While most famous for his “glam rock” and its extravagant look, David Bowie was installed in 1974 in the United States, recording in Philadelphia Sigma Sound Studios titles imbued with his passion for American soul and funk scene. This stay in studios was born the Young Americans album , released in 1975. But before that he had designed a disc of seven songs, entitled The Gouster in tribute to a fashion in vogue at the time among black youth in Chicago. While most of the songs are from outputs, including Young Americans , “ The Gouster was never released as an album full,” said Parlophone.
“David has had a long passion for soul, like me,” reflects his longtime producer Tony Visconti, quoted on the official page of Bowie on Facebook. “We were not + young, gifted and black ‘,” he continued in reference to a song by Nina Simone, “but we wanted to make a fatal album”.
More details about the release date and the package contents will be given next week, according to the Facebook page. The Gouster opens including a longer and funky version of John, I’m Only Dancing , a title dating back to 1972 and found dared at the time because it evoked a homosexual relationship.
David Bowie died on January 10, two days after celebrating his 69 years with the release of his latest album, Blackstar .