Soul Sides, in conjunction with Stones Throw/Now Again, is excited to present to you – the loyal Soul Sides readers – an opportunity to win the reissue of the Whitefield Brothers “In The Raw” album. The album retails this Tuesday, March 10, in physical and digital formats.

In addition to the 9 tracks that were on the initial Soul Fire release, 3 tracks that were not on the previous release appear: Rampage, Chokin, and Buster (aka The Bastard).

Now onto the contest.

Contest rules:

1. Contest ends at midnight on March 16, 2009. Entries that arrive after that time are ineligible.
2. Only US addresses are eligible due to high shipping costs. (Sorry international readers!)
3. Should there be more than one contestant with all 3 correct answers, a name will be chosen in a drawing from all the contestants with 3 correct responses. Should no one answer all 3 correctly then a winner will be chosen by a random drawing.
4. Your first response is your official and final response.


1. Jan Whitefield and other Poets Of Rhythm members played on this group’s Afrofunk album last year released by Now Again. Name the group.

2. Name the country and city where the Whitefield Brothers formed.

3. Name the Bay Area MC who the Poets Of Rhythm backed for a track on Quannum’s collective album Quannum Spectrum.

E-mail your responses to elueckin AT and put Whitefield Brothers Contest in the subject line.