UK's biggest reggae acts, Matumbi. Yet in his time he was involved with and influenced by all sorts of music that was going on in South London during the seventies and early eighties, even being part of a prog rock band named 'Stonehenge' even at one point in his youth.

Guardian Angel was a roots reggae project with his wife (or maybe sister) Sylvia Fagan on vocals. They put out a few lovers rock type singles, but if you flip the accompanying album over, the B side is mostly (and oddly) unique sounding funk and disco tracks, of which 'Last Funk' is the most left of center and hard hitting of all.

Through some miracle over the years I have managed to come across two copies of this LP from British reggae collectors who don't rate it as Fagan's best work and are turned off by the funk on the flip. One man's trash as they say. If you want my double hit me up.

Guardian Angel - Last Funk

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  • August 29, 2011 at 2:35 AM  

    Love this,a first on me.Last night on BBC 4 there was a doco on the history of British Reggae from Sca,Reggae,Two Tone,& Lovers Rock,really worth checking out.

    Matumbi featured on the show and i'm 99% positive i'd seen them live back in the day.
    Reggae played a part in good UK Discos,amongst all the Jazz funk and Disco imports there was allways a reggae section,Joe Gibbs chapter 3(Arican Dub a Fav)Dennis Brown (money in my pocjet another fav) Steel Pulse,the mighty diamond,Third world,Linton Kwesi Johnson etc.

    Would you mind if i posted this tune up on our Disco Connection blog?

    'feet don't fail me now'


  • August 29, 2011 at 8:45 PM  

    I haven't read your blog yet soulie, whats the link?

  • September 12, 2011 at 1:18 AM  

    until now this was one of my secret tunes..

  • September 17, 2011 at 11:54 AM  

    Holy Shit this is the JAM

  • September 17, 2011 at 11:55 AM  

    HOLY Shit this is the jam!

  • December 9, 2011 at 3:04 PM  

    wow, super hot jam. diggin' it and your blog... great stuff.

  • January 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM  

    Any chance you still have an extra copy of this LP??