Great new deluxe compilation of rare soul and funk from the obscure Solo label out of Wichita, Kansas!
Smart's Palace was a club that was anything but royal. Beyond the bloodlines of the Smart Brothers and their jester brother Leroy, the only kings to be discovered there were JB and Aretha playing on the Wurlitzer. However, between 1963 and 1975 the club held court for the entire Wichita, Kansas soul scene. At its heart was Dick Smart, basist club owner, DJ, record store owner, promoter, and solo proprietor of the Solo label. Collected here for the first time is the story and songs that came out of this thriving, if not totally unkown scene. All fully annotated with a ransom of pictures, posters, and ephemera fit for a king!
Another great release from Numero!