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

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lyn Collins - Female Preacher (1973)

"Nicknamed the "Female Preacher," Lyn Collins was discovered in the early '70s along with her relatives Bootsy and Catfish Collins by James Brown, who was making the transition to the hardest funk phase of his career. Lyn Collins was born June 12, 1948, in Abilene, TX, where she grew up; she began singing in her teens, waxing a tune called "Unlucky in Love" at age 14, and married a man who served both as her manager and as the local promoter for the James Brown Revue. Collins sent Brown a demo tape and he responded by essentially putting her on standby in 1970, when Marva Whitney left the Revue. Former vocalist Vicki Anderson elected to rejoin, however, so Brown instead invited Collins to come to Georgia for a recording session in early 1971, which produced the single "Wheel of Life." By the end of that year, Anderson was ready to leave again, and Collins officially joined the James Brown Revue. In 1972, Brown's People Records label released Collins' self-penned single "Think (About It)"; produced by Brown, it became her first and biggest hit, made her the most commercially successful female singer in Brown's camp, and was later sampled for the main vocal hook in the party rap classic "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock. Collins' first full-length album, also titled Think (About It), was released later in the year. Collins continued to record singles for Brown through 1973, also fulfilling her heavy touring commitments as a member of the Revue. Collins' second album, Check It Out if You Don't Know Me by Now, was released in 1975. She eventually became a backup session vocalist, also appearing on the soundtracks of the film Dr. Detroit and the TV series Fame. Around the late '80s/early '90s, Collins attempted a comeback as a dance-club diva, recording the house single "Shout" for Belgium's ARS label, and a self-penned track called "Break Your Heart" for an Italian label. In 1993, Collins' profile was given a boost by female dancehall reggae singer Patra, who invited Collins to perform on her hit remake of "Think (About It)"; partly due to the resulting interest, her two official albums were reissued in England and Holland. In addition, Collins' work has appeared on Polydor compilations like James Brown's Funky People and James Brown's Original Funky Divas, as well as the bootleg singles comp Female Preacher; she continued to tour and perform, most notably at the European Jazz/Funk Festival (in both 1998 and 1999) and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Shortly after returning from a European tour in February of 2005, Lyn Collins passed away on March 13 at the age of 56".


1. Lyn Collins - We Want To Party, Party, Party (4:25)
2. Lyn Collins - Mama Feelgood  (4:22)
3. Lyn Collins - Take Me Just As I Am (3:32)
4. Lyn Collins - Mr Big Stuff (4:00)
5. Lyn Collins - Think (3:22)
6. Lyn Collins - Me And My Baby Got a Good Thing Going (3:18)
7. Lyn Collins - Things Got to Get Better (3:24)
8. Lyn Collins - You Can't Love Me if you don't (5:32)
9. Lyn Collins - Give Up Or Turn It Loose (4:31)
10. James Brown - Lynn Collins (The Femal Preacher) / Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again (3:24)

Lyn Collins - Mama FeelGood

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock (1973)

"Unlikely godfathers of hip-hop, the Incredible Bongo Band was a revolving-door group of studio musicians led by bongo player Michael Viner, who by day worked as an executive at the MGM label and ran its short-lived Pride subsidiary. Viner had worked on Bobby Kennedy's ill-fated presidential campaign before entering the music industry as a talent scout and A&R man in Los Angeles. By the early '70s, he was successful enough to start his pet side project the Incredible Bongo Band, taking unused studio time to record percussion-heavy instrumentals and pop covers with African and Latin influences. He placed two songs on the soundtrack of the 1972 B-movie The Thing With Two Heads, released on Pride, and the following year issued the first Incredible Bongo Band full-length, Bongo Rock, which reportedly featured a guest spot by Ringo Starr. Viner's funked-up version of the Shadows' "Apache" went on to become one of hip-hop's earliest breakbeat staples, as first-generation hip-hop DJs Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash came to rely on its percussion breaks to get block parties moving. "Apache" went on to provide the basis for the Sugarhill Gang's hit of the same name, and stands as one of the most sampled tracks in hip-hop history."


