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Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials
     

Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials

by Funky Stuff
 
For those looking to find a crash course in "the funk" -- a quick introduction to the fusion of R&B, soul, jazz, blues, good old rock & roll, and all-out outrageousness that creates the ultimate good groove -- you can't do much better than the Funk Essentials compilations. Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials is the perfect portrait. With its

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For those looking to find a crash course in "the funk" -- a quick introduction to the fusion of R&B, soul, jazz, blues, good old rock & roll, and all-out outrageousness that creates the ultimate good groove -- you can't do much better than the Funk Essentials compilations. Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials is the perfect portrait. With its contents drawn from the single-band Funk Essentials compilation albums, this clean, clear set provides incredible diversity while keeping the vibe connected. In other words, Funky Stuff is not only an introduction to the heaviest of hitters, but also a nifty, smooth ride for the already initiated. Opening with (of course!) Parliament's seminal 1978 number one "Flashlight," included in its nearly 11-minute 12" extended version, it's just a short hop to the bright brass of Kool & the Gang's whistle-punctuated "Funky Stuff." Both bands are reprised a little later with "Tear the Roof off the Sucker (Give up the Funk)" and "Jungle Jazz," respectively. Rounding out the contemporary flow are Cameo's old-school homage and first charting single, "Rigor Mortis," and Con Funk Shun's brass- and bass-infused "Ffun." And, while these songs are familiar -- and perfect for a compilation -- Funky Stuff keeps the toes up with the inclusion of a couple of nice touches, including Hamilton Bohannon's "Let's Start the Dance" and the edgy guitar and vocal jam of Leon Haywood's 1975 hit "I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You." The latter is especially welcome, as it's such a classic old-style groove that's often overlooked on contemporary collections. So, be you funk master looking for a jam-packed delight or a new schooler exploring the history, Funky Stuff becomes a valuable asset.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/1993
Label:
Umvd Special Markets
UPC:
0731451482120
catalogNumber:
514821
Rank:
77430

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Funky Stuff   Primary Artist
Bohannon   Track Performer
Cameo   Vocals,Track Performer
Gap Band   Vocals,Track Performer
Kool & the Gang   Vocals,Track Performer
Parliament   Vocals,Track Performer
Con Funk Shun   Vocals,Track Performer
Leon Haywood   Vocals,Track Performer
Hamilton Bohannon   Vocals
Bar-Kays   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Cameo   Arranger
Kool & the Gang   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bernie Worrell   Composer
Con Funk Shun   Composer,Producer
Leon Haywood   Arranger,Producer
Gene Page   Arranger
Hamilton Bohannon   Arranger,Producer
Larry Blackmon   Producer
Bootsy Collins   Composer
Jerome Brailey   Composer
George Clinton   Composer,Producer,Concept
Harvey "Joe" Henderson   Composer
Greg "Doc" Johnson   Arranger
Bill Levenson   Executive Producer
Skip Scarborough   Producer
Lonnie Simmons   Producer
Larry Blackman   Producer
Steven Ivory   Liner Notes
Charles "Scoop" Allen   Composer
Imogen Cooper   Composer
Hamilton Frederick Bohannon   Composer
H. Nehls 3rd   Composer
Frank Thompson   Composer
Allen Jones   Producer

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