Spiritland is a document of an era when rock musicians looked to black America for inspiration and future directions, from the gritty urban scowl of blues, the penthouse soul of upwardly mobile Detroit to the sanctified yelp of Otis Redding.
There are many much more well-known artists that we all know and love, like Average White Band, Doobie Brothers and Robert Palmer, but we’ve opted to dig a little deeper and present songs you may not already know, some by groups with whom you may not be familiar, either. There is the raucous funky blues of Nick Gravenites’ Killing My Love, Mighty Baby’s psych-soul and Honk’s breeze-rock. We’ve taken a cross-section of the best that Europe and America had to offer in the late ’60s and ’70s: the funk and soul of blue eyed rock.
Bill Brewster 2005