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Bootleggin'

 
The duo of Simtec Simmons and Wylie Dixon became a footnote in Chicago soul thanks to their high energy soul singles.  As one of the signature acts on Mister Chand, they received extensive production help from label owner Gene ("Duke of Earl") Chandler and arranger extraordinaire Richard Evans.  They charted three records, the most popular being "Gotta Get Over the Hump," a top 30 hit in 1971.  The song that has made them famous among breakbeat hunters is "Bootleggin'," an uncharted single that was sampled by Pete Rock.

Simtec and Wylie parted ways in 1973.  Simtec recorded as a solo artist for Innovation II in the mid 70s.  Their backing band of Bobby Pointer, Fred White, and Ronald Simmons became the South Side Movement, known for "I've Been Watching You."   

Simtec & Wylie's Deepest Grooves

"Do It Like Mama" b/w "Can't Break Away" (Shama, 1970)

Gettin' Over the Hump (Mister Chand, 1971)
The good folks at Soul Brother have reissued this album, with the two hits plus a whacked out versoin of "Maggie May." 

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