Secret Stash Records is an independent record label owned and operated in Minneapolis, MN. They are dedicated to releasing great music in great collectible LP packages. Whether you are a DJ looking for rare grooves to sample, or just an average Joe looking for great music, they’ve got you covered.
Secret Stash made a huge impact in 2012 to bring to life elements of a bygone era in the local music scene with the release of Twin Cities Funk & Soul: Rare R&B Grooves from Minneapolis/St. Paul 1964-1979. The compilation unearthed a cavalcade of vintage sounds from the 1960s and ‘70s Twin Cities music scene that had been heard rarely if ever, igniting renewed interest in and an insatiable fervor for the music. The record quickly became a bellwether for serious Minnesota music fans, and it had other unexpected results: a lot of the artists on these classic tracks still lived in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, some of them still involved in the local music scene.
With the success of the compilation, putting a show together with the original artists was an irresistible idea. Thus was born the Twin Cities Funk & Soul All-Stars, a collective who have been filling rooms for sold out events for the past year. With shows full of passion and precision, they are finally receiving the attention and accolades for their contributions which has been long overdue.
At this year’s sold out 8th Birthday Party for taste makers 89.3 the Current they were definitely crowd and critic’s favorites. As critic Chris Riemenschneider put it, “The veteran R&B makers added a touch of style and contrast to the sometimes overly trendy 89.3 playlist with their utterly timeless quality. Let them be a litmus test for future birthday parties.”
For two special nights, the Secret Stash Soul Revue with Sonny Knight, Maurice Jacox and vocal group the Valdons will be returning to the stage for another look back into the Twin Cities Funk & Soul music. Also included will be a rare appearance from legendary Twin Cities R&B DJ, promoter and MC, Jackie Harris.
As this music has gained steam so has the effort to push it forward into the future with new songs and a special guest vocalist and Secret Stash favorite, Chastity Brown, who has been added to the mix and will be featured throughout the evening.