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A very, very obscure instrumental funk group from the mid-'70s, Manzel would find much fame decades later once numerous hip-hop producers sampled the drum intro from "Midnight Theme" and, in turn, sent breakbeat collectors scurrying for copies of the original record. During their heyday, Manzel didn't amount to anything more than a pair of 45 rpm singles for the independent Fraternity Records. It was only later, during the '90s, that the group attained notoriety. The drum intro from "Midnight Theme" -- the A-side of the second of the group's two 45s -- was sampled numerous times, and quite famously at that: most gloriously by Prince Paul (on De La Soul's "Plug Tunin'," from the trio's classic 3 Feet High and Rising album), and later by DJ Muggs (on Cypress Hill's breakthrough single, "How I Could Just Kill a Man") and RZA (on Ghostface Killah's debut single, "Winter Warz"). These are just three instances, though. You can also hear Manzel sampled on recordings by Eric B & Rakim and Ultramagnetic MC's among other, less well-known instances. Such famous and widespread sampling made Manzel so renowned among beat heads that Kenny Dope (of Masters at Work) and the Undercover Brother (born Victor Piagneri) dug up the original recordings, remastered and remixed...  Read More

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Can You Feel My Love  Manzel Can You Feel My Love 7"   2 listed $9 - $51 View All
It's Over Now  Manzel It's Over Now 12"   1 listed $10  Details 
Midnight Theme  Manzel Midnight Theme LP, 7"   2 listed $82 - $157 View All
Space Funk  Manzel Space Funk 7"   1 listed $51  Details 
Manzel  Manzel - Midnight Theme (deluxe Edition) (2 Cd ) Manzel 12", DVD   3 listed $14 - $62 View All
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