Millennium Party: Funk

Millennium Party: Funk

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After offering comprehensive overviews of funk with the multi-volume series In Yo' Face and Phat Trax, Rhino wisely distilled those two sets into one indispensable single disc, Millennium Party: Funk. Boasting 20 songs, all of which are indisputable classics, Millennium Party is the best single-disc sampler of '70s and early-'80s funk

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After offering comprehensive overviews of funk with the multi-volume series In Yo' Face and Phat Trax, Rhino wisely distilled those two sets into one indispensable single disc, Millennium Party: Funk. Boasting 20 songs, all of which are indisputable classics, Millennium Party is the best single-disc sampler of '70s and early-'80s funk available. There's no James Brown or Sly Stone on the collection -- instead, the earliest music on the disc is Curtis Mayfield's 1972 masterpiece "Superfly." From there, the disc winds through a head-spinning series of classics, including "Brick House," "Love Rollercoster," "Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)," "Jungle Boogie," "I'll Take You There," "Best of My Love," "Atomic Dog," "Fantastic Voyage," "More Bounce to the Ounce," "Rapper's Delight," and "You Dropped a Bomb on Me." Although the disc isn't presented in chronological order, it doesn't matter, since the sequencing makes for better listening. Besides, it's hard to find flaws with a collection that contains as many flat-out great songs as this. Essential for both casual listeners and funk fanatics.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/14/1998
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227546724
catalogNumber:
75467
Rank:
47374

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sugarhill Gang   Track Performer
Average White Band   Track Performer
B.T. Express   Track Performer
Commodores   Track Performer
Earth, Wind & Fire   Track Performer
Emotions   Track Performer
Gap Band   Track Performer
Kool & the Gang   Track Performer
Lakeside   Track Performer
Curtis Mayfield   Track Performer
Ohio Players   Track Performer
Parliament   Track Performer
Rufus   Track Performer
Slave   Track Performer
Staple Singers   Track Performer
Tower of Power   Track Performer
Wild Cherry   Track Performer
Zapp   Track Performer
Brick   Track Performer
George Clinton   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kool & the Gang   Composer
Lionel Richie   Composer
Ronald Bell   Composer
Bootsy Collins   Composer
Jerome Brailey   Composer
George Clinton   Composer
Ronald LaPread   Composer
Walter Orange   Composer
Milan Williams   Composer
William King   Composer
Thomas McClary   Composer
Elizabeth Pavone   Contributor,Editorial Coordinator
Garson Foos   Liner Notes
Noochie Bacon   Art Direction

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Millennium Party: Funk 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ordered this CD for my New Year's Eve party. I've been passing it around to my pals, and everyone gets a big kick out of it! You cannot help but feel good (and, of course, very FUNKY) when you listen to this . . .
Guest More than 1 year ago
i now my funk music from the gap band all the way down to the dazz band.So when i heard this cd i was amazed of how many great songs there were on this. its one of my best cds. if you are looking for a great funk cd this is it.