Music Of My Heart


This is a reissue of an unbelievably rare private press album that's chock full of the good stuff -- all kinds of funky femme soul, cool n' groovy organ/flute/guitar jazz and a good ol' dose of the blues! It's the fourth installment in Jazzman Records' Holy Grail series, and the label is proud to present Sacramento multi-instrumentalist John Heartsman's hopelessly obscure, self-pressed, top-grade funky jazz & soul from 1977, carefully repressed on CD and vinyl (limited to 1,000 vinyl copies only). Now get this -- the original LP has recently hit over $5,000 (yes, over five thousand U.S. dollars!) -- TWICE -- at online auction! Now it's available in its original format with original artwork for a song, but be quick -- as ALL of the previous releases in this series have all sold out very quickly. John Heartsman is known as the guy who played on a thousand R&B hits. From the mid-'50s to the late '60s he recorded countless sessions, backing up the likes of Jimmy McCracklin, Lowell Fulson, Sugar Pie DeSanto, and many, many more. Then, in the early '70s, exhausted from constant touring and seedy late-night gigs, he took up a low-key residency at a small Sacramento jazz club. Here, Heartsman finally got to do his OWN thing. And his thing went down so well with the local audience that he decided to record some material and offer an LP for sale. The album was quickly snapped up by the Basin St. West regulars, and very few escaped the local area. A couple of decades later, and sadly, a little while after Heartsman himself had passed away, a couple of copies surfaced on the funk collectors' scene in L.A. and whispers and rumours of a set of sustained quality funky soul and jazz began circulating slowly. Very few copies have appeared since, making the LP almost as legendary as the long and hidden career of the man himself. And here it is! The full double album, never before reissued and seldom before heard, in its original design. The CD version contains extensive notes, pictures and background history on the LP and John Heartsman himself.