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Roots of G-Funk Soul Classics That Inspired the Chronic

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
If there's one thing this collection displays it's that Dr. Dre has fantastic taste. Koch -- with some help from Rhino -- rounds up the sources for all those great Dr. Dre beats on Chronicles. The collection claims to be all about his Chronic album, but it goes beyond that with some tracks that Dre sampled for N.W.A. and others. The man himself has no involvement in the release -- this probably wouldn't have the 2001 rip-off cover if he was -- but the collection isn't disrespectful to him. The liner notes do pretty good at putting all these tunes in a context young Dre might have heard them in, and they point out what tracks these grooves landed on. Even though there's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
If there's one thing this collection displays it's that Dr. Dre has fantastic taste. Koch -- with some help from Rhino -- rounds up the sources for all those great Dr. Dre beats on Chronicles. The collection claims to be all about his Chronic album, but it goes beyond that with some tracks that Dre sampled for N.W.A. and others. The man himself has no involvement in the release -- this probably wouldn't have the 2001 rip-off cover if he was -- but the collection isn't disrespectful to him. The liner notes do pretty good at putting all these tunes in a context young Dre might have heard them in, and they point out what tracks these grooves landed on. Even though there's no reason to put everything here except Dre copped a bit, it all hangs because of the high quality, sticky, sticky grooves. Young gangstas might be surprised that the struggle has been going on longer than they thought and Dre wasn't the first great street commentator. Funk gets its due, the mind of Dre is explored, and you get a supremely funky CD in the deal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2004
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923961628
  • Catalog Number: 9616
  • Sales rank: 288,557

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Want's Do Something Freaky to You - Leon Haywood (5:52)
  2. 2 Do Your Thang - Isaac Hayes (3:20)
  3. 3 Express Yourself - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (3:52)
  4. 4 Little Ghetto Boy (3:51)
  5. 5 A Star in the Ghetto - Ben E. King (3:50)
  6. 6 Engine Number Nine (2:49)
  7. 7 Mothership Connection (Star Child) - Parliament (3:09)
  8. 8 Kissing My Love (3:49)
  9. 9 Who's the Man? (With the Master Plan) - Kay-Gee's (1:56)
  10. 10 Brother's Gonna Work It Out (4:48)
  11. 11 The Breakdown (3:12)
  12. 12 Come Back Charleston Blue (2:07)
  13. 13 Cardova (4:34)
  14. 14 Damn (3:45)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Eddie Floyd Composer
Donny Hathaway Composer
Art Neville Composer
Bill Withers Composer
Bernie Worrell Composer
Quincy Jones Composer
Leon Haywood Composer
Charles Wright Composer
Kay-Gee's Composer
Ronald Bell Composer
Bootsy Collins Composer
Al Cleveland Composer
George Clinton Composer
Earl DeRouen Composer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Charlie Hearndon Composer
Willie Hutch Composer
Ziggy Modeliste Composer
Leo Nocentelli Composer
Bonny "Mack" Rice Composer
Rahiem Prince Thomas Composer
Bob Perry Creative Development
Phillip Mitchell Composer
Benjamin Altman Artwork
Charles Howard Composer
Bill Crowley Producer
Emmanuel Harent Creative Development
Aldo Rosati Creative Development
Bob Frank Executive Producer
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