Matt the Cat


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VJQC Score: N/A
Album Name: MATT THE CAT
Record Label: OUT-SIDER
Genre: ROCK
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 9/21/2018

Out-Sider present a reissue of Matthew Larkin Cassell's Matt The Cat, originally released in 1978. Out-Sider present a reissue of Matthew Larkin Cassell's Pieces, originally released in 1977. Originally from San Francisco, Matthew Larkin Cassell is a talented songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. During the '70s and '80s, Cassell fronted a trio in the Bay Area, opening for major acts like The Tubes and Sylvester. Playing a particular fusion of funk, R&B, soul-jazz, and '70s pop, he self-financed and released his first album, Pieces, in 1977 followed by a 12'' titled Matt The Cat in 1978. Distributed only locally at the time, the album remained buried until it was discovered in the '00s by beat makers and crate diggers which led to some of the tracks being sampled and included on mixes by people like Kon & Amir, Madlib, and M.F. Doom. Reputed labels like Stones Throw and P-Vine reissued Casell's music at the same time that the original album was sought-after by funk collectors and reached outrageous prices. A great fusion of funk, R&B, soul-jazz, and '70s SSW/AOR, featuring ''All I'm Missing Is You'', sampled by People Under The Stairs. Includes two bonus tracks from his rare Love To Love/When I Go Down 45 from 1980. Master tape sound; Includes lyrics insert.