Simply Funk

Simply Funk

     
 

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With its four discs sectioned off into themes -- Raw Funk, Party Party Funk, Sophisticated Phunk and Funky Roots -- you would be excused if you couldn't figure out what the difference was between the four categories. And truly, there doesn't seem to be much of one: What, for example, makes Joe Tex's "I Gotcha" raw but makes …  See more details below

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With its four discs sectioned off into themes -- Raw Funk, Party Party Funk, Sophisticated Phunk and Funky Roots -- you would be excused if you couldn't figure out what the difference was between the four categories. And truly, there doesn't seem to be much of one: What, for example, makes Joe Tex's "I Gotcha" raw but makes Curtis Mayfield's "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Gonna Go" sophisticated? And how is Funkadelic's "One Nation Under a Groove," from which so much funk sprang, not roots? In the end it's best to ignore the compilers' compartmentalizing and just boogaloo. In addition to many of the expected names -- Kool & the Gang, Maceo Parker, Ohio Players, Bobby Womack -- there are many surprises and rarities to be found here. Simply Funk is neither the first nor last word on the subject, but it's got all the groove you could want.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/04/2007
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0698458244123
catalogNumber:
1206071

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Look-Ka Py-Py  -  Meters
  2. There's a Break in the Road  - Betty Harris
  3. Funky Women  -  Maceo & All the King's Men
  4. Yeah, You're Right  -  Meters
  5. Gotcha  - Joe Tex
  6. In a Funky Way  - Charlie Rouse
  7. Kind of Funky  -  Kool & the Gang
  8. The Bottle  - Gil Scott-Heron
  9. Gator Tail  - Lee Dorsey
  10. Ease Back  -  Meters
  11. Brother Man, Sister Ann  - Clemons Smith
  12. Funky Washing Machine  - Alvin Cash
  13. You Said a Bad Word  - Joe Tex
  14. Moon Walk  - Joe Simon
  15. It's a New Day  -  Skull Snaps

Disc 2

  1. Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)  - Joe Tex
  2. Bop to the Boogie  - Fred Wesley
  3. One Nation Under a Groove  -  Funkadelic
  4. I Got So Much Trouble in My Mind  -  Free Soul Productions
  5. Party Party  - Curtis Mayfield
  6. Keep on Dancing  - Alvin Cash
  7. A Funky Song  -  Ripple
  8. Gimme Your Lovin'  - Ava Cherry
  9. Cosmic Stop  -  Funkadelic
  10. Moon Walk  - Pee Wee Ellis
  11. Hold on, I'm Coming  - Solomon Burke
  12. Hercules  - Aaron Neville
  13. Roving Minstrel  -  Goliath
  14. Give It Up  - Lee Dorsey
  15. Singing a Funky Song (For You Baby)  - Jackey Beavers

Disc 3

  1. Across 110th Street  - Bobby Womack
  2. Blackberry Jam  - Leroy Hutson
  3. Madame Mary  -  Five Stairsteps
  4. Nothing Beats a Failure (But a Try)  -  Natural Four
  5. Lover and a Friend  -  Inez Cheatham
  6. Stay Away from Me (I Love You Too Much)  - Major Lance
  7. Funky Love  -  Staple Singers
  8. (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Gonna Go  - Curtis Mayfield
  9. Something's Mighty Mighty Wrong  -  Impressions
  10. Harlem Clavinette  - J.J. Johnson
  11. Bring It on Down to Me  -  Bobby Franklin Insanity
  12. Will You Be There  -  Jones Girls
  13. You Can Do It  - Linda Clifford
  14. Make Me Stong  - Aaron Neville
  15. You're a Winner  - Leroy Hutson

Disc 4

  1. Bad Thing  - Thomas East
  2. Pretty Girls Everywhere  - Ted Ford
  3. New Orleans  -  Staple Singers
  4. Colour My World Blue  - Ann Sexton
  5. I Ain't Worried About Jody, Pt. 1  - Geater Davis
  6. Find Someone to Love  -  Ohio Players
  7. Miniskirts and Soul  - Chris Kenner
  8. Sugar Daddy  - Ann Sexton
  9. Hey Lucinda  - Betty Everett
  10. The Hiccup  - Robert Parker
  11. Foxy Woman  - Eldridge Holmes
  12. Stoop Down  - Ernie K-Doe
  13. Mama Said We Can't Get Married  - Warren Lee
  14. Groovin' out on Life  - Moody Scott
  15. I Laugh  - Ironing Board Sam

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