The Counts ‎– What's Up Front That-Counts

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Westbound Records ‎– WB-2011, Westbound Records ‎– WB 1 2011
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First cat. # on front and back sleeve.
Second cat. # on labels

Shorepak sleeve.

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  • 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

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alan.james

alan.james

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. :-)
chyeshire

chyeshire

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

himansupatel

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 !!!
stilldiggingrecords

stilldiggingrecords

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.
dsyn2spin

dsyn2spin

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!
Void_Jumper

Void_Jumper

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.