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Salt of the Earth

The Soul Searchers

The reissue of The Soul Searchers' 1974 release Salt of the Earth is available on exclusive Opaque Blue vinyl.

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VMP Exclusive Pressing

This is a VMP Exclusive record, and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Opaque Blue
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Real Gone
mastering engineer Mike Milchner
mastering studio Sonic Vision Mastering
pressing location Gotta Groove Records
release type Reissue

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Originally released in 1974, The Soul Searchers' Salt of the Earth is now available. The Washington D.C. soul group, lead by Chuck Brown, influenced both funk and hip-hop by supplying a force behind go-go music and becoming of the most sampled albums in hip-hop music, with the drum break from "Ashley's Roachclip" adding to tracks from Run D.M.C., LL Cool J, 2Pac, Public Enemy, and more.

Limited to 1000 copies, the VMP exclusive version of The Soul Searchers' Salt of the Earth is pressed on Opaque Blue vinyl at Gotta Groove Records. The 1LP will arrive in a single, direct-to-board, foil-stamped and numbered jacket. It was mastered by Mike Milchner at Sonic Vision Mastering.

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Salt of the Earth

The Soul Searchers

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