In the late 60s early 70s many american soldiers where stationed all over Germany. Among those where musicians who played in several army bands like the East of Underground who recorded a now sought after album after they had won the special services entertainment showband contest held in Frankfurt in 1971. Nobody knows which other bands participated in this contest. maybe also The Soul Explosion which were stationed in Augsburg. Upper Bavaria. Around the same time. a man named Charles Held opened a club in Augsburg town called Tarantel. Furthermore he was running a record label of the same name on which he released a handful of 7inch singles from different. local bands. mainly not funky at all though. The Soul Explosions release remains the only one in the field of American soul & funk music. The band recorded a fantabulous double sider. one deep funk side with a soulful ballad on the flip which makes both hardcore funk and soul collectors happy. Unfortunately there is no more information available about the band. only that they even performed live at the Tarantel club.