Roots of G-Funk Soul Classics That Inspired the Chronic

Roots of G-Funk Soul Classics That Inspired the Chronic


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Roots of G-Funk Soul Classics That Inspired the Chronic

If there's one thing this collection displays it's that Dr. Dre has fantastic taste. Koch -- with some help from Rhino -- rounds up the sources for all those great Dr. Dre beats on Chronicles. The collection claims to be all about his Chronic album, but it goes beyond that with some tracks that Dre sampled for N.W.A. and others. The man himself has no involvement in the release -- this probably wouldn't have the 2001 rip-off cover if he was -- but the collection isn't disrespectful to him. The liner notes do pretty good at putting all these tunes in a context young Dre might have heard them in, and they point out what tracks these grooves landed on. Even though there's no reason to put everything here except Dre copped a bit, it all hangs because of the high quality, sticky, sticky grooves. Young gangstas might be surprised that the struggle has been going on longer than they thought and Dre wasn't the first great street commentator. Funk gets its due, the mind of Dre is explored, and you get a supremely funky CD in the deal.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2004
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0099923961628
catalogNumber: 9616

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Eddie Floyd   Composer
Donny Hathaway   Composer
Art Neville   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Bernie Worrell   Composer
Quincy Jones   Composer
Leon Haywood   Composer
Charles Wright   Composer
Kay-Gee's   Composer
Ronald Bell   Composer
Bootsy Collins   Composer
Cleveland   Composer
George Clinton   Composer
Earl DeRouen   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Charlie Hearndon   Composer
Willie Hutch   Composer
Ziggy Modeliste   Composer
Leo Nocentelli   Composer
Bonny "Mack" Rice   Composer
Prince Rahiem   Composer
Bob Perry   Creative Development
Phillip Mitchell   Composer
Benjamin Altman   Artwork
Charles Howard   Composer
Bill Crowley   Producer
Emmanuel Harent   Creative Development
Aldo Rosati   Creative Development
Bob Frank   Executive Producer

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