HARD... RAW... DEEP... FUNK: 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

J.B's - Food for Thought (1972)



















"The J.B.'s were the legendary supporting cast of musicians behind James Brown, earning a well-deserved reputation as the tightest, best-drilled instrumental ensemble in all of funk. The name J.B.'s is most often associated with three hornmen in particular -- saxophonists Maceo Parker and Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis, and trombonist Fred Wesley, all of whom originally joined Brown's backing band at various points during the '60s. As a recording entity unto themselves, however, the J.B.'s enjoyed a distinctly defined heyday from 1970-1975, under the musical directorship of Wesley (though Brown, naturally, remained a strong presence). The J.B.'s were billed under a variety of alternate names on their own singles and albums -- Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s, Maceo and the Macks, Fred and the New J.B.'s, the James Brown Soul Train, the Last Word, the First Family, and more. The core group of personnel, despite some turnover on the periphery, remained fairly steady from 1971 on, at least until Brown's creative downturn precipitated several important defections. "
allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. J.B's - pass the peas (3:25)
2. J.B's- gimme some more (3:08)
3. J.B's - to my brother (2:34)
4. J.B's - wine spot (3:34)
5. J.B's - hot pants road (2:45)
6. J.B's - the grunt (2:47)
7. J.B's - blessed blackness (3:48)
8. J.B's - escape-ism,part 1 (3:22)
9. J.B's - escape-ism,part 2 (4:13)
10. J.B's - theme from king heroin (3:05)
11. J.B's - These Are The JB's (3:04)

J.B's -  The Grunt

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Daktaris - Soul Explosion (1998)


















            "The Daktaris were an Afro-beat group on the New York-based funk revival label Desco, recording compact, Fela Kuti-style grooves that sounded as though they'd come straight out of 1970s Nigeria. At first, Desco did nothing to discourage that perception, packaging their 1998 album Soul Explosion to look like an authentically African collector's dream, and even giving some of the band members Nigerian aliases. But in reality, the Daktaris were Brooklyn-based studio musicians, many of them white, many of whom had already been assembled by Desco heads Gabriel Roth and Phillipe Lehman as the label's house band, the Soul Providers. Besieged by inquiries about the music's origins and demand for a Daktaris tour, Roth and Lehman soon acknowledged the hoax, but given the quality of the album, the backlash wasn't enormously great. There was no follow-up to the Daktaris' initial session, but some of the members formed a new Afro-beat revivalist group called Antibalas in the spring of 1998."

allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. The Daktaris - Musicawa Silt (3:04)
2. The Daktaris - Musicawa Slit Part 2 (2:24)
3. The Daktaris - Quiet Man Is Dead Man (4:39)
4. The Daktaris - Modern Technology (3:58)
5. The Daktaris - Super Afro-Beat (3:45)
6. The Daktaris - Give It Up Turnit Loose (3:53)
7. The Daktaris - Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti (5:09)
8. The Daktaris - Daktari Walk (4:53)
9. The Daktaris - Voodoo Soul Stew (4:27)
10. The Daktaris - Upside Down (4:13)

Daktaris - Super Afro-Beat

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Various Artists - Soul 7



















Tracklisting:

1. Billy Ball & the Upsetters - Popcorn 69 (2:30)
2. Billy Ball & the Upsetters - Sissy Walk (2:23)
3. Soul Seven - Mr. Chicken (3:01)
4. Soul Seven - The Cissys Thang (2:19)
5. Booker T. Averheart - Heart N Soul (2:29)
6. Booker T. Averheart - Maxi Midi (2:06)
7. Bad Medicine - Trespasser 1 (2:27)
8. Bad Medicine - Trespasser 2 (3:24)
9. Earnie & the Top Notes - Dap Walk (3:03)
10. Earnie & the Top Notes - Things Are Better (2:15)
11. Soul Commanders - Funky Soul Music 1 (2:13)
12. Soul Commanders - Funky Soul Music 2 (2:54)
13. Soul Vibrations - I've Got to Find A Way (2:23)
14. Soul Vibrations - The Dump (2:41)

Soul Vibrations - The Dump

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Propositions - Funky Disposition


















Thundering funk from the early 70s Detroit scene, and the complete work of The Propositions.

Tracklisting:
1. Propositions - You've Been Chose (2:51)
2. Propositions - Bad Seed (7:55)
3. Propositions - Free And Easy (3:45)
4. Propositions - Africana (5:31)
5. Propositions - Vamping (4:05)
6. Propositions - Sweet Lucy (3:09)
7. Propositions - Grooving For The Groove (3:28)
8. Propositions - Live Funk Session (1:28)
9. Propositions - You've Been Chose (3:25)
10. Propositions - Bad Seed (7:52)
11. Propositions - Free And Easy (3:49)
12. Propositions - Africana (5:37)
13. Propositions - Vamping (5:00)
14. Propositions - Sweet Lucy (3:05)
15. Propositions - Groovin For The Groove (3:29)
16. Propositions - Something Different (Long Edit) (4:07)
17. Propositions - Africana (Long Edit) (5:34)
18. Propositions - Do Whatever Turns You On Pt. 1 (2:27)
19. Propositions - Do Whatever Turns You On Pt. 2 (2:31)
20. Propositions - Funky Dispostion (3:01)

Propositions - Something Different (Long Edit)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Boobie Knight & the Universal Lady - Earth Creature (1974)


















Tracklisting

1. Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - A Woman Will Make You Love (4:46)
2. Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - Ain't Nobody Betta Dan You (3:34)
3. Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - April (5:23)
4. Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - Burn The Saturday Night Fever (3:32)
5. Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - Earth Creature (4:14)
6. Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - Feeling My Cheerios (3:19)
7. Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - Flaming Youth (5:04)
8. Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - Power Greater Than Man (6:05)
9. Somebody Touch Me (in The Right Place) (4:11)
10. Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - The Lovemaniacs (3:45)

Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - Feeling My Cheerios

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bobbie Knight & The Soulciety - Soul Ain't No New Thing (1972)


















"Funk bandleader Boobie Knight specialized in a heavy, psychedelic-tinged, guitar-centered brand of groove, something along the lines of the proverbial stoned soul picnic. Dubbing his first outfit the Soulciety, Knight landed a deal with RCA and recorded the album Soul Ain't No New Thing in 1972; it included jam-oriented tracks like "King of the Real Good Guys," "Power to the People," and the title cut. Moving over to Brunswick, Knight reorganized the band and renamed it the Universal Lady, taking on Al Johnson as lead vocalist. 1974's Boobie Knight & the Universal Lady expanded on the trippy vibes of the debut, with key cuts including "Earth Creature" and the oft-compiled "The Lovomaniacs." Knight's two albums are now considered collector's items among die-hard funk aficionados."

allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. Bobbie Knight & The Soulciety - Dear Love (7:29)
2. Boobie Knight & The Soulciety - Ego Tripping (5:12)
3. Bobbie Knight & The Soulciety - It's Not What You Do (5:21)
4. Bobbie Knight & The Soulciety - King Of The Real Good Guys (3:57)
5. Bobbie Knight & The Soulciety - Lettin' Hapiness In (6:35)
6. Bobbie Knight & The Soulciety - Power To The People (3:24)
7. Bobbie Knight & The Soulciety - Soul Ain't No New Thing (2:53)
8. Bobbie Knight & The Soulciety - The Changing Game (3:40)

Bobbie Knight & The Soulciety - Ego Tripping

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Absolute Funk (Volume 5)


















Tracklisting:

1. Harry Deal & The Galaxis - Funky, Funky (2:12)
2. Freda Harris & The Birmingham Rhythm Section - Feeling Funky (3:00)
3. John El - Hot Pants U.S.A. (2:54)
4. Len Woods - Do It Funky (2:29)
5. The Sister & Brothers - The Jed Clampett Part 1 (2:45)
6. The Sister & Brothers - The Jed Clampett Part 2 (2:41)
7. Preston Love - Cissy Popcorn (2:37)
8. Barbara Hall - Big Man (2:53)
9. New World - J.R. (3:10)
10. Jerry "O" - Soul Sister (2:43)
11. Hindal Butts - In The Pocket (1:59)
12. Al Hudson With Vitamin C - I Want You To Know (2:24)
13. Hott Snow - Let Nature Take It's Course (2:42)
14. Fabulous Caprices - Groovy World (3:40)
15. The Jaguars - Banana Fanna (2:36)
16. The Vel-Vettes - Give Me A Little Bit Of Time (3:00)
17. The Electric Express - It's The Real Thing Part 1 (3:40)
18. The Electric Express - It's The Real Thing Part 2 (3:48)
19. Billy Sha-Rae - Let's Do It Again (2:43)
20. Della Reese - It Was A Very Good Year (3:20)

The Jaguars - Banana Fanna (2:36)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Absolute Funk (Volume 4)


















Tracklisting:

1. The Organics - Foot Stumping (2:23)
2. The Marvels - Forget About That Mess (Part 1) (2:43)
3. The Marvels - Forget About That Mess (Part 2) (1:54)
4. Hank Johnson - You Lost Your Thing (2:09)
5. Smokey Johnson & Company - The Funky Moon (2:24)
6. Family Plann - Come On Let's Do The Breakdown (2:47)
7. The Bobby Cook Quartette - Ridin' High (Part 1) (1:58)
8. The Bobby Cook Quartette - Ridin' High (Part 2) (2:28)
9. Richard Marks - Funky Your Corners (2:32)
10. The Soul Shakers - You Ain't My Brother (4:38)
11. Marvin Holmes & The Uptights - The Funky Mule (Part 1) (2:19)
12. Marvin Holmes & The Uptights - The Funky Mule (Part 2) (2:41)
13. Barbara & Gwen - Right On (2:46)
14. Bill Wright - How Can I Hit The Ball (3:10)
15. Brother Sou - Mister Boogie (3:09)
16. Flame and The Son Of Darkness - Solid Funk (3:03)
17. The Tenderonies - Explain It (2:43)
18. Willie Wiley - Push and Shove (2:36)
19. Levert Allison - Sugar Daddy (2:48)
20. Thomas East & The Fabulous Playboys - I Get A Groove (2:35)

Flame and The Son Of Darkness - Solid Funk (3:03)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Absolute Funk (Volume 3)


















Tracklisting:

1. City Council Ltd - When You Git Through Wit It (2:30)
2. Communicators A Black Experiences Band - Is It Funky Enough (2:41)
3. 5 Miles Out - Super Sweet Girl Of Mine (2:40)
4. Mary Davis - Danger (Playboy At Work) (2:52)
5. Ross Carnegie - Cool Dad (3:05)
6. Wee Willie & The Winners - I Don't Know What You Got But I Know What You Need (2:22)
7. Apollis - What It Is (Part 1) (3:19)
8. Apollis - What It Is (Part 2) (4:21)
9. The Visitors - Changes (2:52)
10. Sammy Gordon & The Hiphuggers - Upstairs On Boston Road (Part 1) (3:06)
11. Sammy Gordon & The Hiphuggers - Upstairs On Boston Road (Part 2) (2:44)
12. House Guests - My Mind Set Me Free (Part 1) (3:21)
13. House Guests - My Mind Set Me Free (Part 2) (3:18)
14. City Council Ltd - You Got It All,ain't No More (2:34)
15. Con-Funk-Shun - Clique (3:00)
16. Pam Kellum - What You See You Can't Get (2:56)
17. James "big sambo" Young & The House Wreckers - Barkin' Up The Wrong Tree (2:09)
18. Billy Wade & The 3 Degrees - Tear It Up (Part 1) (2:13)
19. Billy Wade & The 3 Degrees - Tear It Up (Part 2) (2:07)
20. Carl Holmes And The Commanders Feat Pervis Herder - Crossin' Over (3:01)

