Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
While I want to pick her I'm the One LP as the essential Soul Strut related Annette Peacock LP (check out the avant psych funker "Pony"), I chose the less trendier Perfect Release LP. Annette Peacock approached rock music in a weird, abstract way experimenting with electronics and using her voice like a free jazz saxophonist (hitting sour notes for effect). While cool, it was a little too unsettling for the average listener. This is her more accessible West Coast / AOR style album from 1979 with plenty of smooth grooves, warm tinkling Rhodes passages,a nd a little slap bass to keep the sedated listener alert. It made it's round with the crate diggers thanks to the 14 minute spoken word funk track "Survival" popularized by J-Live's "Braggin' Writes".