Steamheat - Austin Funk LP
Release Date: June 28th, 2019
Jazzman Records presents a reissue of Steamheat's Austin Funk, originally issued in 1975, and presented here as Number 29 in the Jazzman Holy Grail Series. Fable is a small independent record label started in Austin, Texas in the early 1970s by a young trombone player named Michael Mordecai. In autumn 1975 he debuted a trio of albums by Austin bands; with only 1000 of each pressed, and each carrying a different emphasis on soul, funk or jazz, all three have gone on to become highly sought-after by collectors and DJs around the world; these have become numbers 28, 29, and 30 in the Jazzman Holy Grail Series. Jazzman met with Michael at its UK offices and over several hours he told the label the highs and lows of running Fable Records, leaving no stone unturned, with success and tragedy in equal measure. Jazzman also spoke with members of all three bands, and they shared interesting stories and cool anecdotes of the wild times in the mid-70s when their records were made. The label acquired informative press cuttings and some awesome posters and flyers, compiling them in a booklet.