Con Funk Shun - Clique

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Absolute Funk (Volume 2)


















Tracklisting:

1. Leroy & The Drivers - The Sad Chicken (3:00)
2. Tommy Bass - (I Can't Help It, Baby) This Is My Thing (2:59)
3. Freddie Wilson - What Would it Be Like (Part 1) (3:19)
4. The Marlboro Men - (Ride On) Iron Horse (2:36)
5. Sundia - Stand Up And Be A Man (Part 1) (3:35)
6. Sundia - Stand Up And Be A Man (Part 2) (4:05)
7. Incomparable Seven - Funky Grand Paw (Part 1) (3:22)
8. Chris Jones - I'm The Man (2:57)
9. Good Time Charlie - Rover Or Me (2:20)
10. Billy Young - Suffering With A Hangover (Part 1) (2:25)
11. The Zodiacs - Don't Change On Me (2:33)
12. Kim Tamango - Not By Bread Alone (2:48)
13. Chamber of Commerce - The Commerce Thang (2:23)
14. Big Ella - Too Hot To Hold (2:50)
15. Melvin London & The Red Hearts - I Can't Give Up (2:03)
16. The Soul Duo - Can't Nobody Love Me (Like My Baby Do) (2:32)
17. Flip Flop Stevens And The Famous Pop Tops Orchestra - (Come On) Let's Do That Thing (3:25)
18. The Showmen Inc. - The Tramp (Part 1) (2:14)
19. The Showmen Inc. - The Tramp (Part 2) (2:36)
20. Harvey Scales & The 7 Sounds - Get Down (2:52)

Harvey Scales & The 7 Sounds - Get Down (2:52)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Absolute Funk (Volume 1)


















         Hey everybody! This is the First volume of one of the most fabulous hard 60-70's funk selection - "ABSOLUTE FUNK". It consist of the five volumes. And each of them is absolutely magnificent. In my opinion this is the very root of the hard funk music. Enjoy =)

Tracklisting:

1. Sarah Simpson - I kicked the habit (2:43)
2. Robert Moore - Everything's gonna be all right (2:38)
3. Soul Patrol - Don't knock the cop (2:28)
4. Spanky Wilson - You – 1969 (2:14)
5. Landlord & Tenants - Sagittarius (2:50)
6. General Crook - Do it for me (2:59)
7. Watson and the Sherlocks - Funky walk (2:32)
8. Sir Guy & the Rocking Cavaliers - Funky Virginia (2:32)
9. Gi Gi - Daddy love - part 1 (2:33)
10. Gi Gi - Daddy love - part 2 (2:28)
11. The Phillips Bros - I got hurt (2:29)
12. The Soul Machine - Twitchie feet (2:50)
13. Loyce Cotton - Try it, you'll like it (2:11)
14. Johnnie Morisette with Jennell Hawkins Sexette - I'm hungry (3:17)
15. Lena Mone - You stay on my mind (3:04)
16. Joe and everyday people - Sleep walk - part 1 (3:11)
17. Joe and everyday people - Sleep walk - part 2 (3:12)
18. Betty and Angel - Honey coated loving (3:13)
19. O.D. Williams - I'm moving on out of your life (2:16)
20. Soul Patrol - Peter Pan (2:49)

Soul Patrol - Peter Pan

Saturday, November 6, 2010

African Music Machine - Water Black Gold (1972)


















         "The African Music Machine was an eight-piece funk outfit from New Orleans led by bassist/songwriter Louis Villery. They got their start as a house band for the Jewel/Paula label axis, playing on records by the likes of Fontella Bass, Little Johnny Taylor, Roscoe Robinson, Ted Taylor, Tommie Young, and singer/producer Bobby Patterson, among others. From 1972-1974, they cut several of their own singles for the Patterson-owned Soul Power subsidiary. Most of their work was done in a heavy, James Brown vein, sometimes with a bit of Creole influence mixed in. Their original 45s -- including "Black Water Gold," "Tropical," and "The Dapp" -- later became highly prized items among funk collectors, fetching outlandish prices; a compilation of singles, also titled Black Water Gold, was reissued in 2000. In 2001, Villery assembled a new version of the African Music Machine and released an eponymous album on Singular."

allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. African Music Machine - Mr. Brown (2:59)
2. African Music Machine - A Girl In France (2:34)
3. African Music Machine - The Dapp (2:45)
4. African Music Machine - Never Name A Baby (Before It's Born) (3:21)
5. African Music Machine - Tropical (2:29)
6. African Music Machine - Making Nassau Fruit Drink (2:35)
7. African Music Machine - Camel Time (3:01)
8. African Music Machine - Black Water Gold (Pearl) (3:12)

African Music Machine - Making Nassau Fruit Drink

Monday, November 1, 2010

KayGee's - Keep On Bumpin' & Masterplan (1974)



