Mathew Larkin Cassell

Matt The Cat (OSR067)

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Matt The Cat

Mathew Larkin Cassell

Out-Sider Music


LPS 165893




LP 20,64 €


Originally from San Francisco, Matthew Larkin Cassell is a talented songwriter, vocalist and multi–instrumentalist. During the ’70s–80s, Cassell fronted a trio in the Bay Area, opening for major acts like The Tubes and Sylvester. Playing an unique fusion of funk, R&B, jazz and soft–rock, he recorded his first LP, Pieces in 1977, followed by a 12" titled Matt The Cat in 1978. Both were privately pressed and modestly distributed at the time.

Fast forward to the early ’00s: Cassell’s albums are discovered by beat diggers & hip–hop producers, which led to some of his songs being sampled and included on mixes by people like Kon & Amir, Madlib and M.F. Doom. Famous labels such as Stones Throw and P–Vine reissue his music at the same time that his original albums reach outrageous prices in the collector’s market.

Here’s an overdue reissue of Cassell’s second effort, Matt The Cat, originally released in 1978. A great fusion of FUNK, R&B, SOUL–JAZZ and 70s SSW / AOR, featuring "All I’m Missing Is You", sampled by People Under The Stairs.


  • Matthew Cassell - lead vocals, piano, guitar
  • Kriss Light - vocal background
  • Hope Baldwin - vocal background
  • Danny Hull - tenor sax
  • Sammy Fowler - trumpet
  • Lee Marsden - cello
  • Gary Joseph - percussion
  • Howard Schnberger - solo & rhythm guitar
  • Gary Arluck - bass
  • James Hobson - drums


  • SIDE
  • A1 More
  • A2 Fly Away
  • A3 Young Girl
  • A4 Love To Love (*)
  • SIDE B
  • B1 Hold Me
  • B2 All I'm Missing Is You
  • B3 Close To You Tonight
  • B4 When I Go Down (*)