Lamont Butler - Ungodly War (Al Kent's Heavenly Edit) (Miles Away)
16th June 2021
'Ungodly War (Al Kent's Heavenly Edit)' / 'Get Up And Praise The Lord'
Another heavy hitter from the Acid Jazz camp has been announced. This time, it's their imprint from Dom Williams that is in the spot;light for all the right reasons which we'll go through in due course.
From Acid Jazz:
"Ungodly War is one of the many stand outs from our 2020 reissue of Lamont Butler’s one and only album It’s Time For A Change. Taking inspiration from jazz, soul and funk, Ungodly War is a dynamic track recorded some 50+ years ago in Lousiville, Kentucky.
“People have always loved that track (Ungodly War), people would always want to talk to me about it and you know it’s more relevant now than ever before…it’s stood the test of time” - Lamont Butler
For this release we wanted to try something a little different and so, for the first time on Miles Away, we’ve enlisted the help of a musician to add a little somethin’ somethin’. Someone who has spent a lifetime hoarding, editing and compiling rare soul and disco records. There was really only one person at the top of our list and he goes by the name Al Kent.
Al’s sound is big and his edit flows from the off, allowing everything we love about the original to shine through perhaps even more brightly than before. With a little beefiness added to the drums and a subtle restructuring in parts, the result is an exemplary 7” bullet ready for the dancefloor.
On the flip is a deep cut Get Up And Praise The Lord, which features on the album and was a track many a DJ reached for from the album."