The Counts ‎– What's Up Front That-Counts

Westbound Records ‎– WB-2011, Westbound Records ‎– WB 1 2011
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Santa Maria Pressing


A1 What's Up Front That-Counts 7:44
A2 Rhythm Changes 3:07
A3 Thinking Single 3:11
B1 Why Not Start All Over Again 6:44
B2 Pack Of Lies 4:10
B3 Bills 2:54

Companies, etc.



First cat. # on front and back sleeve.
Second cat. # on labels

Shorepak sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A Runout Etching): S 1 WB-2011-A IA GC A6
  • Matrix / Runout (B Runout Etching): S 1 WB-2011-B IA GC AI

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DVSEWM 063 The Counts What's Up Front That Counts(8xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Ace DVSEWM 063 UK Unknown
WB-2011, WB 1 2011 The Counts What's Up Front That-Counts(LP, Album, Promo) Westbound Records, Westbound Records WB-2011, WB 1 2011 US 1971 Sell This Version
SEWD 063 The Counts What's Up Front That-Counts(LP, Album, Promo, RE, TP) Westbound Records SEWD 063 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CDSOL-7272, CDSEWM 063 The Counts What's Up Front That-Counts(CD, Album, RE) Solid Records (6), Westbound Records CDSOL-7272, CDSEWM 063 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
WB-2011, WB 2011 The Counts What's Up Front That-Counts(LP, Album, PRC) Westbound Records, Westbound Records WB-2011, WB 2011 US 1971 Sell This Version


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November 5, 2018
I just want to comment even if it's to say i agree with every comment about this album. The Counts knew they were going to do something special and they played like they knew it. :-)


July 8, 2016
Funk at its finest. If this one isn't part of the collection, you need to make it that way!


October 14, 2015
Absolutely out of this hemisphere funk band here !!!
What out earthlings there's a thunder of funk on it's way
directly from the Atlantic ? Proper obscure keep it quiet LP.
Maximum respect to the COUNTS y'all !!!


February 12, 2015

easily beats out any rare obscure no name funk lp that runs for several grand more than what this can be had for.


January 8, 2014

Seriously one of my favorite real funk LP's of all time.
If you haven't heard it before then you really need to
get with the program!


December 12, 2009
I'm going to write this review with a level of unease, simply because I can't understate the importance and brilliance of this album. This is not just a spectacularly funky album to listen to, but a visionary album, by a visionary band.

The Counts modestly describe themselves as "just another Jazz group", but what is contained within this album, is a selection of grooves which reflect how funk eventually manifested itself as a mainstream several years latter to this release. Several groups had their own take on "funk" on the Westbound label around the same time; mainly P-Funk and their psychedelic rock sounds, but none were as accurate to funk as The Counts. The saddest part, however, is that The Counts were the ones that drew the short straw, and ended up being sidelined by Westbound. The lesson to be learnt in this, as well as many other instances, is the need to reduce the influence that record labels generally obtain and actively use.

An all time classic.