"A funk outfit formed in Jersey City, NJ, Kay-Gee's had some valuable mentors in Kool & the Gang -- specifically Ronald Bell, who was happy to serve as producer, arranger, and sometimes songwriter for his younger brother Kevin's band. In addition to Kevin Bell on guitar and several other instruments, Kay-Gee's featured saxophonist Peter Duarte, brass player Ray Wright, woodwind player Dennis White, keyboardist Kevin Lassiter, bassist Michael Cheek, drummer Callie Cheek, and percussionist Wilson Beckett. Signed to Kool & the Gang's own Gang imprint, Kay-Gee's issued their debut album Keep on Bumpin' & Masterplan in 1974. With Ronald Bell penning the majority of the material, Kay-Gee's' sound was highly similar to the hard, tight grooves of early Kool & the Gang; singles like "You've Got to Keep on Bumpin'," "Who's the Man? (With the Master Plan)" (yes, the source of that ubiquitous hip-hop sample), and "Get Down" gave them an enduring reputation among hardcore funk connoisseurs. Burn Me Up followed in 1975, producing the single "Hustle Wit' Every Muscle," which became the theme song for the TV series Party. By the time of 1976's Find a Friend, Ronald Bell's involvement with the group had begun to decrease, resulting in a flirtation with disco on cuts like "Find a Friend" and "Waiting at the Bus Stop." Their final album, 1978's Kilowatt, was a full-fledged disco-funk extravaganza released on New York's De-Lite label, and featured several popular club singles, including "Cheek to Cheek" and "Tango Hustle." However, they disbanded not long afterward."

allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. KayGee's - Ain't no time (1:47)
2. KayGee's - Ain't no time (part 1) (1:46)
3. KayGee's - Ain't no time (part 2) (4:55)
4. KayGee's - Anthology (2:29)
5. KayGee's - Get Down (4:30)
6. KayGee's - Hustle wit every muscle (3:12)
7. KayGee's - Hustle wit every muscle [long version]
8. KayGee's - Master Plan (2:49)
9. KayGee's - Let's Boogie (5:09)
10. KayGee's - Let's Boogie (Instrumental) (4:01)
11. Kay-Gee's - Master plan (2:51)
12. KayGee's - My favorite song (2:36)
13. KayGee's - My favorite song [disco version]
14. KayGee's - Who's the man (1:53)
15. KayGee's - who's the man (with the master plan) [bonus] (1:50)
16. KayGee's - Wondering (4:18)
17. KayGee's - You've got to keep on bumpin' (8:10)
18. KayGee's - You've got to keep on bumpin' [bonus]

KayGee's - Master Plan

Monday, October 25, 2010

Invasion Funk Masters


















Tracklisting:

1. Timothy McNealy - Sagittarius Black (2:47)
2. Little Jr. Jesse & His Tear Drops & The Tears - Funky Stuff (2:33)
3. Wess & The Airedales - Black Out (2:45)
4. Ray & His Court - Soul Freedom (3:06)
5. Little Curtis & The Blues - Soul Desire (3:29)
6. Carleen & The Groovers - Can We Rap (2:17)
7. The Collegiates - Red Beans & Rice (2:34)
8. King Cain Silvertone Band - Don't Give A Damn (2:41)
9. The Martells - Broadway Exit (1:54)
10. A Fascinating Musical Experience - The Monster (3:11)
11. Rudy Robinson & The Hungry Five - Got It Together (3:01)
12. Duke Payne - The Bottom (2:33)

Little Curtis & The Blues - Soul Desire

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Pharoahs - Awakening (1971)


















          "The Pharaohs were one of the forgotten treasures of '70s R&B, a freewheeling jazz-funk congregation heavily influenced by Chicago's jazz avant-garde as well as on-the-one funk and African motifs. Unfortunately, they recorded only one album before Earth, Wind & Fire frontman Maurice White (who played in an early version of the Pharaohs) hired several of its members to form the Phenix Horns, the justly celebrated horn section for Earth, Wind & Fire during the '70s.

The group was formed from several jazz bands active around Chicago's Affro Arts Theater, a community educational collective. One of the bands, the Jazzmen, was formed in the early '60s around trumpeter Charles Handy, trombone player Louis Satterfield, and alto Don Myrick (along with three who didn't survive later conglomerations: pianist Fred Humphrey, bassist Ernest McCarthy, and drummer Maurice White). The other main component of the Pharaohs was the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, who had already recorded one late-'60s LP with cornetist Philip Cohran, a veteran of Sun Ra's Arkestra and AACM. By the time of the Pharaohs' 1971 recording debut, Awakening, the group included Handy, Myrick, and Satterfield plus Big Willie Woods on trombone, Oye Bisi and Shango Njoko Adefumi on African drums, Yehudah Ben Israel on guitar and vocals, Alious Watkins on trap drums, Derf Reklaw-Raheem on percussion and flute, and Aaron Dodd on tuba. Though the album's astonishing fusion of funk, jazz, and Afro-beat earned them an assortment of die-hard fans and critics, the group's abstract inclinations hardly geared them for commercial success.

Back in the '60s, before the Pharaohs were formed, Handy, Satterfield, and Maurice White had often contributed to sessions at Chicago's Chess studios, so when White recorded a demo for a new band he wanted to form, both Handy and Satterfield appeared on it. After he signed to Warner Bros., they also began recording Earth, Wind & Fire material and eventually were officially hired by White as the Phenix Horns, with the addition of Pharaohs Yehudah Ben Israel and Rahm Lee, plus Michael Harris. The Pharaohs soldiered on until 1973, but called it quits without recording another studio album. Derf Reklaw became a respected world-jazz leader, while Woods and Dodd both appeared on many soul sessions around Chicago during the '70s. In 1996, the acid jazz label Luv 'N' Haight reissued Awakening and also released the 1972 live outing In the Basement.".

allmusic.com.

