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Funky Good Time: The Anthology

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The J.B.'s recorded under various billings in the early '70s, including the J.B.'s, Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s, Maceo & the Macks, the First Family, the Last Word, and others. This double CD gathers 30 of the prime tracks by all of the above configurations from the first half of the '70s, including all nine of their chart hits and quite a few rare singles and long versions. Often, James Brown himself chips in with incidental vocals though this is mostly instrumental and keyboards. The two-and-a-half-hour program can start to sound monotonous if taken all at once, but it's prime, often riveting funk, jammed with lockstep grooves that vary between basic R&B ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The J.B.'s recorded under various billings in the early '70s, including the J.B.'s, Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s, Maceo & the Macks, the First Family, the Last Word, and others. This double CD gathers 30 of the prime tracks by all of the above configurations from the first half of the '70s, including all nine of their chart hits and quite a few rare singles and long versions. Often, James Brown himself chips in with incidental vocals though this is mostly instrumental and keyboards. The two-and-a-half-hour program can start to sound monotonous if taken all at once, but it's prime, often riveting funk, jammed with lockstep grooves that vary between basic R&B vamps and imaginative, almost jazzy improvisation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/1995
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 731452709424
  • Catalog Number: 527094
  • Sales rank: 16,489

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introduction To The J.B.'s/Doing It To Death - Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s (12:34)
  2. 2 The Grunt, Pts. 1 & 2 (3:30)
  3. 3 My Brother, Pts. 1 & 2 (5:37)
  4. 4 Pass the Peas (3:30)
  5. 5 Gimme Some More (3:05)
  6. 6 J.B. Shout - Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s (2:47)
  7. 7 Blessed Blackness (3:43)
  8. 8 Hot Pants Road (2:45)
  9. 9 Givin' Up Food for Funk, Pts. 1 & 2 (5:47)
  10. 10 Honky Tonk, Pt. 1 - James Brown (3:04)
  11. 11 Dirty Harri - Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s (3:10)
  12. 12 Watermelon Man - Fred Wesley (3:35)
  13. 13 Parrty, Pts. 1 & 2 - Maceo & the Macks (5:51)
  14. 14 You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight - Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s (3:30)
  15. 15 More Peas - Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s (13:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Gimme Some More (3:56)
  2. 2 Same Beat, Pts. 1-3 - Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s (7:46)
  3. 3 If You Don't Get It The First Time, Back Up And Try It Again, Party - Fred Wesley (3:32)
  4. 4 Damn Right I Am Somebody - Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s (6:26)
  5. 5 I'm Payin' Taxes, What Am I Buyin' - Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s (9:26)
  6. 6 Soul Power '74 - Maceo & the Macks (4:10)
  7. 7 Keep On Bumpin' Before You Give Out Of Gas - The Last Word (3:32)
  8. 8 Breakin' Bread - Fred & the New J.B.'s (4:20)
  9. 9 Rockin' Funky Watergate - Fred & the New J.B.'s (4:33)
  10. 10 Control (People Go Where We Send You), Pt. 1 (3:45)
  11. 11 Cross The Track (We Better Go Back) - Maceo & the Macks (3:19)
  12. 12 All Aboard The Soul Funky Train (4:30)
  13. 13 (It's Not The Express) It's The J.B.'s Monaurail (8:13)
  14. 14 Future Shock (Dance Your Pants Off) (4:02)
  15. 15 Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More Time, Pt. 1 (5:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The J.B.'s Primary Artist, Track Performer
The First Family Track Performer
James Brown Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Tambourine, Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Joe Beck Guitar
Jon Faddis Trumpet
St. Clair Pinckney Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Lew Soloff Trumpet
Marvin Stamm Trumpet
Pee Wee Ellis Baritone Saxophone
Maceo Parker Flute, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals
Bob Cranshaw Bass
Tasha Thomas Background Vocals
David Matthews Organ, Electric Piano
Bobby Byrd Piano, Tambourine, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Lyn Collins Trumpet, Vocals
Phelps "Catfish" Collins Guitar
Gordon Edwards Bass
Joe Farrell Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Griggs Conga, Vocals
Hugh McCracken Guitar
John Morgan Percussion, Vocals
Allan Schwartzberg Drums
John Starks Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
Alfred Thomas Drums
Fred Thomas Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Frankie "Kash" Waddy Drums
Fred Wesley Trombone, Vocals, Background Vocals
Danny Ray Track Performer
Vicki Anderson Vocals
Martha High Vocals
Jimmy Madison Drums
Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells Trumpet
Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison Trumpet, Background Vocals
Robert Coleman Guitar, Vocals
Russell Crimes Trumpet, Vocals
Jimmy Nolen Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Bobby Roach Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin Guitar, Background Vocals
Bob Both Vocals
Jimmy Parker Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Sweet Charles Sherrell Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet
Eldee Williams Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
Michael Gipson Trombone
Robert McCollough Tenor Saxophone
Jerone "Jasaan Sanford" Melson Trumpet, Background Vocals
Isiah "Ike" Oakley Trumpet, Background Vocals
Lee Austin Trumpet, Vocals
Wilbur Bascomb Jr. Bass
Maceo & the Macks Track Performer
The Last Word Track Performer
Fred & the New J.B.'s Track Performer
Technical Credits
James Brown Arranger
Bill Doggett Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Clifford Scott Composer
Maceo Parker Arranger
Bill Levenson Executive Producer
Fred Wesley Arranger
Billy Butler Composer
Alan Leeds Liner Notes
Bob Both Engineer
Berisford "Shep" Shepherd Composer
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