1. Incredible Bongo Band - Apache (4:53)
2. Incredible Bongo Band - Let There Be Drums (2:41)
3. Incredible Bongo Band - Bongolia (2:15)
4. Incredible Bongo Band - Last Bongo In Belgium (6:55)
5. Incredible Bongo Band - Dueling Bongos (2:58)
6. Incredible Bongo Band - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (7:43)
7. Incredible Bongo Band - Raunchy '73 (3:24)
8. Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock (2:39)
9. Incredible Bongo Band - Kiburi (Pt. 1) (2:17)
10. Incredible Bongo Band - Sing Sing Sing (4:16)
11. Incredible Bongo Band - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (4:03)
12. Incredible Bongo Band - Wipeout (4:32)
13. Incredible Bongo Band - When The Bed Breaks Down I'll Meet You In The Spring (2:35)
14. Incredible Bongo Band - Pipeline (3:55)
15. Incredible Bongo Band - Okey Dokey (2:52)
16. Incredible Bongo Band - Sharp Nine (3:16)
17. Incredible Bongo Band - Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley (2:45)
18. Incredible Bongo Band - Apache (Grand Master Flash Remix) (7:29)
19. Incredible Bongo Band - Last Bongo In Belgium (Breakers Mix) (6:29)

Incredible Bongo Band - Okey Dokey

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Black Heat - No Time To Burn (1974)


1. Black Heat - No Time To Burn (3:54)
2. Black Heat - You Should've Listened (5:37)
3. Black Heat - Check It All Out (7:02)
4. Black Heat - Love The Life You Live (6:32)
5. Black Heat - Super Cool (4:03)
6. Black Heat - Mandm's (6:58)
7. Black Heat - Things Change (4:55)
8. Black Heat - Rapid Fire (1:35)
9. Black Heat - Times Have Changed (5:35)

Black Heat - No Time To Burn

Black Heat - Black Heat (1972)

"Black Heat was a short-lived '70s funk band that recorded briefly for Atlantic. Keyboardist Johnell Gray, guitarist Bradley Owens, bassist Chip Jones, and percussionist Raymond Green issued one LP for Atlantic with a roster of guest stars that included David "Fathead" Newman. They had one single, "No Time to Burn," that cracked the R&B Top 50."


1. Black Heat - Chicken Heads (4:16)
2. Black Heat - Street Of Tears (3:45)
3. Black Heat - Barbara's Mood (4:10)
4. Black Heat - Chips Funk (3:31)
5. Black Heat - Wanaoh (3:53)
6. Black Heat - You'll Never Know (3:39)
7. Black Heat - Honey Love (3:02)
8. Black Heat - Send My Lover Back (5:49)
9. Black Heat - Time Is Gonna Catch You (2:42)
10. Black Heat - The Jungle (5:16)

Black Heat - The Jungle

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hard Florida Funk (1968 -1975)


1. The Universals - New Generation (2:24)
2. Pearly Queen - Quit Jive In (2:37)
3. James Knight And The Butlers - Save Me (3:05)
4. Carrie Riley And The Fascinations - Super Cool (2:48)
5. Oceanliners - Cutting Room (Hot Pants) (2:51)
6. The Mighty Dogcatchers - It's Gonna Be A Mess (Part 2) (2:35)
7. Bobby Williams And His Mar Kings - All The Time (3:20)
8. Sam Baker - Do Right Man (2:44)
9. Pearl Dowdell - Good Things (2:33)
10. Delrays - Pure Funk (Part 2) (2:15)
11. Little Beaver - Everybody Has Some Dues To Pay (Parts 1 & 2) (4:15)
12. Blowfly - Butterfly Theme (2:14)
13. Willie Johnson - Lay It On Me (1:56)
14. The Outlaw Gang - Funky Fast Bump (2:44)
15. Luis Santi Y Su Conjunto - Los Feligreses (4:00)
16. Coke - Na Na (3:55)
17. Frankie Seay And The Soul Riders - Soul Food (3:16)
18. The Third Guitar - Baby Don't Cry (2:55)
19. Western Prim And Backlash - Spider Web (3:57)
20. The Montereys - Get Down (2:54)
21. Vanessa Kendrick - 90% Of Me Is You (2:40)
22. Lavell Kamma - Soft Soul (2:37)

Little Beaver - Everybody Has Some Dues To Pay

Gaturs feat.Willie Tee - Wasted (1970)

"The Gaturs were not as well known as the Meters and not as minimalist in their take on funk, but like that group they created a distinct sound based on the party atmosphere for which New Orleans is famous. Led by veteran session musician Willie Tee, the Gaturs' jazz-inflected funk and soul only made it to a handful of singles, but did pave the way for Tee's next project -- as bandleader for the festive chants of Mardi Gras Indians the Wild Magnolias.".


1. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Gator Bait (2:44)
2. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Nobody Can Be You (3:50)
3. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Hunk of Funk (2:25)
4. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Funky Funky Twist (3:08)
5. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Wasted (2:29)
6. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Yeah, You're Right (2:20)
7. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Concentrate (3:48)
8. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Get Up (3:33)
9. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - First Taste of Hurt (2:46)
10. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - One Thrill Fool (3:49)
11. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Man That I Am (3:47)
12. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (3:51)
13. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Sweet Thing (3:15)
14. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Booger Man (2:33)
15. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Cold Bear (2:53)

The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Gator Bait

Friday, June 11, 2010

The JB's - Doing It To Death (1973)

"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."


1. Fred Wesley & the JB's Band - Introduction to the J.B's (0:23)
2. Fred Wesley & the JB's Band - La Di Da La Di Day (5:31)
3. Fred Wesley & the JB's Band - More Peas (8:15)
4. Fred Wesley & the JB's Band - Sucker (8:00)
5. Fred Wesley & the JB's Band - You can have Watergate just gimme some bucks and i'll be straight (6:22)
6. Fred Wesley & the JB's Band - Doing it to Death - Part 1&2 (9:49)

Fred Wesley & the JB's Band  - More Peas

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Black Merda

Black Merda - Black Merda (1967)


1. Black Merda - Prophet (2:54)
2. Black Merda - Think Of Me (2:33)
3. Black Merda - Cynthy-Ruth (3:05)
4. Black Merda - Over And Over (5:31)
5. Black Merda - Ashamed (3:52)
6. Black Merda - Reality (2:01)
7. Black Merda - Windsong (4:14)
8. Black Merda - Good Luck (3:46)
9. Black Merda - That's The Way It Goes (3:16)
10. Black Merda - I Don't Want To Die (3:52)
11. Black Merda - Set Me Free (0:31)

Black Merda - Reality

Black Merda - Long Burn The Fire (1971)


1. Black Merda - Long Burn the Fire (3:23)
2. Black Merda - Sometimes I Wish (3:46)
3. Black Merda - I Got a Woman (4:57)
4. Black Merda - We Made Up (3:40)
5. Black Merda - For You (4:41)
6. Black Merda - Folks from Mother's Mixer (4:13)
7. Black Merda - My Mistake (5:28)
8. Black Merda - Lying (4:28)

Black Merda - Long Burn the Fire

Black Merda - The Psyche Funk of Black Merda


1. Black Merda - Cynthy-Ruth (alt take) (2:58)
2. Black Merda - People Let Me Know [as Linnie Walker w/Black Merda] (3:13)
3. Black Merda - Foxy lady [as The Soul Agents] (3:35)
4. Black Merda - Got Me Running [as VC L. Veasey] (2:47)
5. Black Merda - As Sisters and Brothers [as VC L. Veasey] (4:40)
6. Black Merda - We've Got The Power [as VC L. Veasey] (6:26)
7. Black Merda - Reality (alt take) (2:00)
8. Black Merda - Darn Well [as Linnie Walker w/Black Merda] (3:12)
9. Black Merda - Foxy Lady (instrumental) [as The Soul Agents] (3:13)
10. Black Merda - Do Nothing Wrong [as VC L. Veasey] (3:46)
11. Black Merda - The Original Man [as VC L. Veasey] (3:41)

Black Merda - Foxy lady [as The Soul Agents] 

"Black Merda were a funky rock combo with a significant debt to Jimi Hendrix, mixing fuzz-toned, psychedelic blues-rock with folky acoustic passages and contemporary late-'60s soul. Featuring guitarists Anthony and Charles Hawkins, bassist VC Veasey (aka Veesee L. Veasey), and drummer Tyrone Hite, the group got its start in the late '60s after Veasey, Hite, and Anthony Hawkins had spent time in a band called the Soul Agents, backing Edwin Starr and Gene Chandler. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced?, they added Anthony's younger brother Charles on second guitar and christened themselves Black Merda. Despite some interest around their Detroit base -- including Norman Whitfield and Eddie Kendricks -- Black Merda signed to Chess, thanks in part to the psychedelic soul eccentric Fugi (aka Ellington Jordan), who they also backed on his Mary, Don't Take Me on No Bad Trip LP for Chess."