Tracklisting

1. The Pharaohs - Damballa (8:03)
2. The Pharaohs - Ibo (3:50)
3. The Pharaohs - S Of My Tears (4:07)
4. The Pharaohs - Black Enuff (2:57)
5. The Pharaohs - Somebody's Been Sleeping (4:14)
6. The Pharaohs - Freedom Road (5:56)
7. The Pharaohs - Great House (13:31)

The Pharaohs - Black Enuff

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Willie & the Mighty Magnificents - Play That Funky Beat


















"Willie & the Mighty Magnificents were a New Jersey-based funk ensemble led by guitarist/vocalist Willie Feaster, who recorded for Joe and Sylvia Robinson's All Platinum label family. Initially completed by bassist/keyboardist Val Burke and drummer Arnold Ramsey, the group had a harder, deeper, more Southern-tinged sound than the smooth soul artists who tended to dominate the label's output. Willie & the Mighty Magnificents issued their first single, "Check It Baby," in 1968 and followed it the next year with the cult funk classic "Funky 8 Corners." Further single releases over 1969-1970 included "Play That Funky Beat" (originally titled "Concerto in F"), "Make Me Your Slave" b/w "Soulin'," and "Think Funky." Their first full-length album, On Scene '70, featured some of those previous singles. Saxophonist Tyrone Johnson became a member of the group, and Skip McPhee and Ronnie Pace also filled the drum chair at various points. A second LP, Very Soulful, was released in 1972. The group also issued records under the name Willie & West, including the single "Get Away From Me Girl"; there was also a Willie & West LP, At Their Best.".

allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - Funky 8 Corners (vocal) (2:20)
2. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - Funky 8 Corners (Inst) (2:03)
3. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - I know the score (2:24)
4. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - The hurts on you baby (2:22)
5. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - Say it again (2:07)
6. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - Ridhing High (2:50)
7. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - Toe jam (2:11)
8. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - play that funky beat (2:27)
9. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - take my love (2:44)
10. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - dearest one (2:44)
11. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - keep on running (1:30)
12. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - come on back (2:06)
13. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - get away from me girl (2:09)
14. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - i never knew (2:40)
15. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - i surrender (1:47)
16. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - forever more (3:28)
17. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - think funky (3:05)
18. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - annie had a baby (2:35)
19. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - sundry (2:57)
20. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - psycho (2:12)
21. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - my thing (2:01)
22. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - check it baby (2:17)
23. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - soullin (1:55)
24. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - i outa know (2:36)
25. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - without you
26. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - bowlegged woman
27. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - always lovers
28. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - what can i do
29. Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - confessions of love

Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - Funky 8 Corners

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Poets of Rhythm - Practice What You Preach (1993)


















"German funk band Poets of Rhythm began in Munich after friends Boris Geiger and Jan Weissenfeldt were first exposed to the raw funk that came out of the U.S. in the late '60s and early '70s. Soon, they decided to form their own group, and with Geiger on percussion and vocals, Weissenfeldt on guitar, his brother Max on drums, and Jan Krause on bass, they started writing their own material. After releasing their first single, "Funky Train," in 1992, the Poets' (who had by now added Till Sahm on organ, Michael Voß on trumpet, and Malte Müller-Egloff on alto sax) debut full-length, Practice What You Preach, came out (it was later reissued in 2006 on Daptone). More 7"s came in the following years, though they were often credited to groups like the Pan-Atlantics, Organized Raw Funk, Bus People Express, the Woo Woo's, and the Soul-Saints Orchestra.

Though the bandmembers had already begun to make a name for themselves in Europe thanks to their brand of hard funk that was heavily indebted to important outfits like the Meters and Parliament, they had yet to have much exposure in the States. That changed when Quannum's Lyrics Born found one of their singles in a record store in New Orleans and was impressed by what he heard, though he knew nothing about the group. By chance, when Latyrx's debut came out in 1997, LB got into contact with Jan Weissenfeldt, who was distributing The Album in Germany. The next year, when the MC was looking to record solo material, he went to the Poets of Rhythm for backup help and in 1999 "I Changed My Mind," a minor hit in the Bay Area, came out. The Poets' true sophomore record (they had issued label "compilations," which mostly consisted of tracks from their various incarnations), Discern/Define, featured nearly the same lineup as before -- Wolfgang Schlick took over on sax and added flute as well -- was released on Quannum in 2001. What Goes 'Round came out the following year on Shadow, and the band also showed up on the song "The Bay" from Lyrics Born's 2005 album, Same !@#$ Different Day."

allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. Poets Of Rhythm - More Mess On My Thing (4:10)
2. Poets Of Rhythm - Upper Class (3:38)
3. Poets of Rhythm - Funky Runthrough Pt. 1 & 2 (4:35)
4. Poets of Rhythm - What You Doin' (3:33)
5. Poets of Rhythm - North Carolina (2:49)
6. Poets of Rhythm - Practice What You Preach (3:25)
7. Poets of Rhythm - Strokin' The Grits (4:13)
8. Poets of Rhythm - It Came Over Me (3:26)
9. Poets of Rhythm - The Plan (3:04)
10. Poets of Rhythm - Choking On A Piece Of Meat (2:24)
11. Poets of Rhythm - Saltin' The Soup (4:10)

Poets Of Rhythm - Upper Class

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Good God! Heavy Funk Covers of James Brown From All Over The World (1968-1974)


















 The name shall speak for itself =)

Tracklisting

1. El Klan - Cold Sweat (4:10)
2. Dillard Crume & The Soul Rockers - Mother Popcorn (3:12)
3. St. Vincent Latinaires - Hot Pants I'm Comin' (3:20)
4. The Dave Pike Set - I Got The Feelin' (2:37)
5. Toni Tornado - Sou Negro (2:26)
6. Douglass High School Stage Band 1970 - My Thing/I Made A Mistake Medley (5:03)
7. The Philosophers - Mama's Orgy (Cold Sweat) (3:48)
8. East Of Underground - Popcorn (2:27)
9. Six Pak - There Was A Time (2:09)
10. Willie Dickson & The Playboys - Lickin' Stick (4:17)
11. Som Livre House Band - Papa Don't Take No Mess (3:51)
12. Skorpyons Of Jamaica - Think (About It) (4:34)
13. El Combo Xingu - Hot Pants (3:26)
14. Tihomir Pop Asanovic - Hot Pants Road (5:33)

Six Pak - There Was A Time

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gansta Funk Compilation















                   Hi everybody) Here is my compilation of the most favorite gansta funk themes and instrumentals. Basically it consists of the various soundtracks from the pulp movies of 70's but also of the raw funk and jazz covers and themes from the different composers. Hope you like it. Peace.

