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Instant Funk

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Instant Funk, the nine-piece funk unit discovered by Bunny Sigler, created a stir in 1979 when Salsoul released the single "I Got My Mind Made Up You Can Get It Girl." Swirling, screaming horns announce the chorus; hand claps, tambourines and a maniacal rhythm guitar battle the heavy bottom; and a woman delivers erotic lines for added impact. Salsoul followed the number 20 pop and number one R&B for three weeks hit with "Crying," a race horse whose relentless beat only subsides near the fade; Carmichael's vocal is passionate, almost deranged. "Never Let Me Go Away," a rare Instant Funk ballad, was so overblown the melody got buried. Spooky voices and haunted-house ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Instant Funk, the nine-piece funk unit discovered by Bunny Sigler, created a stir in 1979 when Salsoul released the single "I Got My Mind Made Up You Can Get It Girl." Swirling, screaming horns announce the chorus; hand claps, tambourines and a maniacal rhythm guitar battle the heavy bottom; and a woman delivers erotic lines for added impact. Salsoul followed the number 20 pop and number one R&B for three weeks hit with "Crying," a race horse whose relentless beat only subsides near the fade; Carmichael's vocal is passionate, almost deranged. "Never Let Me Go Away," a rare Instant Funk ballad, was so overblown the melody got buried. Spooky voices and haunted-house sounds wallpaper "Dark Vader"'s comic-book lyrics and funky hooks. Rolling horns pump "I'll Be Doggone" not the Marvin Gaye hit, a cooker that rolls for seven minutes. Four of the eight tracks are killers; a pretty good average for a disco/funk group.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2006
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 068381246721
  • Catalog Number: 627906

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Instant Funk Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Larry Davis Trumpet
Bunny Sigler Piano
George Bell Guitar
Raymond Earl Bass
Kim Miller Guitar
Ike Perkins Background Vocals
Michael Ray Trumpet
Dennis Richardson Piano
Jimmy Sigler Organ
Frederick C. Bahler Synthesizer
Scotty Miller Drums
Eric Huff Trombone
Johnny Onderlinde Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Charles Williams Conga
Technical Credits
Larry Davis Arranger
Instant Funk Liner Notes
Bunny Sigler Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Joe Cayre Executive Producer
Ken Cayre Executive Producer
Stan Cayre Executive Producer
Dirk Devlin Engineer
Raymond Earl Arranger
Jim Gallagher Engineer
Jay Mark Engineer
Kim Miller Arranger
Sam Peaks Arranger
Michael Ray Arranger
Jimmy Sigler Arranger
Arthur Stoppe Engineer
Bruce Weeden Engineer
Scotty Miller Arranger
Norman Jay Producer
Stan Hochstadt Art Direction
Andy Marks Engineer
Jose Rodriguez Mastering
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