Monday, March 5, 2012

The Black Truth Band - Butternut Part I & Part II

Mega funky shit right here! Wow, i've had this 45 for years and never even looked it up, but i just found out that this is appreantly one of the rarest and sought after funk 45's out there! haha! Nice! I always dug this and even played this out at one of the 45 sessions one night in Asbury Park but really had no idea until now while trying to look up info on it that this was that rare. Seeing as this is from Jersey and i am from NJ this just fell in my lap and i never thought much about the value because i'm not into records for money. i'm into records for the music, so no, this is not for sale...

This is THE baddest 45 i have ever heard, the grittiest Funk ever put on record, this is in the top 10 of the most sought after, rarest Funk 45's ever made, the last one to sell last year sold for $2350.

Released as a Private press on the BTENT Label, out of Trenton, NJ, USA

The Black Truth Band - Butternut Part I

The Black Truth Band - Butternut Part II


Rockin' Jeff said...

Outta sight!

ana-b said...

Wow, that's crazy!

Nice that you can afford to keep it. I'd find it hard not to keep thinking of all the trips to the record store that 2 grand would finance....not to mention the mortgage.

Devil Dick said...

ana i can hardly "afford" to keep it.... hell, i'm currently an unemployed american.... but i justify it by saying to myslef that i am a record collector and if i do sell it i know i will NEVER get it back again.... besides, all this crap goes to my kids once i croak.... i hope they like records..... heh.... :)

Anonymous said...

This is great!!! Does anybody know what year this is from? While searching the net, I found this obit. Wayne E. Bethea Sr.
TRENTON -- Wayne E. Bethea Sr., 45, died Monday at home.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident.
He was an expediter at C.V. Hill Refrigeration, Trenton until the company closed.
He was drill master, flag carrier and vice president of the Cavaliers Drill Team for many years. He was a member of New Holy Cross Church of Christ and its choirs. He was a former member of Tabernacle Church of God in Christ and sang with the Black Truth Band, Revelations, Soul Seekers, and Kool and the Gang.
Son of the late Robert L. Bethea Sr., he is survived by a son, Wayne E. Bethea Jr. of Ewing; a daughter, Sjonte Hudson of Philadelphia; his mother, Hannah Bethea of Trenton; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Marvis Jennett of Levittown, Pa., Gwendolyn Warren of Willingboro, and Roseanne and Michael Giles of Trenton; two brothers, Robert Jr. and Charles E., both of Trenton; a grandson; his grandmother, Fannie Carther of Philadelphia; other relatives and friends.
Funeral will be 7 p.m. Friday at New Holy Cross Church of Christ, 500 E. State St., Trenton, with Bishop Willie J. Jones officiating.
Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Ewing Cemetery, Ewing.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Service, Trenton.

Devil Dick said...

sorry, i don't know anything more about this... i guess not many other folks do either. i looked for info when i was gonna post it and other than it being rare there wasn't much out there.... sorry to hear about this guys passing.... 45 is way to young.... that is how old i am...

Holly said...

I wonder if any relation to "Mask Man" Harmon Bethea!

Unknown said...

My Father, Robert F. Johnson played Alto sax for this band before he was killed. I thought I was the only one with this record! Whoa....I'm humbled.

Devil Dick said...

unknown, I'm sorry to hear about your fathers passing. This is an amazing record that i'm proud to have in my collection!
All the best,