1. CONTEST: Win a Free Copy of Regional Garland's "Mixed Sugar" CD.

    UPDATE: THIS CONTEST IS NOW... OVER! CONGRATS TO "AARON" FOR WINNING THE CD. THANKS TO ALL FOR PARTICIPATING & CHECK BACK IN FOR MORE GIVEAWAYS.

    Attention vintage funk and soul fans: We are pleased to announce the chance for one lucky egotripland reader to win a copy of Regional Garland's Mixed Sugar: The Complete Works, 1970 - 1987 CD courtesy of our friends at Now Again Records . Like the title says, this terrific compilation collects the complete recordings of Flint, Michigan-based singer/producer/bandleader Garland, whose work with such groups as the 21st Generation, Hunt's Determination Band, the Perfections, and Mixed Sugar is revered by deep funk and rare soul vinyl collectors worldwide. In addition to compiling Garland's released rarities, Mixed Sugar also dips into the vaults for a bevy of equally great, previously unreleased gems. Read on for a chance to win it!

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  2. You might wanna peep...

    • http://www.ramone666.blogspot.com/ Ramone666

      'Cause the funky afro is back!

    • http://www.sae-usa.com Jesse Hagen

      Can you also include Garland's pants with the album?

      That would make me really happy.

    • http://augustfanon.bandcamp.com/ AugustFanon

      ...cause I'm the king of style.

      PEACE

    • Ryan

      I need this so I can live vicariously through the gangster girl.

    • Drew

      Because I need somethng that makes me move!

    • Ken S.

      Because I had those same pants back in junior high (but not the afro).

    • derrick dones

      To win a free copy of Regional Garland’s Mixed Sugar CD, simply TELL US WHY YOU MUST HAVE THIS PRIZE.

      I must have this prize because not only is the music tops, but I am also worrking on growing out my afro. The cover / artwork exhibits the perfect 'fro that I am aspiring to grow! Thanks. DD

    • Noah Kennedy

      I need this CD so I don't have to listen to "Rack City" every morning when I'm driving to work.

    • Aaron

      Because I have been down with ET since Big Shug played Hungry Hungry Hippos.

    • http://hollisterbanister.blogspot.com Holly

      Because I had the pants - made by my Gram - but didn't see a cool afro anywhere but on Zoom, Fat Albert or Soul Train until I was 14. Which were my favorite shows, btw. Culturally deprived & still playing catch up!

    • James

      I need this CD because MUSIC is LIFE. Music all day long non-stop in my ears is what I need to get through life.

    • Emily

      I must have this CD, because I need something to play air-bass to!! I just heard the sound clip, this would be perfect!

    • Fz

      Because gangster girl beat me up in highschool and I deserve retribution.

    • altoidss

      i want this CD because if I get it I will flip the FUCK out of that gangster girl song. and probably every other song on it.