The 9th Creation reissue series on Past Due Records.
It is well known that talent never guarantees any success in the music industry. This sentence summarizes the story of The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie band to make it out of Stockton, CA.
Founded by J.D. and A.D Burrise in 1970, the 9th Creation went on for almost two decades and released 3 albums and half a dozen singles that regularly flirted with the US Charts, getting them featured on Soul Train in 1975 and allowing them to tour North America and Japan a few times over. 9th Creation regularly shared the bill with Irma Thomas, James Brown, The Whispers, The Sylvers, The Main Ingredient, Con Funk Shun and many others.
The music that J.D, A.D Burrise and their 10-12 band members created was a perfect combination of West Coast raw soul, disco and funk that resulted in a religious fan following across the globe. To this day, The 9th Creation has been sampled by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Artifacts, Quasimoto, 3rd Bass, Basement Jaxx and many others.
9th Creation was undoubtedly one of the greatest funk band of the Seventies.
Past Due Records is proud to officially reissue the 9th Creation’s essential full lengths and singles, carefully remastered and all in their original artworks.
After this first part, Past Due Records will release an unreleased LP from 1980-81 along with a booklet telling the band’s story and featuring never released before pictures.
Artist - The 9th Creation Title - Bubble Gum Format - LP / CD / Digital Label - Past Due Records Cat# PastdueLP05 / PastdueCD05 Originally released in 1975. Release Date 11/30/18
Bubble Gum is 9th Creation’s first album. Originally scheduled to be released on Bill Wither’s Sussex label it was released on PYE in Europe and self released on Ritetrack in the US after Sussex went under. Bubble Gum is a classic funk and soul album known to many as a treasure trove for beats and breaks. We just love it as it is…
A1 - BUBBLE GUM A2 - LEARN TO LIVE A3 - SEXY GIRL A4 - QUIT IT A5 - FALLING IN LOVE B1 - TRUTH, TRUST, LOVE & HAPPINESS B2 - RULE OF MIND B3 - SUBURBAN BLUE B4 - WE NEED LOVE
Artist - 9th Creation Title - Reaching For The Top Format - LP / CD / Digital Cat# - PastdueLp06 / Pastdue CD06 Label - Past Due Records Originally released in 1977. Release date 11/30/2018
A1 - Reaching For The Top A2 - He's Coming A3 - The Time Has Come A4 - It Ain't Right B1 - Why Not Today B2 - Bionic Love Affair B3 - Come Back Home B4 - Happy Go Lucky Man B5 - A Good Time
Second masterpiece from 9th Creation, “Reaching for the top” was initially released on Prelude records in 1977. A huge step up from “Bubble Gum”, this album dives into disco, funk and gospel funk. Another classic, reissued for the first time ever.
Artist - 9th Creation Title - Superheroes Format - LP / CD / Digital Cat# PastdueLP07 Label - Hilltak Records / Past Due Records Originally released in 1979 Release Date 11/30/18
A1 - SUPERHEROES A2 - SHUCKS YOU’RE FINE A3 - LOVE IS A FANTASY A4 - WHAT’S SHAKIN’ B1 - LET’S DANCE B2 - GOT MY BABY BACK AGAIN B3 - I’D DO IT AGAIN B4 - MUCH TOO MUCH
After 9th Creation’s departure from Prelude (due to a lack of promotional support). J.D. Burrise brought the band back in the studio for a self produced and released album under his own outlet Burrise Way Productions. “Superheroes” shows the band reaching maturity in their heavy soul, funk and disco sounds. A monster album reissued for the first time!
Artist - 9th Creation Title - Love Crime Format - 12” / Digi Cat# PastdueLP08 Label - Past Due Records Originally released in 1986. Release date 11/30/2018
Dance Side A1 Love Crime A2 Maybe
Love Side B1 (She's) The Kind B2 Bygones
“Love Crime” is a unicorn. As rare as “Mellow Music”, this mini LP is the absolute holy grail for west Coast boogie funk lovers. It is the final release from the band 18 years after their inception. 4 tracks of absolute bliss and the final attempt for 9th Creation to finally make it in the mainstream. Originals of this 12” have sold for silly money for a while, get it while you can….
“Mellow Music” is the most sought after 7” from 9th Creation. This single marks the band’s new direction and was announcing an album that remained unreleased (more on that later). This single is a boogie funk gem and both tracks are pure monsters of heavy bass, synth, horns and massive vocals. A must have that’s been known to be traded for well over $1000 in the collectors market.