Instant Funk [Bonus Tracks]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Instant Funk was a nine-piece funk unit discovered by Bunny Sigler. The members included Raymond Earl bass, Kim Miller guitar, Scotty Miller drums, Dennis Richardson piano, James Carmichael lead and background vocals, Larry Davis trumpet, Johnny Onderlinde tenor and alto saxes, Eric Huff trombone, and George Bell guitar. The Trenton, NJ, natives created a stir locally as "the T.N.J.'s." Fireworks exploded when Salsoul released "I Got My Mind Made Up." Swirling, screaming horns announce the chorus; hand claps, tambourines and a maniacal rhythm guitar battle the heavy bottom; a woman delivers erotic lines for added impact. Salsoul followed the number 20 pop and number one...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Instant Funk was a nine-piece funk unit discovered by Bunny Sigler. The members included Raymond Earl bass, Kim Miller guitar, Scotty Miller drums, Dennis Richardson piano, James Carmichael lead and background vocals, Larry Davis trumpet, Johnny Onderlinde tenor and alto saxes, Eric Huff trombone, and George Bell guitar. The Trenton, NJ, natives created a stir locally as "the T.N.J.'s." Fireworks exploded when Salsoul released "I Got My Mind Made Up." Swirling, screaming horns announce the chorus; hand claps, tambourines and a maniacal rhythm guitar battle the heavy bottom; a woman delivers erotic lines for added impact. Salsoul followed the number 20 pop and number one for three weeks R&B 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; the other four should have been killed. [The 1993 reissue adds a remix and a different version of "I Got My Mind Made Up."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/5/1995
  • Label: Salsoul Records
  • UPC: 742827101125
  • Catalog Number: 1011

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
Carmichael Vocals, Background Vocals
Eric Huff Trombone
Johnny Onderlinde Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Charles Williams Conga
Technical Credits
Bunny Sigler Producer
Joe Cayre Executive Producer
Ken Cayre Executive Producer
Stan Cayre Executive Producer
Dirk Devlin Engineer
Rick Essig Engineer, Mastering
Jim Gallagher Engineer
Jay Mark Engineer
Tom Moulton Mastering
Arthur Stoppe Engineer
Carl Paruolo Engineer
Carmichael Contributor
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