In Yo' Face!: The History of Funk, Vol. 1

In Yo' Face!: The History of Funk, Vol. 1

     
 
The five-volume In Yo' Face: The History of Funk series was a very welcomed thing when Rhino issued it in 1993 and remained a valuable source over a decade later, boasting one of the best documentations of '70s and early-'80s funk around -- even in the wake of dozens upon dozens of other like-minded sets. That said, In Yo' Face does have its limitations.

Overview

The five-volume In Yo' Face: The History of Funk series was a very welcomed thing when Rhino issued it in 1993 and remained a valuable source over a decade later, boasting one of the best documentations of '70s and early-'80s funk around -- even in the wake of dozens upon dozens of other like-minded sets. That said, In Yo' Face does have its limitations. It's frustrating that the majority of the inclusions appear in three-to-four-minute radio edits (thus stripping some crucial dynamics); it's also a little odd that each disc sticks to a strict 15-track capacity; and crate-digging funk fans will notice that Rhino must've run into a few licensing roadblocks, since there are some significant holes. Regardless, these five discs have been invaluable to wedding DJs, party hosts, and newcomers alike. The first volume features natural picks like James Brown's "(Get Up I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine," the Staple Singers' "I'll Take You There," and Curtis Mayfield's "Freddie's Dead," and it balances those with tunes that are just as worthy, such as Eddie Kendricks' "Keep on Truckin'," Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band's "Express Yourself," and Family Vibes' "Garbage Man."

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/1993
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227143121
catalogNumber:
71431

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Brown   Track Performer
Dramatics   Track Performer
Earth, Wind & Fire   Track Performer
Funkadelic   Track Performer
Curtis Mayfield   Track Performer
Parliament   Track Performer
Sly & The Family Stone   Track Performer
Staple Singers   Track Performer
War   Track Performer
Family Vibes   Track Performer
Charles Wright   Track Performer
Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band   Track Performer
King Floyd   Track Performer
Lyn Collins   Track Performer
Eddie Kendricks   Track Performer
Fred Wesley   Track Performer
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Maurice White   Composer
Lee Oskar   Composer
Lonnie Jordan   Composer
Papa Dee Allen   Composer
Harold Brown   Composer
B.B. Dickerson   Composer
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins   Composer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Zach Love   Producer
David McLees   Producer
Howard Scott   Composer
Verdine White   Composer
Charles Miller   Composer
Geoff Gans   Artwork
Sean Ross   Liner Notes

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