Now-Again presents a series of four, limited edition 45 rpm singles ranging from
Deep American Funk and Soul, Zimbabwean Fuzz Funk, Zambian Proto-Punk, and Rare
Disco. 500 copies of each 7” will be produced, and there will not be a repress. These records
are packaged in a die cut, picture sleeve and are packaged in a resealable plastic jacket. A
download card for all eight tracks from the series is included with each 7.”
The last release from the first round of the Sure Shot series comes courtesy of the
Split Decision Band: one of the best independent disco songs ever released, out of the
unlikely locale of Des Moines, Iowa, in the late 1970s. A reissue of the original 45 version of
this song is paired here with an unreleased version, taken from an album that the band
recorded but never released. We will issue it at Now-Again in full in 2015.
This in addition to the just issued releases in the series including Chrissy Zebby Tembo with
two proto-punk Zamrock tracks from the drummer behind Paul Ngozi’s Ngozi Family Band,
the split 7” release from Stars of Liberty and Eye Q: two tracks from the 1970s Zimbabwean
black rock scene and of course the split 7” from Richard Marks and Buddy Cantrell: two of
America’s most sought after deep funk/soul sides available on a 7” single for the first time.