Tracklisting

1. Stefano Torossi - Running Fast (4:24)
2. Isaac Hayes - Pursuit of The Pimpmobile (Instrumental) (9:03)
3. Barry White - You Gotta Case (1:27)
4. J.J. Johnson - Willie Chase (3:05)
5. Henri Mancini - Here's Looking (2:50)
6. Lalo Schifrin - Shifting Gears (3:17)
7. Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street (3:47)
8. Lalo Schifrin - Dirty Harry (2:42)
9.Mike Longo - Like a Thief in the Night (5:40)
10. Steve Gray - Nevada Junction (2:40)
11. J.B.'s/James Brown - Transmorgrapfication (2:00)
12. J.J. Johnson - Go Chase Go (3:26)
13. Salinas - Straussmania (4:51)
14. Lalo Schifrin - Most Wanted Theme (2:44)
15. Pace Setters - Push On Jesse Jackson (2:40)
16. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Gator Bait (2:44)
17. Kashmere Stage Band - Shaft (5:04)
18. Jimmy Smith - Mission Impossible (3:34)
19. Quincy Jones - They Call Me Mister Tibbs (4:29)
20. Quincy Jones - Money Runner (3:02)
21. Henry Mancini - Streets of San Francisco (2:44)
22. David Snell - International Flight (1:55)
23. Janne Schatter - Atlanta Inn (2:31)
24. Marvin Gaye - Mandota (instrumental) (3:26)

David Snell - International Flight

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cold Heat - Heavy Funk Rarities, Vol. 1 (1968-1974)


















Tracklisting:

1. Carleen and the Groovers - The Thing  (2:40)
2. Amnesty International - Free Your Mind (5:50)
3. Detroit Sex Machines - The Stretch [Edit] (5:01)
4. Michael Liggins and The Superso - Loaded to the Gills (4:41)
5. Kenny Smith and The Loveliters - Go for Your Self (5:17)
6. Dayton Sidewinders - Slipping into Darkness (4:33)
7. James Brown Medley: I Made a Mistake/Lowdown Popcorn (4:43)
8. Lil Lavair and The Fabulous Jades - Cold Heat (2:44)
9. The Soul Seven - The Cissy's Thang (2:22)
10. L.A. Carnival - Color [Original 7" Version] (2:35)
11. The Aristocrats - Don't Go (2:23)
12. Ebony Rhythm Band - Drugs Ain't Cool [Instrumental] (2:45)
13. The Soul Seven - Mr. Chicken ---- [Alternate Take] (4:40)
14. Leon Mitchison - Street Scene (2:48)
15. Kashmere Stage Band - Scorpio (4:39)
16. Leroy and the Drivers - The Sad Chicken (3:00)

Lil Lavair and The Fabulous Jades - Cold Heat

Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul (1973)


















"Joe Quarterman was an unfairly overlooked funk and soul singer influenced by -- but not imitative of -- James Brown. Honing his chops in church choirs and various vocal groups, Quarterman earned the nickname "Sir" in high school while singing with a group called the Knights; he subsequently joined up with a female backing quartet as Sir Joe & the Maidens and cut a few records during the early '60s. Quarterman went on to play trumpet in the El Corols (aka the Magnificent Seven), whose highest-profile gig came as Garnet Mimms' backing band. In 1970, after playing jazz with the Orlando Smith Quintet, he formed a backing group called Free Soul, which featured lead guitarist George "Jackie" Lee, jazz-trained guitarist Willie Parker, fretless bassist Gregory Hammonds, keyboardist Karissa Freeman, drummer Charles Steptoe, and horn player Leon Rogers. Their first single, "(I Got) So Much Trouble in My Mind," was also their biggest, reaching the R&B Top 30 in early 1973. Quarterman's only LP, Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul, was released later that year on the small GSF label, and showed Quarterman to be an avatar of the kind of hard, socially conscious funk James Brown often recorded during the early '70s. Further singles followed, including "This Girl of Mine (She's Good to Me)," "I'm Gonna Get You," and "Thanks Dad," before Quarterman moved to Mercury in 1974. Unfortunately, the label issued only two singles, the fine "Get Down Baby" and "I'm a Young Man," before letting Quarterman go. Financial problems broke up the band, and Quarterman quit the business to return to college and earn his degree in architecture. Collectables reissued Quarterman's lone album on CD during the '90s, adding several non-LP singles as bonus tracks."
allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - (I got) So much trouble in my (6:18)
2. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - I made a promise (4:13)
3. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - The trouble with trouble (2:47)
4. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - The way they do my life (3:04)
5. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - Find yourself (2:59)
6. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - Gonna get me a friend (2:04)
7. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - Give me back my freedom (3:32)
8. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - I feel like this (2:53)
9. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - Live now brothers (2:59)

Sir Joe Quarterman -  (I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dyke & The Blazers - We Got More Soul


















"Dyke & the Blazers were one of the first acts -- possibly the first notable act -- to play funk other than James Brown. Indeed, they often sounded like a sort of junior version of Brown and the JB's, playing songs in which the rhythms and riffs mattered more than the tune. Similarly, vocalist Dyke Christian sang/grunted words that mattered more for the feeling and rhythm than the content. Their best-known track, "Funky Broadway, " was covered for a bigger hit by Wilson Pickett, though Dyke & the Blazers got a few more R&B hits before Dyke was shot to death in 1971.