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bobby Byrd Got Soul (The Best of Bobby Byrd)

        If Bobby Byrd hadn’t been playing basketball against a prison team in Georgia one day in 1952, the history of soul music might have been very different. The pitcher on the prison side was a 19-year-old delinquent serving a stretch of hard labour for burglary. His name was James Brown.

Byrd, who came from a law-abiding and churchgoing family, befriended him and helped to broker Brown’s parole – his family acted as guarantors for his future good behaviour and offered him a home. A talented pianist and singer who had learnt his music in a gospel choir, Byrd then helped Brown to form his first group and went on to serve as right-hand man to the “Godfather of Soul” for more than 20 years, co-writing and singing backing vocals on such Brown hits as Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine.

He also enjoyed a successful career as a solo singer in his own right and scored several chart hits in the 1960s. After leaving Brown’s employment in 1973, he continued to tour with his wife, the singer Vicki Anderson, and returned to prominence in the 1990s when his solo work was sampled by a number of rap and hip-hop artists.


1. Bobby Byrd - When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
2. Bobby Byrd - I'm Lonely
3. Bobby Byrd - We're in Love
4. Bobby Byrd - Funky Soul, Pts. 1-2
5. Bobby Byrd - No One Like My Baby
6. Bobby Byrd - Baby Baby Baby (with Anna King)
7. Bobby Byrd - I Love You So
8. Bobby Byrd - Hang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We Got to Feed)
9. Bobby Byrd - Signed, Sealed & Delivered
10. Bobby Byrd - If You Don't Work You Can't Eat
11. Bobby Byrd - Fight Against Drug Abuse
12. Bobby Byrd - I'm Just a Nobody, Pts. 1 & 2
13. Bobby Byrd - Never Get Enough
14. Bobby Byrd - I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone) [Live in Paris]
15. Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul
16. Bobby Byrd - Keep On Doin' What Your Doin'
17. Bobby Byrd - I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone), Pts. 1 & 2
18. Bobby Byrd - If You Got a Love You Better (Hold on to It)
19. Bobby Byrd - I'm Not to Blame
20. Bobby Byrd - Hot Pants - I'm Coming, I'm Coming, I'm Coming
21. Bobby Byrd - Sayin' It and Doin' It Are Two Different Things
22. Bobby Byrd - You've Got To Change Your Mind (with James Brown)

Bobby Byrd - I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hard Carolina Funk (1968 -1977)

1. Primitive - Creation Of Music
2. Gamith - Darkness
3. Innersouls - Just Take Your Time
4. Dynamite Singletary - Super Good
5. Mongoose - King Cobra
6. Soul Impossibles - Interpretation- Soul Power No 1
7. Carleen & The Groovers - Can We Rap
8. Sundia - Stand Up and Be A Man Pt 1
9. The Tempos Band - Ease It To Me
10. Frankie And The Damons - Bad Woman
11. Roy Roberts - You Ain;t Miss It
12. Communicators And Black Experience Band - The Road
13. Soul Drifter - Funky Soul Brother
14. James Reese & The Progressions - Let's Go (It's Summertime)
15. Paul Burton - So Very Hard To Make It (Without You)
16. Wally Coco - Message To Society
17. Anthony Burns - Doing What You Need To Do
18. The Black Exotics - Theme Of Blackbyrds
19. Donnie Brown - Funky Mind
20. George Campbell - Good Time
21. J D - Funky Party Time
22. The Ultimates - Progressive Movement

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Innersouls - Just Take Your Time

Kashmere Stage Band - Texas Thunder Soul (1968-1974)

               "In Houston, Texas, Conrad O. Johnson pursued a lofty goal with his stage band at Kashmere High School, a predominantly black school located in the city’s north end (referred to in Houston as “Kashmere Gardens”). He wanted to lead not only the best high school stage band in Texas, but the best high school stage band in the world. Our opinion is that he succeeded, and we’re thankful that he thoroughly documented his band’s progress, so that we can present to you the Kashmere Stage Band’s musical legacy.

In the mid ’60s through the ’70s, in Houston’s bustling metropolis, Johnson (known by many as “Prof.”) made a career of producing leagues of musicians capable of playing competitively with any band in the nation, professional or otherwise. More than simply a product of the big band era (his childhood friends and early musical peers included legends like Illinois Jacquet and Arnette Cobb), Johnson bestowed a living history to his young students. And while many band directors simply tolerated the use of popular rhythms in their stage bands, Johnson embraced the funk movement that enveloped his kids. He encouraged composition – both by writing original funk songs for his band to perform and by allowing the Kashmere Band to play songs written by band members.

