Thursday, October 27, 2005

Da Grassroots

"Keep The Art Divine"

Back in the days, this was one of my most wanted records...and thanks to the internet i was able to track down some copies after a few years. I'm talking about the first 12" by the canadian group Da Grassroots. Straight outta T-dot this was released in 1995 and blessed us with two huge tracks. On side one you'll find "Drama" and the track on the flip is called "Living Underwater". Both cuts have a mellow vibe and perfectly fit the daily morning bus/train/subway ride. My personal favorite is Drama...listening to it makes me feel as if i was living underwater...hmmm...

anyway, both Tracks are only available on this 12" on wax. There's an announcement on the label which says "
from the forthcoming Grass Roots EP"- but that never got released. The two joints also have been put on the full length CD ["Passage Through Time" / 1999 ] as bonus tracks. But not on the LP. I think the 12" even got booted in japan about 2 years ago, so watch out.

This record will always be in my mind and i'm always pleased when a copy turns up somewhere.


Unda Ground Records And Tapes said...

Just wondering if you could put those Grassroot songs up again. Thanks Alot

Anonymous said...

i know i'm kinda late on this. but do you think you could re-up these joints al? love grassroots but still haven't heard these. thanks in advance!

peace fleyva

vergill tibbs said...

This is a great record! Please re-up this and Ill Distracxions.

Anonymous said...

a re-up would be greatly appreciated.

verge said...

I hope Al doesn't mind, but here's
a re-up for you. I don't remember
exactly where I got this one from,
but it's a full rip and is tagged
'mc', so thanks to them and to
Crates Of Ag for uploading this.
One of my favorite Canadian

If I'm violating here, please
delete this comment.