HOLY GRAIL of Funk 7'' The Hitchikers featuring MIGHTY POPE'' Mr Fortune 45
August 19, 2017
August 26, 2017
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Here is the Holy Grail of all funk 45 records, ''The HITCHIKERS'' featuring the Mighty Pope
: ''Mr Fortune / I May Have Been A Fool'' Issued in Canada in 1971, on the HEART label, H62442. Some backgroung info on this rarest of rare record: The Pope fronted Hitch-Hikers kept a very active performance pace with constant dates all over Ontario and Quebec (routes already traveled by the Pope-fronted Sheiks). Recording their debut LP in 1970 with Canadian label Paragon, The Hitch-Hikers featuring The Mighty Pope combined a mix of Pope and Bent-penned originals and tough R&B/funk covers by the likes of Eddie Bo and The Meters. With no industry or much promotional support, the disc sank. After a series of line-up changes with The Hitch-Hikers (seeing Motley, Bent exit and the addition of Jamaican-Canadians Wayne McGhie on guitar and Jimmy Carver on keyboards and one-time Skatalites trumpet player, Johnny "Dizzy" Moore), the band released one more single, "Mr. Fortune" on the Heart label before packing it in for good. The Hitch-Hikers featuring The Mighty Pope represent raw funk of the highest order on the righteous “Mr. Fortune”.
Record is NM, with 2 light blemishes on label side A, see pic for details. I accept Paypal only, record ships the day after payment is received. Thanks for looking! Shipping in North America is $8, rest of the world is $15.