Arlester "Dyke" Christian was born in Buffalo, NY, in 1943, and by the mid-'60s was singing and playing bass with the O'Jays backing band, the Blazers. Dyke and some of the other Blazers were stranded in Phoenix when the O'Jays' couldn't afford to bring them back to Buffalo, and the Blazers based themselves in Phoenix, having no means to travel elsewhere. Their "Funky Broadway" was released on the Phoenix indie Artco in late 1966, and picked up for distribution by the L.A.-based Original Sound label. It became a sizable R&B hit (and a small pop one), and may have been the first record to use the word "funky" in the title.

As with James Brown, Dyke & the Blazers' records sold far better, and charted much better, with the R&B audience than the pop one, which was for the most part unaware of the band. In the late '60s and early '70s, Dyke and the band issued a series of gut-bucket funk singles with scratchy guitar riffs, greasy organ, hoarse vocals, and jazzy horns; all traits that James Brown and his band had developed, admittedly. But Dyke did the style well (right down to issuing several two-part singles), although not with a great deal of variety. For some of his sessions, Dyke recorded in Los Angeles with musicians who would later play in the Watts 103rd Street Band (guitarist Al McKay would later be in Earth, Wind & Fire). According to Original Sound producer Art Laboe, most of the singles came from 15-to-20-minute jams that were edited down to a length that could fit on the 45 RPM format.

Dyke & the Blazers had Top Ten R&B singles with "We Got More Soul" and "Let a Woman Be a Woman -- Let a Man Be a Man" in 1969, and smaller sellers with "Uhh, " "You Are My Sunshine," and "Runaway People." Dyke Christian, sadly, was fatally shot on the street in Phoenix on March 13, 1971. "
allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. Dyke & The Blazers - Funky Broadway Parts 1 & 2 (5:29)
2. Dyke & The Blazers - So Sharp (3:07)
3. Dyke & The Blazers - Swamp Walk (5:38)
4. Dyke & The Blazers - Broadway Combination (3:26)
5. Dyke & The Blazers - Uhh Parts 1 & 2 (6:05)
6. Dyke & The Blazers - Extra Funk (2:58)
7. Dyke & The Blazers - City Dump (3:20)
8. Dyke & The Blazers - Don't Bug Me (2:37)
9. Dyke & The Blazers - Funky Broadway Time Part 1 (7:19)
10. Dyke & The Blazers - Funky Broadway Time Part 2 (4:30)
11. Dyke & The Blazers - She Knows It (4:05)
12. Dyke & The Blazers - Why Am I Treated So Bad (5:27)
13. Dyke & The Blazers - Triple Funk (3:08)
14. Dyke & The Blazers - The Wrong House (10:09)
15. Dyke & The Blazers - KGFJ Promos (3:40)
16. Dyke & The Blazers - We Got More Soul (3:20)
17. Dyke & The Blazers - Booga Jivin' (4:33)
18. Dyke & The Blazers - The Wobble (2:39)
19. Dyke & The Blazers - Bring It On Back (4:07)
20. Dyke & The Blazers - Shotgun Slim (2:19)
21. Dyke & The Blazers - Funky Bull Parts 1 & 2 (6:53)
22. Dyke & The Blazers - Black Boy (2:19)
23. Dyke & The Blazers - It's Your Thing (2:30)
24. Dyke & The Blazers - Let A Woman Be A Woman, Let A Man Be A Man (3:13)
25. Dyke & The Blazers - Funky Walk Parts 1 & 2
26. Dyke & The Blazers - Soul Cake
27. Dyke & The Blazers - Stuff
28. Dyke & The Blazers - My Sisters' And My Brothers' Day Is Comin'
29. Dyke & The Blazers - Moon
30. Dyke & The Blazers - You Are My Sunshine
31. Dyke & The Blazers - Let's Do It Together
32. Dyke & The Blazers - I'm So All Alone
33. Dyke & The Blazers - Runaway People

Dyke & The Blazers - We Got More Soul

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fugi - Mary, Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip (1968)


















"Fugi was a psychedelic soul-funk band signed to Chess subsidiary Cadet in the late '60s. Basically the work of one man, Ellington Jordan, their music was influenced particularly by the acid rock side of Jimi Hendrix, and bore a resemblance to the druggy, guitar-driven soul of early Funkadelic. Their lone LP, Mary, Don't Take Me on No Bad Trip, was released in 1968, and the title cut later became a cult collector's item. Fugi's backing band on the record was Black Merda, a Detroit group who were also signed to Chess (thanks to Fugi) and recorded a self-titled debut album for Chess in 1967. Fugi then moved to the West Coast, and went on to release a couple of singles in 1970 -- "Revelations" and "I'd Rather Be a Blind Man" -- before fading from view. He returned to live performing in the mid-2000s when wider interest in both Fugi and Black Merda made a reunion feasible."
allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. Fugi - Revelation (Unreleased Take) (5:22)
2. Fugi - Revelations (5:37)
3. Fugi - Mary, Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip (6:30)
4. Fugi - I'd Rather Be A Blind Man (3:27)
5. Fugi - Can't You Hear Me Call You, Woman (4:28)
6. Fugi - Save A Little (3:34)
7. Fugi - Jo-Jo (4:31)
8. Fugi - Red Moon (5:54)
9. Fugi - Sweet Sweet Lady (6:10)

Fugi - Jo Jo

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Vicki Anderson - Mother Popcorn Anthology



















"Vicki Anderson (born Myra Barnes) is a soul singer best known for her performances with the James Brown Revue. She recorded a number of singles under both her birth and stage names. She is acknowledged by James Brown in his autobiography as the best singer he ever had in his revue, and probably the best singer he had ever witnessed.

