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Flying Funk
     

Flying Funk

 
Like sister release Flying Groove, Flying Funk is an anthology compiled by writer Dean Rudland that surveys the jazz/funk/soul stew released by Bluebird's Flying Dutchman subsidiary during the late '60s and early '70s. Some might be surprised to look at a disc with "funk" in the title and not see anyone near the popularity

Overview

Like sister release Flying Groove, Flying Funk is an anthology compiled by writer Dean Rudland that surveys the jazz/funk/soul stew released by Bluebird's Flying Dutchman subsidiary during the late '60s and early '70s. Some might be surprised to look at a disc with "funk" in the title and not see anyone near the popularity level of James Brown or Funkadelic. That's because most of the artists included here operated in the margins. Despite this, many of them have become cult heroes and have either taken part in the invention of styles that followed (see Gil Scott-Heron, proto-rap poet) or have long remained legendary in jazz circles (see Lonnie Liston Smith, keyboard wizard). Both Flying Groove and Flying Funk thrive on a sub-style that has become known as rare groove -- "rare" due to the scarce nature of much of the material, and "groove" for obvious reasons. Flying Funk includes such cult classics as Gil Scott-Heron's "Home Is Where the Hatred Is," the Jimmy Castor Bunch's "It's Just Begun," New Birth's "Got to Get a Knutt," Nina Simone's "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter," Bernard "Pretty" Purdie's "Ain't No Sunshine," and Lonnie Liston Smith's "Expansions." An excellent entry route into the era, Flying Funk shows that these artists weren't so much ripping out the roots of jazz as they were growing new trees with them.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/2003
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266401024
catalogNumber:
64010

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nina Simone   Conductor,Vocals
Linda Tillery   Bass,Harmonica,Drums,Vocals
New Birth   Conductor
Ron Carter   Bass,Electric Bass
Michael Carvin   Percussion
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Richard Davis   Bass,Electric Bass
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Sonny Fortune   Alto Saxophone
Hubert Laws   Flute,Saxophone
Cecil McBee   Bass
Lonnie Liston Smith   Guitar,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Cecil Bridgewater   Trumpet
Seldon Powell   Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Charles Sullivan   Trumpet
Harold Alexander   Soprano Saxophone
Buddy Terry   Tenor Saxophone
Jay Berliner   Guitar
Weldon Irvine   Synthesizer,Piano,Conductor,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Ralph MacDonald   Conductor,Conga
Reggie Lucas   Guitar
Nadi Qamar   Percussion
Cuba Gooding   Track Performer
Norris Turney   Saxophone
Don Alias   Drums
Jimmy Castor   Saxophone,Timbales,Vocals
Angel Allende   Percussion,Bongos
Todd Anderson   Keyboards,Tenor Saxophone
Ray Armando   Percussion
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Charles Brewer   Vocals
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Floyd Butler   Vocals
Tony Churchill   Tenor Saxophone
Arthur "Babe"Clarke   Baritone Saxophone
Babe Clarke   Baritone Saxophone
Selwart Clarke   Alto Clarinet
Neal Creque   Electric Piano
Lloyd Davis   Guitar
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Steve Dowler   Guitar
Gordon Edwards   Electric Bass
Harry Elston   Vocals
Paul Fauerso   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Leopoldo Fleming   Conga
Wilby Fletcher   Drums
Guilherme Franco   Percussion
Harvey Fuqua   Conductor
Eric Gale   Guitar
Douglas Gibson   Bass
Eileen Gilbert   Background Vocals
Art Gore   Drums
Milt Grayson   Background Vocals
Paul Griffin   Organ,Keyboards
Hilda Harris   Background Vocals
Kenny Hawkins   Guitar
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
Richard "Groove" Holmes   Organ,Vocals
Robert Jackson   Trumpet,Vocals
Burt Jones   Electric Guitar
Lawrence Killian   Percussion,Conga
Bob Kridle   Bass
Austin Lander   Baritone Saxophone
Richard Landrum   Conga
Leopoldo   Percussion,Bongos
Greg Maker   Electric Bass
Queen Esther Marrow   Vocals
Carl McDaniel   Guitar
Daniel Moore   Trumpet
George Newcom   Drums
Billy Nichols   Guitar
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Pat O'Hara   Trombone
George Opalisky   Tenor Saxophone
Horace Ott   Conductor,Keyboards
George Powell   Percussion
Norman Pride   Percussion,Bongos,Conga
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Gil Scott-Heron   Vocals
Peter Shapiro   Guitar
Tony Silvester   Track Performer
David Spinozza   Guitar
Maretha Stewart   Background Vocals
Richard Tee   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Gerry Thomas   Piano,Trumpet
Harold Vick   Tenor Saxophone
Barbara Webb   Background Vocals
Londie Wiggins   Vocals
Leslie Wilson   Vocals,Track Performer
Melvin Wilson   Vocals,Track Performer
Clifford Adams   Trombone
Jerry Jemmott   Bass
Gordon "Specs" Powell   Percussion
Jerry Graff   Background Vocals
Anne Bogan   Track Performer
Bobby Downs   Track Performer
Alan Frye   Track Performer
Harry Jensen   Guitar
Londee Loren   Track Performer
Luther Simmons   Track Performer
Charlie Collins   Drums
Napoleon Revels-Bey   Percussion
Samuel Waymon   Organ
Wilbur Bascomb   Bass
Brenda Jones   Vocals
Noah Hopkins   Background Vocals
Floyd Jones   Conductor

Technical Credits

Nina Simone   Arranger,Producer
Aretha Franklin   Composer
New Birth   Arranger
Lonnie Liston Smith   Producer
Carolyn Franklin   Composer
Weldon Irvine   Arranger
Cuba Gooding   Producer
Jimmy Castor   Arranger
Barry Feldman   Reissue Producer
Harvey Fuqua   Arranger
Horace Ott   Arranger
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Producer
Tony Silvester   Producer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Gerry Thomas   Arranger
Harold Wheeler   Producer
Melvin Wilson   Producer
Bert de Coteaux   Arranger
Dean Rudland   Liner Notes
Luther Simmons   Producer
Curtis Ousley   Composer
Andre Moore   Arranger
Richard Jones   Arranger
Floyd Jones   Arranger

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