Various Artists Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil Up

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To prove that defenses against the global funk pandemic are as weak as ever, the brilliant muso-historical revisionists at the Numero Group present Cult Cargo, 16 infectious cuts of ‘60s and ‘70s funk, disco and reggae from (get this) Belize. These tracks are deadly to the un-inoculated-which, of course, is almost everyone. Where before have you grooved to The Harmonettes' floor-shaking version of "Shame Shame Shame"? Unless you've dug in dusty Belize City crates, you've never experienced exceptional chunks of funk like Soul Creations' epic "Funky Jive." Heavily influenced by James Brown and JA, yet flavored with a heretofore little-known Belizean spice, and accompanied by Numero's signature excellent packaging and notes, Cult Cargo is biological funk warfare at its finest.