She is the widow of Bobby Byrd (the original founder of The Famous Flames) and the mother of Carleen Anderson.

Vicki joined James in 1965 replacing Anna King, and stayed for three years as his main female singer, until replaced by Marva Whitney in 1968. She rejoined in 1969 after Marva departed, staying for a further three years until 1972, after which Lyn Collins took over from her.
In 1970 she released her most famous song, the feminist anthem 'Message From The Soul Sisters'.
A single on James' I-Dentify label by Mommie -O appeared in 1975 featuring a cover of Rufus' hit 'Once You Get Started' and Bobby Womack's 'Stop On By' (which had recently been covered by Rufus).
Vicki married James Brown's right hand man Bobby Byrd in the mid sixties and is the mother of UK Based Carleen and Jhelisa who both came to prominence in the 90's with a couple of strong albums each. Vicki toured the UK with the James Brown Funky People Revue in the late 80's and again with husband Bobby Byrd in the mid 1990's."

en.wikipedia.org

Tracklisting

1. Vicki Anderson - Message From The Soul Sisters (Parts 1 & 2) (5:24)
2. Vicki Anderson - Super Good (Answer To Super Bad) (Parts 1 & 2) (5:34)
3. Vicki Anderson - I'm Too Tough For Mr Big Stuff (Hot Pants) (3:25)
4. Vicki Anderson - Answer To Mother Popcorn (I Got A Mother For You) (3:13)
5. Vicki Anderson - I Want To Be In The Land of Milk And Honey (2:58)
6. Vicki Anderson - If You Don't Give Me What I Want (I Gonna Get It Some Other Place) (2:50)
7. Vicki Anderson - Baby Don't You Know (3:03)
8. Vicki Anderson - Think -- with James Brown (3:26)
9. Vicki Anderson - Home Is Where The Hatred Is -- with Bossa Nostra (5:31)
10. Vicki Anderson - Once You Get Started (3:34)
11. Vicki Anderson - You're Welcome Stop On By -- with Bobby Byrd (3:45)
12. Vicki Anderson - Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can (2:45)
13. Vicki Anderson - Wide Awake In A Dream (2:47)
14. Vicki Anderson - You Send Me (2:11)
15. Vicki Anderson - I'll Work It Out (3:19)
16. Vicki Anderson - You've Got The Power -- with James Brown (3:06)
17. Vicki Anderson - What The World Needs Now Is Love (3:12)

Vicki Anderson - Message From The Soul Sisters

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)


















"Few rock groups of the '80s broke down as many musical barriers and were as original as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Creating an intoxicating new musical style by combining funk and punk rock together (with an explosive stage show, to boot), the Chili Peppers spawned a slew of imitators in their wake, but still managed to be the leaders of the pack by the dawn of the 21st century. The roots of the band lay in a friendship forged by three school chums, Anthony Kiedis, Michael Balzary, and Hillel Slovak, while they attended Fairfax High School in California back in the late '70s/early '80s. "
allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 01 The Power Of Equality (4:04)
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 02 If You Have To Ask (3:36)
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 03 Breaking The Girl (4:55)
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 04 Funky Monks (5:23)
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 05 Suck My Kiss (3:37)
6. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 06 I Could Have Lied (4:04)
7. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 07 Mellowship Slinky In B Major (3:59)
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 08 The Righteous & The Wicked (4:08)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 09 Give It Away (4:42)
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 10 Blood Sugar Sex Magik (4:31)
11. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 11 Under The Bridge (4:24)
12. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 12 Naked In The Rain (4:25)
13. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 13 Apache Rose Peacock (4:42)
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 14 The Greeting Song (3:13)
15. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 15 My Lovely Man (4:39)
16. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 16 Sir Psycho Sexy (8:16)
17. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 17 They're Red Hot (1:11)

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Sir Psycho Sexy

Defunkt - Thermonuclear Sweat (1982)



















"Led by trumpet player Joseph Bowie -- the son of a St. Louis-based music teacher, the brother of big band arranger Byron Bowie, and late trumpet player of the Art Ensemble of Chicago's Lester Bowie -- Defunkt created some of the most adventurous sounds of the last quarter of the 20th century. Formed in 1978, Defunkt initially took a danceable approach to jazz. Although their first three albums -- Defunkt, Razor's Edge, and Thermonuclear Sweat -- made them leaders of New York's radical underground music scene, their inability to achieve commercial expectations led them to disband in 1983, with Bowie retreating to the island of St. Croix. Reorganized after Bowie's return to New York in 1986, Defunkt recorded an additional six albums, including A Blues Tribute: Jimi Hendrix & Muddy Waters and In America, between 1988-1993. Beginning in 1996, Bowie sought a way to combine the big band jazz of the 1930s and '40s and the dance rhythms and grooves of the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Expanding Defunkt with the addition of more horn players and background vocalists, Bowie introduced the Defunkt Big Band with a six-week stint at the Knitting Factory in New York. "
allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. Defunkt - Illusion (5:37)
2. Defunkt - I Tried To Live Alone (5:10)
3. Defunkt - Cocktail Hour (Blue Bossa) (3:29)
4. Defunkt - Ooh Baby (6:07)
5. Defunkt - Avoid The Funk (4:28)
6. Defunkt - Big Bird (Au Private) (2:09)
7. Defunkt - For The Love Of Money (5:57)
8. Defunkt - Believing In Love (7:25)
9. Defunkt - Big Bird (Au Private) (live 1983) (2:10)

Defunkt - Illusion