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  Sir Joe Quarterman and Free Soul
 

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Little is known about Free Soul, the group founded by Joe Quarterman in the early 70s.   "So Much Trouble On My Mind" was a top 30 record in late 1972, and GSF released their only LP later that year.  A very funky affair with clear elements of James Brown in the attitude and arrangements, the LP remained out of print for decades before being made available again.  A comeback was attempted on Mercury, but only "Get Down Baby" managed to be recorded, and when it stiffed the group faded from memory.

Sir Joe Quarterman and Free Soul's Deepest Grooves

Sir Joe Quarterman and Free Soul (GSF, 1972)
One and only LP places them in the rough funk hall of fame.  "Give Me Back My Freedom," "Live Now Brothers," "Way They Do My Life," and "Let Me Be What I Am" are all indicative of the socially conscious groove that Quarterman made his specialty.

"Get Down Baby" (Mercury, 1975)
This mighty groove only charted at #59 upon release.  It would have been lost to history had it not been placed on one of the Funk Funk collections by Polygram

Golden Classics (Collectables, 1990s)

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