Bluebird’s legendary Flying Dutchman catalog captured the musical zeitgeist of the late sixties and early seventies with gritty funk meeting driving rock and soulful jazz. This new language, now known as "rare grooves" by the musical cognoscenti, is driving DJ culture around the world.
Flying Funk and Flying Groove, compiled by writer and producer Dean Rudland, one of the genre’s most renowned experts, capture all the soulful energy of the era with tracks from Gil Scott-Heron, Lonnie Liston Smith, Nina Simone, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Groove Holmes and many more. The artists on these compilations are true titans, with devoted followings in DJ and hip-hop culture.
"Rare Grooves" compilations have caught on with young, hip audiences through exposure in clubs and electronica connections. Flying Funk and Flying Groove will capitalize on that trend through packaging and marketing messages, aggressive publicity, promotion and field marketing.