Dropping this week – Wheedle’s Groove “Limited Edition 45 Box Set”!

Monday, November 21st, 2011

In 2004, Light In The Attic and DJ Supreme La Rock compiled the first ever set of vintage Pacific Northwest soul, funk, and R&B, Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (LITA 009). Nearly a decade on, the Wheedle still grooves and with this we give you our most ambitious release to date.

Over three years in the making, Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-79 is a lavishly packaged vinyl singles box set featuring ten impossibly rare 45s (some fetching thousands on the collector’s market) from Seattle’s vintage soul scene. Limited to only 2,000 hand-numbered copies worldwide, the ten 45 RPM set is housed in a gorgeous custom made magnetic flip-top box and features meticulously re-mastered audio and original label art. For those who must hear these vintage tunes and can’t relax with a tipple at the turntable, we’ve even included a free download card for all tracks.

But wait, our love for Seattle soul could not rest there… we’ve included a massive 7″×7″ glossy 96-page book with new liner notes by Jonathan Zwickel that features new interviews with the regional musicians and key players, along with never before seen photos—from smokey Seattle clubs to Patrinell Staten singing at Jimi Hendrix’s funeral. Plus, a treasure trove of local music ephemera, a replica Seattle SuperSonics trading card, and countless archival gems.

To round out this lavish set, we’ve also added a very special CD by Seattle soul titans Robbie Hill’s Family Affair: Gotta Get Back: The Unreleased L.A. Sessions, which though originally recorded in 1975, remained lost until the recent discovery of the original multi-track masters. The tapes were carefully mixed by renowned engineer and producer Steve Fisk. To say it’s a miracle that these tapes surfaced would be a massive understatement.

This set will be released on Record Store Day’s “Black Friday” event on November 25th 2011 (check back on Wednesday for a list of stores carrying it) but the first 50 online pre-orders at www.lightintheattic.net will receive two autographed photos of Patrinell Staten and Robbie Hill, along with a set of 16 trading cards from the NBA’s 1979-80 World Champions, the Seattle SuperSonics. Yes, we’re talking Emerald City basketball giants Jack Sikma, Fred Brown, and Dennis Johnson.

For additional photos, audio samples and more, click here!

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13 Responses to “Dropping this week – Wheedle’s Groove “Limited Edition 45 Box Set”!”

  1. gina says:

    Hi,
    When will you start taking the online pre orders? Thanks so much!
    Gina

  2. TJ says:

    How much will it cost? Thanks!

  3. Craig says:

    Hey
    I just noticed this text on your website
    “First 50 PRE-ORDERS AFTER NOVEMBER 25th receive 2 autographed photos and a set of 16 replica Seattle SuperSonics trading cards!”

    What about those of us who pre-ordered this before Nov 25th? I did in September.

    Also when do the pre-orders (again before Nov 25th) ship?

    Thanks and consider me excited…

    Craig

  4. Craig says:

    sorry my mistake…I ordered it in October.
    Sorry

    Craig

  5. Just pre-ordered my box – 8:10am eastern time – 11/25. PLease please please tell me I’m one of the first 50……..So hoping I’m not too late.

    Thanks. F.

  6. gina says:

    Fred, How did you pre order. I have been tryin all niht. Thanks,
    Gina

  7. admin says:

    Craig,

    We can check on it but yes if you pre-ordered that early you should receive the autographed photos.

  8. vollyrocks says:

    Wheedle’s Groove box set is awesome, apart from one little blemish: my copy of the Cookin’ Bag 7″ is off centre and completely unplayable. Is this only my copy, or do other buyers have this problem?

  9. admin says:

    Hey,

    We got your email but took some time to look into. Of the 1000+ copies that have sold so far, this is the first complaint, so we don’t think it’s a global issue but likely an anomaly in the pressing you got. We will work to resolve this issue tomorrow as the plant is already closed for the day. We’ll get you set straight though! Thanks for the support!

  10. povictory says:

    I absolutely LOVE this box set, but unfortunately I have the same issue as vollyrocks with the Cookin’ Bag center hole being off-center and rendering it unplayable. I hate to complain about such a beautiful set, but if there is a solution to this, I’d love to get more info!

  11. admin says:

    Hi Chris,

    I emailed you about this. Replacement record ready to be sent out to you.

  12. Charlene Fair says:

    December 31, 2011

    I just ordered my box set 12/29/2011 and I’m looking forward to receiving my Box Set — approx. when will I receive it?
    Looking forward to jamming Robbie Hill’s Family Affair cuts; I’ve listened to the short-versions of their 1975 previously lost jams – they are fabulous!

    Peace
    Charlene

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