Never one to succumb to novelty, Johnson didn’t simply throw funk beats beneath a jazz song to please his kids. He instructed his band to play funk because he respected the funk idiom in the same way he respected jazz. Nor did he simply borrow charts from progressive big banders such as Herman, as was common amongst high school bandleaders from the era. He arranged nearly every one of his band’s songs himself, and those that he didn’t arrange he allowed his students to arrange. He worked year-round with his eager charges, constantly pushing the limits as to what their band could accomplish. He built the Kashmere Stage Band from scratch and his winning combination of powerful funk rhythms beneath expertly executed jazz solos quickly influenced those bandleaders directly within his sphere and those he met – and almost always bested – in competitions across the world."



1. Kashmere Stage Band - Boss City (3:40)
2. Kashmere Stage Band - Burning Spear (3:20)
3. Kashmere Stage Band - Take Five (3:44)
4. Kashmere Stage Band - Super Bad (1:47)
5. Kashmere Stage Band - Keep Doing It (3:04)
6. Kashmere Stage Band - Thunder Soul (3:23)
7. Kashmere Stage Band - Do You Dig It, Man? (3:54)
8. Kashmere Stage Band - Headwiggle (4:18)
9. Kashmere Stage Band - Al's Thing (5:23)
10. Kashmere Stage Band - Do Your Thing (4:39)
11. Kashmere Stage Band - Scorpio (5:01)
12. Kashmere Stage Band - All Praises (6:37)
13. Kashmere Stage Band - Shaft (5:04)
14. Kashmere Stage Band - Kashmere (4:57)
15. Kashmere Stage Band - $$ Kash Register $$ (4:28)
16. Kashmere Stage Band - Zero Point - Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (45 Version) (5:36)
17. Kashmere Stage Band - Getting It Out Of My System (4:13)
18. Kashmere Stage Band - Intro (1:08)
19. Kashmere Stage Band - Zero Point (0:57)
20. Kashmere Stage Band - All Praises / Zero Point (Reprise) (6:14)
21. Kashmere Stage Band - Intro (0:20)
22. Kashmere Stage Band - Do You Dig It, Man? (3:46)
23. Kashmere Stage Band - Don't Mean A Thing (5:31)
24. Kashmere Stage Band - Thank You (5:59)
25. Kashmere Stage Band - Ain't No Sunshine (4:32)
26. Kashmere Stage Band - Do You Dig It, Man? (0:46)
27. Kashmere Stage Band - All Praises (7:03)
28. Kashmere Stage Band - Thank You (45 Version) (4:06)
29. Kashmere Stage Band - Thank You (2:54)
30. Kashmere Stage Band - Zero Point (LP Version) (4:22)
31. Kashmere Stage Band - Do Your Thing (Instrumental) (4:17)
32. Kashmere Stage Band - Getting It Out Of My System (4:14)

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Kashmere Stage Band - Shaft

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mickey And The Soul Generation - Iron Leg Studio and Live

"Mickey Foster and Emil Carter first played together in a Latino soul group called The Royal Tokens. The two split from the group to form a new band; picking up George Salas and Gilbert Rivera, they called themselves "The Fabulous Four". After further lineup changes, the group became "The Fabulous Five", "Mickey and the Fabulous Five" and lastly "Mickey and the Soul Generation". The group won several local talent shows and began recording in a local Tejano studio. Their 1969 single, "Iron Leg", was picked up for distribution nationwide by Maxwell Records, a New York label, and the 45 sold well regionally in Florida, California, and Texas. At the height of its popularity, it was used in a segment by Nipsey Russell on a routine he did for The Tonight Show.

After the release of a second single, "Football", the group went on tour, opening for Sam & Dave, The Supremes, Clarence Carter, and Kool & the Gang in the American South and Midwest. After moving to New York to fill an opening slot for fellow Maxwell artists Faith, Hope & Charity, the group split with its label over monetary disputes and returned to Texas. Further recording ensued at local studios, but the group soon splintered, recording its last singles in 1973.

Mickey & the Soul Generation saw little widespread success while active as a band. However, the group became better known when Josh Davis (DJ Shadow) began interpolating their music into his records and mixes. Davis, who called the group his 'favorite funk band',collected the group's recordings and had them reissued on Cali-Tex records in 2002 in the double LP and double CD formats. The reissue, Iron Leg, won highly positive reviews from many press outlets. Since then, the group's material has also shown up on funk compilations on record labels such as Jazzman Records."



1. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Football (2:43)
2. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Up The Stairs And Around The Bend (3:51)
3. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Give Everybody Some (7:04)
4. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Joint Session (2:44)
5. Mickey & The Soul Generation - The Whatzit (3:11)
6. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Get Down Brother (3:22)
7. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Mystery Girl (4:23)
8. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Message From A Black Man (6:02)
9. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Chocolate (2:22)
10. Mickey & The Soul Generation - How Good Is Good (2:51)
11. Mickey & The Soul Generation - We Got To Make A Change (3:08)
12. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Soulful Sickness (3:47)
13. Mickey & The Soul Generation - U.F.O. (Original Version) (3:23)
14. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Hey Brother Man (2:56)
15. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Southern Fried Funk (1st Movement) (3:04)
16. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Southern Fried Funk (2nd Movement) (2:46)
17. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Hey Brother Man (Demo Session) (4:08)
18. Mickey & The Soul Generation - U.F.O. (Demo Session) (3:15)
19. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Iron Leg (2:14)


1. Mickey & The Soul Generation - The Get Down (4:37)
2. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Working on Your Love (2:37)
3. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Help (I Need Your Love) (3:53)
4. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Why You Wanna Leave Me (3:38)
5. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Life's A Mystery (7:30)
6. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Live Demo -- Hey Brother Man (6:09)

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Mickey & The Soul Generation - Chocolate

Mickey & The Soul Generation - Life's A Mystery (live)

Hard Texas Funk (1968 - 1975)


1. Mickey & the Soul Generation - Give Everybody Some (7:03)
2. Road Runners - Every Man For Himself (3:02)
3. Vern Blair Debate - Super Funk (3:14)
4. Soul Ones - Soul Pot (3:15)
5. Little Jimmy Tyson & the Highway Robbers - Who Will Be the Next Fool (3:10)
6. Joe Bravo - Sissy Strut (2:36)
7. Booker T. Averheart - Heart 'N Soul (2:29)
8. James Polk & the Brothers - Power Struggle (3:26)
9. Bobby & the Premiers - I Got the Feeling (1:45)
10. Kashmere Stage Band - Super Bad (2:50)
11. Eddie Finley & the Cincinatti Show Band - Clean Up Man (2:50)
12. The Fabulous Mark III - Psycho (Pts. 1 & 2) (5:22)
13. Latin Breed - I Turn You On (2:23)
14. Tickled Pink - Reach Out (And Give Me Your Hand) (2:59)
15. Sunny & the Sunliners - Get Down (2:46)
16. The Majestics - Funky Chick (3:29)
17. Little Jr. Jesse & His Teardrops & The Tears - Funky Stuff (2:35)
18. Timothy McNealy - Sagittarius Black (2:52)
19. The Brothers Seven - Evil Ways (3:12)
20. Zapata - Do Your Thing (Pts. 1 & 2) (4:21)
21. The Groove Merchants - There's Got To Be Someone For Me (2:13)

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Little Jimmy Tyson & the Highway Robbers
- Who Will Be the Next Fool

The Meters - The Meters (1969)

"The Meters defined New Orleans funk, not only on their own recordings, but also as the backing band for numerous artists, including many produced by Allen Toussaint. Where the funk of Sly Stone and James Brown was wild, careening, and determinedly urban, the Meters were down-home and earthy. Nearly all of their own recordings were instrumentals, putting the emphasis on the organic and complex rhythms. The syncopated, layered percussion intertwined with the gritty grooves of the guitar and organ, creating a distinctive sound that earned a small, devoted cult during the '70s, including musicians like Paul McCartney and Robert Palmer, both of whom used the group as a backing band for recording."


