Mike James Kirkland - Hang On In There - Luv N Haight - White Vinyl - Soul Funk LP

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Mike Kirkland James - Hang On In There

Label: Luv N' Haight
Cat#: LHLP028
Format: Vinyl, LP, Repress, Limited Edition, Coloured White
Country: US
Released: 2014
Originally released in 1972.
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Funk, Disco


A1 What Have We Done 3:36
A2 Where's The Soul Of Man? 3:09
A3 Hang On In There 8:56

B1 Baby I Need Your Loving 3:32
B2 Give It To Me 2:48
B3 Blota Blota 2:57
B4 You're Gonna Share Your Love 2:30
B5 It's Alright With Me 2:35

Mike James Kirkland's "Hang On In There" has often been described as an "underground" equivalent of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On". Both albums have a great many similarities and areas of commonality. "What Have We Done", "Where Is The Soul Of Man" " are the album's masterpieces. Originally released in 1971 on the tiny California-based Bryan label.

Sometimes all it takes is a knowing reference, sometimes a sample and on certain occasions a cover version to bring an old name out of obscurity and into the limelight once more.

When John Legend and The Roots covered Mike James Kirkland’s ‘Hang On In There’ they probably didn’t realise the knock-on effect this would have. Certainly the royalties were not to be sniffed at but in addition this October sees an anthology of Kirkland’s work being released on Ubiquity Records and hopefully a bit more recognition for a sadly underrated artist.

Mike James Kirkland - Hang On In There

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Mike James Kirkland - What Have We Done

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Mike James Kirkland - BABY I NEED YOUR LOVING

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Mike Kirkland James - Where's The Soul Of Man

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Luv'n'Haight