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  1. Get Down in the Dirt: The Complete Upp
    Get Down in the Dirt: The Complete Upp
    Get Down in the Dirt: The Complete Upp
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  2. Get Down in the Dirt: The Complete Upp

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (2 reviews)
    Price R3416.00

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Upp's Self-titled Debut from 1975 Includes a West Coast-influenced Fusion of Soul, Funk and Blues. The Playing is Exemplory with Clavinet and Moog Work Second to None. Mellotron is Used to Great Effect on the Opener, 'bad Stuff' and 'it's a Mystery' and Jeff Beck's Guitar Performances Fuse the Whole Smorgesboard of Sounds Together with his Unmistakeable Style and Guitar Fluidity. Their Second Album, "This Way Upp" Displays Much the Same Style Though is Free of the Mellotron. Both These Albums Are Being Releases for the First Time on One CD and Will Provide a Welcome Asset to Fans of 70's Fusion and of Course the Jeff Beck Completist.


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Castle Music UK
Castle Music UK
Castle Music UK
Castle Music UK
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

First off, UPP is a British funk / R&B group along the lines of the Average White Band (sans horns). Just because their first album (but not their second) was produced by Jeff Beck during HIS jazz/fusion phase, doesn't change the make-up of this band. They sound a lot like a post-Impressions Curtis Mayfield without the politics. Oh, and they are definitely a keyboard driven group, with guitars overlaid. Mr. Beck provides the guitar on the first album (Upp) and a couple of solos on the second (This Way Upp) much as he did guitar work for Stevie Wonder on Talking Book and Innervisions.

Overall, this is a wonderful compilation of a band that just didn't get that much hype. The music is well written and well played. This CD replaced my home-recorded versions of their vinyl albums, and added some nice bonus cuts. A wonderful find.
I just purchased GET DOWN IN THE DIRT The Complete UPP(Import) - yes it's a bit spendy but there are some enjoyable elements in this set. I like Jazz Fusion and Funk, I'm also a huge Jeff Beck fan - don't purchase based on Beck's involvement alone. If you expect UPP to be comparable to `Blow By Blow' or `Wired' - you will be greatly disappointed... Buy only if you're a fan of Funk/Jazz Fusion or if you like the 70's Motown sound. If I had to do it over - I would have waited and bought a used copy...
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