1. The Meters - Here Comes The Meterman (2:53)
2. The Meters - Rigor Mortis (2:36)
3. The Meters - Cardova (4:30)
4. The Meters - Live Wire (2:38)
5. The Meters - Art (2:31)
6. The Meters - Sophisticated Cissy (2:57)
7. The Meters - Ease Back (3:15)
8. The Meters - 6V6 LA (2:23)
9. The Meters - Sehorns Farm (2:28)
10. The Meters - Ann (2:43)
11. The Meters - Stormy (3:35)
12. The Meters - Sing A Simple Song (2:56)
13. The Meters - Cissy Strut (Mix Version) (3:04)
14. The Meters - Here Comes The Meter Man (Mix Version) (2:56)
15. The Meters - Live Wire (Mix Version) (2:40)
16. The Meters - Stormy (Mix Version) (3:39)
17. The Meters - Cissy Strut (3:05)

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 The Meters - Cissy Strut

Funkadelic - Funkadelic (1970)

"Though it often took a back chair to its sister group Parliament, Funkadelic furthered the notions of black rock begun by Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, blending elements of '60s psychedelia and blues plus the deep groove of soul and funk. The band pursued album statements of social/political commentary while Parliament stayed in the funk singles format, but Funkadelic nevertheless paralleled the more commercial artist's success, especially in the late '70s when the interplay between bands moved the Funkadelic sound closer to a unified P-Funk style."


1. Funkadelic - Mommy, What's A Funkadelic? (9:07)
2. Funkadelic - I Bet You (6:12)
3. Funkadelic - Music For My Mother (5:38)
4. Funkadelic - I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody's Got A Thing (3:53)
5. Funkadelic - Good Old Music (8:00)
6. Funkadelic - Qualify & Satisfy (6:17)
7. Funkadelic - What Is Soul (7:41)

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Funcadelic - I Bet You

Magnum - Fully Loaded (1974)

"They weren't as good as Funkadelic or Sly Stone, but they were pretty good, mixing up a sort of late-psychedelic soul-rock in their elongated, oft-humorous compositions. Crucially, they also varied their approach over the course of the LP, with long groove jams that borrowed from Latin jazz fusion, goofy sex wordplay, celebratory party funk, and some doses of cosmic consciousness."



1. Magnum - It's the Music That Makes Us Do It (3:59)
2. Magnum - Witch Doctor's Brew (7:25)
3. Magnum - Funky Junky (5:14)
4. Magnum - Composition Seven (9:57)
5. Magnum - Evolution (5:48)
6. Magnum - Your Mind (3:57)
7. Magnum - Natural Juices (6:37)

Magnum - Witch Doctor's Brew

Maceo & All The King's Men - Doing Their Own Thing (1970)

Classic and one of the best deep funk albums ever.

Recorded and released after a munity by most of James Brown's late 60's band Doing their own thing contains 12 slabs of superb early 70's style funk Mostly instrumental, radio play for the album and subsequent singles appears to have been blocked by Brown himself.
(Credited to Maceo Parker, AMG)

1. Maceo & All The King's Men - Mag-Poo (3:20)
2. Maceo & All The King's Men - (I Remember) Mr. Banks (5:28)
3. Maceo & All The King's Men - Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again (6:20)
4. Maceo & All The King's Men - Maceo (7:46)
5. Maceo & All The King's Men - Got to Getcha (2:49)
6. Maceo & All The King's Men - Southwick (3:28)
7. Maceo & All The King's Men - Funky Women (5:43)
8. Maceo & All The King's Men - Shake it Baby (keep on shakin' it) (2:11)
9. Maceo & All The King's Men - Better Half (4:55)
10. Maceo & All The King's Men - Don't Waste This World Away (6:19)

Maceo & All The King's Men - Better Half

Ramon Morris - Sweet Sister Funk (1973)

The one and only album of Ramon Morris, but the greatest one!

"Ramon Morris' lone Groove Merchant date remains one of the most potent fusion records of its time. An uncommonly soulful and nimble tenorman, Morris proves ideally matched to the jazz-funk idiom, and Sweet Sister Funk achieves a near-perfect balance between its mainstream and experimental leanings, forging a series of fierce grooves as imaginative as they are accessible. Recorded with a crack supporting unit including trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater and percussionist Tony Waters, the album radiates with positive energy -- it's a genuine shame Morris never again recorded as a leader, because the mind reels at the possibilities his muse might have pursued".  Jason Ankeny


1. Ramon Morris - Don't Ask Me (5:21)
2. Ramon Morris - Lord Sideways (6:15)
3. Ramon Morris - People Make The World Go Around (3:16)
4. Ramon Morris - First Come,First Serve (4:48)
5. Ramon Morris - Wijinia (5:32)
6. Ramon Morris - Sweet Sister Funk (6:19)
7. Ramon Morris - Sweat (6:27)

Pure Jazz-Funk, great stuff!!!

Ramon Morris - Sweet Sister Funk

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