Funk Funk: The Best of Funk Essentials, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Amy Hanson
Picking up where Funky Stuff left off, the next installment in the Funk Essentials series, 1994's Funk Funk: The Best of Funk Essentials, Vol. 2, pumps up the energy and pulls out every stop before finding a few more to grab on this absolutely outstanding compilation that showcases this genre's finest. While the songs on Funk Funk won't be surprising to aficionados, what will be pleasing is the inclusion of often hard-to-find 12" versions of several favorites -- Parliament's "Aquaboogie," Kool & the Gang's slightly mellower "Get Down on It," and the Gap Band's infectious, bass-looped "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" are club classics, well worth hearing in all their extended ...
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All Music Guide - Amy Hanson
Picking up where Funky Stuff left off, the next installment in the Funk Essentials series, 1994's Funk Funk: The Best of Funk Essentials, Vol. 2, pumps up the energy and pulls out every stop before finding a few more to grab on this absolutely outstanding compilation that showcases this genre's finest. While the songs on Funk Funk won't be surprising to aficionados, what will be pleasing is the inclusion of often hard-to-find 12" versions of several favorites -- Parliament's "Aquaboogie," Kool & the Gang's slightly mellower "Get Down on It," and the Gap Band's infectious, bass-looped "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" are club classics, well worth hearing in all their extended glory. More importantly, though, is the appearance of the 12" version of Orange Crush's "Action." Recorded by Kurtis Blow's own band Blow's also here solo with his groundbreaking fusion of funk and rap, "The Breaks", "Action" is a powerful reminder of just how smoothly rap, funk, and soul grew up together across this stunning clash of breakbeat and James Brown guitars. With these three songs priming the groove, it's an easy vibe straight into some of the genre's best-loved songs. Cameo pokes fun at their first hit, "Rigor Mortis," on their mothership-meets-Star Trek epic, "Funk Funk," leaving the Bar-Kays' "Let's Have Some Fun" to temper the humor with classic style, and Barry White to smooth the moves with his instrumental "Just a Little More, Baby." Well planned and executed, Funk Funk probably couldn't have been better. A mighty ride, this compilation -- like its 1993 counterpart -- teaches in the gentlest way just how easily the fusion of so many musical styles was able to create a vibrant sound all of its own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/1994
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731452246042
  • Catalog Number: 522460

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) - Parliament (6:39)
  2. 2 Funk Funk - Cameo (4:47)
  3. 3 Let's Have Some Fun - Bar-Kays (6:03)
  4. 4 Get Down on It - Kool & the Gang (6:08)
  5. 5 You Dropped a Bomb on Me - The Gap Band (13:08)
  6. 6 Get Down Baby, Pt. 1&2 (5:11)
  7. 7 She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) (5:49)
  8. 8 Just a Little More, Baby - Barry White (4:14)
  9. 9 Confunkshunizeya - Con Funk Shun (4:25)
  10. 10 Help from My Friends - Parlet (6:10)
  11. 11 The Breaks - Kurtis Blow (7:48)
  12. 12 Action - Orange Krush (6:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kurtis Blow Track Performer
Cameo Track Performer
The Gap Band Track Performer
Kool & the Gang Track Performer
Parliament Track Performer
Barry White Track Performer
Carl Carlton Track Performer
Con Funk Shun Track Performer
Bar-Kays Track Performer
Orange Krush Track Performer
Parlet Track Performer
Sir Joe Quarterman Track Performer
Technical Credits
James "J.T." Taylor Composer
Barry White Arranger, Producer
Deodato Producer
Leon Haywood Producer
Gene Page Arranger
Larry Blackmon Arranger, Producer
Robert "Kool" Bell Composer
George "Funky" Brown Composer
George Clinton Producer
Ronald Dunbar Producer
Robert Ford Jr. Producer
Greg "Doc" Johnson Arranger
Bill Levenson Executive Producer
Skip Scarborough Producer
Lonnie Simmons Producer
Russell Simmons Producer
Charles Smith Composer
Dennis "D.T." Thomas Composer
Fred Wesley Horn Arrangements
Curtis "Fitz" Williams Composer
J.B. Moore Arranger, Producer
Sir Joe Quarterman Producer
Haywood Composer
Jeff Thompkins Composer
Allen Jones Producer
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