The Best of Bar-Kays [Mercury]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When the Bar-Kays joined Mercury Records in 1976, they shifted musical styles slightly, veering away from the goofy yet funky soul instrumentals that defined their Stax singles and concentrating on loose, wild funk driven by fat basslines and whining synthesizers. Mercury's The Best of Bar-Kays captures the majority of the highlights from their '70s recordings for the label. Over the course of 16 tracks, the compilation features the majority of their Top Ten R&B hits -- including "Shake Your Rump to the Funk," "Too Hot to Stop," "Move Your Boogie Body," and "Hit and Run" -- as well as several fine album tracks like "Freakshow on the Dance Floor," "Shut the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When the Bar-Kays joined Mercury Records in 1976, they shifted musical styles slightly, veering away from the goofy yet funky soul instrumentals that defined their Stax singles and concentrating on loose, wild funk driven by fat basslines and whining synthesizers. Mercury's The Best of Bar-Kays captures the majority of the highlights from their '70s recordings for the label. Over the course of 16 tracks, the compilation features the majority of their Top Ten R&B hits -- including "Shake Your Rump to the Funk," "Too Hot to Stop," "Move Your Boogie Body," and "Hit and Run" -- as well as several fine album tracks like "Freakshow on the Dance Floor," "Shut the Funk Up," and "Sexomatic," which illustrate the depth of the group's musical skills.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/1993
  • Label: Fontana Island
  • UPC: 731451482328
  • Catalog Number: 514823
  • Sales rank: 24,435

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Too Hot to Stop (6:24)
  2. 2 Cozy (3:31)
  3. 3 Shake Your Rump to the Funk (3:28)
  4. 4 Attitudes (3:26)
  5. 5 Shut the Funk Up (4:25)
  6. 6 Standing on the Outside (4:25)
  7. 7 Shine (3:33)
  8. 8 I'll Dance (3:21)
  9. 9 Move Your Boogie Body (6:16)
  10. 10 Deliver Us (4:39)
  11. 11 Hit and Run (3:50)
  12. 12 Anticipation (5:46)
  13. 13 Freakshow on the Dance Floor (6:34)
  14. 14 Sexomatic (5:19)
  15. 15 Certified True (4:56)
  16. 16 Struck by You (5:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bar-Kays Primary Artist
Michael Beard Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Larry "D" Dodson Harmonica, Vocals
Sherman Guy Percussion, Vocals
Harvey "Joe" Henderson Flute, Percussion, Tenor Saxophone
Lloyd Smith Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Frank "Captain Disaster" Thompson Percussion, Trombone, Trumpet, Bass Trumpet
James Alexander Bass, Vocals
Winston Stewart Synthesizer, Keyboards
Wynn Stewart Synthesizer, Keyboards
Charles "Scoop" Allen Guitar, Percussion, Trumpet, Vocals
Technical Credits
Trevor Gale Producer
Kenni Hairston Producer
Bill Levenson Executive Producer
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
Harry Weinger Executive Producer
Al Jackson Jr. Composer
James Alexander Executive Producer
Ron Wynn Liner Notes
Allen Jones Producer
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