Introducing Philophon Records

A 6 track africa album (21m 37s) — released January 1st 1970 on Philophon

Philophon is the newly founded record label by Max Weissenfeldt, drummer and co-founder of the Poets of Rhythm, a.k.a the "godfathers of deep funk" (Wax Poetics) or, a little bit more dramatic, as the "unsung heros of the funk-soul revival" (Fred Thomas of the JB's). In cooperation with his brother Jan, he further formed the more globalized outfit the Whitefield Brothers. Under the direction of the multigrammylicious Dan Auerbach, master mind of the Black Keys, he also had the chance to participate in the making of the Grammy-winning Dr. John record 'Locked Down'. With his friend, Stibbo Spitzmüller, Max recently established the Stibbtone Studios at the riverside of Berlins Spree - home of Philophon and as well home to some of the most brilliant musicians in town.

Now, with its first three 7-inches by Ghanaian vocalists; Guy One, Alogte Oho Jonas and Jimmy Taylor (AKA Roy X), son of Highlife legend Ebo Taylor, Philophon has started its journey and joins its friends and colleagues - like; Now Again, Truth & Soul, Daptone, Timmion, Jazzman, Soundway, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Kindred Spirits, Honest Jon's... in keeping soulful music alive.

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