Best of Mandrill

Best of Mandrill

by Mandrill
     
 

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Rounding up the greatest grooves from the band's first five albums, right up until it left for United Artists in 1975, The Best of Mandrill is a top compilation for one of the most freewheeling bands of the early '70s. Unsurprisingly for a funk group, Mandrill excelled at recording catchy, well-played material with deep grooves, thoughSee more details below

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Rounding up the greatest grooves from the band's first five albums, right up until it left for United Artists in 1975, The Best of Mandrill is a top compilation for one of the most freewheeling bands of the early '70s. Unsurprisingly for a funk group, Mandrill excelled at recording catchy, well-played material with deep grooves, though unlike many bands, all of it was tempered by an experimentalist bent and a restless desire to explore many different avenues (occasionally in the same song). The compilation opens perfectly with "Ape Is High," "Fencewalk," "Git It All," and "Hang Loose" -- the band's four biggest hits, and (not a coincidence) its four greatest songs. The other seven tracks aren't always the best available: "Mango Meat" and its self-titled debut single are solid choices, but substituting a pair of album tracks ("House of Wood," "I Refuse to Smile") for the R&B hits "Positive Thing" and "The Road to Love" doesn't make much sense. Most importantly, though, The Best of Mandrill includes every song Mandrill's known for, in a punchy sequencing that does justice to the band's uncommon style.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Fontana Polydor
UPC:
0042283527621
catalogNumber:
835276
Rank:
25402

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mandrill   Primary Artist
Brian Allsop   Bass,Vocals
Claude Cave   Keyboards,Vocals
Carlos Wilson   Saxophone,Vocals
Lou Wilson   Percussion,Trumpet,Vocals
Ric Wilson   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Mandrill   Arranger,Producer
Alfred Brown   Producer
Claude Cave   Composer
Bundie Cenas   Composer
Ray Fleming   Producer
Omar Mesa   Composer
Charles Padro   Composer
Carlos Wilson   Composer
Lou Wilson   Composer
Ric Wilson   Composer
Bill Levy   Art Direction
Fred Marcellino   Illustrations

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